Sunday, March 28, 2021

Flowering Cactus for PP534

Happy Sunday! 
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, I am super excited to be hosting our monthly Sketch Challenge.
If you have ever visited me before, you probably know these two things: I LOVE Sketch Challenges and lots of layers on my cards! I hope you enjoy my sketch this week and take it for a spin yourself. 

*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.
For my card, I decided to use the Flowering Cactus Product Medley because I finally inked it up this past week and can’t seem to stop using it!  It was perfect to create a birthday card for a sweet friend. 

Color Combo: 
A Product Medley is an easy way to order a coordinating product suite all together with one product number. I love that everything in the suite comes boxed together and with the addition of some cardstock, ink and a couple of other tools / embellishments, you can create lots of pretty projects! This kit will be available *while supplies last* through May 3rd, 2021. 

The Flowering Cactus Product Medley includes these exclusive products:
  • 15-piece Flowering Cactus Photopolymer Stamp Set 
  • 48 sheets of 6" x 6" Designer Series Paper: 8 each of 6 double-sided designs
  • Die-cut felt sheets: 4 each of 2 colors
  • Linen thread combo pack: 10 yards each in natural and Calypso Coral colors
  • 10-piece Flowering Cactus Dies (use with Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine; compatible with the Mini Stampin' Cut & Emboss Machine)
There is also a refill kit available with more of the consumable items (DSP, linen thread and felt flowers) and you can find more information on that by clicking HERE
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Mossy Meadow Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, embossed with Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • Flowering Cactus Designer Series Paper (from Product Medley): 1-1/4” x 4-1/4”, 2 pieces
  • Calypso Coral Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 1-1/4”, embossed with Greenery Embossing Folder
  • Basic White Cardstock: die cut the largest circle from Stitched Shapes Dies, stamp “ground” in Mossy Meadow ink
  • Mossy Meadow Cardstock: die cut detailed cactus cactus
  • Flowering Cactus Designer Series Paper: die cut the round cactus from patterned paper
  • Basic White Cardstock: 1-3/4” x 1/2”, stamp sentiment in Mossy Meadow Ink and snip either end at an angle
  • Felt Flowers and Linen Thread from the Flowering Cactus Product Medley
  • Artistry Blooms Sequins
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment in Mossy Meadow ink, stamp cactus in Pear Pizzazz ink and stamp flowers in Calypso Coral ink 
  • Flowering Cactus Designer Series Paper (inside card): 3/4’ x 5-1/4” 
Finally a peek inside the card! I added in another strip of that pretty patterned paper, a birthday sentiment and a stamped cactus to "keep the party going”  from the front of the card. I really love how this card came together and I hope you do as well. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Sketch Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday April 2nd, 2021

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

The current Host Code is: W2ZUFQHP

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

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  1. This card is so cute with all the colors used. Wonderful job.

  2. So pretty! I love the colors and especially the itty bitty flowers on top of the cacti! Such a fun little detail! Thanks for a fun challenge! Have a great week!

  3. I confess to not getting on the cactus bandwagon, but can I tell you...I just LOVE this card! There is something about those sweet little prints and those felt flowers that just makes my heart happy! I love your sketch and I love this card!

  4. Fabulous card, Anne Marie! I LOVE this product medley. The colors are gorgeous!!! Have a wonderful week!

  5. This card is one of my favs of yours that is for sure! The colors just scream happy to be Anne Marie! Absolutely a wonderful job!

  6. I love EVERYTHING about your card!

  7. Anne Marie, your card is beautifully done. Love the layout and perfectly placed elements. The colors in this DSP and how you used them are great!

  8. Great sketch Anne Marie and a fabulous cactus creation to boot! I am having fun working with this product medley too so I doubly appreciate your card this week!

  9. Anne Marie, I love cactus (even if I can't grow them)! This card is so happy and will make someone's day! I love that the cactus are blooming! Perfect color combo, too! Have a great Easter weekend, My Friend!

  10. Super cute card 👍💐😊 congrats
    Have a great weekend

  11. What a wonderful take on the sketch with those great images and papers! The inside looks so nice too and I like those sentiments you chose too! Great card!

  12. Anne Marie, I absolutely love your use of color. Calypso is one of my least favorite colors, but you made me love it. The dark green base is perfect to anchor this wonderful scene and the white space around your focal elements lets them shine. Fabulous!


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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie