Butterfly Birthday – The Paper Players 247

It’s Sunday and another challenge for you this week from The Paper Players:

05:31pp247I love the Tic-Tac-Toe challenges! So many fun options to choose from! Here’s how I decided to go this week: Die-cut, Pattern Paper and Yellow, with just a sprinkling of blue and birthday 🙂

SKP Watermarked Photos4-023 I wanted to share a very special experience that I had this past Friday. I got to work alongside Stephanie Barnard and the Stamps of Life team in their booth at the San Diego Scrapbook Expo! Oh my goodness, it was sooo much fun to be there, help people discover stamping and enabling them with the wonderful product! The best experience happened late in the day when a lady just came into the booth and stood there. When she saw me, she announced that the Stamps of Life booth was SUCH a happy place that she just had to stand there and soak it all in. Yep, that sums it up perfectly!

I cam home Saturday and transferred some of that happy in paper and ink. And my card today is not only happy, it has a surprise…

SKP Watermarked Photos4-024Do you see what’s happening here? There’s a surprise inside!

SKP Watermarked Photos4-025Ta Da!! A fun flip it card with a special greeting hiding inside as well as a hidden panel on which to write your message!

SKP Watermarked Photos4-026Hmmm…I just had to pause there and soak in all the happy in this card! I created this card with the Sizzix Large Circle Flip-It Die, the hidden panel was invented by Stephanie and you can see here how she does it! I think the hidden panel just makes the card a bit more special 🙂

I added lots of sparkle to my card, and for once you can actually see it! Isn’t this butterfly fun? I created it with the Sizzix Triplits-Butterfly Dies. There are so many fun options with this die, AND is also has a coordinating stamp set for even more!! Please check it out and see for yourself!

SKP Watermarked Photos4-028Here’s a close up of the inside panel.

I hope that you’ve enjoyed my little bit of sunshine here today! Being around all those stamps and dies has my creative juices flowing!

I’m looking forward to seeing your creations this week, I do hope you will play along with us!

If you’re not inspired enough, here’s some more awesome inspiration for you:

The Paper Players Design Team

Wishing you joy and blessings!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Sky by The Stamps of Life

Pattern Paper: Happy Collection by The Stamps of Life

Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black

Stamps:   chalksayings2stamp and morechalksayings2stamp by The Stamps of Life

Dies: Banner Die by The Stamps of Life, the Triplits-Butterfly Die and the Large Circle Flip-Its Die by Sizzix (designed for Sizzix by Stephanie Barnard)

Tools:  MISTI by My Sweet Petunia

Embellishments: Wink of Stella

Butterfly Birthday - The Paper Players 247g


  1. Claire Broadwater says:

    Shannon, this is a HAPPY card!!! The blue and yellow just makes a statement! Love the flip card! Such a fun card for anyone to receive! So glad you had a great day working at the show!!!! I would love that, too! Thanks for spreading sunshine, My Friend! XX

  2. Nance Leedy says:

    Shannon, this really IS a HAPPY card! Everything about it–the colors, the polka dots, the whimsical butterfly–all shout with joy and delight. Sounds like you were too while at the Expo–so glad you had a great time!

  3. Sandy M says:

    Super cute card, Shannon! I love the fabulous fun fold and all the great die cuts. As always, your photos are gorgeous, too!

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