Perennial Essence Easy to Make Butterfly Card

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

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Simplicity with Beauty Abounds Stamp Set

The Beauty Abounds stamp set and dies are a set i just received a few weeks back. I had been holding back on ordering this but when I saw it was carrying over to the new catalogue I just had to get it. I was so surprised at the amount of dies you get in this set. There are LOTS of dies and LOTS of butterflies. Yes, it does show it in the catalogue but seeing it is so different when you get it. There are 20 dies in this set.

This is the first card I created with it and I kept the layout very simple. My colour palette includes one of the new In-Colours – Seaside Spray which is a lovely soothing colour. It’s a beautiful combination with Mint Macaron.

The Stamparatus is very useful when stamping the Bokeh Dots or any other type of background stamp as it gives you an opportunity to re-stamp if necessary.  I stamped 2 pieces of the same size cardstock with the Bokeh Dots.

Create a handmade card with butterflies and the Stamparatus using Stampin Up products, Beauty Abounds Stamp Set

I used the Stamparatus again to stamp the floral spray directly over one of the pieces of cardstock with the Bokeh Dots. Then I die cut the frame and placed it over the second piece of cardstock with the Bokeh Dots and placed it on the Stamparatus. This was held together with the magnet. The floral spray was stamped over this. This ensures the frame is clearly stamped. Then it was a matter of aligning the 2 pieces so the stamped images matched. This created a cleaner stamped image than trying to stamp over 2 pieces of cardstock.

To keep the frame simple, I have stamped the sentiment in Seaside Spray in the centre. The Faced Gem has been coloured in with a Stampin’ Blend to coordinate with my card. Have you seen the new colours that have been added to our Stampin’ Blends collection? You can shop the entire collection HERE.

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