Sunday, October 21, 2018

Picked for You for PP415

Good Sunday Morning! It’s time for another weekly challenge over at The Paper Players. This week, Joanne is hosting with a fun theme challenge: APPLE(S). It’s also CAS (Clean and Simple) Week, although I don’t know that I really nailed that part with my card. Admittedly, I do struggle with keeping layers to a minimum on my cards, but I think I did ok with a clean layout. I hope. ;)
When I saw the theme, the Picked for You stamp set immediately came to mind. I decided to make a teacher appreciation card. This is a fun set and the apple is stamped using 3 different stamps to create the textured look. I used Old Olive, Soft Sea Foam and Granny Apple Green inks to create the different variations of GREEN on the apple. It’s a little tough to see in the photo, but I also added some Wink of Stella Glitter Brush in a few places on the apple for some sparkle. 
I used the Basket Weave Textured Impressions Embossing Folder for some texture and the Tropical Escape DSP gave a little pop of pattern. I originally wanted to go with a traditional red and green color combo for this card, but it seemed too obvious for the theme, so I replaced the red with Gorgeous Grape. There is something about the green and purple combo that I’m loving right now! 

Because I need to add at least 6 layers to a CAS card, I created a little tag for the apple because it really needed something to “sit” on. I just used a simple piece of white cardstock along with the Tag Topper and Detailed Trio Punch to quickly create a little tag. It makes it so easy to quickly make a tag in any size. 

Card Measurements:
  • Gorgeous Grape Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3-3/4” x 5”
  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock - 3-1/8” x 3-1/8” 
  • Tropical Escape DSP - 3”x 3”
  • Banner - 1/2” x 2-3/4” 
  • Tag - 2” x 3” (size before punches)

Finally, a quick shot of the inside of the card. I used a sentiment from the A Big Thank You set. There is also an itty-bitty heart in this set and I was able to get a pop of red in there after all. 

Won’t you join us and share your project this week? 
You can link up your project through Friday October 26th, 2018 at Noon PST.
 All of the details can be found over at The Paper Players 

Please stop by and and show some love to the Design Team and please leave a comment here so I know that you visited today. I’ve listed all of the supplies I used to create this card below. You can click on any of the photos to shop in my online Stampin' Up!® store. 

The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!)
Ann Schach
Have a HAPPY day today! :)
-Anne Marie

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  1. LOVE the green! What a great card for a special teacher!

  2. Those bright, crisp colours help keep things looking clean. Lovely layering and a great use of that set. It looks good enough to bite!

  3. I love your green apple...they make the best pies, I think! Love the dimension that those layers create! Sweet sentiments too!

  4. I just love this apple set Anne Marie - I almost caved and bought it for my challenge, the apple looks so realistic! Top marks for making me laugh the loudest this week - "I need at least 6 layers to create a CAS card"!!!!!

  5. Oh, now I am going to have to order this apple set after seeing all the amazing cards made with it. You know I am a sucker for teacher cards! This is just fabulous! Green apples are my favorites! Love the ribbon and the button, too! SMILE! XX

  6. I love the color combination on your beautiful card! Your layers look beautiful too (even if you had to cut back for this one! ;)

  7. Clean and cute, Anne Marie! This is a fun color combo. I love the ribbon accent! Any teacher would feel special to receive this card!

  8. AM, I love the monochromatic color scheme for your card and I am obsessed with that apple! Fabulous card, my friend... and yeah... 6 layers to make a CAS card.... :-)

  9. Anne Marie....what a lovely green apple!

  10. Anne Marie, I love that you combined purple with this color scheme. It is unexpected and fun! Love the layout too, especially how you finished off your tag. Great teacher card :)


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Anne Marie