Sunday, January 3, 2021

Sweet Strawberry for PP522

Happy Sunday and Happy New Year! 
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, LeAnne is hosting our first challenge of 2021 and it’s a fun Theme Challenge
With the upcoming launch of the Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog on January 5th, there is plenty of “NEW” in my stamp studio right now! The tough part was picking something to use for this challenge. I’m always drawn to bright and happy colors, so the decision to create super cute strawberry card was an easy one. 

*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.

Color Combo: 
My card features some sneak peeks of new products that will be available on January 5th! The Sweet Strawberry stamp set and Strawberry Builder Punch will be in the new Stampin’ Up!® January - June Mini Catalog. This is such a cute bundle, I’m having so much fun creating with it! There is also a coordinating bundle that you can earn for FREE with a qualifying order during Sale-A-Bration from January 5th, 2021 - February 28th, 2021. It features the coordinating Berry Blessing stamp set and Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper
The card layout is great for showcasing Designer Series Paper and one of my goals for the new year is to USE more Designer Series Paper on my projects. I always tell myself “it’s TOO pretty to use” and guess what? It just sits in my craft room, collecting dust. That’s no fun. These pretty patterns were meant to be shared and enjoyed. I figure that if I use it up, I can always just buy more. Problem solved. Haha! 
Card Measurements and Details: 
(**EDITED with CORRECTED Measurements**)
  • Poppy Parade Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Pacific Point Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper (SAB): 2-5/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Pacific Point Cardstock: 1-1/4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper (SAB):1-1/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock: die cut 2-1/4” x 3-1/2” rectangle from Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • Pacific Point Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 5/8", heat emboss sentiment and tag punch each ends using Tailored Tag Punch
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock: stamp two strawberry images in Versamark ink, heat emboss using Clear Stampin’ Emboss Powder and punch out using Strawberry Builder Punch
  • Garden Green Cardstock: stamp two strawberry “stems” and punch out using Strawberry Builder Punch, accent leaves and stem with Clear Wink of Stella
  • Square Vellum Doiley heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder and Versamark Ink, cut 3/4” strip off one side and adhere behind stitched rectangle
  • White Baker’s Twine and Basic Rhinestone’s colored with Poppy Parade Stamp’ Blends
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp images in Granny Apple Green and accent flower centers with Daffodil Delight Blends and Wink of Stella
  • Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper (inside card): 1” x 5-1/4” 
Finally, here is a peek inside the card. I simply added a little strip of the DSP and part of the leafy stamped image. It’s a simple detail but keeps the fun going from the front of the card. 

I also ended up making a second card with different patterns of the DSP for my Facebook Live Video today. You can watch the replay of that video here: Sweet Strawberry Facebook Live. I’m not sure which card I like best! What do you think? 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Something New Theme Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday January 8th, 2021

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

Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

Welcome our new Guest Designers: 

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

The current Host Code is: PSPHR69G

Also, If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using the above host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a FREE Exclusive Project Tutorial PDFsee the sneak peek below. Each month, I partner with an amazingly talented group of demonstrators from around the world to create these project tutorials. This month's tutorial features 12 awesome project ideas to inspire your creativity! 
If your order is over $150, please do NOT use the host code. You will still receive the PDF tutorial along with an additional free gift from me. 

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:
  • #154394 - Sweet Strawberry Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • #154239 - Strawberry Builder Punch
  • #156214 - Sweet Strawberry Bundle (stamps and punch, save 10%)
Please note, the following product will be available starting January 5th, 2021 in the new Stampin’ Up!® Sale-A-Bration Catalog:
  • #157613 - Berry Blessing Stamp Set and Berry Delightful Designer Series Paper (can be earned for FREE with a $100 order)


  1. Such a bright and happy card Anne Marie! Those strawberries look good enough to eat. I am thinking of my favorite desert now-Strawberry shortcake. YUM! I am so happy the season is coming soon. Thanks again for the chance to design with all of you at TPP...the talent is going to keep me on my toes! Take care!

  2. You have me longing for summer with your charming strawberry cards! These are delightful Anne Marie!

  3. I love them BOTH! You're right...why hoard all these gorgeous papers when they're so fun to use! Great way to mix and match the patterns, just so happy!

  4. Anne Marie, I just love those strawberries. What a refreshing way to start the New Year! Your card is beautifully balanced and the DSP patterns you chose work so perfectly together. I am so happy to be creating with you over at The Paper Players. We are all going to have a wonderfully creative year!

  5. Such fun, cheerful designs to start the year off with! I love how you used the two different DSPs on the card fronts! Looking forward to designing with you this year at The Paper Players!

  6. So fresh and fun!! Love the strawberries...yum!

  7. I just love both of these Anne Marie - a beautiful way to showcase these strawberry papers and stamp sets! So fresh and colourful - I love the peek of doily too!

  8. Oh, Anne enabler, you! I was resisting the strawberries until I saw your card. Those berries are adorable! Happy New Year!

  9. Oh Anne Marie, these cards are lovely! I love strawberries and these card make me think of warmer days. The mix of patterns makes me smile! Happy Cards to start the New Year, My Freind!

  10. Anne Marie - thank you for reminding me of summer. The patterns you chose for your card remind me of a summer picnic with warm breezes and those strawberries made my mouth water! What a fabulous card

  11. What a pretty pair of cards! The berries moved me right ahead to early summer and I love all the bright and fun-colored papers! Great designs both outside and inside too!


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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie