Sunday, May 14, 2023

Sweetest Cherries for PP640

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, our lovely Jaydee is hosting our Color Challenge.
When I first saw this color combo, I loved it…it has pink involved, so that was a given for me. :) However, when I sat down to create, I found myself a little stumped as to HOW I wanted to use it. I knew I wanted to make a birthday card (mostly because I need one this week) so I went over to the stamp shelves and starting looking through all of my sets. Then it hit me…a bowlful of cherries! 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.
Color Combo: 
The Sweetest Cherries stamp set and coordinating Cherry Builder Punch are a lot of fun! I just love how easy it is to stamp, punch and assemble the cherries. Plus they look great stamped in my favorite pink: Melon Mambo! It’s a little tough to see in the photo but I also added some Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the cherries. Everything is better with sparkle, especially for a birthday card!  

I originally was going to use the other side of the Designer Series paper which has a polka dot pattern. But when I flipped it over to add the adhesive, I stopped and decided that I liked the playful stripes a lot better. It’s a bold pattern but I think it just works with the large focal image. Even though I used Smoky Slate (gray) for the bowl, I also wanted to tie in the silver from the color combo, too. So I added a little silver bow and two rhinestones for the finishing touches. I love how this card came out and I hope you do as well. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Granny Apple Green Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, score at 5-1/2" 
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Brights Designer Series Paper (Melon Mambo): 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 2-3/4” x 4-1/2” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-5/8” x 4-3/8”, embossed with Basics 3D Embossing Folder
  • Basic Gray Cardstock: scrap to die-cut second largest circle from Stylish Shapes Dies, cut (a little less than) in half to create the bowl
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock: scrap to die-cut banner from Stylish Shapes Dies, stamp sentiment in Memento ink
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp cherries, leaves and stems, punch out with Cherry Builder punch
  • Basic White Cardstock (card interior): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiments in Melon Mambo and Memento ink
  • Brights Designer Series Paper (Melon Mambo, card interior): 3-7/8” x 3/4” 
Finally a peek inside the card! I just love a big, bold sentiment, don’t you? I also added a leftover scrap of DSP from the front of the card and an extra cherry to “keep the party going” from the front of the card. Such a fun and cheerful card! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our fun Color ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday May 19th, 2023

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Anne Marie

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  1. Anne Marie, this is the sweetest bowl of cherries. I love the bold stripes in the background and that Granny Smith Green is electric. Your card makes me smile! Such a fun birthday card for summer! Have a great week, My Friend!

  2. You couldn't have "picked" a more perfect set to use for Jaydee's challenge than these cherries! The striped paper in the background and the silver cord work so well with those big juicy cherries!

  3. So cute, Anne Marie! I usually have a bowl of cherries on our counter throughout the summer months!

  4. Anne Marie, I thought of you when I came up with these colors :-). i love that you paired Melon with Granny Apple. Such a gorgeous combo. I love how you incorporated the silver/grey, too! Your bold, graphic card is gorgeous inside and out! Thanks for rocking my challenge this week

  5. Anne Marie, I thought of you when I came up with these colors:-). I love the pairing of Mambo and Granny Apple together. They are a marriage made in heaven. I also love how you incorporated the silver/grey. The black mat helps the other colors pop, too. Your card is gorgeous inside and out

  6. Anne Marie, I love it! Those cherries look good enough to eat. I like the choice of Melon Mambo. Suzy

  7. An adorable card, Anne Marie! It's bold, graphic and fun! I think you made the right choice by going with the stripes. It's cute inside and out!

  8. Your bowl full of cherries is such a fun way to use these colours - this card is so cheery! Fab work Anne Marie!

  9. Beautiful use of the Sweetest Cherries set! I love the bowl you created... how sweet! TFS

  10. Anne Marie, I think a bowl of cherries is a perfect choice for Jaydee's color challenge - and I love that one of them has a bite out of it! Cute card! I also think the stripe was a bolder choice and works well both inside and out.
    Xoxo, Fran


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Anne Marie