Sunday, April 16, 2023

Crafting With You for PP636

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, LeAnne is hosting our Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Challenge.
LeAnne came up with a really fun theme for this challenge, too. I sure hope you will get crafty and join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create!   

*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.
As soon as I saw the theme, I knew I had the PERFECT stamps for the challenge! The Crafting With You stamp set and coordinating dies are a "sneak peek" from the new 2023-2024 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog and will be available to order on May 2, 2023. This set has lots of adorable crafty images and the sentiments are pretty great, too. I think the dies are my favorite part though. That little paper trimmer just makes me happy! I love that you can slide a little piece of paper in there, too. SO cute! 

I went with one of my favorite color combos, Black, White and Melon Mambo, to keep things simple. I also added the slightest bit of texture with the Stitched With Whimsy and Stitched Rectangle Dies. The itty-bitty heart was brushed with Wink of Stella and the trio of rhinestones are the finishing touch. The bling on the scissors is pretty adorable, right? I just love this card and I hope you do as well. I can’t wait to pop this one in the mail to my favorite stamping buddy. Life really is better when you are crafting, right? 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Basic Black Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, score at 4-1/4” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”, die-cut with largest frame from Stitched With Whimsy Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: die-cut with 4-3/8” x 3” rectangle from Stitched Rectangles Dies
  • Brights Designer Series Paper (Melon Mambo): 2-1/4” x 1-1/4” 
  • Basic Gray, Basic Black, Melon Mambo and Silver Foil: scrap to die-cut scissors, paper trimmer and heart
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Basic White Cardstock (card interior): 5-1/4” x 4”, stamp sentiment in Memento ink
  • Brights Designer Series Paper (Melon Mambo, card interior): 5-1/4” x 3/4” 
Finally a peek inside the card with more of the stamps from the set!  I added a strip of DSP for little Stampin’ Cut & Emboss die-cut to sit on along with the stamped sentiment. I just love that sentiment, don’t you? Cards truly are “handmade hugs”! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Clean-and-Simple (CAS) ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday April 21st, 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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Registration is open through April 20, 2023 for this month’s Cultivated Creativity DIY Papercrafting Kit club. This month features the fabulous Conversation Bubbles Bundle. Five fabulous projects you won’t want to miss! 

Y’all, I think this my favorite club kit to date, the projects are SO much fun. I LOVE them and I know you will too! 

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG hugs, 
Anne Marie

The following products will be available starting May 2, 2023 in the 2023-2024 Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog: 
  • Crafting With You Bundle
  • Craftng With You Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • Crafting With You Dies
Product List


  1. Wow! I totally missed all the cute dies that went with this set...I am going to have to re-visit it because this is adorable! Great sentiments way to interpret my challenge! Thanks for rocking it!

  2. Such a cute card! I can't wait to get my hands on this set!

  3. Oh, wow! This card is amazing! LOVE it, Anne Marie! It is so perfect for the challenge!

  4. This challenge had me wishing I had added this set to my preorder too (although it wouldn't have arrived in time for this week!) and like LeAnne I definitely overlooked the dies - that cute little trimmer makes my heart happy! Love your card this week Anne Marie!

  5. Anne Marie, these dies are just fabulous! I love the color combo and the little scissors look real! I agree--crafting is great therapy! You rocked this challenge, My Friend!

  6. Anne Marie, you are right - this is the perfect set for this challenge and I love how you used the elements on the inside as well as the outside. All that wonderful white space makes me happy and really allows your focal elements to shine. Fabulous card, my friend

  7. There's every reason to love this card, Anne Marie! I love, love, love everything about it! WOW!
    Xoxo, Fran


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Anne Marie