Flower Patch Loves Butterfly Basics for the Paper Players

Flower Patch, Butterfly Basics, Butterflies Thinlits, Flower Fair Thinlits, Irresistibly Yours

After hearing that almost every state in the country has snow, I doubt that I am the only one wishing for Spring! What a timely theme challenge that the fantastic design team from the Paper Players has for us today. Spring means color and flowers – my two most favorite stampin’ things to play with!

I got Flower Patch out and immediately chose the large flower. This flower is great and can be done in so many pp234ways, but the flower looks great with some dimension. It was stamped four times with Crisp Cantaloupe, and two of those were stamped off once to achieve a lighter shade. This stamp set has coordinating framelits so it was used for the largest shape, then I began the process of cutting out each of the smaller layers – a little time consuming but what’s a few minutes and so worth the effort. Before I added the dimensionals between each layer, a bone folder was used to lightly curl each layer down (not up like I normally do). But, what to use for the background for this pretty flower? I went for the pretty polka-dots in the Irresistibly Yours DSP and sponged Soft Sky over it. By the time it was all covered I really think it ended up looking more like Pool Party! It really is pretty though and has such a nice shade of blue.  I then took some burlap ribbon and fringed the sides. The leaves were stamped in Wild Wasabi, the large stamp was stamped off and the smaller stamp for the inside was not, giving it some definition. Lastly, the butterfly was stamped in Crumb Cake and cut with the Butterflies thinlit. Just a few embellies placed around and then this card was complete. So, I hope it gives you some inspiration and even more hope that Spring is right around the corner!!

Flower Patch, Butterfly Basics, Butterflies Thinlits, Flower Fair Thinlits, Irresistibly Yours, Side


  • Stamp Sets: Flower Patch, Butterfly Basics
  • Paper:  Irresistibly Yours, Chocolate Chip, Whisper White
  • Ink: Crisp Cantaloupe, Crumb Cake, Wild Wasabi
  • SU Tools: Flower Fair Thinlits, Butterflies Thinlits, Extra-Large Oval Punch, Itty Bitty Accents Punch Pack
  • Finishing Touch: Itty Bitty Accents  Epoxy Stickers, ’13-’15 In Color Sequin Assortment, Pearl Basic Jewels

What really speaks Spring to you? Why don’t you have some fun in your craft room and play along? If you haven’t seen them yet, here are the links to the Paper Players website and each member of the design team. Lots of inspiration to get you started!

 The Paper Players Design Team

So, I hope you liked my card today! If you did, please take a minute and leave me a comment! I love hearing from you! And while you are at it, please sign up for email notifications (usually no  more than 2-3 per week) and also “like” my Facebook page (I don’t flood your Newsfeed either). You can do both of those right here on my blog.  If you have any questions, please feel free to email me at Debbie@SecretStamper.com any time. Thanks for coming to my blog today! Until next time,

Happy Stampin’!




  1. A great combination of stamps and images here….I love all these color together and the burlap is such a lovely natural touch. Gorgeous, Debbie!

  2. Wonderful splash of spring colors, Debbie. And the burlap adds a nice earthy touch. So pretty!

  3. Such a pretty card Debbie – that dimensional flower is beautiful and the addition of the lacy butterfly makes for a lovely Spring scene. I love the addition of the frayed burlap too – it adds some great texture.

  4. Came out really cute and love the color combo you used and the burlap just adds extra zing to the card.

  5. You’ve done it again Debbie. You’ve made me get stuff out and put me to work. You are such an enabler!!! ;o)
    Beautiful card.

  6. Oh this is so pretty and springy, Debbie! Love the colors, the layered flower and the dainty butterfly. The burlaps adds some nice texture, too.

  7. Debbie,Ehat a beautiful card. I love he flower it Just pops off the card . I love the butterfly and the burlap makes a beautiful finish. I love the whole card . Thank you for sharing. Ellen Hinds

  8. Debbie, This card is so pretty. I love the beautiful flower. I love the lovely burlap it adds some great details to your card. I love the butterfly. Thank you for sharing, Ellen Hinds

  9. Although just any one element is lovely, what makes this card special is the way all of the details compliment each other. Beautiful card! Off to pin…. 🙂

  10. Beautiful spring card…love the flower! The burlap is a fun touch!

  11. Such a pretty, Spring-like card, Debbie! You totally nailed the challenge – the flower looks gorgeous! By the way, I live in New Zealand – pretty close to Oz 🙂

  12. Debbie, I absolutely love all of the fabulous texture you added to your card with the layered image. Such a fun Spring card, indeed!

  13. So many lovely details on your card, Debbie! The burlap is a fun, organic touch too! Love it!

  14. Debbie, I know you are longing for Spring in all that snow! Your card is just gorgeous! The details are so amazing and that touch of burlap is the best! Stay warm, My Friend! Spring is coming soon! XX

  15. A beautiful, classy layout, Debbie! I love the colors…and the texture! The epoxy stickers are the perfect accents.

  16. Debbie, your multi-layered flower and popped up butterfly are fabulous. What a wonderful spring card

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