Have you heard the news?? Stampin’ Up! has released the brand new Butterfly Bouquet Suite, which is beautiful.
But before I continue, today I am participating in an blog hop with an amazing group of fellow demonstrators around the globe. And guess what? we are going to be showcasing projects using this brand new collection of products!
So if you are excited about the Butterfly Bouquet Suite, then my friend, you are in for a treat!! Make sure you visit all the participating blogs and I know you will get lots of great ideas and lots of inspiration for your next crafting projects!
This beautiful new “Suite” has butterfly images and butterfly die cuts, and of course there is a coordinating designer series paper and a specialty designer series paper that look fantastic.. Definitely a must have!
A few things to consider, is that the stamp set (Butterfly Brilliance) and the dies (Brilliant Wings) will be available on the new annual catalog being release later this year. HOWEVER, the designer series paper does not! so make sure you get these while supplies last! Both of these papers are just fantastic for making cards using the Butterfly Brilliance Bundle!
But let’s get into the projects for today, shall we?
Three Beautiful Birthday Cards using the Butterfly Bouquet
For the cards today, I definitely wanted to showcase the beautiful designer series paper! Mainly because it really coordinates perfectly with all the different designs. Not to mention that there is a sheet whose design matches perfectly the die set! so when you run it through you get all six butterflies ready to use in your cards!
I love it when we have images in the designer series paper a.k.a DSP that can be used as stand alone images or embellishments. These usually make it so easy to make cards, like the ones you see below.
Once I have selected the supplies I want to use, then I usually pick a color combination, and sketches and I just start to play.. Usually I go thru the DSP to see what designs are calling my eye that day. This always helps me get started..
Once I know what designs I want to use from the paper pack, I would then seek for the color combination for my cards. A lot of the times I find that I come up with color combinations that I would have never picked by myself if I hadn’t seen them in the DSP.
And this was not the exception today! See below the color combination below..
I would not have put together Calypso Coral and Blushing bride together.. but they actually look really well together! you can see them in my cards.. So if you have ever struggled with color combinations, please give it a try to this.. I know you will love the results!
The Sketches and Other details
Below you will see the sketches that I use as inspiration for these cards.
I love using sketches, because they help me get card ideas every single time.. I can change them and come up with different looks every single time.. so I would recommend you play with them the next time you are in your craft room. I promise you, you will love it! plus you will see how easy you can start making cards when you follow a sketch.
Birthday Handmade Cards
And here are the cards I made using those sketches!
See how beautiful the cards look.. I tried to combine the different designs on the DSP into my cards..
For the first card, I loved how nice the detailed butterfly looks with the petal pink foil paper (from the Love You Always Suite).. It looks so beautiful! Don’t you think? For this one though, I added a silhouette butterfly so it didn’t show banner underneath across the Butterfly..
For the second and third card I used the butterflies from the DSP. See how easy it was to make a card when you have those butterflies die cut? honestly it is just like adding embellishments to the sketches to decorate your cards.. so definitely give it a try.
One thing I wanted to point out, is that on card #2 I use the Magenta Madness for the highlight color. When I choose with a highlight color, I try to use the same color the DSP is using, but I pay special attention to the color that shows the least or in smaller portions.. so when you look the DSP on the background of this card you will see that you can see mainly the Blushing Bride and the Calypso Coral, but you don’t see as much of the Magenta Madness, so this would be the color to pick for small design element, like I did in this card.
Also, for the third card, did you see that yellow bow? if you are wondering which one this is, let me tell you it is the Whisper White crinkled seam binding ribbon! But I have it colored with the Mango Melody alcohol marker. This is a great tip, as you can get the ribbon in ANY color you might need!!
Want to learn how to come up with card ideas with ease and confidence?
You can see how easy it was to come up with card ideas when you start with a sketch in mind, which is exactly what I do to come up with card ideas every single time..
If you want to learn more about how to do this, I have a program where I teach you exactly how to come up with endless card ideas with ease and confidence. This program shows you how you can use the supplies you already have with an easy step by step process that will help you enjoy your crafting time even more!
You will feel more confident when you are making your own card designs, knowing your cards will look amazing every single time. If you want to learn more about this, you can read more about it and watch the video where I show you exactly what this program is about..
Please know that this program opened its doors today!! but only for a short period of time.. You can register until March 6th at 10pm CST when this program closes again.. And the class starts on March 8th.
The Video Tutorial
And as usual if you want to see how to make all these cards, make sure you watch this video tutorial, where I go step by step and give you even more tips for putting together these cards. Measurements are as well on the video..
The Blog Hop Line up!
As mentioned above, this post is part of a blog hop, so make sure you visit all the participating posts. I know you will love seeing all the beautiful projects the team has put together showcasing this beautiful suite!
The full line up is below.
The Supply List
You can see below the full list of Items I used to make these cards, if you click on the images below it will take you to my online store where you can purchase any of these items. I truly appreciate your continuous support 🥰
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