Sunday, June 27, 2021

Sharing Sunshine for PP547

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Laurie is hosting our monthly Sketch Challenge.
Sketch Challenge week is my favorite!! It’s always so much fun to start with the card layout and then decide which stamps to use. I recently received the Sending Sunshine stamp set and could’t wait to use it with this sketch. This little stamp set is SO cute and a great value at only $16 (US) in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog

*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:

This card just makes me smile and I hope it brings a smile to your face, too! I paired up the Sending Sunshine stamp set with the Basic Border Dies, Layering Circles Dies and Dots & Checks Embossing Folders to create this sunny scene. That little smiling sun, just makes me so happy, especially with those rosy cheeks. Cuteness! I also added Wink of Stella to the stamped sun rays and those adorable cheeks which adds a lot of sparkly detail “in person”. I actually whipped up a bunch of these cards to use for my team swaps this month, too.

The rainbow striped paper really adds to the fun on this card! It comes from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper which is a Host Exclusive. It’s a HUGE pack of DSP (48 sheets!) that you can get for an awesome price with a $150 or more order. It coordinates so well with so many products in the Annual Catalog and even has some gorgeous black & white designs, which are always so versatile. 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Daffodil Delight Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” 
  • Polished Pink Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Pattern Party (Host Exclusive) Designer Series Paper: 5-1/8” x 3-7/8” 
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock: 4-1/4” x 3-1/4” 
  • Coastal Cabana Cardstock: 4” x 3”, embossed using the polka dots from the Dots & Checks Embossing Folders
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4” x 1-1/2” and 4” x 2”, die cut using the clouds from the Basic Borders Dies
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock: die cut 1-1/8” and 1-7/8” circles from the Layering Circles Dies, stamp the sun rays on the larger circle in Daffodil Delight ink and stamp the face and cheeks on the smaller circle
  • Accent the sun rays and the cheeks with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
  • Vellum Cardstock: die cut a 2-1/8” circle from the Layering Circles Dies
  • Polished Pink Cardstock: 2-1/2” x 3/8”, stamp sentiment in Momento ink and snip off the left edge at an angle using Paper Snips
  • Pool Party Sheer Ribbon
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Pattern Party (Host Exclusive) Designer Series Paper (inside card): 3/4” x 4” 
Finally a peek inside the card! I popped in a little strip of that colorful DSP and added some of the images from the stamp set to dress it up a little. I chose not to add a sentiment to leave some room for a handwritten thank you note. 
I also created a second card using different DSP for the background. I thought the polka dot pattern from the Polished Pink pattern from the 2021-2023 In Color Designer Series Paper was a fun alternative. If you have visited me before, you know that I can always add more pink to a card. There is just something about the Polished Pink, Daffodil Delight and Coastal Cabana color combo. It’s so bright and HAPPY! :) 

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 using this awesome mix of colors! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday July 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

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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 makes me smile! Such a happy card, Anne Marie!

  2. Love your cheerful card...puts a smile on my CUTE!

  3. *adds Sharing Sunshine to wishlist* Oh my gosh this card is adorable! I love the bright colors and sweet sunshine face! Bit jealous that I'm not on your team lol! Have a great weekend!

  4. Anne Marie, this card just makes me smile. That little sun... he's everything and then paired with the rainbow paper! Fabulous card, my friend

  5. Anne Marie, this is such a happy card with even happier coolors! So adorable! Hope you enjoy your holiday weekend.

  6. So stinkin' that little sunny sun and the colors that you used just make me happy!

  7. What a cute, cute, cute card, Anne Marie! I would not have given this stamp set a second look until I saw this card. Now it's on my list! The embossed sky, the clouds, the cheery's all amazing! Have a wonderful weekend!

  8. I've seen some great cards with this set recently and your card has convinced me I was too quick to overlook it Anne Marie! I love your cheery sunshine, stitched clouds and the embossed sky and the added colour from the striped DSP behind makes this card such a winner - gorgeous!

  9. Polka dots and sunshines make me smile!!!!!!! I love, love, love this happy card. I love all the colors and the rainbow of colors.


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Anne Marie