Sunday, November 7, 2021

Ferns & Gratitude for PP566

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the lovely Claire is hosting our Theme Challenge.
There are so many ways to interpret this “Give Thanks” theme. I am always in need of thank you cards, so that was my goal this week. I just purchased the Forever Fern stamp set and Forever Flourishing Dies which have been on my list for a LONG time. Since they were sitting on my desk, I decided to open them up for this challenge. I hope you can join us and play along this week! 

*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 also features the beautiful Ever Eden Specialty Designer Series Paper. This paper coordinates with the new Eden’s Garden Bundle that will be releasing in the upcoming Stampin’ Up!® January-June Mini Catalog and it’s actually available to order right now. The stamps and dies in this collection will be in the new catalog, however the Ever Eden Specialty DSP, Ever Eden Cotton Paper and Garden Gems are only available while supplies last. You can get more info about the Eden’s Garden Collection HERE

I think this DSP also coordinates really well with the Forever Fern stamp set, don’t you? The paper has gold metallic detail on one side and a softer coordinating pattern on the other side. The mix of greens and gold is SO pretty! 
If you have stopped by to visit me before, I *might* have mentioned how much I love a good Sketch Challenge for creative inspiration. I was super-inspired by the awesome sketch from Jen M. over at Freshly Made Sketches this week and wanted to play along.
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Soft Succulent Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2"
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 3-3/4” x 5” 
  • Ever Eden Specialty Designer Series Paper: 3-5/8” x 4-7/8” 
  • Ever Eden Specialty Designer Series Paper: 4-1/4” x 1-1/2” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: die cut one 2-3/4” circle from the Layering Circles Dies and emboss using the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • Gold Brushed Metallic Cardstock: die cut on fern image from Forever Flourishing Dies
  • Evening Evergreen Shimmer Vellum: die cut on fern image from Forever Flourishing Dies
  • Evening Evergreen Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 3/4” stamp sentiment from Heartfelt Wishes stamp set in Versamark ink and heat emboss using gold embossing powder
  • Gold Simply Elegant Trim and Evening Evergreen In Color Jewels
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4", stamp leaves in Soft Succulent and Evening Evergreen Ink
  • Ever Eden Specialty Designer Series Paper (inside card): 3/4” x 3-3/4” 
Finally, a peek inside the card! I added a strip of DSP and stamped some of the leaves from the Forever Fern stamp set as an accent. I decided to forego a stamped sentiment to leave room for a handwritten thank you note. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project this fun "Give Thanks” Theme ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday November 12th, 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. This is so gorgeous, Anne Marie! Between you and Ann, I need this beautiful DSP. JUST so elegant! Every detail is perfect! I love all the gold and the little bow. YOU certainly made my theme shine this week! Have a wonderful week, My Friend!

  2. Simply exquisite! I love how you incorporated the Forever Flourishing dies with this beautiful DSP and the two stamp sets that are among my favorites. ❤️

  3. I have seen this beautiful Eden suite so many times today I think I'm being subliminally challenged to buy it! It looks amazing here with the touches of gold. I've been adding to my SU wishlist and those dies along with the fern stamp set have now been added to it. Thanks for the enabling me!

  4. So so so very pretty! I just love the touches of gold!

  5. Wonderful colors! This is a gorgeous card, Anne Marie!

  6. the gold accents make this card so luxurious. love it

  7. Gorgeous! I love that you've used the beautiful paper with this sketch because so much of it shows through. And I love the delicate little sprigs that you used in the circle. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  8. Anne Maarie I love that you went with non-fall colors. That DSP is so gorgeous and works beautifully with your die-cuts. The little touches of gold are the perfect finishing touch for this beauty

  9. What an elegant take on the sketch! I just love this subtle color palette. Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

  10. Anne Marie, This is truly and eye catching card! Great colors and design with a pop of gold! Hope you are doing well!

  11. The Forever Fern dies work perfectly with the Eden DSP! Great combo and I love that gold! What a lovely way to be thanked! Have a great week!

  12. Anne Marie, your card design showcases this amazing DSP beautifully. As is the norm, the inside is just as beautiful as the outside. Love this.

  13. Beautiful, Anne Marie! What a great way to showcase the Ever Eden paper! I LOVE the touches of gold!

  14. Very pretty and elegant looking. The pops of gold are just wonderful.


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Anne Marie