Hand Painted and Timeless

What’s the next best thing to having one of Claude Monet’s painting hanging in  your home? Stampin’ Up! Perennial Designer Series Paper! One of our product designers, Julie Alusa, went to New York and was so inspired by Monet’s works of art, she decided to paint her own masterpiece.

In her own words: ‘While I was admiring Monet’s massive water lily paintings at the Museum of Modern Art and Metropolitan, I was inspired to do a Monet-esque page in the Designer Series Paper of impressionistic water lilies.’

My card today uses a very simple layout and to showcase one of these beautiful papers. 

Create a handmade card with simple layout using Monet type Perennial Essence paper with butterfly

I attached the ribbon with Tear & Tape then adhered the Designer Series Paper onto card base. The butterfly is part of a large die which has a group (or a kaleidoscope!) of butterflies, I cut one of these off to be the focal point of this card and layered the silver on top of Blushing Bride to make it stand out. 

Perennial EssenceDSP with Beauty Abound Butterfly by Stampin' Up!, Handmade card, Quick & Easy

The sentiment has been heat embossed in silver and die cut with the Layering Ovals die. 


  • Blueberry Bushel – 21cm x 14.8cm (scored in half)
  • Perennial Essence DSP – 9.2cm x 13.6cm
  • Silver Foil – for butterfly
  • Blushing Bride – for Butterfly and sentiment

All supplies used to make this card are listed below. Click on any of the product images to be taken direct to my Online store to place your order.

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All orders placed receive a handmade card and orders over $50 will receive a gift from me.

Use host code for orders under $250. Orders that are over $250 are entitled to your own Stampin’ Rewards as well as my handmade card and gift.

Please leave me feedback or contact me with any queries. I would love the opportunity to help you along your crafting journey.




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