Sunday, July 10, 2022

Best Butterflies for PP599

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, LeAnne is hosting our Color Challenge.
This color combo is bright, happy and perfect for the summer season! Tahitian Tide and Parakeet Party are two of the new 2022-2024 In Colors from Stampin’ Up! One of the things I have found with this new collection of In Colors is that they all just pair together really beautifully. I’m SO happy that there is a new turquoise shade, too. This was just a fun color combo to create with! I hope you will join us and play along this week. 

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
My card started out as something completely different but I was ending up trying to add to many additional colors, so I shifted gears. I ended up using the Best Butterflies stamp set and coordinating Build a Butterfly Dies from the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. I just love the detail in those butterfly die cuts! I cut them from the 2022-2024 In Color Glimmer Paper to add some sparkly detail and layered them with Vellum Cardstock to create some “fluttery” detail & dimension in the wings.

I used the Dots & Spots Die to create the adorable polka dot background. This die is one of my favorites and I just love the detail it adds. Fun tip: you can also save the little die cut polka dot pieces to use in a shaker card. There is very minimal stamping on this card as the dies did most of the work. I just love how this card came out and I hope you do as well. :) 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Thick Basic White Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Tahitian Tide Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Parakeet Party Cardstock: 3-3/4” x 5”, die cut using Dots & Spots Die
  • Tahitian Tide Cardstock: 3-1/2” x 4-3/4”, die cut scalloped rectangle from Scalloped Contours Dies 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-1/2” x 4-3/4” 
  • 2022-2024 In Color Glimmer Paper: die cut the larger detailed butterfly in Parakeet Party and smaller detailed butterfly in Tahitian Tide using Build a Butterfly Dies
  • Vellum Cardstock: scraps to die cut (2) larger detailed butterflies and (1) smaller detailed butterfly using Build a Butterfly Dies
  • Parakeet Party Cardstock: scrap to die cut stitched circle from Stylish Shapes Dies, heat emboss sentiment
  • In Color Matte Decorative Dots
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment in Tahitian Tide ink
  • Parakeet Party Cardstock (inside card): 7/8” x 5”, die cut with Dots & Spots Die
  • Tahitian Tide Cardstock (inside card): 7/8” x 5” 
Here is a peek inside the card! I had an extra piece of the die cut Parakeet Parry that I accidentally cut to the wrong size, so I just used a little strip (with Tahitian Tide behind it) to accent the inside of the card. I added a fun stamped sentiment and this card is ready to pop in the mail to brighten someone’s day.  

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our bright and cheery Color ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday July 15th, 2022

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

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Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

Big hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. Anne Marie, this is so cute with the butterflies in the colors! I also now NEED that dots die! Have a great week!

  2. So fun and adorable, Anne Marie! The dot die cut and the scallops add to the cuteness. It looks like I need to add the Best Butterflies bundle to my next order! You did a fantastic job with the challenge colors. Have a wonderful week!

  3. Anne Marie, this is so fun and whimsical! I love the polka dot frame and the gorgeous butterflies! Such a great way to showcase our colors! Have a great week, My Friend!

  4. This is so bright, cheerful and happy! I love what you did with my colors! This would brighten up anybody's mailbox! Just beautiful!

  5. Such a sweet card, Anne Marie! I love how you used the glimmer paper to create sparkly butterflies, and I really like that fun and casual font on the sentiment.

  6. Love the layering on your card Anne Marie (no surprise there!) and your bold use of these colours - such a fun card!

  7. What could be better than zingy colors and polka dots? Adding butterflies to the mix. A brilliant design, Anne Marie, sure to bring huge smiles!


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Anne Marie