Sunday, April 7, 2019

Gingham Gala Daisy for PP436

Hello Stamping Friends! I hope you are having a wonderful weekend so far. It’s Sunday and that means we have another weekly challenge over at The Paper Players. This week, it’s LeAnne’s turn to host and she has a great Theme Challenge: focus your project around Plaid or Checks. We hope you will join us! 
I also wanted to play along with the current Freshly Made Sketches challenge, as well. You just can’t go wrong with starting with a fantastic sketch for your cards. The FMS team always has amazing creative inspiration, so check them out. 
The inspiration for my card was a little unusual this week. As I sat down to create, my eye was drawn to a little tube of hand cream I have in my craft room. Working with paper, hand cream is an essential item in here to keep my hands from drying out. The color combo on the packaging instantly got my wheels turning, so I pulled out the Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper (from the Stampin’ Up! Occasions Catalog) and the Daisy Punch. You just never know where you will find creative inspiration. CLICK HERE if you’d like to take a peek at the hand cream I found at Target. Ps: it smells really good, too! 

 Today’s Colors

This card came together easily and there is very minimal stamping. Hooray for easy, right? I wanted the gingham paper to be the superstar, as it is the focus of the theme challenge. The simple stamped sentiment is from the Butterfly Gala stamp set. 

For the flower, I punched out 2 of the daisies from the Gingham Gala DSP and then punched another daisy out of vellum. I used the 3/4” Circle Punch for the flower center. Then, I added some Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the center of the flower and on the punched vellum daisy for some sparkly detail. I layered up the daisies and the circle punch adding a Stampin’ Dimensional between each layer to really make the flower pop. Finally, I added a little bow to the center of the flower, because it looked a little “naked” to me without it…and because it was sitting on my desk unused from another project. :) 

Card Measurements: 
  • Balmy Blue Card Base - 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” 
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Gingham Gala Designer Series Paper - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 4-1/8” 
  • Balmy Blue Cardstock (embossed with Striped Scallops) - 3” x 4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (for sentiment) - 5/8” x 2-1/8”
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock (behind banner) -  scrap

As always, here is a look inside the card. As this card wasn’t really for a specific occasion, I just added a little pop of the Gingham Gala DSP and a stamped image from the Daisy Delight Stamp set. I forgot to add to the supply table at the end of this post, so CLICK HERE for more information about that stamp set. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share a project using the color challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday April 12th, 2019. 

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team

All of the products I used are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store. This month’s Host Code is: TE9GEQXY. If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using this host code, you will receive a gift from me. If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), do NOT use the host code. You will earn host rewards from Stampin’ Up! AND you'll also receive a gift from me. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. I love gingham! And I love how you used it for the background plus a contrasting one for the flower. Beautiful!

  2. Oh my goodness, I have enjoyed seeing what all the Players made, and this one is just amazing! How fresh and spring-like with that wonderful daisy (love the vellum you added) and the bright, happy colors you chose! Of course, I like the sketch, too!! Great minds think alike!

  3. This is just darling Anne Marie and I love your colors!

  4. These doors are fabulous together! Such a pretty card!

  5. Love the gingham bloom! So bright and beautiful!

  6. What a fun & fresh design! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  7. This is such a beautiful card Anne! I just love the gingham in the background and in the daisy! So pretty! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  8. Anne Marie, this is soooo pretty! I love the gingham daisy and the vellum layer! Your embossed panel and gingham background just shouts Spring. This card would make anyone smile! XX

  9. Wow! Absolutely stunning, Anne Marie! LOVE it!

  10. Anne Marie, I agree with Claire, this is so pretty. I love the soft blues, whites and yellows and your layered flower with the vellum and bow, is just gorgeous. A ray of sunshine and blue skies to brighten anyone's day

  11. This is just so fresh and pretty Anne Marie - I love it! A great way to use the daisy and highlight an embossed panel too.

  12. Great card...I've CASED it already! I did find one the the measurements was wrong, on the second piece of Daffodil Delight was off. Love the colors and the DSP!!


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Anne Marie