Butterfly Gala and more


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Butterflies are so uplifting with a promise of Spring so I just had to get busy and see what I could create.

So many colors to choose from for the first card  but landed on shades of  ‘Calypso Coral, Light Daffodil Yellow, Light Old Olive and  Granny Apple Green.’   So yummy and best part is I got the gorgeous ‘Grapefruit Grove’ foil and ‘Botanical Butterfly’ designer series paper free.. (more about that later.)

I cut the butterflies from the ‘Botanical Butterfly ‘designer series paper and layered two of each butterfly on top of each other.   I stamped, cut and colored the small butterflies to match the ones I cut out from the printed designs.  You can then lift the wings up a bit to really help those butterflies pop off the card!   Put them aside until later in the process.

Start with a  5 1/2 x 4 1/4 ” piece of ‘Calypso Coral’  cardstock and glue to the front of a ‘Whisper White’ A2 card base (5 1/2 x 4/14″.)  Layer up with foil and cardstock. (Cut with the two largest ‘Stitched Rectangles’dies.)  Cut a stitched oval from the same designer paper in greens and glue on top of the apple green piece which is embossed with a ‘Basket Weave’ pattern.   Add the white dotted strips for a top layer to move your eye through the piece.

Glue down the butterflies and sentiment (non SU)  and there you have it.


Mary’s Paper Confections @ https://paperconfectionsblog.com
Mary’s Paper Confections @ https://paperconfectionsblog.com

Wanted to also try two cards with a slight variation on each and went for shades of purple.   Used the same ‘Botanical Butterfly’ paper on one and  ‘Brusho Colour’ powders on the second one.

Added the ‘Butterfly Beauty’ die cuts.  One cut from the’Myths and Magic’ glimmer paper in a sparkly white (the pictures don’t do this justice) and a second die cut in ‘Highland Heather’cardstock.  Stacked the two cuts which added so much to the design dimension and love seeing through to the back piece.

Layer it all up and attach the diecuts with a sentiment…and you have a beautiful card made in just about 10 mins.  How great is that!

So what do you think?  Which one do you like?   If you have used any of these items  post pix..would love to see your creations.  Also, if you like what you are seeing, please like and share with your friends.

All products used are listed below.   If you want to learn more about earning products free or how to join SU and get $175 worth of product for $99 during ‘Sale a Bration‘ send me a message and I will be happy to give you the details.


Thanks for stopping by….until next time, have fun making your own

Paper Confections.

Sale a Bration (how to earn free products until March 31)

Products used:


Calypso Coral Cardstock

Granny Apple Green Cardstock

Calypso Coral, Daffodil Delight, Light Old Olve Stampin’ Blend

Botanical Butterfly Paper (free with $50 order)

Highland Heather Cardstock

Brushos Colours

Myths and Magic Glitter Paper (on sale)

Organdy ribbon

Whisper White Cardstock (for card base)

Momento Tuxedo Blank Ink Pad



Holiday Cards and Craft Show Items.

Been so swamped with craft sale events that I have not posted in a while. So I thought I would share some items I have been making and selling including cards for the holidays. Some items are my own design and others are CASED from inspiration of others. More to come in a bit.

Would love your comments.

I will be posting shortly about a sale EXTRAVAGANZA from Stampin’Up! Be on the lookout!

Happy Thanksgiving.

Flash Sale for Stampin’Ups! 30th Birthday

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Tomorrow, October 23rd, 2018, you can save a whopping 15% on select stamp sets and celebrate Stampin’Ups! 30th Birthday!   Here’s the scoop!

  • All selected sets are offered at a 15% discount.
  • All order types qualify for this promotion (e.g., customer, demonstrator, workshop, and online).
  • All selected stamp sets may be applied to Starter Kits.
  • Discount applies to select stamp sets only when purchased individually during the 24-hour promotion period. Bundles featuring stamp sets from the promotion will not be discounted.
  • If you purchased a stamp set prior to the sale, we will not be offering exchanges or credits.
  • In the event that we run out of any stamp sets, we will honor the discounted price as long as the order is closed within the promotion deadlines. You will receive your discounted stamp set as soon we are able to fulfil your order.

You have until the following times to order and capture some great sale items:

  • Phone: October 23, 2018; 6:50 PM (MT)
  • OEX/Online: October 23, 2018; 11:50 PM (MT)

Listing of Sets on Sale

Here’s where you can order:

You can order directly at http://www.stampinup.com if you already have a demonstrator.  Otherwise,I would appreciate it if you order with me, Mary Wetmore, at


Share will all your friends as this type of sale never happens and it will be over quick!  If you have questions I have answers.  Please just leave me a comment.

Animal Outing


I was inspired by a thank you card my friend Merrilee sent me and one I saw online and soon afterwards had a request for some cards with animals.  I used the ‘Animal Outing’ bundle, cased the cards and created some paper confections of my own.

These cards were easy and quick. Simply use Versamark ink to stamp a branch background. Then stamp the Rhino, color with your ‘Stampin’ Blends’, die cut and pop up on a white piece of cardstock. Layer and stamp a sentiment…and you are good to go!


This card was layered like the last except I added a giraffe and branch with a frog. The ‘Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper’ was used for the background and the coral was left over from a card pack I earned free in the Sale a Bration event this year.

Used watercolor paper for the animals and branch. Not only did it make watercoloring easy but gave a bit of weight to the images. Then propped up the rhino with dimensionals and put all the pieces together.


Love shaker cards and kids like cards that are interactive.  So, with the help of ‘Tropical Escape’  DSP and die cuts from the set I layered the card up.

  • Cut out three pieces of Designer Series Paper
    •      One is  5 1/2 x 4/1/4″ and glued to the card base
    •      The other two are for the shaker portion of the card
      •    One 4 1/2 x 3 1/4″ and one a quarter inch smaller on all sides
  • Glue  and center the 4 1/2 x 3/14 sheet to the base
  • Die cut an oval shape into the smallest piece of Designer Paper (see pix above)
    •   Glue an acrylic piece to the opening to create a window
    •   Stamp a sentiment in the lower right

Tip:  When you cut out the oval for the shaker window, also cut out a piece of craft foam. and glue together with the acrylic piece sandwiched in between the two pieces.   It will give you the barrier you need to create the shaker part of the card and will go though the mail easily.

  • Die cut the animals and color up using Stampin’Blends
  • Glue the giraffe behind the acrylic oval cut out
  • Glue  down a few sprinkle embellishments and make a little pile in the center of the  bottom side of the acrylic sheet to let fall loose in the shaker part of the card.
  • Glue the 4 1/2 x 3 1/4 ” sheet  to the top sheet being careful to trap in the loose embellishments inside.
    • Once dried, glue to base of card
  • Finish off by attaching the branch and rhino to the card

Here’s another example that can be made into a shaker card or dimensional card.  This one I found online and had to give it a go.  Changed up the greenery and used what I had on hand.  If you want more information, let me know.


Thank you for stopping by.   Please feel free to comment and share.  Questions?   I have answers.   And, if you do not have a demonstrator I would love to be yours!  Have fun making your own Paper Confections.


Animal Outing Bundle

Versamark Ink

Tuxedo Black Memento Ink

Stampin’ Blends


Tropical Escape Designer Series Paper

Stitched Shapes Framelits


Dandelion Wishes


Took a walk and was soaking up the last days of Summer when I came across a field of dandelions. Remember days gone by when you picked them and blew them in the air and made a wish?  I used this inspiration to create some cards and the Dandelion Wishes stamp set was perfect!

I wanted to capture some of the the colors of Summer and used Brusho Crystal Colours for the background to do that.  They are flaked watercolors & so fun and simple to use with extraordinary results.  Simply spritz watercolor paper with water and sprinkle on the color of your choice…then watch the magic happen.  The colors spread and you get a wonderful display of color. Let your creativity take over with layering colors for a custom result.  It only takes a tiny bit of sprinkled color so use sparingly.  If you want a more watery look, take a bit more  water to the surface.  hint: tape watercolor paper down until dry to minimize paper warping.

Tried another technique on these cards with the Swirly Frames set…stamping outside the lines!  If you look real close you can see the swirly frame stamped under the taped area of the above pictures.   After the brusho piece here is what you do:

*Cut a piece of cardstock sized to be the back layer (to later attach to the base of the card.)

* Layer the top brusho piece on the back layer and decide where the stamped image will be.  You will glue later.

*Use the Stamparatus and stamp the Dandelion Wishes image on the back layer first.

*Realign the Brusho layer on top and stamp the dandelion design again.  (Just follow the picture.)

*Stamp desired sentiment either directly on the card or on a banner. Emboss.

*Glue layers to a card base and affix sentiment.  As seen in examples, you can put dimentionals on pieces you want highlighted.

Items Used:

Dandelion Wishes Stamp Set

Swirly Frames Stamps

Brusho Crystal Colour

Very Vanilla Cardstock

Watercolor Cardstock

Jet Black Stazon Inkpad



If you have this set please share your inspiration.

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Picked for You



Time for school to start already? There’s always a teacher you want to thank or a child going off to school you want to encourage. The ‘Picked for You’ stamp set  has a distinctive style that includes three layers to the apple…perfect for using with the stamparatus stamping tool.

Here’s a couple of alternative ideas for the set that are fun to make and great for gift giving or craft fairs.



Basic Box for Candle:


*Cut a 6 3/4″ square piece of cardstock

*Score at 2″ on all four sides

*Cut through your score lines to the center square as pictured

*Fold on score lines

*Fold  flaps in and glue together to make box

Embellish as desired…tuck in some decorative shred around candle and some buttons for some extra Pizzaz.


Gift Card Holder:

* Cut a 2 3/4 x 6 3/4″piece of cardstock

*Score at 4″ and fold

* Cut a half circle at end of 4# side

Embellish as desired


If you are interested in purchasing any of the items mentioned in this post, there is an INCENTIVE during AUG only.  Stampin’Up! is giving a $5 certificate for every $50 in items purchased. The certificate is good for purchases in September.

Picked for You Stamp Set


Momento Tuxedo Black InkCrushed Curry Cardstock

Multipurpose Glue


The candle can be found at Ikea and the shred is from Dollar Tree. The card bases come from card kits I purchased prior at SU or from Paper Pumpkin Kits I received. Check both out as the value is definitely there.  As an example and with Christmas coming, take a look at this steal of a deal I found in Clearance..

Watercolor Christmas Card Set

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Better With You

Back from the craft show and was out on the back porch soaking up the Summer warmth and  listening to the birds chirping.  Inspired me to make a bird themed card and saw a great example online using the ‘Better with You’ stamp set.

Tried it out and put my spin on the cards and gave watercoloring a try.  If you have this set would love it if you would share your creations.



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Here’s the link to the products and stamp set used. If you have questions please leave a message.

Better with You Stamp Set

Watercolor Paper

Pumpkin Pie Cardstock

Pool Party Cardstock

Aqua Painters

Stampin’ Write Markers