Sunday 25 November 2018

The Paper Players 420 - Design Team Card

This week, we have a sketch for you to play with at The Paper Players.

One of the advantages of being a demonstrator is access to new product before it is generally available. If you go to an On Stage event, it gets even better: you get it even ahead of other demonstrators. So it's been bothering me that my box of new goodies has been sitting largely unused owing to commitments with extra card classes and having taken on some temporary work with school exams. So today, I was determined to use this beautiful bundle from the forthcoming Occasions catalogue for today's Design Team Card.

The Beauty Abounds set combines with the Butterfly Beauty thinlits in a stunning way. The butterfly thinlits layer with each other so can be used separately or together. In this card, I've used both layers and I've snipped out some of them from the bunch to make them the focus of a smaller space. The tiny butterflies and the spray of foliage are extras in the die set.

The set also co-ordinates with one of the Saleabration offerings: Botanical Butterly DSP, which I've used a small sliver of as one of the two rectangular elements. The other one I have self-stamped using a lovely floral spray stamp from Beauty Abounds, which I've also used behind the big butterflies.

I went a bit old-school and broke out my distressing sponges and sponged the edges of all the panels. My favourite Annual Catalogue embossing folder, the Subtle folder, was used as well to give some interest to the background.

Visit the rest of the Paper Players team to see what they've done with this versatile sketch, then join in with us!

Here's a quick reminder of our few rules.
  1. Create a new paper project.
  2. Upload your project to your blog with a link back to The Paper Players.
  3. Provide a direct link to your blog post for your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than FOUR challenges (including ours).
  5. Enjoy!
Please take not as entries that do not comply will be deleted from the gallery. 

If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. 

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Note: Beauty Abounds bundle and Botanical Butterfly DSP will be available in January. Add them to your wish list.


  1. As I sit here watching the blizzard rage outside my window, your gorgeous card is like a breath of spring! I love the colors...Highland Heather just "pops" against the black. What wonderful inspiration!

  2. Jan your beautiful butterfly-filled card is gorgeous - it definitely makes me yearn for Spring! We nearly twinned this week - I almost pulled this set out of my box which is also sitting on the floor of my office as yet uninked, but the pressure of Christmas got the better of me. I love the colours and the sponged edges add a wonderful vintage-y feel. So pretty!

  3.! Love the butterflies, such beautiful detail! We should have a "butterfly" theme... I think that would be a winner!

  4. Beautiful card...I love those butterflies!

  5. Oh, Jan, winter hasn't even arrived and you make me long for Spring. The color combo and butterflies are beautiful! Have a lovely weekend, My Friend! XX

  6. Jan this is SO beautiful! I adore this lovely color combination, the pretty patterned papers, all of it!