Sunday, July 17, 2022

Seal of Approval for PP600

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Anne is hosting a VERY special Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Challenge.
This week marks the 600th challenge for The Paper Players! How cool is that?! The very first creative challenge was posted on June 7th, 2010. I can’t believe that was over 12 years ago. The first time I played along with The Paper Players was September 17, 2010 and I was so excited to be asked to join their Design Team in early 2011...I’ll have to go back and try to find the exact date. Wow, time sure flies! I just love this wonderfully talented group of crafty gals and am beyond blessed to be creating with them for so many years. 

Ann has a fun “Kards for Kids” theme for Clean-and Simple week and I hope you will join us and play along for this milestone challenge! 

*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: 
As soon as I saw this challenge I knew I wanted to use the new Seal of Approval stamp set from the July-December Mini Catalog from Stampin’ Up!® I recently won this set at a team meeting and was over-the-moon excited to use it. The little seal is just sooooo stinking cute! 

Of course, my card started out a little more CAS and then went its own way once I started adding things. I originally had JUST the silver foil DSP on the card base and decided to add the stitched border for a fun detail. The Hippo Dies (Sale-A-Bration exclusive) because they provide so many fun little accessories to use on a variety of card, not just the coordinating Hippest Hippo stamp set. (More about Sale-a-Bration at the end of this post.) I accessorized my seal with a little heart and cut the fun “water splash” shapes from White Glimmer Paper. The ribbon is Pool Party, I know it doesn't “technically” match Balmy Blue, but it’s close enough for me! It added some extra texture without a lot of bulk. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Balmy Blue Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”, die cut the front of the card with the largest frame from the Stitched with Whimsy Dies
  • Silver & Gold Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration exclusive): piece to die cut the second largest rectangle form the Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: piece to die cut the largest circle from the Stylish Shapes Dies, stamp water image in Balmy Blue ink
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp the seal image in Basic gray ink, fussy-cut and add to die cut circle with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • White Glimmer Paper: scrap to die cut the “water splash” shapes using the Hippo Dies
  • Real Red Cardstock: scrap to die cut the heart shape using the Hippo Dies (Sale-A-Bration exclusive), add Wink of Stella
  • Basic White Cardstock: 1-5/8” x 1/2”, stamp sentiment in Real Red Ink
  • Pool Party Sheer Ribbon
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment in Real Red ink
  • Silver & Gold Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration exclusive): 3/4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Real Red Cardstock: scrap to die cut hearts from the Hippo Dies
Here is a peek inside the card! I added an extra strip of that fun silver polka dot DSP along with a coordinating stamped sentiment. I added in a trio of die cut hearts just because they were fun and continued the theme from the front of the card. This card is not only great for a kiddo, it can also be sent to a friend to let them know you are thinking about them. I think those are the best cards to send! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Clean-and-Simple (CAS) “Cards for Kids" ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday July 22nd, 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. Anne Marie, another cute card you've made! That seal is too cute and love how you've paired it with the SAB DSP! Have a great week!

  2. Super cute card! I love the stitched frame!

  3. That seal with the red heart is so adorable Anne Marie - I love the ribbon detail and SAB paper background too. Gorgeous!

  4. Congrats to you, Anne Marie, on your long time with this great team! I always look forward to seeing your cards, this one is no exception. LOVE the pop of red and the darling seal.

  5. What a cutie patootie! Adorable! I just love that Stitched with Whimsy frame too!
    Hard to believe 600 challenges have gone by and I remember when you came on board! Thanks for being such a great PP teamie all these years!

  6. Adorable card and sentiment Anne Marie!


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