Sunday, August 2, 2020

So Sentimental Cherry Blossoms for PP502

 Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Laurie is hosting our monthly Theme Challenge.  
Check it out and play along with us!
This challenge came at a really good time, as I needed a wedding card for later this month. I never seem to have wedding or anniversary cards ready to send, so this is great inspiration to get going on a few extra to have on hand.

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for this card below along with a full supply list at the very end of the post. 

Color Combo: 

When I started making my card, I immediately was drawn to the Cherry Blossom Dies. I just love all of the awesome detail these dies add to a project. I layered them up with the branches and leaves and accented the flowers with one of my favorite embellishments: the Champagne Rhinestones. I also added my favorite “sparkle spray” to dress the flowers up a bit. I have mentioned this before but this is super-easy to make. Simply add a couple drops of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint to a Stampin’ Spritzer, then fill it up with rubbing alcohol. Then shake, shake, shake it up and spray for lots of fabulous sparkly detail. Tip: use 70% rubbing alcohol or less, because the higher percentages tend to make the paint “ball up” a bit. 

One of my favorite stamp sets for all-occasion sentiments is So Sentimental. How perfect is this sentiment to celebrate a wedding? Best part, the sentiments in this set perfectly fit in the coordinating Stitched So Sweetly Dies. I popped in some Champagne Foil because I thought it was an elegant detail. I almost NEVER use a white card base but in this case, I just felt like it worked. One little tip I have is that if you are going to use Whisper White or Very Vanilla as a card base, it’s always best to use the THICK cardstock. It just holds up better as a card base because let’s be honest, nobody likes a “floppy” card base. 
Card Measurements and Details:
  • Thick Whisper White Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Champagne Foil - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Peony Garden Designer Series Paper - 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, embossed with Parisian Flourish 3D Embossing Folder
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to stamp sentiment from So Sentimental stamp set and die cut using Stitched So Sweetly Dies
  • Early Espresso Cardstock - scrap to die cut two of the branches and flower “centers” from the Cherry Blossom Dies
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock - scrap to die cut leaves from Cherry Blossom Dies
  • Whisper White Cardstock - scrap to die cut flowers from Cherry Blossom Dies, spritz flowers with a mixture of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint and rubbing alcohol (70% or less) in a Stampin’ Spritzer for added sparkle
  • Champagne Rhinestones
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Peony Garden Designer Series Paper (inside card) - 3/4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Add another die cut flower with leaves to the inside of the card using the Cherry Blossom Dies. 
Finally, a peek inside the card. I simply added another strip of the DSP, a sentiment from the Floral Essence stamp set and a little floral accent. I totally forgot to link the Floral Essence stamp set in the product list below. You can find it HERE.

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Wedding / Anniversary Theme Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday August 7th, 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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Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie 

Product List


  1. Gorgeous, Anne Marie! Such beautiful texture...and just the right touch of sparkle and bling! This card will definitely be treasured!

  2. How beautiful! I LOVE that embossed background!

  3. Gorgeous cherry blossoms against such a pretty backdrop! I am sure the happy couple will feel blessed to receive such a treasure!

  4. I love the cherry blossom dies against the petal pink paper. With the pretty sheer bow and the champagne embellishments, you've made one elegant and gorgeous card, Anne Marie! Love it!

  5. Oh, Anne Marie - this is just lovely. Every detail is perfect and gorgeous! :)

  6. Such a gorgeous card! I love everything about it!

  7. Beautiful Anne Marie - those cherry blossoms frame your sentiment beautifully and I love the soft colours of the background. I'm sure it will be well received!

  8. Oh Anne Marie, this is so gorgeous! I love the cherry blossoms, the pink and the embossed background. The bow is just perfect to complete this amazing card! This card will be cherished! Have a great rest of the weekend!


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Anne Marie