Sunday, May 22, 2022

Happiness Abounds for PP592

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, LeAnne is hosting our Sketch Challenge.
Sketch Challenge week is always my favorite! Sketches are like a “blueprint” for a card layout and it’s always so fun to see all of the different cards that everyone comes up with. As usual, LeAnne created a fun layout and I know I’ll be using this one again in the future! 

*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:

Right now, I’m smitten withe the new Happiness Abounds stamp set and coordinating Blossoming Happiness Dies in the 2022-2023 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog! Such beautiful floral images and an array of sentiments perfect for so many different occasions. The Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper in this suite is absolutely gorgeous, too. The dies actually cut out many of the images in the DSP too, which is what I used for my card. I just love how the flowers and leaves are shaded so beautifully. I also added a soft watercolor pattern of the DSP to part of the background for a little more detail and I just love how it looks. 

I also added a trio of the new Glossy Dots Assortment and some Basic White Crinkled Seam Binding for a little more detail. The Glossy Dots come in an awesome variety of colors: Melon Mambo, Daffodil Delight, Pool Party & Gorgeous Grape. Don’t ask me why, but I have somehow accumulated three packs (!!!) of those dots in my stamp studio, so I have a feeling you’ll be seeing them frequently. :) 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Melon Mambo Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 2-3/4” 
  • Flirty Flamingo Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 1-1/4”, stamp seytiemnt in Early Espresso ink and add some Flirty Flamingo ink around the edges with a Sponge Dauber
  • Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper: die cut the flowers and leaves from the paper using the Blossoming Happiness Dies 
  • Basic White Crinkled Seam Binding & Glossy Dots Assortment
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Hues of Happiness Designer Series Paper (inside card): 3-7/8” x 3/4"
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I stamped a coordinating sentiment along with two leafy images in Early Espresso ink. Then I colored the leaves in with Granny Apple Green Stampin’ Blends and added a little strip of DSP to bring some more color inside the card. Looking at it a little closer, I don’t think I stamped the sentiment exactly in the center…but that’s ok. It just leaves a little more room on the top left to add the recipients name. Yeah, that’s it *wink, wink*! Haha! Those little imperfections just make a handmade card more special, right?  

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our fun         Sketch ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday May 27th, 2022

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

Thanks for visiting today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You c
an click on any of the photos to go directly to my 
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Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

Big hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. Beautifully done, Anne Marie this is wonderful!

  2. Beautifully done, Anne Marie this is wonderful!

  3. I am smitten with your card AND these papers...who wouldn't be? Beautiful florals in all the colors of the rainbow!! Great background too! Thanks for making my sketch look great!

  4. Absolutely stunning, Anne Marie! Such a beautiful mix of colors! Your embellies are always perfectly placed. This card will definitely brighten up someone's birthday. Have a wonderful week!

  5. Anne Marie, that bundle is the best-so many possibilities!! Your card is perfect for the sketch, too cute! Have a great week!

  6. I adore these papers Anne Marie and your card is another fine example of why - just beautiful!

  7. Anne Marie, there are not enough words to express how gorgeous this card is!!!! I love, love, love the color combo! The flowers are so beautiful and the background just makes it all pop! You are amazing!

  8. Everything about this card is perfect, Anne Marie! The colors on the three flowers coordinate beautifully and they look amazing on the pattern you used for the top half of the card, and the seam binding and glossy dots are great accents. Just all-around wonderful!

  9. I'm inspired every time I see this gorgeous paper and the colors are like sweet eye candy! Your card is beautiful in every way! The sentiment is lovely and it's great how it carries over to the inside. WOW! Triple that word in all caps and add three exclamation marks. I love it.


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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie