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Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance and Here's a Card Birthday Card

First things first, let me say this -- I know we've all seen a ton of different butterfly stamp sets and patterned paper but in my honest opinion, the Butterfly Bouquet Collection takes the gold medal! Talk about versatility -- the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle reminds me how many different things we can do with a stamp set. We can stay simple and keep it to ink and paper, the results are always stunning -- that's exactly what I did with this card. If you want to take things up a notch, you can break out old favorites like Watercolor Pencils and Stampin’ Blends to make the images pop! Or, if you’re feeling messy, get out glues, glitter, and embossing powders and make projects that make people ask, “How did you do that?!” Stay tuned for more of those wow projects -- coming your way very soon!

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Card Ideas - Birthday Card - The Stamping Nook - Krista-Yagci - Krista Cleary-Yagci

Card Recipe


  • Stamp Sets: Butterfly Brilliance, Here's a Card

  • Dies: Brilliant Wings Dies

  • Cardstock: Thick White, White, Melon Mambo

  • Designer Series Paper: Butterfly Bijou DSP, Natural Touch Specialty DSP

  • Ink Pads: Bermuda Bay

  • Reinter / Ink Refill: Bermuda Bay

  • Embellishments/Ribbon: Snail Mail Twine (white)

  • Adhesives: Multipurpose Liquid Glue, Stampin' Dimensionals, Mini Stampin' Dimensionals, Stampin' Seal, Mini Glue Dots (or Tear & Tape)

  • Other (Optional): Water, White Acrylic Paint and Paint Brush


  • Basic Supply Kit: paper trimmer, paper snips/scissors, bone folder

  • Optional: paint brush


  • Ink Splatter / Splattering

Cardstock Layers and Measurements

  • Card Base: Thick White (5 1/2" x 8 1/2" scored at 4 1/4")

  • Layer #1: Melon Mambo (5 1/4" x 4")

  • Layer #2: Butterfly Bijou DSP (5" x 4 3/4")

  • Layer #3: Natural Touch Specialty DSP (4 1/4" x 1/2")

  • Layer #4: Butterfly Bijou DSP (4 1/4" x 3")

  • Layer #5 - Inside: White (5 1/4" x 4")

  • Layer #6 - Inside Strip: Butterly Bijou DSP (1" x 4")

  • Sentiment: White (small piece approximately 1" x 1 7/8" (sufficient to stamp & fussy cut sentiment)

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Card Ideas - Birthday Card - The Stamping Nook - Krista-Yagci - Krista Cleary-Yagci


  1. Prepare Your Cardstock: cut/trim/score all cardstock and/or DSP as described above

  2. Stamp the sentiment on regular White cardstock in Bermuda Bay ink

  3. Fussy cut sentiment

  4. Start with the top layers of the card (Layers 3 & 4) -- adhere the Natrual Touch Specialty DSP (layer #3) with smaller Butterfly Bijou DSP (Layer #4) to each other; adhere the Natural Touch Specialty DSP behind the Butterfly Bijou DSP, leaving about 1/4" showing).

  5. Attach those layers (Layers 3 & 4) to the larger Butterfly Bijou DSP layer (Layer 2)

  6. Wrap the white twine around the combined layers to create your bow. Attach the ribbon to the DSP with a strong adhesive -- a glue dot, Seal, Seal+, or even small piece of tear & tape will work.

  7. Optional Step: combine a small amount of white acrylic paint and water and mix well; splatter the paint mixture onto the larger Butterly Bijou DSP (Layer 2) with a paint brush. To do this, simply tap the paint brush over the DSP.

  8. Attached the combined layers, wrapped in twine, to the Melon Mambo cardstock (Layer 1) with Stampin Dimensionals

  9. Adhere all attached layers to the card base with the adhesive of your choice (liquid glue, Seal, Seal+)

  10. Adhere the fussy cut sentiment to the card with Mini Stampin' Dimensionals

  11. Adhere the inside White and DSP layers (Layers 5 & 6) to the inside of your card

Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Card Ideas - Birthday Card - The Stamping Nook - Krista-Yagci - Krista Cleary-Yagci

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Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Card Ideas - Birthday Card - The Stamping Nook - Krista-Yagci - Krista Cleary-Yagci

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Stampin' Up! Butterfly Brilliance Card Ideas - Birthday Card - The Stamping Nook - Krista-Yagci - Krista Cleary-Yagci

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