Sunday, March 3, 2024

Bright Skies for PP679

Happy Sunday and Happy March, friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the lovely Claire is hosting our Theme Challenge.

This was such a fun challenge to celebrate the Spring season. I realize it isn’t quite Spring everywhere but here in south Texas our weather has been lovely lately. The yard is starting to see some blooms and although rain isn’t in the forecast here for a bit, it is a good sign of things to come. I sure hope you will join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create!   

*I’ve shared the 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 Bright Skies stamps and dies from the Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog. As soon as I saw this set, I knew I had to have it. The sentiments are so sweet and I just love all of the adorable “weather” images. This set also coordinated with the Sunny Days Designer Series Paper which was a free offering during Sale-A-Bration. I love how the paper coordinates with the cloud dies for lots of fun patterns. This paper is no longer available as Sale-A-Bration just ended at the start of the month, but this card could easily be re-created with the stamp set and other products like an embossed background in place of the patterned paper. 

Here is another version of the card using different patterns for the clouds. I love having variety in the patterns. They create slightly different looks but it all still works well together. 

I made this card on my weekly Facebook Live video today. If you’d like to check it out, you can watch it HERE

I die-cut the little raindrops from the Three Color Glimmer Paper, which I just realized I forgot to add to the supply list below. It’s an Online Exclusive right now. The little pop of sparkle adds the perfect amount of detail. I also added a little pop of Silver & White Sheer Ribbon behind the heat embossed sentiment for some fun texture. A trio of sequins added some extra pop without a lot of bulk. And of course, I had to add some Wink of Stella to the sunshine, just because.

Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I added an extra strip of DSP along with a stamped sun, because more sunshine is never a bad thing, right? There is lots of room to write a sweet note to a friend.  

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 March 8th, 2024

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
an click on any of the photos to go directly to my 
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Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG Hugs, 
Anne Marie

Please note: The Sunny Days DSP is no longer available to order.

Product List


  1. Your patterned clouds are fun! Cute card, Anne Marie!

  2. I love how you used the clouds & sun as your focal points....and that sentiment is perfection!

  3. I love the big, bold elements on your card Anne Marie and I love the pop of yellow from the sun peeking out behind the clouds. So fun!

  4. What a wonderful mix of patterns, Anne Marie! I LOVE the sentiment. What a perfect card for the challenge!

  5. Anne Marie, this is so perfect for my rainy day challenge! I love all the patterns and the sentiment is so great! Thank you for making my challenge shine!

  6. Beautiful card, beautiful color💐☺️ happy weekend


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Anne Marie