Sunday, January 26, 2020

Thoughtful Blooms for PP475

Happy Sunday! It’s a new week and time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players. This week, Joanne is our lovey hostess for our monthly Sketch Challenge Check it out and play along with us! 
Sketch challenges are always my favorite! I love having a card layout as a starting point. As soon as I saw the sketch, I immediately knew I wanted to ink up my Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set for a bright and cheery “Congratulations” card with a rainbow of happy colors. If you have visited me before, you probably know that bright colors are my absolute favorite! 

Color Combo: 
Let’s talk about this fun stamp set for a moment. Right now, the Thoughtful Blooms Stamp Set AND the coordinating Small Bloom Punch can actually be earned for FREE with a qualifying purchase during my favorite Stampin’ Up!® event of the year: Sale-A-Bration. Click HERE for more info. 

For my card, I started out with just the flowers on the scalloped rectangle, but decided to pop them up on 1” punched circles to make them stand out a bit more. Not surprising, but I also added Clear Wink of Stella to the flowers for more sparkle. Wink of Stella is the Frank’s Red Hot of my stamp studio - “I put that stuff on everything!” Haha! 
Card Measurements and Details:
  • Coastal Cabana Card Base - 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” 
  • Basic Black Cardstock - 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (embossed with Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder) - 5-1/8” x 3-7/8” 
  • Tie a piece of Black Organdy Ribbon around the Whisper White Layer
  • Scrap of Whisper White Cardstock to die cut the largest stitched scalloped rearrange from the Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Whisper White Cardstock (for sentiment) - 1-3/4” x 1/2” 
  • Scrap of Basic Black Cardstock to punch out 6 - 1” circles
  • Scraps of Melon Mambo, Mango Melody, Daffodil delight, Granny Apple Green, Coastal Cabana and Gorgeous Grape Cardstock to stamp and punch flowers
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 5-1/4” x 4” 
Finally, here is a peek inside the card. I used the small flower stamp and just dressed up the corners with more of those happy colors. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Sketch Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday January 31st, 2019

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

The Paper Players Design Team

All of the products I used on this card 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: G7F4CWTM. If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using this host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a free exclusive PDF project tutorial bundle. (see the sneak peek below) It’s also Sale-A-Bration, y’all! So for every $50 you spend, you also get free product from Stampin’ Up!®

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 the gift from me. Thanks so much for stopping by! 

Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

Note - The following products can be earned for FREE with your qualifying Sale-A-Bration order:

  • Thoughtful Blooms Photopolymer Stamp Set #152290 - free with a minimum $50 order
  • Small Bloom Punch #152316 - free with a minimum $100 order
Product List


  1. Oh, I just LOVE this! The bright colors against the black really pop!! What a delightful card! And the ribbon makes it even more fun!

  2. So bright and fun Anne Marie, very cute!

  3. Love those bright flowers against the black and the added sparkle from the ribbon is great! From one Wink of Stella lover to another - a great card this week, Anne Marie!

  4. So bright and cheery, Anne Marie! These colors really "pop". The rhinestones are the perfect accents!

  5. Anne Marie, this card makes me smile! I love the gorgeous colors for all the flowers and the pretty little black bow is perfect! This card would brighten anyones' day! Great take on the sketch, My Friend! XX

  6. Such a happy card, Anne Marie! The black circles really do act to make the flower colors pop. And of course Wink of Stella! Who doesn't love some sparkle?

  7. Anne Marie, the colors on this card make me smile - I'm a sucker for anything in rainbow order :-) I love all that wonderful white background - it really allows your fabulous flowers to shine on the page. Fabulous take on the sketch

  8. I'm so glad you chose to use Thoughtful Blooms on this cheery card as mine is on its way - wahoo! Really like how those bright colours pop against the black and love the way you decorated the inside of the card too. Vicky x


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Anne Marie