Friday, February 5, 2021

GSF February Blog Hop Garden Inspiration


Welcome to the Global Stamping Friends (GSF) February Blog Hop as we share projects with the theme "Garden Inspiration". You will be visiting with talented Stampin' Up! Demonstrators from around the world as they share their projects and ideas. 
Today I decided to create a pretty Spring card to help chase away the cold Winter day outside here in Colorado. When I think of Spring, I think of pretty flowers starting to bloom, soft pastel colors and the return of butterflies. This was my inspiration for my card design and I chose to used the Floating & Fluttering Bundle (item #156239) from the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog and paired it with the beautiful Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper (item #155222), which is a Level 1 Sale-a-bration Reward that you can earn Free with a qualifying order. The sentiment is from the Approaching Perfection stamp set, which is also a product you can earn free during Sale-a-bration. I love how these products coordinate together to create a soft and pretty birthday card.
Products Used:
Floating & Fluttering Bundle (item #156239)
Approaching Perfection stamp set (item #155282) 
Level 1 Sale-a-bration Reward
Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper (item #155222) 
Level 1 Sale-a-bration Reward
Butterfly Beauty Dies (item #151819) 
Rococo Rose Cardstock (item #150882)
Basic White Cardstock (item #159276)
Gold Foil Sheets (item #132622)
Versamark Pad (item #102283)
Gold Embossing Powder (item #109129)
Basic Rhinestone Jewels (item #144220)
Mini Stampin' Dimensionals (item #144108)
Rococo Rose Cardstock Card Base - 8 1/2" x 5 1/2" (Scored at 4 1/4")
Paper Blooms Designer Series Paper Layer - 5 1/4" x 4"
Basic White Cardstock 
- Sentiment label stamped and die cut with the Floating & Fluttering Bundle
Gold Foil Sheet
- large butterfly die cut with the Fluttering Dies
- 2 small butterflies die cut with the Butterfly Beauty Dies
This clean and simple card is easy to create and I love how the Gold embossing and Gold Foil die cut butterflies step up the design. I stamped the label outline from the Floating & Fluttering stamp set with Versamark ink onto Basic White cardstock and I heat embossed it with Gold embossing powder. I heat embossed the sentiment from the Approaching Perfection stamp set in the center of the label and die cut it with the coordinating Fluttering Dies. I attached the sentiment label to the center of the card front with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals. I attached the large Gold Foil Butterfly to the top right corner of the sentiment label with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals so that it overlaps the corner. I added the two small butterfly die cuts below the bottom left corner of the sentiment label to balance out the design. For a touch of bling, I added one of the large and two of the small Basic Rhinestone Jewels to the large die cut butterfly to finish off the card design. For me, this card design reflects my favorite things about a Spring garden and I love that I can send it to someone to help brighten their day. 
Thank you for taking the time to visit my blog today. I hope that my card design will help inspire you to explore the wonderful products in the January-June 2021 Mini Catalog and 2021 Sale-a-bration Catalog to create your own beautiful projects. Inspiration can come from anywhere and it can be a way to bring a touch of Spring on a cold Winter day.
Now it's time to visit Amanda's wonderful blog and see what she has created for us. Just click on the Next button below or use the Roll Call List to find your way. I hope you enjoy the rest of our blog. Please leave us a comment and let us know what you liked about our projects. 

If you live in the U.S. and do not a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator, please contact me and I would be happy to help you with your creative projects. You may also visit my Online Store to place your order and have it shipped to you. 

Until Next Time

Happy Stamping,

Tricia Butts
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

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  1. Such a pretty card! I love how you put the Rhinestones on the gold foil much bling. Thanks for sharing :-D

  2. Gorgeous card, Tricia. Love the gold accents with the pink DSP and I'm always a fan of butterflies. Thanks for sharing x

  3. Oh I love this! Beautiful card with the butterfly accent!

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  5. Lovely card, Tricia! I love the touches of gold you added to this design. Thanks for Sharing!

  6. So pretty - love the butterflies you've added