Sunday, July 25, 2021

Whimsical Trees for PP551

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the fabulous Ann is hosting our monthly Sketch Challenge.
If you have ever visited me before, you know that sketch challenges are my favorite! As soon as I saw this one, I was immediately inspired to create. I actually made another card with this same sketch that I will be sharing on my Facebook Live Video which I will be doing at 4:00pm CST later on today. You can find me over on Facebook HERE and please follow my page while you are there. :) *To check out the video for the second card I created, click here: Counting Sheep “Sneak Peek” Facebook Live. 

*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.
My card features a sneak peek of a few brand new products which will be coming out on August 3rd in the Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog. The new Whimsical Trees stamp set and coordinating Christmas Trees Dies caught my eye immediately in the new catalog and were first on my list. The entire suite of products is so fun and I love the non-traditional color combo of pinks, greens and blues. 

The Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper in this suite is AMAZING, too. I used one of the sheets to die cut the tress on this card. On one side of the papers there is gorgeous foil detail and the opposite side features smaller patterns which coordinate beautifully. The pop of iridescent foil adds so much detail! This paper is going to be one of my favorites for sure, so get ready to see a lot of it. I kept the card pretty monochromatic using Mint Macaron and added in some extra pops of texture for some added detail. I love how this card came out and I hope you do as well. 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Mint Macaron Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”, embossed using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper (available 8/3): 3-3/4” x 1” (2 pieces) and 3-1/2” x 1” (1 piece)
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 4-1/2”, embossed using the Evergreen Forest 3D Embossing Folder
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 1”, brush with Wink of Stella for sparkly detail
  • Mint Macaron Cardstock: scrap to die cut trees and stars using the Christmas Trees Dies (available 8/3)
  • Cut three of the tress from the Whimsy & Wonder Specialty DSP using the Christmas Tree Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp sentiment in Mint Macaron ink and die cut using the Ornate Frames Dies
  • Color Basic White Crinkles Seam Binding using Light Mint Macaron Stampin’ Blends
  • Add wink of Stella to the die cut stars for added detail
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Whimsy & Wonder Specialty Designer Series Paper: 1/4” x 5-1/4”  
Finally, a peek inside the card! I stamped the coordinating sentiment from the Whimsical Trees stamp set along with another little tree. Then I added a little strip of the DSP to “ground” the tree. I’m looking forward to making a few more of these cards to send out to friends and family this year for Christmas, too.  

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 fun sketch. You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday July 30th, 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

Please note, the following products will be available starting August 3, 2021 in the upcoming Mini Catalog:
  • Whimsical Trees stamp set
  • Christmas Trees Dies
  • Whimsy & Wonder 12” x 12” Specialty Designer Series Paper
Product List


  1. A Mint Macaron confection, Anne Marie! Your card is absolutely stunning! And it has pearls. I LOVE everything about it. If card making were an Olympic sport, you would receive a Gold Medal for sure!!! Have a wonderful week!

  2. SO exciting to see some of the new goodies from the holiday catalog! Love what you did with these trees....such a pretty color! You nailed this!

  3. What a cute assortment of trees! I like the minty/jade color too. Delightful card, Anne Marie!

  4. Ack!! I love this suite in monochromatic! And I agree that the foil accents on the DSP are fab. Hope you have a fun week!

  5. Anne Marie, What a fabulous monochromatic Christmas card! Your cards are always so clean and crisp! Have a great week!

  6. Anne Marie, this is marvelous! I love the Mint Macaron and all the fabulous pearls. You certainly rocked this sketch, My Friend with this beauty!

  7. Anne Marie this is so pretty. I love the monochromatic color scheme and the soft color is so refreshing and really stands out in a world of grass green and red. Gorgeous card

  8. Love the monochromatic mint Christmas card Anne Marie - those whimsical trees are adorable! Great job!

  9. A beautiful monochromatic design, Anne Marie. You used the sketch beautifully. You showcased this Suite perfectly and creatively. Hope you're having a great week.

  10. Stunning! I love monochromatic cards and this is beautifully done.


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Anne Marie