Catty Cruise Treasure – Bountiful Butterflies

0725seagull500Ahoy, me Hearties! Welcome to our maiden voyage on the Catty Cruise. If you just sailed from Linda Heller’s port of call, Where the Rubber Hits the Road, isn’t she amazing?! I’ve been following (stalking) her for ages, and I love everything she does, especially the magic she performed with those wood sheets.

Grab a deck chair. We’ve gathered 12 incredible stampers for an amazing cruise through the new Stampin’ Up! catalog. You’ll get to the next port by clicking on the port hole at the end of this post. But, if we somehow lose you along the way, you can always rejoin us by visiting our home port, Catty Cruise Line.

My favorite thing about the new catalog is that it combines some of my favorite stamp sets from the previous catalog with some amazing new products. So, while I’m highlighting the new butterfly punch and the Cottage Wall Designer Series Paper, I’m also showing off one of my favorite sets not-so-new sets, Flight of the Butterfly.


Does this look familiar? Check out page 118 of the catalog. I forget sometimes what a great inspiration the catalog is. When I saw the butterfly shadowbox, it reminded me so much of collecting insects at girl scout camp (yes, I was a girl scout). If you look really closely, you can see I even stuck little pins in the butterflies, just like we did at camp. (I promise, no butterflies were injured in the making of this specimen case.)

Now, if you look real, IMG_3754cropreal close, you can see a few other new products: the brown butterfly in the top left corner is textured with the new Finial Press Embossing Folder and the Playground and Button Latte Designer Buttons embellish two of the butterflies on the right. Oh, and I love the new 1-1/4″ Striped Grosgrain Ribbon.

I used our new Circle Scissor Plus to cut circles out of cork sheets and layered them on our Medal Edge Tags – clever for pinning down my butterfly specimens, huh. The butterfly in the middle is stamped with the baby wipe technique – a great technique for creating one-of-a-kind specimens. And, because each butterfly is unique, the tag at the very top left uses the “Define Your Life” stamp set and says: “or-i-gin-al: Fresh and innovative, One of a kind, unique, first in its class. Work of Heart. ‘Be original.’

So, now we need a card to go with this.


But, wait, this is a quad-fold card.


And, yep, I snuck in a few more new products, like the 1/2″ Polka Dot Grosgrain Ribbon, Modern label Punch, and Elegant Bouquet Embossing Folder (sanded to make it pop out a bit). Shew . . . too many ingredients in these projects to give all the details today. But, later this week, I’ll give you all the recipe and instructions so you can make your own specimen bo x and coordinating card.

As much as I’d love to keep you at Catered Crop, it’s time to weigh anchor again and embark on to the next port, the fabulously talented Lynn Weiss at L W Designs. She’s going to show you projects with the tranquil set, Peace Within.



Till next time when I’ll give you more details to make your own butterfly card and specimen box, smooth sailing to you all. I’ll also share with you a very special cause for celebrating and making butterfly crafts.



Sweet Comments

  1. Linda,
    Your projects for the cruise are super fantastic! Way to go!

  2. Wow, Linda, these are beautiful. I think I went “overboard” No pun intended! Just couldn’t stop! I love the colors you’ve used here…so fun & fresh!

  3. Gorgeous creations Linda! Your framed butterflies are fab and that matching card is amazing! I need that punch and those papers now!

  4. Ooooh, Linda, what amazing projects!! Such intricate and detailed work, you are amazing!

  5. Great projects Linda! The purples and greens are so lovely, I am adding that paper to my next order!

  6. Love, Love, Love your projects!!! That butterfly frame is amazing!!!

  7. Love your butterfly frame. What a neat idea to cut the cork for the background on the butterflies!
    And your card is just gorgeous too – love your butterflies theme!

  8. Absolutely fab projects. Love the colors and love the butterflies! Great job!

  9. Linda, you are one AMAZING, CREATIVE woman! Your butterfly shadow box is OUT OF THIS WORLD!!! I like it WAY BETTER than the one in the catalog! The look of the cork on the metal edge tag is so cool! Love your quad-fold card too! EXCELLENT work, Catty Cruise Friend!

  10. Oh My Word! How beautiful… I love the colors you choose.. What a great combo… The butterfly Shadow box is over the top girl! So much detail… The card is the bomb… What a great fold.. I totally have to make one know… I just can;t believe how much detail you have on your projects… AMAZING GIRL AND AMAZING PROJECTS…


  11. These are fabulous. I really love the layering of the punch on top of the die cut. Awesome projects.

  12. Tankergypsie says:

    I can’t get enough of the butterflies – these are beautiful.

  13. Love, love LOVE that shadow box Linda! Absolutely AMAZING!!!

  14. Beautiful projects Linda! Fabulous job and love your new blog.

  15. WOW!!! love the frame and matching card. So pretty

  16. Everything is gorgeous. I’m really loving that new DSP.

  17. I love all your creations, especially the first one with butterflies. So pretty!

  18. Such cute cards! This cruise has been blast! I’m making my reservation for next year as soon as I get back to port!

  19. Lynn S. says:

    Your shadow box and card are absolutely darling……love the colors you picked for the projects!! Awesome job on this, Linda!! Loved going on this “Cruise”……..what a fun time!

  20. jmniffer says:

    I like all the projects; especially the tri-shutter card. Have to love the Cottage Wall DP and new butterfly punch. Thanks for sharing. jmniffer

  21. OMG – JUST AMAZING!! Love, love, love that shutter card and the butterfly wall art is fantastic!! GREAT job, Linda!! Off to check out the rest of the cruise!

  22. Awesome creation. Love your card and will be back for your instructions on how to be create one of my own. The card would make a lovely gift. Love the butterfly punch. Can see that having many uses.


  23. FABALICOUS Linda!! LOVE your cute framed butterfly project and your card is amazing!!!! :) Sweet EYE CANDY for sure… everyone did an awesome job!! Love the blog hop… :) Michelle

  24. Nannette says:

    Thank you for sharing these! I love the butterfly shadow box!!

  25. Wow, some great ideas! Thanks for sharing them.

  26. WOW! I love all these projects and I’m hard-pressed to choose a favorite. OK…they are all my favorite…LOL. Thanks for sharing such beautiful creations…Mary

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