Sunday, July 23, 2023

So Refreshing for PP650

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Joanne is hosting our Sketch Challenge.
It’s no secret at all that sketch challenges are my favorite! Joann’s sketch has lots of layers as well, so of course I was super-excited create with this one. 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: 
As soon as I saw the sketch I was immediately inspired to ink up the So Refreshing Bundle from the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. I just love all of the little pieces in this set. It has been SO incredibly hot here in south Texas lately, so a big glass of lemonade (or iced tea) is the perfect treat for some much needed relief from the scorching summer heat. 

The color combo of this card is so cheery, don’t you think? I kind of forgot how much I love Blueberry Bushel. It’s such a beautiful blue and looks fabulous paired with Daffodil Delight. The Glorious Gingham Designer Series Paper added the perfect pop of pattern for this little scene and I added some extra texture to the Daffodil Delight layer with the Basics 3D Embossing Folder. I think those folders are my new go-to, I use them a LOT! Those little strawberries added a fun pop of color and detail and are just so stinking cute. I love how this card came together and I hope you do as well. 
Card Measurements and Details:
  • Blueberry Bushel Cardstock: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”   
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”
  • Daffodil Delight Cardstock: 3-1/4’ x 4-1/2”, emboss with Basic 3D Embossing Folder
  • Glorious Gingham Designer Series Paper: 2-3/4” x 4” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: die-cut third largest circle from Stylish Shapes Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap for stamping and die-cutting pitched and glasses
  • Sweet Sorbet and Garden Green Cardstock: scraps for die-cutting strawberries and leaves
  • Blueberry Bushel Cardstock: 3-1/8” x 5/8”, heat emboss sentiment in white and banner punch right side with Banners Pick a Punch
  • Sweet Sorbet Baker’s Twine and Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels
  • Basic White Cardstock (card interior): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Glorious Gingham Designer Series Paper (card interior): 4” x 3/4” 
Finally, a peek inside the card. I added a couple more glasses of lemonade with some of those bitty strawberry accents along with a little strip of DSP for them to sit on. I left the rest blank for plenty of room to pen an handmade thank you note. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our fab Sketch ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday July 28th, 2023

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  1. Anne Marie, this is fantastic! I love the blue and yellow combo! That lemonade looks so refreshing and those strawberries just pop! SO FUN! I adore the plaid and the twine bow together, too!

  2. Gorgeous card, Anne Marie! Perfect summer colors, I love the blue and yellow together. I am so happy to see Blueberry Bushel return to the color lineup, it's perfect for a lot of my scrapbook pages of my kiddo :)

  3. This is a lovely summer card, Anne Marie! Sure hope things cool down for you soon!

  4. What a sweet card, Anne Marie! Who doesn't love a frosty glass of lemonade when the temps are soaring! Such fun colors! Have a wonderful week!

  5. I had a feeling my fellow lover-of-layers would appreciate my sketch this week and I just love your take on it Anne Marie! The blue and yellow colour combo is so bright and refreshing - just like your pitcher of lemonade. Fabulous!

  6. This is definitely a refreshing card for anyone in the midst of a hot summer! Love the bright color choices too...those little strawberries are just adorable!

  7. Anne Marie, such a pretty summertime card. The colors are just perfect for this stamp set. I love it!


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Anne Marie