Sunday, November 25, 2018

Bloom By Bloom for PP420

Hello and Happy Sunday to you! This week over at The Paper Players, we have an awesome Sketch Challenge from Sandy. It’s no surprise that I really enjoy sketch challenges. Thy are a fantastic way to get your creative mojo going. When I saw Sandy’s sketch, I was immediately inspired to create with some new products from the Happiness Blooms Suite from the upcoming Stampin’ Up!® Occasions Catalog which launches on January 3rd. It was nice to take a little break from Christmas projects to ink up some new stamps!
I just love Sandy’s sketch! I think it is perfect for a simple layout or to showcase lots of fabulous layers, which I did on my card. The only thing I did a little differently was to switch up the placement of the sentiment a bit. The sentiment is also from a new stamp set called Butterfly Gala, which will be available in the upcoming Occasions Catalog. 
The Bloom to Bloom stamp set and coordinating products are so much fun! I love the bright colors in the suite, featuring Call Me Clover, Calypso Coral, Lovely Lipstick, Night of Navy and Pineapple Punch. There is also a new Dot to Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder that adds great texture to the background. I cut out and layered two of the floral images together with Stampin’ Dimensionals because I really wanted to tie in a little pop of the Lovely Lipstick color. Then I added some Night of Navy enamel dots (also new!) and a little baker’s twine bow to finish everything off. I just think it is a such a bright and cheery card, don’t you?

Card Measurements: 

  • Night of Navy Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Happiness Blooms DSP - 1-3/4” x 4-1/2” and 1-1-2” x 4-1/2” 
  • Night of Navy Cardstock (for DSP layers) - 2” x 4-3/4” and 1-3/4” x 4-3/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 2-1/2” x 2-1/2”
  • Night of Navy Cardstock - 2-3/4” x 2-3/4” 

Here is a quick shot of the inside of the card. I kept it pretty simple to add a little note but dressed it up with a little piece of that fabulous Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper. 
Before I sign-off, I thought I would share a photo of Ozzy and Gidget Louise on Thanksgiving. Although they didn’t have a full Thanksgiving spread like the humans did, they did enjoy a little treat with their dinner. Nothing too fancy, just some plain ol’ mashed sweet potatoes, which they love. They are pretty easy to please. 

Won’t you join us and share your project this week? 
You can link up your project through Friday November 30th, 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

In addition to the products listed below, the following items will be available in the upcoming Stampin’ Up!® Occasions Catalog on January 3, 2018: 
  • Bloom By Bloom Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Butterfly Gala Photopolymer Stamp Set (sentiment)
  • Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper
  • Dot to Dot Textured Impressions Embossing Folder
  • Happiness Blooms Enamel Dots 


  1. Anne Marie, this makes my heart happy! I love all those gorgeous layers! The colors are beautiful and that flower is so lovely! The embossed background adds so much detail! This card would brighten anyone's day! But, Ozzy and Gidget Louise steal the show! Too cute! Have a great week, My Friend! XX

  2. Awesome, Anne Marie! I LOVE this new set and the fabulous papers that go with it. So cheery and fun! What a day brightener this will be for whomever receives it!

  3. Your card is a happy one Anne Marie! The mix of patterns and textures are delightful! But I'm afraid the dynamic duo steal the spotlight tonight! Are those their "Hand over the seat potatoes and nobody gets hurt." faces LOL!! Too CUTE!!

  4. So bright and summery! Lovely, especially those Night of Navy mats pop out the vibrant colours. I'm so with you on the desire to take a break from Christmas Cards and get into playing with some new things. You are so in command of Designer Paper - you've a real way with it that I envy.

  5. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card Anne Marie - this is one of my personal favourite suites from the new catalogue and your layers show so much of its loveliness! The patterns are so bright and cheery - gorgeous with a capital G!

  6. Anne Marie... you are feeling very spring-y to me! I like it! It is 67 degrees here today... it has been 255 days since it was last below 70 degrees.... I am already waiting for spring!

  7. Beautiful! i love the texture and bow you added...the layers are gorgeous.

  8. What a happy card, Anne Marie! I love the mix of colors and the fun shape of your big bloom. I like the addition of a simple strip of patterned paper on the inside too, I have to remember to do that!


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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie