Sunday, August 8, 2021

In Bloom for PP553

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the fabulous Claire is hosting our monthly Color Challenge.
Color Challenges are so much fun! Sometimes when I see the color combo, I immediately know which stamp set I’m going to create with. I immediately grabbed a chicken stamp set and started to get busy with these colors. Wait a second...chickens?? You don’t see any chickens on this card, right? I tried three times to make the chickens “work” but I didn’t like my coloring on any of them. So, back to the coop they went and that’s how this card came to be using the In Bloom stamp set and coordinating Pierced Blooms Dies

*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 the Pierced Bloom dies! They are perfect to create SO many beautiful flowers and the dotted detail makes them extra fun. This card really came together easily because the flowers are the stars of the show. I added some embossed detail to the background and dusted the leaves and flower centers with some Wink of Stella for sparkly detail. 

I also used a little pop of buffalo check pattern from the Pattern Party Designer Series Paper. I may have mentioned it a million times before but this paper is AWESOME! Not only are the patterns super-versatile, it's a huge pack of paper, 48 sheets of 12x12 DSP. I reach for it all the time in my stamp studio. This paper is a “Host Exclusive” and can be purchased with a qualifying order of $150+. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Real Red Card Base: 4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, embossed using the polka dots from the Checks & Dots Embossing Folders
  • Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (Host Exclusive): 1-5/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: die cut 2-3/4” circle from Layering Circles Dies, stamp sentiment in Momento ink
  • Scraps of Real Red, Daffodil Delight and Old Olive Cardstock to die cut flowers and leaves from the Pierced Blooms Dies, accent leaves and flower centers with Wink of Stella
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment in Momento ink
  • Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (Host Exclusive): 4” x 1/2” 
Finally, a peek inside the card! I stamped a coordinating birthday sentiment and added a little piece of that fabulous buffalo check DSP. I ended up cutting some smaller flowers because I wasn’t sure about the sizes I wanted to use on my card, which came in handy to pop inside the card. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our   Color Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with using this fun trio of bright colors. You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday August 13th, 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. What a cute card..I love the stitched posies and gingham!

  2. I love your card! I may have to CASE it! Great use of the challenge colors.

  3. I Love the buffalo check with the colors we have going on this week! Such a pretty and happy card! I hope your week is equally so!

  4. Aren't these flower dies amazing? I love them and they are perfect for the big pop of color on your card! OF COURSE I love the buffalo plaid...what a great background as well!

  5. Bright, bold and beautiful, Anne Marie! These flowers, paired with the black and white buffalo plaid, equal card perfection!!! Have a wonderful week!

  6. I continue to kick myself for not ordering these dies back with the last mini! They just work so well with these colors and the buffalo check makes them pop even more! I love the whole layout! I hope you're having a fantastic week!

  7. Anne Marie, I will never stop using this Bundle. I love everything about your display of "amasingly" perfect pierced blooms. The buffalo check DSP is the perfect background for your design. I hope you're enjoying your week.

  8. Anne Marie, I love that you anchored your fabulous floral elements with that black and white buffalo check! It adds so much to the card without taking away from those gorgeous blooms. Such a bold and striking card. Love it!

  9. Love those bright flowers Anne Marie, those dies are awesome - and combined with the black and white plaid buffalo check makes this card swoon-worthy!


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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie