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So many of you have been asking about Stampin' Up!s new Masking Paper that I had to show you how this new product will help you take your card making to a new level. 

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This unique paper can be used to create stencils to help you build layered scenes. To create a stencil, stamp a design on the masking paper and cut it out with scissors, dies, or punches (create as many stencils as you need).

To create a mask, stamp a design on cardstock and once it’s dry, cover with the Masking Paper. Stamp whatever image you want around the Masking Paper without worrying about the images overlapping one another. Once your scene is complete, remove the Masking Paper to find crisp, clean designs. You can also use the Masking Paper to protect your stamped images as you add color with Blending Brushes around the image.

Or: use the paper for color blocking to create spaces where you intentionally want color or don’t want color. Discover new coloring techniques and possibilities with Masking Paper, as illustrated in today's card. 

Today's color blocking card idea also uses the Best Butterflies bundle:

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Send good vibes on the wings of butterflies using the Best Butterflies bundle. These playful images were drawn by hand to give them a fun, slightly imperfect look, just right for your handmade cards. Mix and match images in your favorite colors to create a custom kaleidoscope of butterflies. The everyday sentiments in fun fonts work for all occasions, so you can use this stamp set all year long.

Here's just one fun idea to try: 

Best Butterflies


  • Stamp SetsBest Butterflies (159114) 
  • Card Stock – Basic White (159276); Soft Seafoam (100867); So Saffron (105118); Pool Party (122924) 
  • Stamp Pads – Soft Sea Foam (147102); Pool Party (147107); So Saffron (147109) 
  • Misc. – Stampin’ Dimensionals (104430); Bone Folder (102300); Deckled Rectangles Dies (159173); Build A Butterfly Dies (159119); Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755); Stampin’ Cut & Emboss Machine (149653); Paper Snips (103579), Masking Paper (155480); Paper Trimmer (152392); Blending Brushes (153611); Heart Pearls (159190) 



  • Soft Sea Foam: 4 ¼” x 11”, scrap for butterflies 
  • So Saffron: 3 9/16” x 4 7/8”, scrap for butterflies 
  • Basic White: 2 pieces 4” x 5 ¼”, scrap for sentiment  
  • Masking Paper: 4” x 5 ¼” 



  1. Fold the card base in half and use bone folder to flatten the fold.  Set aside. 
  2. Die cut the 3rd largest deckle rectangle from the center of the masking paper. Save the inner rectangle for a future use.  Peel the backing off the masking paper and adhere to one of the 4” x 5 ¼” pieces of Basic White.  Lightly press the deckled edge to the card stock.  This piece will be trimmed down later.  Use blending brushes to add color to this piece: Soft Sea Form at the bottom, So Saffron in the middle, and Pool Party at the top.  
  3. Carefully & slowly peel the masking paper off the Basic White card stock.  Use paper trimmer to trim this piece to 3 3/8” x 4 11/16” (basically, leave an even border of white around the edge). Adhere this piece to the So Saffron card stock.  Adhere this piece to the card front. 
  4. Die cut the 3rd smallest deckle rectangle from a scrap of Basic White card stock. Use scotch tape or washi tape to mask sections of the sentiment stamp to create the image shown in the sample using Pool Party ink. 
  5. Adhere to the center of the card front using dimensionals. 
  6. Die cut 2 butterflies from scraps of So Saffron and Pool Party card stock.  Die cut the same shapes from different colored scraps and use scissors to trim the butterfly center and antenna pieces.  Adhere to butterflies and adhere butterflies to the card front. 
  7. Add Heart Pearls to the butterflies and card front as shown on the card front. 
  8. Stamp remaining piece of Basic White card stock as desired and adhere to the inside of the card. 

I will share another Masking Paper idea with you soon - so check back often! 

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