Sunday, March 7, 2021

Signs of Spring - Stampin' Up! Butterfly Gala - Paper Players 531

 The team at The Paper Players is back today with a fun new challenge.  Claire has given us the theme of "Spring is in the Air" this time.  So bust out those florals, bunnies, chicks and whatever else you consider spring and get stamping!

  When things start to green up in my yard I know spring has arrived.  The trees and shrubs get little buds, the grass gets lush and bulbs start flowering.  My card has lots of green and leaves and flowers with a sweet butterfly to top it off.  All signs of spring in my mind!

  The card starts with a Whisper White thick base and then a layer of Paper Blooms DSP in a nice leafy green pattern.  Next is a layer of Whisper White embossed with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder and then cut with the Curvy dies for a bit of interest across the center.

  I stamped 2 of the flower/vine images from Quite Curvy and colored them with Blends, cut them out and then adhered them following along the curve on the piece of Whisper White.

  A stitched circle is cut from Soft Sea Foam and then stamped with the All Wired Up background.  The 'hello' also from Quite Curvy is stamped in black.  The circle is popped up with dimensionals just to the left of center.

  I think I have a bit of butterfly envy seeing all the wonderful creations with the new Stampin' Up! Butterfly Bouquet suite that was just released.  I didn't get it during the demo pre-order but just ordered it earlier this week so I'll have to wait a bit to play.  But I do have the Butterfly Gala set so used that to stamp and color in a pretty pink butterfly.  After it was punched out I added a piece of crinkled seam binding ribbon to look like a bit of a tail and then popped the butterfly up on dimensionals.  An adhesive pearl near the sentiment is the final touch.

  I hope to see your spring themed card in our gallery this week.  For more inspiration from the Paper Players Design Team check out their websites!

Anne Marie

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Quite Curvy, Butterfly Gala, All Wired Up

Ink: Memento black, Soft Sea Foam

Blends: Old Olive light & dark, Rococo Rose light & dark

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Paper Blooms DSP (retired SAB), Soft Sea Foam

Accessories: Tasteful Textile embossing folder, Stitched Shapes dies, Curvy dies, Butterfly Duet punch, dimensionals, adhesive pearl, crinkled seam binding ribbon


  1. Wow, Amanda! This card is stunning! The texture! The colors! The curve! The pearl! The ribbon treatment! I LOVE everything about this card. You hit this one out of the park!!!

  2. Amanda, this is so beautiful! I love green and pink combo. Sure to make me think of Spring! The flowers and butterfly are so pretty and pearls make every card more special! Thank you for making my challenge shine!

  3. Love the butterfly and sweet blooms!

  4. This is gorgeous Amanda! Full of lots of subtle yet interesting details, like the mesh stamp on the circle. I love the soft and calming greens, with the pop of pink added with the blooms and butterfly, all nicely balanced with the white - just beautiful.

  5. Hi Amanda! Wow! Texture, detail, beautiful coloring and a stunning design. This card is truly sweet and stunning at the same time. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  6. I adore this card Amanda!!! I am totally pinning it when I am done! I LOVE every element! Way to go!

  7. You already know that I love this card....a beautiful design and such pretty colors! The texture and patterns are beautiful!

  8. Amanda, I love all that wonderful white space. It allows your eye to focus on the main elements. Fabulous texture and wonderful details. Love it all

  9. Amanda, I just love how you featured the Curvy Dies. The pop of pink really steals the show on this card, too. Just stunning!


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