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Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge #541 Butterfly Gala

Welcome to the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge.  This week we are using Gorgeous Grape, Blueberry Bushel, and Balmy Blue.


For some reason, I struggled with this color combo, but I think I came up with a pretty good card.  I'm so excited about the new Occasions catalog that begins January 3rd.  Right along with it comes the Sale-a-Bration celebration!  You'll be able to earn free product.  First, here's the card.

CCMC #541 Butterfuly Gala by Jo Anne Hewins

Stampin' Up! is known for its coordination of products, but they have outdone themselves this time!  First of all, let me just say the Sale-a-Bration patterned paper is FANTASTIC!  If you are a lover of butterflies you are in luck!  If you love the look of black and white, you are in luck with the flip side of the paper.  Here's a quick look at the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper.  The best part is that you can get this paper for FREE with a $50 purchase during the Sale-a-Bration promotion!

Botanical butterfly dsp

I'll tell you more as we go!

The card base is Gorgeous Grape 5 1/2 x 8 1/2 and folded at 4 1/4.  The next layer is Balmy Blue measuring 3 3/4 x 5. 

The black and white butterfly paper from the Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper is 3 5/8 x 4 7/8.  Now the fun begins!  The butterfly solid images from the Butterfly Gala stamp set, page 35 in the Occasions catalog, fit perfectly on this patterned paper!  You will want to stamp this before you adhere the paper to the card.  Use Gorgeous Grape, stamped off, Blueberry Bushel, stamped off, and Balmy Blue, NOT stamped off.  Stamp the top part of the butterfly and the bottom parts randomly until all is covered.  Don't forget the little edge pieces!  You'll also need to stamp an extra butterfly from left over paper.

Run a length of the Balmy Blue organdy ribbon from the Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack.  It's also a free item you can select with a $50 purchase.   While you have the ribbon, make a small bow.  We'll add it later.

CCMC#541 butterfly close up by Jo Anne Hewins

So let's talk about the sentiment piece for this card.  The stitching comes from a die from the Needlepoint Elements Framelits Dies, 39.  The saying is from Butterfly Gala.  Stamp the saying in Blueberry Bushel on Whisper White.  Now center the die and run it through the Big Shot to get the stitching.  Now simply punch it out with the Pretty Label Punch that's in the Annual Catalog.  More coordination!  I also stamped some antenna on the corner of the label.  Add the label with dimensionals.

Now, the extra butterfly that you stamped can be punched out with the new Butterfly Duet Punch! Yes!  That punch coordinates with the Botanical Butterfly paper, too!  Wow!  Add a glue dot near the head and a mini dimensional at the other end.  Fold up the wings and add to the card.

Add the bow with a glue dot.

CCMC #541 insided of Butterfly Gala card by Jo Anne Hewins

Here's the inside of my card.  I have a little bit of patterned paper just sitting there so I decided to use it.  It measures 3 5/8 x 2 1/4.  Stamp it just as for the front and add.  The saying is from Butterfly Gala stamped in Blueberry Bushel.

CCMC #541 by Jo Anne Hewins

I love this card so much that we are going to make it at a class near the end of January!

Paper Share for the 2019 Occasions Catalog!
The designer papers in the Occasions catalog are beautiful!  Stampin' Up! is known for its pretty papers.  If you are like me you want it all.  That can end up costing $80 plus shipping and tax!  Here's the answer to your dilemma.  Take part in a paper share!  In my share, you'll get 1/4 pack of each of the papers (Beautifully Detailed Laser-Cut Specialty Paper is not included in this share.) 
Plus you'll get 1/4 pack of the Botanical Butterfly #149622 on page 9 of the Sale-a-Bration Brochure for FREE!
You will get a 6 x 12 sheet of six double sided papers from each of the following packs:
#148576, page 5  All My Love Designer Series Paper
#148568, page 15 How Sweet It Is Designer Series Paper
#148795, page 25 Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper
#148807, page 39 Needlepoint Nook Designer Series Paper
# 148554, page 35 Gingham Gala 6 x 6
You will get 2 each of 5 colors from this pack.
#148482, page 43 Classic Garage 6 x 6
You will get 1 each of 12 double sided designs from this pack.
#148586, page 11 Floral Romance Designer Series Paper
You will get 1/4 pack but it may vary due to the make up of the pack.
Cost will be $23.50 plus $6.70 for Priority shipping.  Of course, if you are local, there will be no shipping!
Let me know if you are interested.  I'll send you a Paypal invoice.  I will be able to order the paper on January 3rd.  It will take a week to get to me, and then I'll have to get everything cut and ready.  I'll try to have it ready to mail by Monday the 14th of January.  Email me at if you are interested.

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CCMC#541 Butterfly Gala duo by Jo Anne Hewins


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