Sunday, July 16, 2023

Circle Sayings for PP649

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, I am super-excited to be hosting our Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Challenge.
This week, my challenge is to create Clean-and-Simple (CAS) cards featuring things you can eat. Calling all foodies…haha! I sure hope you will take this challenge for a spin and join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create!   

*I’ve shared measurements and a full supply list of products used to create this card at the end of this post.
Color Combo:
For my card, I decided to use the sweet little cupcake from the Circle Celebrations stamp set. This set coordinates with the 2-3/8” Circle Punch and really makes a fun focal image, especially on a Clean-and-Simple card. I added a little texture to the background with the Basics 3D Embossing Folders and I love how the black really pops against the pastel colors. This is a cute card that’s perfect to send some birthday wishes! 
Card Measurements and Details:
  • Bubble Bath Cardstock: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”   
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, emboss with Basics 3D Embossing Folder
  • Basic Black Cardstock: scrap to punch circle with 2-3/8” Circle Punch
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp sentiment / image in Memento ink and punch out with 2-1/4” Circle Punch
  • Color cupcake with Stampin’ Blends and accent with Wink of Stella
  • Sheer Ribbon Combo Pack (Bubble Bath) and Adhesive-Backed Sparkle Gems (silver)
  • Basic White Cardstock (card interior): 4” x 5-1/4” 
Finally, a peek inside the card. I added a coordinating birthday sentiment and another little cupcake. Because two birthday cupcakes are always better than one, right? 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our ”Bon Appetit” Clean-and-Simple ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday July 21st, 2023

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Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG Hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. Great challenge and a wonderful cupcake to go with it! I love the pastel colors--yummy!

  2. This is a cute way to send happy birthday wishes!

  3. So yummy Anne Marie - that cupcake looks good enough to eat, with none of the calories!!

  4. Anne Marie, I love your "sweet" card! The pink and black together looks great. This is a great theme.

  5. OK. Will someone tell me where the real Anne Marie is - this card is missing about 6 layers? I swear, girl, you are getting better and better and better at CAS cards. You can no longer hide behind the "I'm not a CAS girl" anymore! I love how you kept the elements in the lower right hand side of the card and allowed them to shine amongst all that wonderful white space. Fabulous card.

  6. What a yummy color combination for a yummy cupcake, Anne Marie! I LOVE this card! It's clean and perfect!!! This challenge was SO much fun. I have been inspired to ink up a couple sets I have sitting on the shelf after seeing all of the fabulous inspiration.

  7. Ann Marie, your card immediately brought to mind the idea of a box with that design on the lid and inside would be 12 of the most perfect miniature cupcakes! YUMM! Did I say I love your card?!


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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie