Sunday, February 19, 2023

Warm Welcome for PP628

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, my sweet friend Claire is hosting our Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Challenge.
Our theme for this challenge is “Get Well” and I’m so happy Claire chose this theme. These are the cards I never seem to have on hand when I need them. We all need a little day brightener, especially when we are not feeling our best, that’s for sure. I sure hope you will get crafty and join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create with this fun Theme 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: 
To get started on creating a project for this challenge I had to flip through my stamp sets to first find a sentiment that I liked. I settled on the “Sending Well Wishes” sentiment from the A Fish & A Wish stamp set in the Annual Catalog. I just wasn’t feeling the fish images for my card through. Maybe it’s that I’m ready for Spring to arrive, but I really wanted a bright and cheery bouquet of flowers for this card. The Warm Welcome Bundle from the Mini Catalog was the perfect fit! I just love this set, it’s simple and versatile for so many occasions. Plus the sentiment I wanted to use fit on the label die, so that was an added bonus! 

I added one layer to the card base so I could pop on some texture…I know, I can’t believe it’s only ONE layer either. Who AM I? Haha! The rest of the card came together pretty easily with the die-cut images. That itty bitty kitty has to be my favorite part of the scene. She reminds me of my girl Sophie Beatrice with that sweet expression on her little face. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Pool PartyCard Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2", scored at 4-1/4”
  • Pool Party Cardstock: 5-3/8” x 4-1/8”, embossed with Brick & Mortar 3D Embossing Folder
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock: 5-3/8” x 1”, embossed with one of the Basic 3D Embossing Folders which are an Online Exclusive and will be available starting 3/1/23
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock: scrap to stamp and die-cut the door image
  • Brights DSP - Flirty Flamingo: 1-3/8” x 2-7/8” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp and die-cut the flowers, kitty and sentiment label
  • Basic Black Cardstock: scrap to die-cut the little sign hanger
  • Pearl Basic Jewels
  • Basic White Cardstock (card interior): 5-1/4” x 4”, stamp and color another kitty image 
  • Brights DSP - Flirty Flamingo (card interior): 3/4” x 4” 
No photo of the inside of the card this week…because I forgot to snap one. Haha! I kept it pretty simple with a Basic White Layer, a little strip of DSP and of course one more stamped kitty. Cats are like potato chips, you can’t just have one. There’s lots of room to write a handwritten note. I actually whipped up a few of these to have on hand, I think they are super-cute and hopefully will brighten the day of the recipient. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Clean-and-Simple “Get Well" ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday February 24th, 2023
Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 

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. Oh so cute, Anne Marie! Just when I thought I did not need this set, you create this adorable card. It's a perfect one to have on hand. It will definitely brighten up the recipient's day! Have a wonderful week!

  2. Love this sweet scene, Anne Marie and that cutie patootie cat!

  3. SO cute! That little gift-giver looks like she is good at practicing social distancing! Love the scene you created!

  4. Hello, Anne Marie. An open door, a bouquet, and a smiling cat - it doesn't get any better than that! Very cute!
    Xoxo, Fran

  5. Anne Marie, this is so sweet! I love your little scene and this sweet kitty is precious! I love the color combo, too! You certainly made my challenge shine this week!

  6. I love this cute little scene Anne Marie and the colours you used are so cheery - I think this is the nicest card I've seen with this set!


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Anne Marie