I gotta say, it was a great “back to” kinda day yesterday …
Back to work…
Back to the gym…
Back to the craft room in the evening… and back to The Paper Players Challenge!!
Felt so good!
I need a birthday card for a special friend, so I was excited to use the Stampin Up Butterfly Basics Stamp Set and Framelit to make it.
Butterflies remind me of renewal and hope and change and that speaks January birthday to me and also this special lady.
The Paper Players first challenge of the new year #226 is “Everything Old is New Again – create a project using a recycle or re-purposed item. This challenge is right up my alley and just the right challenge to get me back in the stampin’ groove!
For my card, the recycled/re-purposed items are craft paper packing material from my endless Amazon Prime Christmas gift shopping packages and a touch of burlap ribbon from my dear daughter-in-law, Colleen’s wedding shower (we both love burlap!) 🙂
I loved creating a rustic, but fresh and renewed look with the recycled/re-purposed materials and a bright butterfly. And I adore the ferns that are in this stamp set and how great they work for the stamping-off technique to get a variety of shades.
Hope you are getting “back to” your groove after the holidays and seeking cherished moments at lifeinbetween and always.
Cheers & Hugs,
P.S. For my stamping friends, if you haven’t seen Deb Valder’s Youtube technique tutorial on dryer sheets for thinlits, I urge you to check it out. Possibly life-changing for these challenging die cuts! 🙂