Spring / Summer Showcase – Butterfly Gala

Today’s Spring /Summer Catalogue Showcase is the Butterfly Gala Set – Stamp set and punch, plus Gingham Gala 6″x6″ DSP. These will be available in the Stampin’ Up! Spring / Summer catalogue, available to purchase from 3rd January 2019.

One of the themes of this year’s November OnStage, our twice yearly convention for Stampin’ Up! demos, was to showcase the products for 3 different categories of paper crafters, the beginner, the casual and the avid crafter. I have therefore designed this project to meet each of these catergories, each one building on each other from beginner through avid.


For a beginner paper crafter, I kept it simple; both in design and the products used. One of the butterflies (there are 4 different designs in 2 sizes for each), was inked and stamped separately onto Whisper White card stock in memento black, along with a sentiment from the set. I coloured the butterflies in Lemon Lime Twist with water colour pencil, but any colour / pencil could be substituted. I used a black fine liner pen to add a ‘flight path’ from the butterfly and a hand drawn frame. A few rhinestones added a sparkle, all crafters even beginners love a little sparkle.


As a casual paper crafter you will have acquired a few more products in your crafting “stash”, some of our lovely coordinating card stock and inks, perhaps a few stamp sets. I kept the design similar as before, but used the beautiful starburst swirl from the Star of Light stamp set in the Annual catalogue as the butterfly ‘flight path’. Using the punch from the Butterfly Gala bundle, also sold separately, I stamped the butterfly onto vellum (using Stazon Ink, Memento does not dry well on vellum) and layered this on top of the previous butterflies to provide additional dimension. I also coloured some Rhinestones using Stampin’ Blends in Basic Black as a body for the butterflies (but if you don’t have any blends a permanent marker pen can also be used). I then layered this on a card base of Lemon Lime Twist.


For the avid crafter who will have acquired more products over time and is looking to purchase the Butterfly Gala suite of products, including the Gingham Gala DSP, I have added additional layers – A Gingham Gala DSP layer with a fancy fold cut, which nicely highlight both sides of the DSP, and through which the butterfly ‘flight path’ can be seen. The butterflies this time were stamped in the beautifully coordinating ink on to matching card stock and on vellum. For the ink to ‘stay’ I heat embossed the ink on the vellum using clear embossing powder. Thereby adding double the dimension to each butterfly. The sentiment was stamped on to a spare piece of Whisper White cards stock and punched out using the Pretty Label punch, this was layered onto a coordinating card Pretty Label punched element (halved and split to provide a frame) and added to the card with dimensionals to provide a raised effect.

The avid card was duplicated in each of the five colours of the Gingham Gala DSP, to produce my swaps for team training. The colours are:

  • Grapefruit Grove
  • Daffodil Delight
  • Lemon Lime Twist
  • Balmy Blue
  • Highland Heather

Stampin’ Up! products used in my projects can be purchased by clicking ‘Online Shop’ in the menu or the sidebar banner to be taken to my online shop, where all current Stampin’ Up! products are available to purchase 24/7.

The new products from the Spring / Summer Catalogue will be available from 3rd January 2019, please look back to my website over the next few weeks for more sneak peeks and more from the Autumm / Winter and Annual Catalogues.

Thank-you for looking,


25 Responses

  1. Beverly Benson says:

    This card is very lovely. I would love to case it. Would you be willing to share how you did the fancy fold/cut for the avid card?

  2. Iris says:

    Am a butterfly collector I love Everything I have to be with butterflies a laptop

  3. These are lovely cards and I took the liberty of casing the difficult fold even though I had to stop and start the quite often at first to count the squares we use inches not cm in U. S!! HAHA!! Anyway I also found counting the squares much easier then measuring I am an old cross stitcher also so comes naturally. Thank you for sharing!!
    Suggestion: Cut first cut from top corner down to dot then you don’t need to use snips!! Have fun creating!!

  4. Barb Eckes says:

    I love your cards, I watched the video but there was no voice on it, could you please share how you did the cut and the folds? Thank you

  5. Virginia Cox says:

    Went to the video and I get no sound. Any help?

  6. Hope Wiley says:

    There is no voice for this tutorial, so I havent figured it out yet. I’ve spent 3 hours so far. Im not giving up yet. Wish me luck.

  7. Hope Wiley says:

    I mastered it without any voice and having to figure out how convert cm to inches. Very nice card, and only a genius could make up that fold. Great job !!

  8. Geri says:

    Thankyou for the tutorial on the butterfly folded cards they make lovely birthday cards appreciated Geri from Australia

  9. Virginia says:

    Could you give the inches instead of cm

  10. Virginia says:

    Could you give inches please

  11. Love the fold on this, thanks for sharing!

  12. BONNIE Burnside’ says:

    Hi do you think you could do a to Torio on YouTube for us to follow you and how you make the parts? Thank you Bonnie

  13. Keep this going please, great job!

  14. betty osmundsen says:

    When I played the video I received no audio and therefore I could not get any dimensions for any of the parts of the cards. I don’t know what size the you used for the base and I don’t know what size you used for the Gingham piece. Can you please send me the dimensions. Also I don’t know how you lined up the cut of the Gingham card stock or how you cut it.

  15. betty osmundsen says:

    I love this card but unfortunately your video had no audio which made it very hard to follow on how you made it.

  16. Marinette says:

    très jolie carte originale. merci pour la vidéo. je vais essayer ce pli , pas facile sans voix !!!

  17. Marinette says:

    très belle carte, je vais essayer, mais pas facile le pli sans voix malgré les images de la vidéo. merci beaucoup pour le partage. bonne journée

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