Sunday, May 16, 2021

In Bloom for PP541

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, I am very excited to be hosting our monthly Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Challenge.
I always think it’s funny that my friends over at The Paper Players even LET me host Clean-and-Simple week. They know how I struggle with it. I will say though, that over the years I’ve gotten a lot better at this style of card making and have really started to enjoy it. :) 

For this challenge, I added in the theme of using “Polka Dots” on your CAS project. What do we mean by Clean-and-Simple? 


*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 CAS Polka Dot project, I decided to use two of my favorite products, the In Bloom Bundle and the new Dots & Checks Embossing Folders. I can’t even tell you how much I have used the In Bloom Stamp set and coordinating Pierced Blooms Dies. If you don’t have this bundle, add it to your list. It’s so easy to make beautiful cards with all of the different flowers and that pierced detail really pops! 

If you have ever visited me before, you know that I absolutely LOVE bright colors and rainbows! I used some cardstock scraps to make a rainbow border on my card front. This is a fantastic layout to use up some of those card scraps you probably have taking up space in your craft room too. So many possibilities with color combinations! 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Basic White THICK Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Two pieces EACH of Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green, Bermuda Bay and Highland Heather Cardstock: 1-1/4” x 1/2” 
  • One piece Gorgeous Grape Cardstock: 1-1/4” x 1/2” 
  • Add the cardstock strips along the left side of the card base using liquid glue
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-1/4” x 5-1/2”, embossed using the polka dots from the Dots & Checks Embossing Folders
  • Adhere the embossed Basic White piece along the left side of the card base, slightly overlapping the colored cardstock strips
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to die cut the flowers and to stamp and die cut the sentiment using the In Bloom Bundle
  • Small scraps of Magenta Madness, Mango Melody, Granny Apple Green and Bermuda Bay Cardstock to die cut the flower centers and leaves
  • Accent the flower centers with Wink of Stella for added sparkle
  • Three Rhinestone Basic Jewels
Normally I share a photo of the inside of the card, but I decided to leave this one blank to include a special handwritten note for the recipient. So instead, I’ll just share a photo of our adorable foster puppy, formerly known as Cassie. Her new family decided to rename her Frannie, so we are getting her used to that. She is such a happy dog, we are really enjoying our time with her. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Clean-and-Simple “Polka Dots" Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday May 21st 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

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Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

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  1. This just makes me happy! The polka dots and those sweet pierced blooms are delightful together. Cute card!

  2. Polka dots and rainbows - the perfect combination this week Anne Marie! I love those stitched flowers too - you enabled my purchase of these a while ago and I haven't looked back!!

  3. I am loving this color combination! The rainbow along the edge is a great way to balance the white and use up scraps! So cheerful and the little bit of bling in the flower centers is a great CAS embellishment! Have a great week!

  4. I absolutely adore this card!!! The rainbow edge was such a great idea! Well done! I sure hope you are feeling better too. Frannie is adorable and so glad you shared her with us! Sorry I didn't swing by last week I was away for a little unexpected vacay! Take care!

  5. This card is amazing, Anne Marie! Your colors match your banner this week and they are so striking together. A beautiful CAS and a great tribute to polka dots! Enjoy your week and hope you feel better soon.

  6. Absolutely perfect, Anne Marie! When I grow up, I want to create cards like you! everything you design is fabulous!

  7. Frannie is still adorable! what a gorgeous little face! Oh... and yes.. .your card is gorgeous, too. I love how bright and bold it is - it just screams a sunshine-y day! Fabulous card, my friend. Hope you are feeling better

  8. I love, love, love this colorful card! It makes me smile! I agree with Ann! Your rainbow of colors and polka dot background is amazing! Those flowers are such happy flowers. If this was in my mailbox, it would make me so happy! Love this challenge, My Friend! Have a great weekend!

  9. What an adorable little pup Frannie is! I'm so glad she has found her forever home. Your card is absolutely stunning too. I love the vibrant border and the coordinating flowers framing the sentiment. Vicky x


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Anne Marie