Sunday, June 14, 2020

Playful Pampered Pets for PP495

  Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Laurie is hosting our monthly Color Challenge. 
Check it out and play along with us!
Since Tranquil Tide is retired, I decided to sub in the new In Color Just Jade in its place. 

When I first saw these colors, my brain wanted to go to creating a Christmas card…but it is like 100 degrees here in Texas and I just couldn’t bring myself to do it. Instead, I decided to thumb through my Designer Series Paper and new stamp sets to see what I could come up with. 
This card ended up being a hodgepodge of a couple different products: the Pampered Pets Bundle, the Pattern Play Bundle and the Dog Builder Punch. I’m a sucker for a big, bold sentiment and I’m really loving those Playful Alphabet Dies. The polka dot paper kind of reminded me of tennis balls, which my dogs love to play with. But the real star of the card is that adorable pup! Best part, he was die cut right from the Playful Pets Designer Series Paper. Easy, right? I’ve listed all of the measurements and details below along with supply list at the end of the post. 
As an animal lover, the Pampered Pets Bundle was at the top of my list.That scruffy Schnauzer reminds me so much of my sweet baby boy Emmitt. This little guy showed up abandoned in our neighborhood many years ago and thankfully I was able to convince him to trust me. I’m so happy that this little dude found us. He was THE best boy! Sadly, we had to say goodbye to him 2-1/2 years ago due to his cancer and not a day goes by that I don’t think about him. 
The layout for my card was inspired by the current Freshly Made Sketches Challenge. I always love a good sketch challenge and this is one of my favorites. I sometimes struggle with “tilted” elements on my card, but for some reason this sketch really spoke to me. I think I may have finally tackled my fear of the “tilt”. Hooray! 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Real Red Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Basic Gray Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (stripe print) - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Basic Gray Cardstock - 2-5/8” x 2-5/8” 
  • 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper (Just Jade) - 2-1/2” x 2-1/2"
  • Whisper White Cardstock - die cut a 2-1/8” square from the Stitched Shapes Dies
  • Real Red Cardstock - scrap to stamp striped image from Pattern Play stamp set in Real Red Ink, then die cut letters from Playful Alphabet Dies
  • Playful Pets Designer Series Paper - die cut the dog using the Pets Dies
  • Real Red Cardstock - scrap to punch three hearts using the Dog Builder Punch
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp dog bowl image from Playful Pets Stamp Set in Momento Ink and color with Smoky Slate Stampin’ Blends
  • Playful Pets Designer Series Paper (striped pattern, inside card) - 3/4” x 5-1/4”  
Finally, a peek inside the card. I added a strip of DSP and a little dog bowl image from the Pampered Pets stamp set. I’ve been sending a lot of “just because” Happy Mail lately, so I made sure to leave room for a handwritten note. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Color Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday June 19th, 2020

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

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Anne Marie

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  1. How adorable is this! I love the layout...and those alphabet dies!!! Why I don't have them in my arsenal, I don't know. However, they are heading to the top of my list. Great job!

  2. This is so sweet!! What a cute card. Everyone is saying they think Christmas with the colors, and that never even entered my mind. In fact when I found the combo online, they had made nautical cards with it, so I figured June is a good time for that. Not one of us went that direction though...including!

  3. How sweet! Love the way you used the sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches!

  4. I owned a dog like yours and they are such a treat to have. Love the layout and colors you chose for this sweet card.

  5. OMG how adorable!
    Has been forever since I posted or blog surfed but still look on FB. Hugs

  6. Oh I love that cute pup! Adorable card! And yes that image does look like your Sweet Emmitt!

  7. Yup, that stamp is a schnauzer, just look at those eyebrows! Your card is almost as adorable as Emmitt <3

  8. Oh this little guy is so cute! I love schnauzers! Love that DSP and all the red accents! So fun! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  9. Oh, Anne Marie, what a sweet card! I love this little schnauzer! He does remind me of your Emmitt! I love those stripes, the font on the "HI", the bow and the hearts! Such a darling card, My Friend!

  10. Too stinkin' cute, Anne Marie! And yes, I do believe your little guy could have been the model for this stamp set! Love your design!! :)

  11. Such a fun card, Anne Marie! That pup is to die for cute and I love the hearts and the bold Hi. Emmitt was so adorable, I can see why you adopted him and still miss him!

  12. Anne Marie, I so see the resemblance to Emmit! I love your use of the red accents and striped paper. Fabulous card

  13. I love this card Anne Marie - and I can totally see why the dog reminds you of Emmitt! The pop of green works really well and I love the bold diecut sentiment too!


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Anne Marie