Monday, January 3, 2022



I'm starting this year by using a Stamp Set that was given to us as a Prize Patrol item at ONSTAGE@HOME back in November.   It's called Amazing Silhouettes, and it will be available for purchase tomorrow, January 4.   I'll be honest and admit that I had not put ink to these stamps until now.  I was struggling a bit with how to best showcase these Silhouette Stamps.

There are three stamps in this set and today I've used the Butterfly Silhouette.

This stamp set is part of the Amazing Silhouettes Bundle (Item # 157819) which includes the Silhouettes Stamp Set and the Amazing Thanks Dies.  You can purchase each separately, but if you buy them as a bundle you save 10%.   Since the stamp set was a prize, I purchased the dies as part of my pre-order in December.  I am so pleasantly surprised by these dies.  I LOVE them.  They are so easy to use and pack a big punch for a small amount of effort!

Since I am running low on thank you cards, I decided to use the "thanks" die today, but the die set also includes dies for the words "you", "are", and "amazing".  

Each word has two dies -- a thicker background for the letters which you can see in Coastal Cabana on this card, and a coordinating die which has thinner script letters that you see in Basic White on this card.  Doesn't that Coastal Cabana background piece, just make the sentiment pop?  It was also so easy to cut and align the two pieces.  Alignment is extremely forgiving!

To create today's card, I stamped the butterfly silhouette 3 times, once each in Coastal Cabana, Daffodil Delight and Granny Apple Green.  After stamping, I used the Stitched with Whimsy Dies to add the stitched squiggles.  Each time I see the pattern these Stitched with Whimsy dies create, I think of butterflies flitting around.  I then matted each butterfly to a 1/8" larger Basic White rectangle and then to coordinating color mats and adhered to the card front.

Do you see the three little Brushed Brass Butterflies (Item 158136) on the front of the card?  These were another Prize Patrol item that Stampin' Up! gifted us at ONSTAGE@HOME.  This was my first year to participate in this event, and I'm so glad I did.  It's great when EVERY attendee wins a prize -- and we all won three prizes this year--the Amazing Silhouettes Stamp Set, the Brushed Brass Butterflies, and some beautiful white ribbon that you will see in Wednesday's post.

To makes sure the inside of the card was not forgotten, I stamped another butterfly silhouette with Coastal Cabana and also used one of the larger Stitched with Whimsy Dies to outline the Basic White cardstock with the stitching.

I added a few more of the Brushed Butterflies, but left the inside sentiment free, so I will have plenty of room to add my handwritten note of thanks.

If you would like a detailed tutorial with all dimensions and step by step directions, one is available at this link.

The two sneak peek products used are:

Brushed Brass Butterflies - Item # 158135
Amazing Silhouettes Bundle - Item # 157819

A list of all current products used is shown in the list below.

Product List

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