Sunday, September 26, 2021

Shaded Summer for PP560

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the lovely Joanne is hosting a fun Sketch Challenge.
As soon as I saw this sketch, I couldn’t WAIT to create with it! It’s no secret that sketch challenges are my favorite, especially when there is a repeating element. I have my little “crafty quirks” and anything repeated in an odd number just makes me happy. I’m weird, I know. Haha! 

For my card, I decided to use a new (to me) stamp and die set. The Shaded Summer stamp set is featured in the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog is features beautiful floral images and sentiment for all occasions. For a limited time during Sale-A-Bration, the coordinating Summer Shadows Dies can be earned for FREE with a $100 order. If you love the dies, don’t wait too long to order…Sale-A-Bration ends on September 30th

*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:
I love how the dies can be layered together to create multidimensional flowers. I was trying to decide on a color combo and came upon the Black Glitter Paper in my paper stash. I’m never going to say no to sparkle, that’s for sure. 

Next, I had to pick a color combo. Admittedly, I’m a "pink girl” so I always tend to gravitate to that color. Polished Pink is one of my favorite pinks and looks really striking with a simple black and white color combo. I this this card would look great with many other colors, too. I’m already thinking about making a few more using Highland Heather or Coastal Cabana. I just don’t think you can go wrong with black and white with a pop of color! 
Edited to add: I actually DID make the cards in additional colors! This afternoon on my Facebook Live video I put it to a vote to make the card in either Highland Heather or Coastal Cabana. 
In the end, Highland Heather won, but after the video I couldn’t help but make one more card in Coastal Cabana just to see how it turned out. Which color is your favorite?  

Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Polished Pink Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2"
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (host exclusive): 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 3/4” x 5-1/8” 
  • Black Glimmer Paper: 1/2” x 5-1/8”, die cut using the scallop from the Penned Flowers Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: 1-1/2" x 1-1/2” (3 pieces)
  • Basic White Cardstock: 1-1/2” x 5/8”, stamp sentiment in Polished Pink ink, banner cut the left side using the Tailored tag Punch and add a rhinestone, as shown
  • Polished Pink, Granny Apple Green and Black Glitter Paper: scraps to die cut three flowers and three leaves
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment in Polished Pink ink
  • Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (host exclusive): 3/4” x 5-1/4” 
Finally, a peek inside the card! I added a little strip of DSP, stamped a coordinating sentiment and added another layered leaf. I was originally thinking of using the leaf on the front of the card and didn’t want it to go to waste. I love how it adds a little pop of sparkle to the inside of the card! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Sketch ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday October 1st, 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

The current Host Code is: 

Sale-A-Bration is going on right now through September 30th, 2021 and you can earn free products for every $50 and $100 you order (before tax and shipping). If you love those Summer Shadows Dies that I used on today’s card, you can get them FREE with a $100 order! 

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 are available only with qualifying orders: 
  • Summer Shadows Dies - can be earned for FREE with a minimum $100 order
  • Pattern Party Designer Series Paper - can be purchased with Host Rewards with a minimum $150 order
Product List


  1. Your glitzy flowers jazz up this classic pink and black combo! Terrific card, Anne Marie!

  2. Very pretty. Love the Polished Pink flowers with the black/white. TFS

  3. Love your set of cards...the colors just pop with that black!

  4. What an awesome trio of colors, Anne Marie! They are striking with the black. Of course, you can never go wrong with a touch of sparkle. Have a wonderful week!

  5. A fabulous trio of cards in a fabulous trio of colors! They really pop with the black!!

  6. Each one of these looks soooo good! I usually gravitate to pink but I am certainly loving the other two as well! You hit this sketh out of the park, Anne Marie! Awesome job!

  7. Such wonderful sparkly goodness on all 3 cards! I don't think I can pick a favorite! I think I might actually have to cut in the black glimmer paper I've been ignoring! Hope you have a fun week!

  8. Anne Marie, this is such a beautiful way to use the sketch and each color combination is lovely. I lobe this background paper.

  9. WOWZER!!!!! I love the trio of cards! This black and white make the flowers pop! The flowers are so pretty and the sparkle adds so much shine! YOU rocked this sketch, My Friend!

  10. Anne Marie, I love that you showcased three different color combos with this sketch. The black, white and pink, steals my heart though. There really is something about that color combo. I love the black scalloped edge and the bold black stripes are perfect with the bold black outlines of the flowers. Fabulous card

  11. I love odds too Anne Marie and that trio of flowers with the black glimmer against the colours is stunning! Love it!


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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie