Friday, April 5, 2019

Bloom By Bloom Birthday for Festive Friday FF0031

Hi there stamping friends! It’s Friday and I have some news. I am SO  excited to share that I am now part of the Festive Friday Challenge Design Team! If you are unfamiliar with the Festive Friday Challenge, it is a bi-weekly challenge blog developed to celebrate and be inspired by all sorts of traditional, and unusual holidays! In addition to the holiday, there is an “and/or” element that can be incorporated into your project. You can create with the holiday, the additional element…or BOTH! I love the versatility of these challenges so much and am thrilled to be creating alongside these amazing gals.
Starting today and running through April 15th (ugh taxes, shh!) we have an Earth Day and/or Rainbow challenge to inspire your creativity. I immediately gravitated to the rainbow element. I am such a fan of bright and happy colors and any chance to add a LOT of them to a project always makes my heart happy. 
When it comes to cheerful cards, the Stampin’ Up! Bloom By Bloom stamp set came to mind right away. I just love those bold blossoms! I don’t know if the flowers would work for Earth Day. I mean, flowers grow in the earth, right? That might be a stretch. Let’s just say I’m going with the rainbow element for this challenge. 

Today’s Colors:

So, let’s talk about the card. It came together really easily using the floral image and a few layered punches. I punched the flower using the 1” Circle Punch and then layered it on a 1-1/8” Scalloped Circle punch. The centers of the flowers were punched from the Bitty Blooms Punch Pack, along with those little “accent” flowers. 

The Polka Dots Basics Embossing Folder coordinates with the circle punch and added a pop of texture to the clean background. I also added LOTS of Stampin’ Dimensionals to pop all of the punched pieces up on the card. For the flower “centers” I actually cut a Mini Stampin’ Dimensional into 4 pieces. It’s a mini-itty-bitty Stampin’ Dimensional. I probably could have just stuck it down with a glue dot, but I like the added texture. I’ve listed a link to all of these products at the end of the post. 

Card Measurements: 
  • Pineapple Punch Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Basic Black Cardstock - 4-1/8” x 5-3/8” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (using Polka Dot Basics Embossing Folder) - 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Whisper White Cardstock (for stamped/punched sentiment) - 1/2” x 2-1/8” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
Because you just can't go wrong with sparkle, I used the Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the punched centers of the flowers and brushed to the little punched out flowers. It’s a subtle detail but really adds a lot of extra detail “in-person”. The sentiments are from the Varied Vases stamp set. 
Now, you can’t have that much cheer on the front of your card and NOT jazz up the inside, right? I decided to add another rainbow of stamped flowers to the inside with a coordinating sentiment. Oooh, this card just makes me happy! I hope you love it, too. 

So, what do you say? Would you like to join us and share a project? You can check out the Festive Friday Challenge HERE. You can enter your project for this challenge through Monday April 15th at 8pm CST. 

Stop by and say hello to the Design Team: 

Anne Marie Hile (you are here) 

Thanks so much for stopping by! I’ve linked all of the products I used to create my card below. You can click on any of the photos to shop anytime in my online Stampin’ Up!® store. 

Have a HAPPY day! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. Love the movement you've created and of course those sweet polka dots! This is delightful Anne Marie!

  2. Love the rainbow colors you used! Such a happy card, just makes me smile!

  3. Love the rainbow colors you chose for your card. Polka dots, bright colors just makes me happy!

  4. You hit this out of the park, Anne Marie! So cheery and fun! Welcome to the team!!!

  5. This is such a happy, cheerful card! I love the colors you chose for your rainbow, too! The softer hues really make for a fun creation!


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Anne Marie