Monday, February 12, 2024

Softly Sophisticated for PP676

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

I’m a little delayed getting my card posted this week. Life happens sometimes but here I am with this fabulous color combo that I knew I would love from the moment I saw it. You had me at Bubble Bath, LeAnne! Paired with the richness of Berry Burst and the cool gray…this combo is definitely a keeper. I sure hope you will join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create!   

*I’ve shared the full supply list of products used to create this card at the end of this post.

For my card, I decided to use the Softly Sophisticated stamp and embossing folder bundle that is part of the Stampin’ Up! Sale-A-Bration offering his year. This bundle can be earned for FREE with a $100 order now through the end of February. I will say, I loved the embossing folder immediately but wasn’t so sure about the stamp set. The more I have played with it, the more I am really enjoying it. The floral images are really easy to stamp together and the sentiments are so perfect for everyday occasions. 

I was inspired by a layout that I used in my weekly Facebook Live for this card. You can watch the video HERE if you’d like to check it out. I layered the colors and then popped in a little bit of pattern from Bright & Beautiful Designer Series Paper and a pop of sparkle from the Soft Shimmer Specialty Paper strips in the background. I finished the card with some rhinestones and a silver bow tied from Simply Elegant Trim. I really like how this card came together and I hope you do as well. 

Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I added a strip of Glimmer Paper and a portion of the stamped image with room to write a handwritten note. I’m trying to send out more “Hi, I’m just thinking of you” cards this year. So, I made a few extra to send out, just because. 

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 February 16th, 2024

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team:

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Registration is open through February 20, 2024 for my Cultivated Creativity DIY Paper
Crafting Kit club. This month features the new Hot Air Balloon Bundle (stamps & dies). Five adorable projects you won’t want to miss, including four fabulous cards and an adorable treat box! 

Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG Hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. Woohoo! This is a BEAUTY! So glad you were able to squeeze it in, it was worth the wait! I am (im)patiently awaiting this stamp set myself and after seeing this, I am even more impatient! All your elements together are just lovely!

  2. What a fabulous card to showcase the color combo! That DSP is amazing. I need to take a look at these papers. I love the sweet little flowers and the way you created your layers. You know I love layers. You certainly made these colors shine, My Friend!

  3. Totally worth the wait Anne Marie - this card is gorgeous! I love the soft shimmer of the pink embossed layer and that floral makes the perfect centrepiece. Just lovely!

  4. It was worth the wait, Ann Marie! Beautiful card!

  5. What an absolutely wonderful way to use the challenge colors, Anne Marie! The floral image is beautiful. What a great idea to use the Bright and Beautiful designer series paper! A perfect choice!


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Anne Marie