Sunday, May 8, 2022

Pretty Butterfly Birthday - Stampin' Up! Pretty Pop-Ups Dies

  I'm continuing to create using new products from the 2022-2023 Stampin' Up! annual catalog.  Today's card features the new Pretty Pop-ups dies.  I almost passed these by in the catalog without really looking at them as they aren't bundled with a stamp set.  You can see the die set on page 173 and samples of them being used on page 17.  I thought it was a cool idea having the images cut just enough to pop out the petals, wings and leaves but not cut out the whole shape. 

  Seize the Birthday challenge is to use butterflies or hummingbirds on your card and the Tic Tac Toe challenge board where I'm using the center down column of ribbon/twine, flowers and leaves.

  I basically copied the sample in the catalog except I made it a whole card front and used nice bright, bold colors.

  Do you see my goof up?  I didn't see it myself until I had already colored everything and mounted it on the card front!  I didn't line up the die and so all my butterflies are tilted to the side!  Ooops!  I guess I'll just say that there is a stiff breeze blowing the butterflies sideways! Anyway, I think this die set is really cute and different and I urge you to line up your die better than I did!

  I just cut the die into a piece of water color paper and then using a water painter and ink pads I colored all the elements including the little swirl detail in between everything. All the colors are listed below.

  I used a paper piercer to poke from the back of the design to the front to get each little element popped out a bit and then folded some more on the front to make some of them stand out even more.

  I added a birthday greeting from Go To Greetings under the die cut and then accented it with an Orchid Oasis metallic woven ribbon bow.  Some In Color Matte Decorative Dots accent the center of some of the flowers.

 Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Go To Greetings

Ink: Orchid Oasis, Granny Apple Green, Daffodil Delight, Pumpkin Pie, Mango Melody, Sweet Sorbet, Tahitian Tide, Pool Party

Paper: Orchid Oasis, watercolor paper

Accessories: Pretty Pop-ups dies, Matte Dots, Metallic Woven ribbon


  1. Very pretty. The butterflies just look like they are fluttering away in the pretty flowers. Thanks for sharing with us at Seize the Birthday.

  2. I spied this at IG and tickled to see you entered at Seize the Birthday too! A truly Awesome card, Amanda!

  3. Super pretty Amanda - I can't wait for these dies to arrive next week! I love the fresh colours you've added here - so cheery. Thanks for sharing with us over at TicTacToe Challenge this week!

  4. Love this bright and beautiful design Amanda and I absolutely can’t see a problem with your butterflies! Thank you for playing with my board at TicTac Toe this week. Vicky x


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