Sunday, November 27, 2022

Taco Fiesta for PP619

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the always lovely Laurie is hosting our Sketch Challenge.
I’m always down for a Sketch Challenge and Laurie has a good one this week! There is SO much possibility with this one. You can keep it clean and simple or add some extra layers too. I’ll be storing this one in the “favorites” for sure. I sure hope you will get crafty and join us over at The Paper Players and share your card creation with this sketch!  

*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 the sketch, I knew which stamp set I was going to use and it’s a sneak peek of a new set coming out in the Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog in January! 

The new Taco Fiesta stamp set is SO MUCH FUN! The even more amazing thing is that it was designed by my sweet friend and team leader Erica Cerwin from Pink Buckaroo Designs for her $1 Million Dollar sales milestone. This set isn’t even available for demonstrators to pre-order I was over-the-moon when Erica gave me one for my birthday!!! Of course, I made sure that she signed it because having your own stamp set pretty much makes you a stamping celebrity, right? Erica is so awesome and I couldn’t be more proud of her! 
Seriously though, how cute is this set? Erica lives in San Antonio, just like me, and this is just so perfect because tacos are pretty much the sixth basic food group here. I especially love a good “punny” sentiment and the fact that you can add little faces to the images just makes it even more adorable, in my opinion. The images are great to color with Stampin’ Blends and although there aren’t coordinating dies for the set, the images are pretty easy to cut out for extra detail. It’s tough to see in the photos but I also added some Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the lettuce and tomatoes for some added sparkle. 

So, the big question is: are you Team Crispy Taco or Team Soft Taco? Just like the trio of tacos on my card, I prefer both. Soft tacos are the best for breakfast tacos (it’s a thing, I promise) but for “dinner tacos” I’m more of a crispy taco gal. But you just can’t beat a good homemade soft tortilla…and now I’m hungry. Long time, no TACO. Just kidding, I had tacos yesterday. Haha! 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Sweet Sorbet Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock: 5-1/8” x 3-7/8”, emboss with Gingham Embossing Folder
  • Brights Designer Series Paper (Daffodil Delight): 5-1/8” x 3"
  • 2022-2024 In Color Glimmer Paper (Sweet Sorbet): 5-1/8” x 1/2”, die cut scalloped border with Scalloped Contour Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to cut out a 3-1/2” x 2-1/4” rectangle from Stitched Rectangle Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap for stamping / fussy-cutting the taco and sombrero 
  • Sweet Sorbet Cardstock: 3” x (just under) 1/2”, stamp sentiment in Momento ink and punch right side with Banners Pick A Punch
  • Essentials Baker’s Twine (black) and Adhesive-Backed Seasonal Sequins
  • Basic White Cardstock (card interior): 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Brights Designer Series Paper (Granny Apple Green, card interior): 1/2” x 4” 
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I added a little strip of Granny Apple Green DSP along with some stamping. Let’s be honest, you can never have TOO many tacos with mustached faces on your card, right? I also popped in an itty bitty chili pepper…because I like my tacos with some extra spice! I left the rest of the inside blank for a hand-penned message to a friend.  

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 December 2nd, 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

Please Note: The Taco Fiesta stamp set will be available to order starting January 5th, 2023.

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  1. Anne Marie, this is the best! I love all the fun colors and that sentiment is hilarious! Your trio of tacos steals the show. Such a happy card! Have a great week, My Friend!

  2. Very fun Anne Marie! Love the mustache!

  3. Please tell Erica that she is my HERO for designing this set and I can't wait to get it in my hot little hands! This is my #1 favorite thing from the upcoming catalog, I love it. Anne Marie, the colors you used are perfect and I love the details like the sombrero on the left's all so good! My 5-year-old loves tacos and will not let a Tuesday pass without having tacos for dinner!

  4. Anne Marie this is just too stinking cute! I cannot wait to be able to order this one and have fun coloring! Great job with the sketch too! Have a great week!

  5. A super fun card, Anne Marie! The colors are perfect for a fiesta. You did a great job showcasing this new set. I can't wait to order my own. I predict this one will be a big seller!

  6. My GF and I were just talking today about how cute this set was! So many fun images and I agree, those little faces will make everything even cuter!

  7. AnneMarie - oh thank you for making me laugh!!! Such a fun, bright, punny card - who wouldn't love it!

  8. Those smiley tacos are so fun! Lucky you to get this as a birthday gift too. The images look great with your bright and colourful surround too!


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Anne Marie