Sunday, March 6, 2022

Easter Friends for PP581

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the lovely Jaydee is hosting our Theme Challenge.
This is such a fun challenge with so many possibilities to celebrate the spring season! Spring is definitely in the air here in Texas, although it’s supposed to be 86 degrees today with another cold front coming through tonight. We’ll see temps dipping into the 30’s again this week. Texas weather is so crazy this time of year. You can get all four seasons in one week! Hopefully this next cold front will be the last and we will start to see everything starting to bloom in the yard really soon.

*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 just love the Easter Friends stamp set in the January - June Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog! I’ve been wanting to ink it up for a while now and this theme challenge was the perfect time. That sweet little bunny is too cute! I created a little background scene using the grass image from the stamp set and added some Pool Party ink with a Blending Brush to create the “sky”. This stamp set does not have coordinating dies, but the image was pretty easy to cut out. :) 

Once I decided on my color combo, I just wasn’t finding any patterned paper that I liked for this card. Then, I remembered the Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder which was perfect to add pattern and texture all at once. With all of those little flowers in the background, I thought it would be fun for the little bunny to have a flower of her own. I die cut a trio of tiny flowers from the Pierced Blooms Dies and used the two extra inside the card. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Thick Basic White Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Petal Pink Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, emboss with Ornate Floral 3D Embossing Folder
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock: 1-3/4” x 3-7/8”, stamp sentiment in Momento ink
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to die cut the 2-1/4” x 3-1/2” rectangle from the Stitched Rectangles Dies. Stamp the grass in Soft Sea Foam ink and add some Pool Party ink to the background using a Blending Bush.
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp the bunny image in Momento ink, color with Stampin’ Blends and accent with Wink of Stella for added sparkle
  • Petal Pink Cardstock: scrap to die cut three of the smallest flowers in the Pierced Blooms Dies (one on front of card, two inside card)
  • Champagne Rhinestones and Whisper White Crinkled Seam binding 
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment in Momento ink, add flowers
  • Soft Sea Foam Cardstock (inside card): 3-7/8” x 1/4” 
Finally, here is look inside the card. I added another layer of Basic White Cardstock with a coordinating stamped sentiment and the two extra die cut flowers from the Pierced Blooms Dies. For the centers of the flowers, I used a retired punch to get those itty bitty circles and used Rose Gold Metallic Specialty Paper (item #156844) to add a pop of sparkle. Then I added a small scrap of Soft Sea Foam Cardstock some more color 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          ”Spring is in the Air” Theme ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday March 11th, 2022

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

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Have a HAPPY day!

Big hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. Awww, what a sweet little bunny! This is adorable!

  2. Anne Marie, your little bunny is too cute! Love the colors and the embossing adds just the right texture! Cute card! Have a great week!

  3. That's just the sweetest image!! Way too cute!

  4. Haha, I came here to comment and Lisa used almost exactly the same words I was thinking :) Your bunny is adorably sweet, love it with the embossed floral background. So soft and pretty!

  5. I just love these soft colors together, Anne Marie! They work beautifully with the theme and this darling bunny.The tiny flower is super fun!

  6. I just adore this sweet little bunny! The embossed background is gorgeous. The little bow and the flower he is holding is precious!

  7. This is ADORABLE! I think I might have to CASE this for my upcoming club meeting...they'll love it! So sweet in the colors and that little flower is a perfect embellishment!

  8. So cute Anne Marie! Your little bunny amongst the pastel colours is lovely and the hint of embossing great too.

  9. Anne Marie, what a fabulous spring card. That little bunny is absolutely adorable. I love the soft pastel colors, I can't wait to see some spring colors in our garden!


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Anne Marie