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I’m not going to make my usual comment about the weekend being over. I had a nice weekend, got some things done and saw a lot of peeps. Yesterday I finally got some cleaning done and finished up some projects. I also went to dinner at Ruby Tuesday’s with my friend Maureen. Not a bad day at all. Now I will begin my mental countdown to Friday! LOL! Oh come on, you know that those of you that work are doing the very same thing! 😛

If it’s Monday then it’s time for the Paper Players! This week we have a fun sketch from my friend Sandy…

Paper Players #215

I did ponder what I was going to do for a little bit, actually while I was vacuuming! I finally settled on this. My card base is a piece of Pistachio Pudding Card Stock. I stamped the parkay pattern from the Truly Grateful Stamp Set Early Espresso on Soft Suede. The butterflies are from the Papillon Potpourri Stamp Set and are heat embossed in Calypso Coral on Vellum. I punched them out with the Bitty Butterfly Punch. Before I adhered them to the card I stamped my greeting from the A Dozen Thoughts Stamp Set in Early Espresso using my Stamp-a-ma-jig. The butterflies are then adhered to the wood panel with Glue Dots. For a little sparkle I “sprinkled” a few Pistachio Pudding sequins from the 2013-2014 In-Colors Sequin Assortment along the bottom right. I love the bold pop of the butterflies against the nice dark wood panel and I think that Pistachio helps balance everything out. There you have my card for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge from Sandy. I hope that you like the card. Thank you for coming by to see me and I wish that you all have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

Paper Players 215-WM

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Papillon Potpourri, Truly Grateful and A Dozen Thoughts Clear Mount

Ink: Early Espresso Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Calypso Coral

Card Stock: Pistachio Pudding and Soft Suede

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Punch: Bitty Butterfly

Embellishments: 2013-2015 In-Color Sequin Assortment

Tools: Stamp-a-ma-jig, Heat Tool, Glue Dots, Multi-Purpose Glue and SNAIL


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20 responses »

  1. Happy Monday Justin. This is a stunning card and would work well for lots of different occasions. Calypso coral looks fantastic against the dark textured background. A great start to the week!

    • Happy Monday to you too Marty!! Thank you! My mum loves butterflies along with my friend Carolyn in Oz and I always think of them whenever I use butterflies! I’m happy I remembered that I had that wood stamp too! I hope that your day was a good one! 🙂

  2. Beautiful, Justin! Love those butterflies heat embossed, so pretty. Thanks for playing along with my sketch challenge! Hugs!

  3. I love butterflies! The best part of using them on cards is that you can fasten them on with the body and pop up the wings so that there is great dimension. Your butterflies look like they have just landed on the back door! Doesn’t that make you smile? I can’t help but smile when I see them. You have yourself a Magnificent Monday! Thanks for the smiles.

    • Yeah! Thank you Grace! My mum and my friend Carolyn from Oz love butterflies too! I agree that they look so neat with their wings fluffed up! Your description of my card definitely does make me smile! But giving you a smile is the best!! I hope your day was great! Thank you, as always for you visit! 🙂

  4. Hi Justin and Happy Monday! Gorgeous card! Love the vellum butterflies…so pretty! The smattering of sequins is a nice touch as well! Great card! And I have to say I love your props for today! 😉 Hope your day is going well—one day closer to the weekend!

    • Hello Karen!
      A very happy Monday to you too! Thank you! I do love a little heat embossing on vellum don’t I?!?! LOL! It needed a little something on the bottom and I thought hmm… sequins! I love finding all of the goodies to put in the pictures! Makes it fun! Yes, one day closer to the weekend is always a good thing! I had a great day and hope the same is true for you! 🙂

  5. very pretty, love the butterflies

  6. First, I just love that font on the sentiment, great choice for your card. Second, the colors are terrific…. awesome card! Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

  7. OMG! I LOVE THIS!!!! Absolutely LOVE it! A definate CASE. Love your colors, and the use of butterflies.

    Yep, i start counting to Friday as soon as the alarm wakes me up on Monday morning, sad I know

  8. What an awesome color combination, Justin! Love the look of the butterflies embossed in coral on vellum. Such a clever take on the sketch too!

  9. Using the Bitty Butterfly with the sketch looks terrific and I’m glad to see the Truly Grateful stamp set paired with the butterflies. Fantastic card! Thanks for sharing your creation at The Paper Players.

  10. Great card Justin! Love the delicate butterflies against the embossed dark background. Great use of this week’s sketch too!


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