Butterfly Basics and Work of Art Collage Card


I was asked recently what my top pick is from the Occasions 2015 catalogue.

Without hesitation, it would have to be the Butterfly Basics Bundle including the Butterfly Basics stamp set and Butterflies  Thinlits Dies. Available in wood, clear and photopolymer, the versatility of these products can’t be beat.

Whether you want to create a clean and simple collage card like the one above or go all out with a one of a kind master piece you need this bundle. I have created looks from vintage to modern and everything in between. You’ll want this stamp set in your collection.


I wanted to make a quick birthday card with bright colors so I reached for Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Tangerine Tango. The choice of the Butterfly Basics stamp set was easy and I knew that I wanted the main butterfly to be black. All that was left for me to do was create a background.

I could have used water and an aqua painter to make the background but being in a bit of a rush I didn’t have time to wait for the watercoloring to dry. The Work of Art stamp set came to the rescue by creating a similar background that was fast and easy. I added smaller butterflies from the same stamp set in the same colours to add more elements to the background. 

A black greeting also from the Butterfly Basics stamp set and I was done. I usually add ribbon or buttons to my cards but this one didn’t need it.


Are you convinced yet? I know that you are going to reach for the Butterfly Basics stamp set a lot so purchase it in wood or clear and you can add a Sale-a-bration free item to your order. I think all four of the new, just added free choices below are going to be new faves but if I had to pick just one to work with the Butterfly Basics Bundle I would add the Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack to my order.  Place your order today.

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 New Items for Sale-a-bration Free Choices!

Stampin’ Up! has just released four new Sale-a-bration choices for the last month of Sale-a-bration. Until March 31st, you can choose one of these new free items for every $60 that you order. Check out the full Sale-a-bration brochure for other great free product choices. 

New Sale-a-bration Items Brochure


For Being You Stamp Set

For Being You Stamp Set


In Color Accessory Pack

In Color Accessory Pack


Nature's Perfection Stamp Set

Nature’s Perfection Stamp Set


Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack

Sheer Perfection Designer Vellum Stack


Blendabilites Update: Stampin’ Up! is experiencing quality issues with the Blendabilities markers. Unfortunately, all item numbers including the Sale-a-bration blendabilites are unavailable. I apologize for the inconvenience and will share more information as I receive it.