SU Backyard Basics

SU Backyard Basics Easter Eggs

LeAnne has a theme challenge for us this week at The Paper Players # 190.



She has asked us to use the concept of “three” in our creations. I chose an Easter card with three eggs and three butterflies- technically, the larger butterfly is just “one” butterfly. It was so fun heat embossing the white on the eggs and the sentiment. I still get amazed how that powder magically changes. Boy, did my Stamp-a-ma-jig come in handy with the sentiment. And, I believe my stamping girls now see how invaluable that tool really is!  I could not resist adding a border to the photo with the pretty pastels. And, those jelly beans were yummy…


SU Backyard Basics Easter Egg Card

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Backyard Basics, SU Delightful Dozen, SU Papillion Potpourri
INK: SU Pretty in Pink, SU Bashful blue, SU So Saffron, SU Pistachio Pudding, SU Whisper White, Versamark with White Embossing Powder
PAPER: SU Pretty in Pink, SU Bashful blue, SU So Saffron, SU Pistachio Pudding, SU Whisper White
TOOLS: SU Stripes EF, SU Elegant an Bitty Butterfly Punches, SU Backyard Basics Framelits, SU Tasteful Trim Bigz XL Die

SU Backyard Basics with Itty Bitty Banners

I warned you that there would be some more SU Backyard Basics  coming up…I used the flower and the sweet little bird this time. I am really taken with the style of this stamp set- so artistically natural. I used my SU Write Markers straight up with this- no blender pen. Since the colors were light and I used a light touch when coloring, it turned out well without a blender pen. I used Calypso Coral and Crisp Cantaloupe for the flower and So Saffron and Daffodil Delight for the bird. The leaves were done in Pear Pizzazz.

I used the challenge for a spring thank you card over at The Paper Players # 185 this week.


SU Backyard Basics Thank you PP

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Backyard Basics, SU Itty Bitty Banners, SU Hardwood
INK: Stazon Timber Brown, SU Calypso Coral, SU Write Markers: Calypso Coral, Crisp Cantaloupe, Daffodil Delight, So Saffron, and Pear Pizzazz
PAPER: SU Baked Brown Sugar, SU Calypso Coral, SU Naturals White, SU Watercolor Paper
TOOLS: SU Backyard Basics Framelits, SU Ovals Framelits, SU Lattice EF

I was inspired by this beautiful card I saw created by Debbie Henderson that used an embossed open oval behind the flowers/bird.

debbies card

It’s Tuesday…and here are the Weekly Deals good until Monday, March 10

Makes me wish I had put some Crisp Cantaloupe Ruffled Trim around my oval!

weekly deals march 11

SU Backyard Basics with Delightful Dozen

I was musing over Lisa’s inspiration card at the Muse Card Club Challenge #56


and the sketch at Pals Paper Arts # 193


and a light bulb went off…both had a theme of three in them so I went to the designing board…here is what I came up with:

SU Backyard Basics Easter Card with butterfly

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Backyard Basics, SU Delightful Dozen
INK: SU Calypso Coral, SU Daffodil Delight, SU Coastal Cabana
PAPER: SU Whisper White, SU Daffodil Delight, SU Coastal Cabana, SU Calypso Coral
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, SU Coastal Cabana Ruffle Trim Ribbon
TOOLS: SU Backyard Basics Framelits, SU Lattice EF

I am so thankful for the Backyard Basics Framelits that coordinate with the images in the set so no fussy cutting for me even if it was only an oval egg! Aren’t the images just lovely in this set? And this card only used the speckled egg which at first, I thought was a bit large but it worked out just fine for me! I am using this stamp set with its framelits a few different times this month with classes, design teams, and some card orders- I love it when I can use a  set in so many ways.

Here is a look at the stamp set which you can purchase as a bundle with the framleits at a 15% off discount if you wish. Add another stamp set on your wish list or stock up on some adhesives/ paper and you have a Sale-A-Bration order with a FREE item to pick and 3 BEE-ward points with my Customer Loyalty Program.

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Stamp Set

Item # 129258 Clear $17.95, # 129255 Wood $24.95

132728LBundled Item with Stamp Set and Framelits

# 132728 Clear $ 36.50, #132729 Wood $42.25

I am truly blessed when I get an email inquiring how I did something or how it inspired you to create something…please contact me via email if you ever have any questions, my crafty friends!

Thanks Pals Paper Arts for the Pick on 3/5/14!

PPA Pick

SU Backyard Basics

I often find ColourQ a definite challenge because sometimes I don’t have the colors and sometimes I can’t figure out what to do with the colors! I still love the challenge site though;) I didn’t have Peach Parfait ink or cardstock so I scrounged around my  DSP paper and found this design in the retired Everyday Enchantment. I stamped my tulip in Basic Gray and used my blender pen to color in the image with Lovely Lilac and Certianly Celery since I didn’t have any Kiwi Kiss ink or paper. The sentiment didn’t photograph as dark as it turned out in person.

SU Backyard Basics Tulip


Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU Backyard Basics, SU Sketched Birthday
INK: SU Basic Gray, SU Lovely Lilac, SU Certainly Celery (retired)
PAPER: SU Basic Gray, SU Lovely Lilac, SU Everyday Enchantment DSP (retired), SU Watercolor Paper
ACCESSORIES: SU Crochet Trim, SU Pearls
TOOLS: Nestabilities dies


MUSE Card Club Guest Designer -SU Backyard Basics

I am so excited to be  the MUSE Card Club  #37 Guest Designer this week. I just love playing along with the participants each week- so many talented cardmakers out there. I send out thanks to all of you who have inspired me week after week! I have been wanting to ink up my SU Backyard Basics set and use the coordinating framelits  so I decided to use it for a card my neighbor needed this week. I can’t wait to see how you are inspired by it- will it be the colors, the design, the flower, or the kind of card?

SU Backyard Basics Sympathy
SU Backyard Basics Sympathy closeup

SU Backyard Basics Sympathy side view
SU Backyard Basics Sympathy inside

Card Recipe:
STAMPS: SU En Francais, SU Backyard Basics, SU Petite Pairs
INK: SU Crumb Cake, SU Almost Amethyst (retired) and SU Old Olive Stampin’ Write Markers
PAPER: SU Wisteria Wonder, SU Whisper White
ACCESSORIES: SU Pearls, SU 1/8 inch Taffeta Ribbon
TOOLS: SU Framed Tulips EF, SU Backyard Basics Framelits


muse guest