Sunday, July 24, 2022

Forever Friendship for PP601

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, LeAnne is our host for a fabulous Sketch Challenge.
Hooray for Sketch Challenge week! These are always my favorite. LeAnne has whipped up a fun layout and I just loved seeing what everyone on the design team did with it. There are lots of possibilities, that’s for sure! I hope you will join us and share your creation 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: 
When I sat down to create with this sketch, I was immediately drawn to a stamp set that I recently ordered: Forever Friendship. This is just a super-cute little set and I knew it would be on my must have list as soon as I saw that “Time for a Card-Again” sentiment. I always love a good pun! :)
I knew I wanted to make a masculine birthday card for this challenge because I never seem to have enough when I need them. Next came the search for some patterned paper to help me select my color combo. I decided to use the He’s the Man Specialty Designer Series Paper because I love how the patterns kind of play off the texture in the cardigan. I had to chuckle as this card features three of my least favorite colors: Cajun Craze, Crushed Curry and Soft Suede. Oddly enough, they seem to play really well together so I guess there might be some hope for them after all. Haha! For a finishing detail, I popped on some Resin Stars Embellishments which just recently retired. It’s fun to dig around in the retired stash sometimes. You just never know what you will find in there!  
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Soft Suede Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • He’s the Man Specialty Designer Series Paper (Crumb Cake pattern): 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • He’s the Man Specialty Designer Series Paper (Cajun Craze pattern): 1-1/2” x 4-5/8”, trim a banner end either with scissors or a banner punch
  • Vellum Cardstock: die cut a 2-1/2“ circle using Stylish Shapes Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp cardigan image and two flag images in Momento Ink, color with Stampin’ Blends (Crumb Cake light/dark, Cajun Craze light, Daffodil Delight dark) & fussy-cut
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp sentiment in Momento Ink then die cut using the banner from Stylish Shapes Dies
  • Resin Stars Embellishments are recently retired, but substituting another embellishment would also work just as well
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • He’s the Man Specialty Designer Series Paper (Cajun Craze pattern, inside card): 4” x 3/4” 
Here is a peek inside the card! I simply added a strip of the DSP along with some stamping to keep the party going from the front of the card. I really like how this one came together and I hope you do as well!  

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 July 29th, 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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  1. Anne Marie, this is too cute! I love that sentiment with the sweater, now I may need that set, lol! Great job with the sketch! Have a great week!

  2. Anne Marie, this is such a fun masculine card. Love that Varsity sweater and the colors are just perfect for a warm cardigan! Your card made me smile! Have a great week, My Friend!

  3. I just love this! That stamp set cracked me up when I saw it and I am so happy to see someone put it to use! GREAT sentiment and a great cardigan too! Perfect for those challenging masculine cards! This will certainly put a smile on the recipient's face!

  4. Love this Anne Marie - that sentiment just cracks me up (I love a good cardigan too!!) So fun!

  5. Cute, cute, cute, Anne Marie! This is one of the first sets I bought from the catalog, and I have yet to use it. But, as always, you are an inspiration...and I can't wait to ink it up. I love the colors, and how you backed the cardigan against the vellum circle. Perfect!

  6. Your card is lovely, Anne Marie! I love that you went with the masculine colors for your cute cardigan. I have to laugh, I *love* Cajun Craze and Crushed Curry, I use them all the time on scrapbook pages, but I'm not much a fan of Soft Suede ;) Christy

  7. I really thought of purchasing this set because of the sentiment about the plants I've owned, lol! I know that doesn't apply to your plants.. You did some magic with this set for the sketch too! I love it! The colors aren't my favs either, but they do work perfectly together on your card.


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Anne Marie