Sunday, April 21, 2024

Simply Zinnia for PP686

Happy Sunday, crafty friends!
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the lovely Jaydee is hosting our Clean and Simple (CAS) Challenge.

When The Paper Players use the term “clean and simple”, we mean cards that:

Have minimal layers and embellishments
Have plenty of open space
Are simple and uncluttered

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 la supply list of products used to create this card at the end of this post.

I decided to use the Simply Zinnia stamp set and coordinating dies from Stampin’ Up!® to create my card. This bundle is an Online Exclusive available right now in my online store. There is even coordinating paper in this suite. but In the name of keeping things Clean and Simple, I decided to leave the paper in it’s little cubby in my stamp studio and instead add some texture to the background wit hthe coordinating Zinnia 3D Embossing Folder. 

I love that you can piece together beautiful blooms with the Simply Zinnia Dies. The only stamping on this card is the sentiment and the interior. Those beautiful flowers layer together nicely and the added detail in the images sure is lovely. 

It’s no secret that I’m a little smitten with the new Stampin’ Up!® In Colors that will be launching 5/1/24. 

Up until this point, I haven’t used Shy Shamrock or Peach Pie a whole lot, so I decided that the time had come with this card. Haha! I paired the two new colors with Pumpkin Pie (the more pies, the merrier) along with a simple black and white. Adding in a little Peach Pie Glimmer  Paper to accent the flowers gave a nice pop of sparkle without being too over-the-top. 

I also stamped the sentiment on  label from another new die set: Unbounded Love. You’ll be seeing more with this set from me really soon, so stay tuned! 

I created a second version of this card using a different color combo for my Facebook Live video yesterday. The color combo is: Petunia Pop - Fresh Freesia - Shy Shamrock - Basic Black and Basic White. 

I really like how both cards came out! What do you think? Do you prefer one color combo to the other? 

If you’d like to see how this card came together, I’d like to invite you to watch the replay of the video over on my You Tube channel. 

Click HERE or click the image above to watch. Don’t forget to subscribe while you are there! :-) 

Finally a peek inside the card! I simply stamped a zinnia in Peach Pie ink and a set of leaves in Shy Shamrock ink to  “keep the party going from the front of the card”. There is plenty of room to pen a lovely handwritten thank you note. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for this fun ”Spring Flowers” Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Theme ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday April 26th, 2024

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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

*In addition to the products listed below, I also used the following products that will be available starting 5/1/2024 in the new Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog: 
  • Peach Pie Cardstock #163799
  • Shy Shamrock Cardstock #163795
  • Peach Pie Classic Stampin’ Pad #163810
  • Shy Shamrock Classic Stampin’ Pad #163808
  • 2024-2026 In color 12” x 12” Glimmer Paper #163771
  • Unbounded Love Dies #163383
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  1. Beautiful zinnias, Anne Marie! Love the little bit of sparkle you added!

  2. Anne Marie, these zinnias are gorgeous!!! I love both cards so much! The black really makes the whole thing pop! Great job, My Friend!

  3. These are beautiful, and I am in love with that embossing folder! What a great way to add interest and still keep it CAS!

  4. Just gorgeous Anne Marie in both colourways - those zinnias just pop! You nailed CAS this week, my friend!


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