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Saying good-bye to Butterfly Basics

When it came out, ”Butterfly Basics” stamp set was one of my favorites! It’s still is after many years! I’ve used it over and over again! I’m sad to see it go! You have only one more day to order it before it’s gone for good!

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Stamp set: Butterfly Basics

CS and paper: Mint Macaroon, Night of Navy, Dapper Denim, Whisper White

Ink: Emerald Envy, So Saffron, Dapper Denim

Tools: Butterflies Thinlits, Itty Butterfly punch



Retiring List- Get them before it’s gone!

The new catalogue is coming June 1st!  You know what that means! Some stamp sets will be retiring! So don’t wait, get them while you still can!  The stamp sets are guaranteed until May 25 while the rest of the items is while quantity last only.

To see the full list of retiring item, click links below.

List of Retiring stamp sets                  Retiring Bundles            List of everything else

Also, something very important to know! The ink pads are getting a new look! That’s why you will see every ink pad on the retiring list!  But don’t worry, only some colors are being discontinued.

Here’s the list of discontinued colors, make sure to stock up on your favorite!

  • Always Artichoke
  • Chocolate Chip
  • Elegant Eggplant
  • Island Indigo
  • Marina Mist
  • Perfect Plum
  • Pink Pirouette
  • Rose Red
  • Soft Sky
  • Tangerine Tango
  • Tempting Turquoise
  • Wild Wasabi
  • Wisteria Wonder

The good news is that some retired colors are coming back!

Some previous In Colors that are returning and joining our core colors:

  • Mossy Meadow
  • Poppy Parade
  • Flirty Flamingo
  • Coastal Cabana
  • Mint Macaron
  • Blackberry Bliss

Check the full new Color chart here: 02.13.18_COLOR-REVAMP_HEX-VALUES_USCA

Before I let you go, here’s a card with one of my favorite stamp set retiring… Butterfly Basics . The background is also the color I’m the most sad to see go: Island Indigo!

To see more cards with this stamp set, click here!

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Stamp set: Butterfly Basics

CS and paper: Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Sahara Sand,

Ink: Island Indigo, Bermuda Bay, Brown Sugar, Crumb Cake

Other: Gold button and linen thread

Butterfly Basics and Bold Butterfly Framelits with a Vintage look

I keep coming back to this beautiful “Butterfly Basics” stamp set! I love it!!! With the Butterfly Basics and Bold Butterfly Framelits, it offers so many possibilities!!! All of the stamps on this card are from the same set “Butterfly Basics”, so you can see that it has many different components that come together beautifully!

I wanted to do a vintage look for this card, so I used Sahara Sand and Soft Sky as my base colors.  I colored my flowers with Soft Sky and Wild Wasabi Stampin’ Marker and the blender pen. The beautiful butterfly was cut with the Bold Butterfly Framelits in Lost Lagoon card stock.

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Stamp set: Butterfly Basics

CS and paper: Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Whisper White

Ink: Sahara Sand, Island Indigo, Soft Suede, Soft Sky; Wild Wasabi, Soft Sky and So Saffron Stampin’ Markers.

Tools: Big Shot, Bold Butterfly Framelits, Bitty Butterfly punch

“Traveler Boat” Masculine Card

The stamp set “Traveler” is one of my favorite masculine stamp set. This is another card that I made with it, using the beautiful boat stamp. I used bright colors “Real Red”, “Pacific Point” and “Night of Navy” as my color scheme. I also used 2 stamps from “Butterfly Basics“, the “New York” circle stamp and the broken line at the bottom. This set has so many pieces and is really versatile! There’s also some ink splatters around the boat to imitate some water splashing, from my favorite “Gorgeous Grunge” stamp set.

In the background, I used the Arrows embossing folder to complete my card.

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Stamp set: Traveler, Gorgeous Grunge, Butterfly Basics, Du Coq à l’âne (French version of And Many More)

CS and paper: Real Red, Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Whisper White Thick cardstock

Ink: Pacific Point, Night of Navy, Soft Sky, Lost Lagoon, Real Red Stampin’ marker

Tools: Big Shot, Arrows embossing folder, Sponge Dauber

Another Butterfly Basics Card

Today’s card is another card that I made with the Beautiful “Butterfly Basics” stamp set. This is a card I made a while ago, since it was for Mother’s Day! But since you could adapt it for any other occasion, I thought I would share it with you today!

I wanted to make a really sophisticated and vintage look for my card, so I used the beautiful Gold foil sheet to cut off the Butterfly (with the Butterflies Thinlits). I also heat embossed the greeting with gold embossing powder.  In the background, I stamped the images with Baked Brown Sugar. I added some Blushing Bride and Pear Pizzazz ink with the blender pen to the flower. I also used the ink splatters from the “Gorgeous Grunge” stamp set.

The Venitian Crochet Trim and Gold metallic button were the perfect accessories to complete the card!

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Stamp set: Butterfly Basics Gorgeous Grunge

CS and paper: Island Indigo, Natural white, Gold Foil sheet

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Crumb Cake, Versamark, Gold embossing powder

Tools: Big Shot, Butterflies Thinlits, Blender pen, Heat Tool

Accessories: Venitian Crochet Trim, Gold metallic button, Linen Thread

Butterfly Basics Birthday card

I would like to share with you the card I made for my aunt’s birthday.  I used one of my favorite stamp set of all time, called Butterfly Basics, with the beautiful Butterflies Thinlits. I like how the softness of the colors contrasts with the Early Espresso Butterfly (I know it looks black on the picture, but it’s actually Early Espresso!)

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Stamp set: Butterfly Basics, Jolies Pensées (retired)

CS and paper: Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz, Natural White card stock, Early Espresso

Ink: Baked Brown Sugar, Blushing Bride, Pear Pizzazz Stampin’ Markers

Tools: Big shot, Butterflies Thinlits

Accessories: Pretty in Pink Taffeta ribbon (retired)

Thank You Flip Card

I made this thank you card for my daughter’s teacher for the end of the school year. Flip cards are really cool and so easy to make with the Circle Card Thinlits die! Even better, this die is on sale for $30.75 this week only (until June 22 only!) Regular price $41.00. Order it here before the sale is over!

I used the new Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack for the flap panel. I love this flower print!  The flower is from Butterfly Basic stamp set.  I colored it with the Blender pen and Calypso Coral ink. I used the small butterfly from Papillon Potpourri stamp set and matching punch to complete the card.

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Stamp set: Butterfly Basics, Papillon Potpourri, Simply Sketched (French version, retired)

CS and paper: Crumb Cake, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, Pretty Petals Designer Series Paper Stack

Ink: Calypso Coral, StazOn Black ink, Old Olive and Calypso Coral markers.

Tools: Big Shot, Circle Card Thinlits, Bitty Butterfly, 2-1/2″ Circle punch