Three Flowers Squared — PP 137

It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for another fun challenge at the Paper Players.  And this week, Ann has a great CAS sketch challenge for us:

Since this week is the last week of Sale-A-Bration, I wanted to use one of the Sale-a-Bration sets.  I chose Bloomin’ Marvelous because I haven’t used it enough and I thought the flowers would fit nicely in the little squares on the sketch.

three flowers squared -- PP137

I chose this happy color scheme of Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise, Gumball Green, and Crumb Cake for the card.  I love these colors together.

Come on over to the Paper Players and join us in this week’s challenge.  We’d love to see how you interpret the sketch.  Meanwhile, check out what the other designers made:

 
Enjoy your Sunday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Bloomin’ Marvelous, Friendly Phrases
Ink:  Gumball Green, Pumpkin Pie, Pool Party, Tempting Turquoise
Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla, Neutrals dsp stack
Embellishments:  Finishing Touches edgelits, Pool Party 3/8″ Ruffled Ribbon, Linen Thread, Sycamore Street Ribbons & Buttons pack, Pearl Basic Jewels

 

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Birthday Cupcake

a cupcake birthday

Here’s a birthday card I made for my fantastic upline last week.  Hope you had a wonderful birthday, Amy!

Because I am really drawn to a clean style with straight lines, wrinkling up dsp and giving it a “messy” look is quite unnatural for me — it just doesn’t feel right.  However, I like the look and decided I needed to use it a little more.  However, you can see that I didn’t quite let go — it doesn’t look very distressed in the photo, does it?  🙂  I guess old styles die hard.

Have a great Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Patterned Occasions
Ink:  Island Indigo, Pool Party, Tangerine Tango, Rich Razzleberry, Summer Starfruit
Paper:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Sycamore Street dsp
Embellishments:  Sycamore Street ribbon & buttons pack, Summer Starfruit 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, 2-3/8″ Scalloped Circle punch, Essentials Paper-Piercing pack, 1-3/4″ Circle punch, Chevron embossing folder

 

A Felt Flower

felt flower

Here’s a super simple layout for you today.  I love using felt with my dies, especially to make flowers.  I used some white felt to make the petals with the Flower Folds Bigz XL die.

I’ve also been loving Basic Gray the last few months.  I think it looks great paired with Calypso Coral, what do you think?

Enjoy your Saturday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Madison Avenue, Friendly Phrases
Ink:  Calypso Coral, Basic Gray
Paper:  Basic Gray, Calypso Coral, Whisper White, In Color dsp stack
Embellishments:  Flower Folds Bigz XL die, Delicate Doilies Sizzlits die, 1-3/8″ Circle punch, 1-1/4″ Circle punch, Blossom Petals Builder punch, 3/8″ Designer Printed Brads, sewing machine, felt

A Red Phone Booth

Thinking of You Phone Booth

I am really loving this Feeling Sentimental stamp set!  And the fact that it’s free during Sale-a-Bration makes me love it even more!

I tried a new technique (new to me, anyways) that I saw our stamping leader, Shelli Gardner, demonstrate at convention last summer.  She took paper from a book and used a paintbrush to apply Gesso to the pages and then stamped over that once it dried.  I loved the look of that, and now several months later, I thought I would try something similar.  I used our First Edition Specialty dsp.  I like how it toned down the black newsprint a bit so it doesn’t compete as much with the stamped image.  If you try this technique, here’s a tip — not only do you have to let the Gesso dry for a while, but you’ll also need to let your stamped ink dry for a while too (if you’ll look closely, you can see that I didn’t do this on my attempt here and I smudged the red ink and got it on the banners too.  Oops!).

Well, enjoy your Thursday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Feeling Sentimental, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Not Quite Navy
Paper:  Marina Mist, Not Quite Navy, Crumb Cake, First Edition Specialty dsp
Embellishments:  Designer Builder Brads, Apothecary Accents framelits, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Natural 7/16″ Trim Ribbon, Borders Scoring Plate, Pearl Basic Jewels, Marina Mist 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, Gesso

Perfect You — FabFri11

Yea! It’s time for another Fab Friday challenge! Mindy has a great sketch for us this time around.

I used one of the Sale-a-Bration stamp sets and designer series papers for this one.  I used a sponge dauber to add Rich Razzleberry ink to the Flower Trim (I LOVE that stuff!).

Perfect You

I hope you’ll have time to join us in this challenge (you have two weeks).  Enjoy your Friday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Vintage Verses
Ink:  Summer Starfruit, Rich Razzleberry, Island Indigo, Pool Party
Paper:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Whisper White, Sycamore Street dsp
Embellishments:  Flower Trim, Pool Party Baker’s Twine, Pearl Basic Jewels, Finishing Touches edgelits

Happy Birthday, Cupcake!

happy birthday, cupcake

I made this card for a sweet friend last week (hope you had a fun birthday, Tami!).  This stamp is from a Sale-a-Bration set called Patterned Occasions.  It’s a very versatile and fun set.  And you can get it for FREE with any $50 Stampin’ Up purchase.  The papers are from another Sale-a-Bration offering — Sycamore Street dsp, and the Pool Party and Island Indigo ribbons and the button are also another Sale-a-Bration offering — Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button pack.

I hope you have a great Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps: Patterned Occasions
Ink:  Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Summer Starfruit, Island Indigo
Paper:  Pool Party, Island Indigo, Whisper White, Sycamore Street dsp
Embellishments:  Sycamore Street Ribbon and Button Pack, Summer Starfruit 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, White Baker’s Twine, 7/8″ Scallop Circle punch, Perfect Pennants Bigz die, Perfect Polka Dots embossing folder

A Vintage Bicycle Celebration — PP130

It’s Sunday, and that means it’s time for another challenge from the Paper Players.  LeAnne has a great sketch for us this week.

I love this sketch because you could keep it clean and simple or you could add layers and embellishments and knock yourself out.  I kinda went with the first option this time — pretty simple.

Vintage Bicycle Celebration

I used the Feeling Sentimental stamp set, which is one of the Sale-a-Bration offerings.  I really love all of the stamps in this set.  I also used some Vanilla Shimmer Smooch Spritz on the houndstooth base.  I hadn’t pulled that out in a while, and I’m not sure why.  It adds such a pretty shimmer to a project.

I hope you enjoy your Sunday, and that you can find some time to join us at the Paper Players this week.  Here are links to the other designers so you can see what they did with the sketch and get some inspiration:

Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Feeling Sentimental
Ink:  Basic Black
Paper:  Very Vanilla, Basic Black, Baja Breeze, First Edition Specialty dsp
Embellishments:  Baja Breeze 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Linen Thread, Neutrals Designer Buttons, 3/8″ Basics Glimmer Brads, 2-1/2″ Circle punch, Perfect Pennants Bigz die, Houndstooth embossing folder