Sunday, April 9, 2023

Ginkgo Branch for PP635

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Joanne is hosting our Color Challenge.
There are so many possibilities with the colors this week and pastels are so perfect for the Spring season. I sure hope you will get crafty and join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create with soft pastel colors!  

*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.
I decided to use the beautiful Ginkgo Branch stamp set and coordinating dies for my card. This is such a lovely set and one I am happy to have in my collection. Right now, the stamps and dies are on a fantastic deal on the Last Chance List. The bundle is usually $53 (US) and right now, while supplies last, the stamp set is $9.20 and the dies are only $14.40. Both for $23.60 when you buy them individually! That’s a pretty great deal, right? 

My card started out with three different pastel colors and the more I started working with it, I was really feeling the Petal Pink vibe. So one by one the other colors were eliminated and this became a monochromatic pastel card. I remembered I had a brand-new pack of Rose Gold Specialty Paper and thought it would work perfectly for the big ginkgo die. The foil makes it extra fancy! I also added some Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels for a little pop of sparkle. I think of all of the products that are retiring, these make me the most sad. I use them a lot! I picked up a few extra on my last order so I can keep a few stashed away for a special occasion. I didn’t have a Petal Pink ribbon that I loved with this card, so I made my own by coloring the White Crinkled Seam Binding with Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends. I just love how this card came out and I hope you do as well. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Petal Pink Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, score at 5-1/2” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Design A Daydream Host Exclusive Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, add Petal Pink around edges with a Sponge Dauber
  • Rose Gold Specialty Paper: die-cut the large ginkgo image 
  • Petal Pink Cardstock: scrap to stamp sentiment in Soft Suede ink, then die-cut with label from Ginkgo Branch Dies
  • Champagne Rhinestone Basic Jewels and White Crinkled Seam Binding (colored with Dark Petal Pink Stampin’ Blends)
  • Basic White Cardstock (card interior): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Design A Daydream Host Exclusive Designer Series Paper (card interior): 3/4” x 5-1/4” 
Finally a peek inside the card!  I added a little strip of DSP, a stamped sentiment and a smaller die-cut that I was going to use on the front but didn’t want it to go to waste. There is plenty of room to add a handwritten note to brighten someone’s day! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Color ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday April 14th, 2023

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Have a HAPPY day!

BIG hugs, 
Anne Marie

For some reason, I couldn’t add the Ginkgo Branch stamp set to the product list below. The item # is 160463. 

Product List


  1. Anne Marie - this is gorgeous. So soft and feminine and those die cuts are just fabulous. Stunning card.

  2. This is just gorgeous! Your rose gold for the gingkos was a wonderful choice...the background is equally as beautiful!

  3. Lovely card! The foil up against the pastel patterned paper is lovely! TFS

  4. Anne Marie, this is lovely! I love the beautiful pink and the rose gold ginko branches are gorgeous! I love every detail in this beautiful card. Have a great weekend, My Friend!


  5. This petal pink with rose gold is gorgeous, Anne! What a pretty card!
    Xoxo, Fran

  6. Pastel perfection, Anne Marie! This has to be one of the prettiest cards I have ever seen! The foil really pops against the designer paper. Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Anne Marie, Your card is so classy. I love that you stuck to one color. Just Gorgeous!

  8. Beautiful and classy card Anne Marie!


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Anne Marie