Sunday, July 11, 2021

Hats Off for PP549

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the lovely Jaydee is hosting our monthly Color Challenge.
This is such a fun color combo featuring three of the 2020-2022 Stampin’ Up!® In Colors! I had a few different ideas for this trio but finally decided to create my card using the Hats Off stamp set and coordinating Hat Builder Dies. I mixed in Crumb Cake as my neutral color.

*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.
I just love all of the fun pieces in the Hat Builder Dies! The stitching on the hat really adds so much extra detail, too. I used Stampin’ Write Markers in Bumblebee and Misty Moonlight to color the sun and water image. The Stitched Stars dies just happened to be sitting on my desk from my Friday Facebook Live video and turned out to be a fun accent for the card. 

After adding embossed texture to the Crumb Cake layer, I sponged some ink around the edges which kind of gives it that “outdoorsy vibe”. I couldn’t decide on a ribbon and finally just decided to forego adding any to the card because it really didn’t need it. As far as embellishments, I simply added one little resin dot to the top of the hat. I love how this card came out and I hope you do as well.   
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Just Jade Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” 
  • Misty Moonlight Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 5-1/8” x 3-7/8”, emboss using Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder and sponge around edges using Crumb Cake Ink
  • In Color 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper in Bumblebee: die cut using the 4-3/8” rectangle from the Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-1/2” x (just under) 3/4”, stamp sentiment in Misty Moonlight ink and punch a banner on the left side using the Tailored Tag Punch
  • Just Jade, Misty Moonlight, Bumblebee and Basic White Cardstock: scraps to die cut the hat, hat details and stars
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • In Color 2020-2022 In Color Designer Series Paper in Bumblebee (inside card): 3/4” x 4” 
Finally, a peek inside the card! I simply added a little strip of the DSP, a little hat and some stamped stars. Isn’t that tiny hat adorable? I decided to leave the sentiment off since this card could be used for a few different occasions. I’ll just add an appropriate sentiment when I send it out or leave it blank to include a handwritten note to the recipient. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our  Theme Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with using this fun “Stars and/or Stripes” Theme You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday July 16th, 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. I couldn't love this card/stamp and die set in this color combo anymore! Awesome job! Enjoy your day!

  2. This is the first set I bought from the new catalog. I love the color combo you chose for your card!! It's a little different from the usual masculine colors and it LOOKS GREAT! Thanks for sharing.

  3. This is a fun masculine card Anne Marie - the bright colours suit that cap perfectly and I love the addition of the textured Crumb Cake frame too. Great job!

  4. This is so CUTE, Anne Marie! The love the textured Crumb Cake panel. Of course, you know how I feel about plaid. You have used the challenge colors so perfectly. I have resisted this bundle so far, but I just can't resist it any longer! Have a wonderful week!

  5. These colors were made for this hat! I love the sun/water patch and I agree that the stitching makes this set shine! Have a great week!

  6. Hats off to you, Anne Marie. Love this card with the challenge colors. Crumb Cake is a great neutral for your design. Love it. Hope you're having a great week.

  7. So awesome! I just love those dies..the stitching on the hat is so cute!

  8. Anne Marie, sorry to be late to comment, but this is the best card! I love the hat and the little sun on it! The embossed CC background looks amazing. You rocked these colors! I LOVE this card!


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Anne Marie