Sunday, August 4, 2019

Everything Amazing for PP453

Hey, hey, it’s Sunday! This week at The Paper Players, Claire has a fun Theme Challenge for us:
Back to School 
I have to admit, I struggled a little bit with this one at first because I don’t really have a lot of “kid stamps”. Then, I had the epiphany that Back to School isn’t JUST for kids. It’s for students of ALL ages, teachers, bus drivers, school staff, administrators, parents, coaches…the list is endless. There are so many people to celebrate, I could go on and on. It’s just  good excuse to make a card to tell someone you appreciate them! 
My card is actually for a friend who recently decided to get her real estate license. Hey, that qualifies for Back to School, right? I also think this card would be great to encourage an older kiddo, maybe in high school or college, at the start of their school year as well. Because, let’s be honest, occasionally we ALL need a little reminder that we CAN do AMAZING things! 

Today’s Colors: 

As soon as I saw the Everything Amazing stamp set, I knew I had to have it. I love a big, bold sentiment and this one checks that box. I stamped it in Versamark Ink on Poppy Parade Cardstock and then heat embossed using the Shimmery White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The photos do not truly capture the level of sparkle…it’s FABULOUS! Then, I used the Stitched Nested Labels dies to cut it out. 

I stamped the smaller sentiments in Mango Melody ink and popped them up using Mini Stampin’ Dimensionals. The trio of little hearts was fussy-cut and popped up on Stampin’ Dimensionals. The See a Silhouette DSP was a fun accent to really make the colors pop.

Card Measurements: 
  • Poppy Parade Card Base - 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” 
  • Mango Melody Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper - 3-3/4” x 5”
  • Scraps of Poppy Parade and Whisper White for stamped and die-cut / fussy-cut images
  • Whisper White Cardstock (for “You will do” sentiment) - 1/4” x 1-1/2” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (for “Things” sentiment) - slightly larger than 1/4”  x 1-5/8’ 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • See a Silhouette Designer Series Paper (inside card) - 1” x 4” 
  • Mango Melody Cardstock (inside card) - 1/4” x 4 
Finally, here is a peek inside the card. Full disclosure, I had to add that little 1/4” x 4” piece of Mango Melody cardstock to cover up an ink “oopsie”. It worked and I didn’t end up wasting any cardstock, so yay for that! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project with our Theme Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday August 9th, 2019. 

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

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Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. Beautiful card...and you are right.... back to school is for so many people, not just kiddos!

  2. You've done amazing things with this card! It sure is pretty!

  3. This card is AMAZING!!! I love your choice of colors, because that DSP really brings it all together! I can't wait to get my sparkly embossing powder, the man in brown is bringing it tomorrow! Your sentiment proves how awesome it's going to be!

  4. Hi Anne Marie! This was a great stamp set to use for the "back-to-school" theme. I haven't ordered it, but you're fantastic card is making me think twice! I love the added hearts and bow too!

  5. There is just something about this great color combo that makes you want to keep looking at it. You will have to use it again. I am going to try it, too so thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Anne Marie this card works perfectly for this week's challenge - and it's so true, back-to-school applies to lots of people, not just children! I love your bright colour combo and I too am wondering now if I have unfairly overlooked this stamp set.

  7. Wow! What a fabulous card, Anne Marie! This set, which is on my Wish List, has just moved to the top of the list. Great color choices! The hearts and the bow are the perfect accents!

  8. Your friend will adore this beautiful card! School is school no matter what the subject! Good for her! I love this this color combo, the DSP and the "AMAZING" sentiment! You certainly rocked my challenge! XXX

  9. Anne Marie, you are so right. It is so much more than just the kiddies and this card is fabulous. I love the color combo and I agree with Ann, the hearts and bow are the perfect accents.


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Anne Marie