Sunday, November 26, 2023

Good Feelings for PP668

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Ann is hosting our Sketch Challenge.

If you’ve visited me before, you know Sketch Challenges are my FAVORITE! I love having a “blueprint” as the starting point for a card design. From there, I look through my stamp sets to see which one jumps out at me to use on the card. I think this is an awesome sketch to showcase Designer Series Paper, but it would also be really cool with a clean-and-simple design too. So many possibilities. I know this is a sketch I will be using again and again! 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:
It’s no secret that I enjoy a big, bold sentiment on a card and this sketch lends itself perfectly for that. I decided to use the Good Feelings stamp set from the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog for my card because that sentiment is one of my favorites…and it looks really great heat embossed. 

I’m also pretty smitten with the Garden Walk Designer Series Paper from the Mini Catalog. I seriously can’t stop using the beautiful floral patterns. This paper is going to be retired soon and is currently “while supplies last”. So, if you have your eye on it, you might want to scoop it up soon. I love the combination of Pretty Peacock and Poppy Parade with that little pop of pink. So pretty, right? 

Measurements and Details: 
  • Pretty Peacock Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Joy of Christmas Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, 6” x 2-1/4” (trim off excess) and  3-7/8” x 5/8” (interior)
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-7/8” x 3-5/8” and 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Pretty Peacock Cardstoock: 2-3/4” x 3-1/2” 
  • Adhesive-Backed Sparkle Gems and Poppy Parade Ribbon (available 1/24)
  • Scraps of Poppy Parade, Pretty Peacock and Garden Green Cardstock for the die-cut flower (Paper Florist Dies) on card interior

Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I used a birthday sentiment from the Throughout the Year stamp set along with a floral accent from the Paper Florist Dies. I feel like the sentiment on the front of the card could be used for a lot of different occasions, so it would be easy to add an interior sentiment when needed. I always need birthday cards, so the choice was easy for me. :-)

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our  Sketch ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday December 1st, 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
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Registration is open through December 20, 2023 for my Cultivated Creativity DIY Paper
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Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG Hugs, 
Anne Marie

Please Note: The Poppy Parade ribbon on the card will be available in January when the new Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog launches. 

Product List


  1. Love the big sentiment, this is pretty!

  2. What a happy, cheerful, full-of-sunshine card! We need that was 20 degrees this morning! It warmed me up for sure!

  3. Love, love, love it, Anne Marie! Such a fun and happy card! I LOVE the bold sentiment and the papers you used. As always, your card is amazing. Thank you for rocking my sketch this week!

  4. Anne Marie, you really hit on Ann's sketch with the combined printed papers and bright bow. this is a wonderful birthday card!
    Xoxo, Fran

  5. Anne Marie, such a cheerful card. I love the bold sentiment. It is perfect with that DSP.

  6. Anne Marie I am a sucker for a good dsp combo - and this one is fab! So bright and cheery and just perfect to compliment that sentiment too.

  7. Anne Marie, I love this card, The big, bold sentiment and the beautiful DSP is so pretty! I love this color combo and the contrast of the flowers and stripes. Great take on the sketch, My Friend!

  8. Ann Marie, I love that you let that fabulous sentiment shine. The stripes add a wonderful touch of movement to your card. Love it

  9. Great way to showcase the bold sentiment stamp. Such a cheerful looking card with the fun papers and colors.

  10. This is just such a fun and festive card. - Not sure if my first post went through so making sure you know I liked your card.


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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie