Sunday, December 13, 2020

Beautiful Friendship Birthday for PP521

Happy Sunday  Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players! This week, Claire is hosting our last challenge of 2020 and it’s a fun Color Challenge

We will be taking a couple weeks off after this challenge to celebrate the holidays and will return again on January 3rd, 2021. This is also our last challenge with our fabulous 2020 Guest Designers: Allisa Steinlicht, Stef Perry and Mary Deatherage. It has been so much fun working with these lovely ladies and we appreciate them so much. Thank you ladies! 
I had to fight the urge to make a holiday card with this color combo! Actually I started with a Christmas card but couldn’t quite get the elements where I wanted them. So, I scrapped it and went an entirely different direction. I remembered that I got a new pack of black and white themed Designer Series Paper in my new January - June Mini Catalog pre-order, so I grabbed that and got to creating. The True Love Designer Series Paper is a really fun mix of black and white prints, one side is florals and the other is smaller patterns, like the one I used on this card. It will be available January 5th when the new catalog launches. 

This card is a hodgepodge of a bunch of different products actually. I used the sentiment from the Beautiful Friendship stamp set and dies from the Poppy Moments, Wild Rose and Peony Dies. I love how everything came together to create this elegant black & white birthday card! 

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
Card Measurements and Details:
  • Thick Whisper White Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, embossed with Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing Folder
  • True Love Designer Series Paper (Sneak Peek): 1-1/4” x 5-1/8” 
  • Silver Foil: 1” x 5-1/8”, die cut scalloped border using Poppy Dies
  • Basic Black Cardstock: Die cut label from Wild Rose Dies, heat emboss sentiment from Beautiful Friendship stamp set in white
  • Basic Black and Whisper White Cardstock: scraps to die cut solid poppy, poppy outline and poppy center from Poppy Moments Dies. Accent with Wink of Stella. 
  • Vellum: die cut five of the small leafy accents from Poppy Moments Dies
  • Rhinestones
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 December 18th, 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

Please note, the following product will be available starting January 5th, 2021 in the new Stampin’ Up!® January - June Mini Catalog:
  • 154281 - True Love Designer Series Paper
Product List


  1. Pretty with just the right touch of elegance!

  2. Well, all your mixed elements made one gorgeous birthday card Anne Marie! I love the die cut flower with the vellum leaves and the elegant bow! So beautiful!

    It's been such a wonderful experience creating along side you and the team this year, Anne Marie! I've enjoyed every minute this year!



  3. Such a striking card...I love the black glittery ribbon and silver really creates a fabulous background for the bold flower!

  4. Beautiful, Anne Marie! It's so classy and elegant! LOVE it! Happy holidays, my friend!

  5. The challenge colors are awesome for birthday it! Have a very Merry Christmas my friend!

  6. Beautiful card, Anne Marie!! Unexpected and gorgeous! :)

  7. Love the florals in black, so stunning! Thanks for having me on the team this year!

  8. This is beautiful Anne Marie - such a great combination of new papers with an existing set. I love the addition of the vellum leaves and bow too. So elegant!


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Anne Marie