Sunday, June 21, 2020

Simple Thanks for PP496

 Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Joanne is hosting our monthly Clean-and-Simple Challenge. 
This month the theme for the challenge is: THANKS
Check it out and play along with us!
I don’t know about you, but I can never have too many thank you cards on hand to send out.   If you have visited me before, you may know that Clean-and-Simple (CAS) week is ALWAYS a challenge for me, especially with the layers. In my defense, this card really came together quickly because the dies did most of the work. 

Yesterday, I spent the day with a dear friend of mine, catching up and stamping. It was SO fun to have someone to craft with after the past few months. The first thing I needed to accomplish on our “crafting day” was to create the card for this challenge. It’s always fun to stamp at someone else’s house because there are lots of new stamps and dies to play with. Haha! I pulled out a die set that I don’t have yet and got busy on my card.
The Detailed Bands Dies are really a fun way to dress up a card easily while focusing on the sentiment. They also can create a little wrap around the card, which I think is pretty cool. I decided to focus on the frame and the leafy accents and selected a thank you sentiment from the Butterfly Gala stamp set. Now, once I decided on my colors and layout, I felt like I needed ONE more leafy accent, but it had to be a “solid” leaf to balance everything out. So, I grabbed the Forever Flourishing Dies for those silver leaves. 
For my card layout, I was inspired by the current sketch challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches. I’m always inspired by the awesome creativity on their challenges every week.
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Bermuda Bay Card Base - 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” 
  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock - 5-1/8” x 3-7/8” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock - 5” x 3-3/4”, embossed with Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • Bermuda Bay Cardstock - scrap to die cut the frame from the Detailed Bands Dies, accent with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock - scrap to die cut two leafy accents from the Detailed Bands Dies
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock - scrap to die cut two leaves from the Detailed Bans Dies
  • Silver Foil Cardstock - scrap to die cut leaf accent from Forever Flourishing Dies
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to stamp the sentient from Butterfly Gala stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink and die cut using the frame from Detailed Bands Dies
  • Accent card from with three rhinestones
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 5-1/4” x 4”, stamp with butterflies from Butterfly Gala stamp set in Gorgeous Grape ink
Finally, a peek inside the card. I stamped a couple of butterflies and left lots of space to write a handwritten note. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Clean-and-Simple Thanks Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday June 26th, 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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Have a HAPPY day today! 

Anne Marie

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  1. Beautiful colors! I love how you tucked the leaves around the sentiment!

  2. What a beautiful card! I love all those delicate die cuts and the pretty colours! Those sweet little butterflies in side add a finishing touch! Love it! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

  3. The delicate die cuts are lovely Anne Marie, this is a wonderful card!

  4. Love the open die cuts and great colors! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS!

  5. A fabulous use of these pretty dies and I love your color combo. Always a treat to see you in the Freshly Made Sketches gallery, Anne Marie!

  6. Love your card! Such a great color scheme and the touch of silver is the perfect accent!

  7. I am loving the dies...and the used! Such a pretty card! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  8. This is so gorgeous, Anne Marie! Your color combo is delicious and adding silver a wonderful touch! The fancy die cut behind your sentiment along with the subtle embossing in the background add additional interest that works beautifully but still keeps things CAS! Love it!

  9. How lucky you are to be able to "borrow" your friend's stamps! This is just beautiful, your color palette is summery and fresh!

  10. What a lovely card, Anne Marie! The colors you've picked for your die cut leaves is perfect - and all so sharp and clean against the white! Love it!

  11. Anne Marie, you showcased the detailed band die beautifully and it pairs so well with your gorgeous die-cut leaves. I love the color scheme, too! How fun to be able to have a "stamp party"

  12. Beautiful, Anne Marie! I love the texture and the "pop" of silver! Clean and perfect!!!

  13. Anne Marie, this is gorgeous! I love the color combo, the touch of silver, the embossed background and that delicate die. Such a beautiful card, MY Friend! Have a great weekend!

  14. I just love this Anne Marie - the colours, the dies, everything about it! A wonderful CAS thank you card - and I agree, you can never have too many of those!


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Anne Marie