Welcome back, my crafting friends! It’s hard to believe that the 2021-2022 Stampin’ Up! Annual Catalog is right around the corner. While the January-June Mini Catalog sales period will continue through June 30, the current annual catalog will be retiring on May 3. Of course, that means all of the 2019-2021 In Colors (Purple Posy, Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Seaside Spray, and Rococo Rose) will be retiring – card stock, ink pads, refills, Stampin’ Write Markers, Stampin’ Blends, Designer Series Paper (DSP), and embellishments and ribbon in those colors will all retire. Typically, all the DSP retires as well, but there have been a few times that some of the DSP carried over. But we never know until the retirement list comes out, and once that happens, it’s “Katie bar the door,” as my mom says. Retiring products sell out quickly once we are sure what’s retiring. So – avoid disappointment and order the things you love now!
One of the things I love about the new catalog season is pre-release product! This year, the Butterfly Bouquet Bundle, the Butterfly Bijou DSP, and the Natural Touch Specialty DSP will be available March 2 – May 3, 2021. The stamps and dies (and the bundle) will be in the new catalog, but the Butterfly Bijou DSP and Natural Touch Specialty DSP will only be available during the promotion (March 2 – May 3).
You will definitely want the DSP. The Butterfly Bijou is gorgeous. One side of each paper has a collection of butterflies (and one design coordinates with the Butterfly Wings Dies). The other has a beautiful background design.
You can add lovely texture with the Natural Touch Specialty DSP. The pale woodgrain is versatile enough for any project and any time of year. You can stamp on it, emboss it, and use it with dies.
The Butterfly Brilliance Stamp Set has one stamp – with six different butterflies! You can stamp them all at once, then die-cut with the Butterfly Wings Dies. Here’s the cool thing about the dies. There’s one die that cuts the outline of each butterfly, so you get six with one pass through your Die-cut and Emboss Machine. But the die cuts the butterflies individually, so you don’t have to cut them apart. So fun!
Here’s the whole suite of products that will be available next month.
I had a bit of time to play today, so here’s the card I made with this collection.
I die-cut the butterflies from the DSP, thinking I would use the pre-colored butterflies in my project. But I really liked the design on the other side, so I die-cut detailed butterflies using Gold Foil Sheets then adhered them to the butterfly outlines.
I layered a panel from the Dandy Laser-Cut Paper to the “background side” of the DSP, then adhered the butterflies to the paper. I love how it turned out. It’s very soft, but the Gold Foil makes the butterflies sparkle in the sun.
Thanks for stopping by Stamping with Buffy. Have a lovely day!