Friday, April 17, 2020

Sending Healing Hugs for FF0057

Hello and Happy Friday! Time for a brand new Festive Friday Challenge. For #FF0057, our festivity is National Nurse’s Day, which is coming up May 12th. Our Inspo List features 10 items you can choose from to create your project. Incorporate THREE (or more) of the items in your project and link up to the challenge! And guess what? Your project doesn’t have to be about the National Nurse’s Day – at all! The selected festivity is just a unique way to come up with some fun and interesting ideas to inspire your creativity! 
My Inspo List Picks: Red - Get Well Sentiment - Blue - Hearts - Balloons - Green

So, I have to tell you a story. This is probably one of my favorite cards that I have EVER made! It’s no secret that I love bright and cheery colors and that was the inspiration for this card. When I looked at the Inspo List, I decided to pull out a stamp set from my collection that hasn’t seen a lot of ink: Meant to Be. I have used the coordinating Stitched BE Mine Dies a whole bunch, but the stamps, not so much. That was where the idea for the balloon bouquet popped into my head. 
I was also super-inspired by the current As You See It Challenge, which features a rainbow theme. Rainbow cards just make my heart happy. I love all of the happy colors! I’ve listed all of the measurements and details below and there is also a full supply list at the end of this post. 

My color combo for this card:
Here is the deal y'all, right now we all need some cards to share some sunshine and make someone’s day a little bit brighter. I chose a get well sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set for my card because I have a friend who really needs it right now. But you could just as easily change out the sentiment to send some happy mail to one of your friends fro any occasion. This is also a FABULOUS card to use up all of those cardstock scraps in your craft room. You all know that you have them, if you are like me you probably have more of them than you’d care to admit to. Haha! 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Basic Black Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Strips of Lovely Lipstick, Pumpkin Pie, Daffodil Delight, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay and Gorgeous Grape Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 3/4” 
  • Black Foil - 2 scraps measuring 3/4” x 5-1/4”each, die cut with the scalloped border from the Stitched Be Mine Dies
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 5-1/4” x 2-3/4” , embossed with the Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to stamp and die cut six heart images using the Meant to Be stamp set and Stitched Be Mine Dies
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to stamp and die cut the sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set and Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Tie a bow with the Whisper White Baker’s Twine and add to card with a glue dot
  • Add two rhinestones to frame the sentiment. 
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
For the inside of the card, I stamped another rainbow of hearts and left the rest blank to  write a handwritten note for a friend. I hope you love this card as much as I do! 

Hop on over to the Festive Friday Challenge to see what the rest of the Design Team  shared this week. We’d love to have you join us with your project! The challenge is open from today through Monday April 27th at 8:00 PM CST, so you have plenty of time to play along. 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

Thanks for stopping by today! All of the products that 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

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Have a HAPPY day today! 
Anne Marie

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  1. Wheeeeee! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! What a great way to incorporate those rainbow colors into your sweet creation! Those hearts are perfect, but the strips behind it, creating the background...they just tie it all together! Thanks for playing with As You See It with this awesome card!

  2. I LOVE your card with all those lovely rainbow hearts, so pretty. The strips behind the panel make a lovely background for the hearts. Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is bright and cheerful Anne Marie, super cute too!

  4. Adorable, Anne Marie! This card would definitely brighten up someone's day! Love the balloon hearts!

  5. Love the bright cheery hearts and colors! Great card Ann Marie!

  6. Anne Marie, your card makes me so happy! The bright rainbow background and the gorgeous bouquet of heart balloons - just wow! Thank you for playing along with us at As You See It Challenge.

  7. This is a beautiful card, Anne Marie, and a great way to honour our nurses, all of whom are risking their lives right now to save lives around the world. It couldn't be more timely! Thank you for a great tribute! And thanks for playing along with our Rainbow Challenge at As You See It Challenges!

  8. Love, love, love this card Anne Marie! The rainbow stripes are the perfect compliment for the those pretty heart balloons and such a fabulous card to cheer nurses at the present time. Thanks for playing along over at As You See It this week!


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Anne Marie