Sunday, April 21, 2019

Sunny Days for Paper Players #438

Hello there stamping friends! It’s been a week since Stampin’ Up!® OnStage and I finally feel like I’m back in a routine again. After attending the event itself, presenting at the event and then hosting an “after-party” for 80 stampers immediately following OnStage, I was just a wee bit busy. I loved every minute of it! But life takes over sometimes and I’ve been catching up over the past week. 
I’m so happy to be back hosting a new challenge over at The Paper Players this week. It’s Clean-and-Simple week and I thought it would be fun to incorporate Paper Piecing into the challenge. Paper Piecing is a fun way to add some awesome detail to your stamped images. Sure stamping and coloring are a lot of fun, but paper piecing adds some extra detail by cutting cardstock or Designer Series paper and adding them to your image for added texture and pattern. 
I used the Sunny Days stamp set which is sadly retiring at the end of May. I haven’t used this set nearly enough so, I wanted to give it a little "inky love" to make some cards of encouragement to have on hand for friends. I love the big, bold sentiment. I highlighted it with some color to compliment the stamped image. I just love how the colors pop on this card! I resisted the urge to add 10 layers since it is clean-and-simple week. *wink, wink*

Card Colors: 

I snapped this photo while I was putting my card together. Sorry for the wonky lighting. I paper pieced the lemonade stand and the little banner out of Designer Series Paper. I’m so sad that the Wood Textures Designer Series Paper is retiring soon. It’s one of my favorites! At first, I was a little worried that this was going to be a lot more fussy cutting than I bargained for, but you know what? It wasn’t that bad at all. Thank goodness for my newest obsession of listening to podcasts while stamping. I love that I can listen while I work. It keeps my mind engaged and that has proven to make me a whole lot more productive. I don’t even mind fussy-cutting anymore. Who AM I? Haha! 
Even though there is a lot of color on this card, it came together pretty quickly, thanks to the Rectangle Stitched Dies. One for the main image and one for the sentiment, that’s it. I colored them in using my Stampin’ Blends Markers. I did add some Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the lemonade pitcher and glass. Because I just don’t ever pass up an opportunity to add sparkle, even if it is clean-and-simple week. 

Card Measurements: 

  • Lovely Lipstick Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • In Color 2018-2020 DSP - 1-1/2" x 5-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • In Color 2018-20120 DSP (inside card) - 1” x 5-1/4” 

As always, I have to include a photo of the inside of my card. Nothing over-the-top here. Just a little pop of DSP and a sentiment to keep the party going from the front of the card. Don’t neglect the inside of your cards. They like to get a little extra somethin’ somethin’ too. 

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 26th, 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 everything about this card Anne Marie! So bright and colourful and the paper-pieced detailing works perfectly. This turned out to be a fun challenge this week!

  2. I'm so glad you inked up this set, Anne Marie! Your lemonade stand is fabulous! I feel your pain about the loss of the Wood Textures DSP. I don't know what I'll do without it! I've used it so much that I have "real" woodworking followers on Pinterest. LOL

  3. Cute, cute, cute! Love the red and yellow. This is such a happy card!

  4. Adorable, Anne Marie! I love that you selected Lovely Lipstick. It's one of my favorite reds! I'm thrilled to see I wasn't the only one who layered my CAS card. You know us multi-layered girls! lol

  5. Anne Marie, this card is ADORABLE!!!!!! I love the color combo! That LL card stock makes me smile! I really enjoyed this challenge! Such a fabulous idea! XXX


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Anne Marie