Sunday, August 7, 2022

Wonderful World for PP603

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the always lovely Jaydee is our host for a fabulous Theme Challenge.
This week, it’s ALL about birthdays! These are there cards I send out the most, so any opportunity to create a few more to have on hand is always a good idea. I hope you will join us and share your creativity for the challenge, too!   

*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: 
To create my card, I was inspired to use the Wonderful World stamp set and coordinating Wonderful World Designer Series Paper. These two items can be only earned together for FREE with a $100 order during Sale-A-Bration, which is going on right now through 8/31/22 (or while supplies last). This bundle features beautiful floral images of flowers from around the world, including an iris, a rose and a cornflower. 
I went with the cornflower as my focal image for this card! I used the colors of the flowers in the DSP as my guide to shading the flower. However, when I looked up a cornflower, I noticed that most of the flowers had more of a purple center. So, if my shading is off…blame the DSP! Haha! 

To ink up the image, I used Stampin’ Write Markers to color all of the different parts of the flowers. Event though I used Starry Sky Cardstock for my card base, I actually used the Orchid Oasis marker to color the flowers. It just looked a little bit better to me to use the lighter color on the stamped image. The centers are So Saffron and the stems are Pear Pizzazz. I also added a little Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the center of the flowers for a pop of sparkle. Since this stamp set does not have any sentiments, I decided to use the Pansy Patch stamp set (one of my favorites) for the birthday greetings on the card.

Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Starry Sky Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Rich Razzleberry Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, embossed with Timeworn Type 3D Embossing Folder
  • Wonderful World Designer Series Paper (Sale-A-Bration exclusive): 3” x 4-1/2” 
  • Distressed Gold Specialty Paper: 3-7/8” x 3/4” 
  • Vellum Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 4"
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-1/2” x 3-1/4”, color image with Stampin’ Write Markers (Pear Pizzazz, So Saffron and Orchid Oasis) and stamp sentiment in Rich Razzleberry ink
  • Brushed Brass Butterflies and Starry Sky Metallic Woven Ribbon
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Wonderful World Designer Series Paper (inside card): 3/4” x 5-1/4” 
Here is a peek inside the card! I simply added a strip of the DSP along with a coordinating sentiment from the Pansy Patch stamp set. 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 Birthday Theme ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday August 12th, 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 
Stampin’ Up!® online store. 

The current Host Code is: 

Registration is OPEN through August 12th, 2022 for my monthly card class "to go" featuring the gorgeous Textured Chic suite! Get all of the details HERE

Sale-A-Bration also runs from July 1, 2022 through August 31, 2022. You can earn FREE products from Stampin’ Up!®  by shopping, hosting or joining Stampin’ Up! You can click the photo below or check out the details RIGHT HERE. All Sale-A-Bration products are available while supplies last, so don’t wait too long to grab your favorites! 
Also, If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using the above host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a FREE Exclusive Project Tutorial PDFsee the sneak peek below. Each month, I partner with an amazingly talented group of demonstrators from around the world to create these project tutorials. This month's tutorial features 12 awesome project ideas to inspire your creativity! 


  1. I've just started cutting up this paper and I think I'm officially hooked - it's so pretty Anne Marie, as your lovely card today shows. The blue cornflowers are my favourite!

  2. What a lovely way to say happy birthday!

  3. What a pretty card! And I love the shading of your flower even if it's not "natural"! Have a great week!

  4. Such a pretty way to use these papers and that beautiful bloom!

  5. Beautiful, Anne Marie! These colors, with the touch of gold, are stunning together. Have a wonderful week!

  6. Gorgeous card, Anne Marie! Love all the layers and you picked a lovely pattern to accent your cornflowers. One thing I like about stamping is that I can make flowers and animals and everything else ANY color I want, and no one can tell me it's wrong ;)

  7. So pretty, Anne Marie. I wasn't sure about this paper - but you have made me think again. Such a gorgeous birthday card


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Anne Marie