Butterfly Basics for the Paper Players

Butterfly BasicsHello Stampers! Greetings from Myrtle Beach! We are having such a wonderful time here, enjoying the ocean and warm temps. This is my daughter’s last Spring Break as a high schooler. The thought really does make me want to cry but there will be plenty of time for that later (like September)!

Now I want to tell you how wonderful all of the entries were for our Die-Cut challenge! Lovely!! Just make sure that you don’t submit your card to more than three challenges or we must delete them and we HATE doing that!

Our wonderfully talented Joanne has such a beautiful color challenge for you all this week. My card was made while I was really supposed to be packing! Yikes! I got a little behind the 8 ball on my cards this week. I sure love these colors together and they are great for lots of different styles, which I am sure you have seen from the whole design team. Butterfly Basics is one of the those stamp sets that is a “go-to” when you have any type of card to be made. I love it!


  • Stamp Sets: Butterfly Basics
  • Paper: Naturals White, Coastal Cabana, Strawberry Slush, Pistachio Pudding
  • Ink: Memento Black, Crumb Cake, Coastal Cabana
  • SU Tools: Hexagon TIEF, Petite Butterfly Punch, Stampin’ Up! Distress Tool
  • Finishing Touch: Strawberry Slush Baker’s Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels, Markers in Pistachio Pudding, Strawberry Slush, Blushing Bride, Vintage Designer Buttons

I hope you’ll stop by and check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration over at The Paper Players.  We would love for you to join us before the challenge closes on Friday, April 17th at Noon (PDT).

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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!


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). 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. Debbie,This card is so beautiful.You are amazing. I love all the colors.They are so beautiful together. Thank you for sharing your talent with all of us.Ellen Hinds

  2. Love the twine and button, and the embossed background….what a pretty card! Sounds like you are having a fun vacation!

  3. Beautiful card, Debbie! Love those colors together. There will be several “last flings” with these in-colors over the next several weeks…. just hate to see them go! Love the texture and all the lovely details. Now, off to pin….

  4. Making cards is so much more fun than packing 🙂 This is fabulous – love that flower – just gorgeous!

  5. Sounds like you are having fun in Myrtle Beach, Debbie! Your card is beautiful! I love the texture on the background and the dimension from the bitty butterfly. Love it! 🙂

  6. This card is so lovely, Debbie! The floral image is just gorgeous watercolored. Enjoy your vacation and your family!

  7. Debbie, I hope you have a wonderful time at the beach and make special memories with your daughter! They grow up too quickly! Your card is just gorgeous! The beautiful flower looks stunning on your background! The twine and button look fantastic to finish your card! XX

  8. Very pretty, Debbie! Your floral image is gorgeous, and the hexagon background gives your card such a great texture!

  9. Beautiful stamping, Debbie and the embossed background is gorgeous. The sponging gives it such dimension! Enjoy the rest of your beach vacation!

  10. What a beautiful coloured flower – I am in love with the background though on this card Debbie, it looks almost like faux metal with that textured blue/green. Must try this! I hope you managed to enjoy the last of Spring Break. Thanks for rocking my colour challenge this week!

  11. Great card Debbie, I really love that background it is stunning! I love all the detail on this card, the little butterfly is very cute. Cx

  12. Oh Debbie! GORGEOUS!

  13. Very pretty layers this week Debbie! I love the distressed edges:) Love the coloring and the butterfly is the perfect accent!!

  14. Sweet card! Love the design and the colors used.

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