Butterfly Basics for The Paper Players Color Challenge

Butterfly Basics, Occasions Catalog, Blendabilities


My first week of being on the design team of The Paper Players has come and gone so quickly! It’s already time to play again! Wow!! This is so much fun!! Don’t you think it is amazing how you can give creative minds a very short list of “ingredients” to make something with and they can all make something so different and unique yet absolutely beautiful? That is what I love about challenges! I really do consider it on the “small miracle” list. LOL

Ann came up with an absolutely gorgeous color challenge – will definitely want to use this one again! I decided that the new stamp set, Butterfly Basics, just had to get a test drive. I don’t think you can make a card that you won’t enjoy with it. It really will look so pretty, whether you make it CAS (clean and simple), vintage or clean and layered like I did. Come and play along!

Challenge Rules:

  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!
Please link up your creation here! All stamping products are welcome! This Challenge closes on Friday, January 16th at Noon (PST)


  • Stamp Sets: Butterfly Basics
  • Paper: Crisp Cantaloupe, Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand, Neutral DSP Stack
  • Ink: Lost Lagoon, Sahara Sand, Memento Black
  • SU Tools: Ovals Collection Framelits, Honeycomb TIEF
  • Finishing Touch: Calypso Coral Blendabilities, Lost Lagoon Marker, Sahara Sand 7/8″ Lace Trim, Neutrals Candy Dots


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  1. Wow, what a beautiful card. I love the colors together, and the presentation brings them all together. Very nice.

  2. Oh, wow, Debbie, I LOVE this! Your lace bow is so very charming and the perfect finishing touch for this lovely collage. Pretty, pretty, prety!

  3. Can I tell you are having fun with the Paper Players?… you bet I can!! Gorgeous card, Debbie!! What to comment on first… there are so many lovely elements. Love the lace and lace bow. Instead of bringing a vintage touch to your card, it adds a deeper Sahara Sand tone. Beautiful coloring with the Blendies! Love that the texture is just part way, leaving space for the sentiment. And I do love how everyone is using the texture stamp to bring additional depth to the sentiment. Wonderful inspiration, Debbie. Now that I am back home, I hope to play this week!!

  4. This card is beyond beautiful! Love the Color combination and you did an awesome job coloring, may I add? The lace ribbon is gorgeous

  5. Very pretty Debbie. Your flowers really Pop!! Your bow is amazingly made with the lace trim.
    I just started getting your blog again! I’m glad!!!
    Thanks for sharing with us!

  6. Debbie, This card is so beautiful. I love all the details you did on this card. The colors are so bright and beautioful. They really pop. Your coloring is amazing. Your boow is beautiful. I love the texture is only part way done on the card to make room for your sentiment. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us. Ellen Hinds

  7. I love all the details you added to your card, That lace bow is so pretty! I agree with you..I loved this weeks challenge colors!

  8. What a gorgeous card! The lace is so pretty and really highlights the beautiful flowers.

  9. Debbie, your card is beautiful! Your flowers are so pretty and that lacey bow is just such a perfect touch! There are so many wonderful details in your card! Stay warm! XX

  10. Gorgeous card, Debbie! So nice to have your inspiration on The Paper Players Team. I always enjoy playing along. Love your card!!

  11. What a beautiful card, Debbie! The layout is fabulous and I love the stamping behind the sentiment. What a great way to highlight that gorgeous ribbon too. A lovely use of this week’s colors!

  12. Just beautiful, Debbie! I totally love this set…so many gorgeous elements, but the lace is something I completely glossed over! It’s beautiful, especially the way you’ve used it here!

  13. I love the layout of your card Debbie and your colouring of the flower stem is exquisite! The lace bow is the showstopper for me though; I would never have thought of using it like ribbon, yet it makes a perfect bow and adds so much to your finished card – beautiful!

  14. Debbie this card is absolutely gorgeous! Love your beautiful coloring and the pretty lace trim.

  15. This is beautiful! I love the stamp under the sentiment!

  16. Debbie, this is gorgeous. I love how you layered the elements and the hexagon is the perfect backdrop to your beautifully colored flowers. Gorgeous

  17. Debbie, your card is absolutely stunning! I love the delicate lace detail and your beautifully colored image. 🙂

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