Sunday, May 3, 2020

Over the Moon for PP489

Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Joanne is hosting our monthly 
Theme Challenge. 
 Check it out and play along with us! 
This challenge is just so perfect right now and a great reminder to send out some “HAPPY MAIL” and make someone smile! It’s no secret that I am a big fan of “punny” cards, the sillier the better. So, when I saw this challenge I immediately pulled out the Over the Moon stamp set. You can’t go wrong with cute cows and fun sentiments, right? 

This stamp set will sadly be retiring on June 2nd, so if you want to add it to your stamp collection, scoop it up now. I’ve listed all of the measurements for this card below along with a full supply list at the end of this post. 
This stamp set is fun to color with Stampin’ Blends and also works well with the Stitched Nested Labels Dies. I created this little scene by stamping the cow and then a few random patches of grass and then colored everything in. I colored the background behind the cow using a Light Pool Party Stampin’ Blends for some subtle shading that looked more like “sky” and less boring than a regular white background. Of course, I added some Clear Wink of Stella to the cow’s horns, face and boots along with the flower and the little grassy images. You always need sparkle! :) 

Just a quick note about the gingham designer series paper, it comes from the Brights 6” x 6” DSP pack, which is already sold out. You could always use another pattern of DSP that coordinates, or even emboss some Poppy Parade Cardstock as an alternative to add texture and pattern to that layer. 

Color Combo: 
It’s easy to make your own "cow print” paper using the Love What You Do stamp set. The two images highlighted in the photo above work perfectly when inked up in black ink. I just stamped them randomly on the Whisper White Cardstock, alternating the sizes and turning/flipping them each time I stamped so the patterns didn’t look the same. This stamp set is also retiring on June 2nd, so if it’s on your list, get it while you can! 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Poppy Parade Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Basic Black Cardstock - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 3-3/4” x 5”, stamp the large and small “cow” images from the Love What You Do stamp set randomly throughout the cardstock in Tuxedo Black Momento Ink
  • Brights Designer Series Paper (sold out) - 2-3/4” x 5” 
  • Basic Black Cardstock - die cut a 4-1/4” Stitched Nested Labels Die
  • Whisper White Cardstock - die cut a 3-3/4” Stitched Nested Labels Die, stamp cow and grass images and color with Stampin’ Blends
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to stamp the sentiment in Tuxedo Black Momento ink and punch with Classic Label Punch
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card)  - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Brights Designer Series Paper - 1” x 5-1/4” 
Finally a peek inside the card. I simply added a strip of the gingham DSP and left it blank to write a handwritten note. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Theme Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday May 8th, 2020

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

Please note: The following items will be retiring on June 2, 2020
  • Over the Moon Cling Stamp Set
  • Love What You Do Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • 5/8” Burlap Ribbon
  • SNAIL Adhesive
  • Also, Stampin’ Blends Markers will no longer be sold individually, they will only be available as a COMBO pack of both colors
Product List


  1. I couldn't wait to read your post, first to tell you that I love this little cow, and second, to find out how you made your background! Very clever---I can see how that would be much easier than drawing and coloring in your own spots, LOL! Cute as can be!

  2. OK... it's official. you are a genius. I looked at your cowprint paper (after laughing at the sentiment" and thought... where on earth did Anne Marie find that awesome cow print paper. You made it... it's the perfect backdrop to your DSP. I also think that essian bow is everything...

  3. What a sweet image and a fun sentiment!Cute!

  4. Oh. My. Goodness. Cow hide DSP!! What a clever clever girl you are!! And this card is just adorable - love the color scheme, the design - everything!! Great job, Anne Marie!!

  5. How cute, love the punny sentiment!

  6. Great card! Cows, gingham and burlap...a great combination!

  7. What a cute cow and the sentiment made me laugh! I loved the gingham and then read how you made the cow print? Brilliant! Love this to pieces, Anne Marie!

  8. Your card is just Moo-va-lous! I love the gingham and the cow print you created is so amazing! Your little cow certainly made me smile! Have a great rest of the week, My Friend! XX

  9. Anne Marie you are a girl after my own heart - I can't resist a punny sentiment either and I love these cow stamps, they always make me smile and I'm bummed they are retiring. Love the cow paper too - I've made this before and I love how it compliments the main image. Smiles all round!

  10. Your card is definitely a smile maker for sure, Anne Marie! This layout is awesome, and so is your cow print! You are so clever!!!


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Anne Marie