When I saw the colors of the Paper Players challenge, my immediate thought was the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack.
The Organdy Ribbon, in these gorgeous colors, is one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration items with a $50 qualifying order. How fun is that!
I enjoy making Valentines in traditional and non-traditional colors, so today’s project would be a Valentine.
Did you notice the picture of ribbon flowers on the card next to the ribbon in the brochure above? I experimented with making ribbon flowers for a while, and wasn’t too successful. Needle and thread are not my friends, so I settled for a “runner” of Grapefruit Grove ribbon attached with Tear & Tape. It was easy enough to place a strip of Tear & Tape across the Whisper White panel, and then attach the ribbon up and down in a row.
Growing from the ribbon is a heart, made with a die from the Be Mine Stitched die set. It’s one of the unique dies in the set that perforates the paper without cutting entirely through the paper. At this point, I decided that Pool Party cardstock would make a nice border, and therefore, the card base.
Next, I used Pool Party cardstock to cut the words “love you” and a floral sprig from the Well Written die set. I attached the floral sprig to the “l” in “love,” so they would flow together. This made the little, Daffodil Delight, bird very happy, who is also from the Well Written die set. Her color is duplicated with Daffodil Delight Enamel Dots in the flower centers.
I wanted to add a bit more Grapefruit Grove, so die cut a second floral sprig, using just the cut out leaves to fill in the Pool Party sprig.
Knowing this would be a Valentine, I completed the inside with “Happy Valentine’s Day,” a sentiment from the Meant To Be stamp set. I stamped it in Pool Party ink on Whisper White cardstock. You’ll see I couldn’t resist adding another floral sprig, for a white on white decoration.
The envelope flap got some decoration too, with a piece of Nature’s Poem DSP in Grapefruit Grove.
Thanks so much for stopping by. You’ll find the supplies I used in my Product List below.
I hope you were inspired by Anne Marie’s colors, and you’ll check out the rest of the Design Team for inspiration. I’m looking forward to seeing your entries in our gallery. Please join!
The Paper Players Design Team
I’ve been wanting to use this interesting sheet of Petal Promenade DSP, and today was the day! For some reason, it reminds me of the beautiful Red Rock mountains in Sedona, Arizona, and it was begging to be combined with The Sale-A-Bration, Iridescent, Foil Paper.
Deciding on the colors, I placed the Petal Promenade Designer Series Paper on a layer of Petal Pink cardstock, and a Whisper White card base.
For the layout, I needed to have two distinct angles, to satisfy the challenge at this week’s CAS(E) this sketch:
The Sale-A-Bration Foil Paper would blend, yet show beautiful, iridescent, shine at the same time. The word, “celebrate,” from the Celebrate You die set would be perfect for the lower angle.
I had a harder time finding the solution for the upper angle, until I ran into an Eclectic Layer friend I hadn’t used for a while. This die seemed just right for the mood of the card.
With the sprinkling of a few assorted sequins, my card to celebrate an important occasion was complete.
Thanks so much for stopping by. May you have something to celebrate!
Woo Hoo! UPS delivered my Stampin’ Up! order yesterday, and I went to work with the So Hoppy Together stamp set. These frogs from Sale-A-Bration are so cute, and I couldn’t wait to see them hopping all over one of my cards.
I decided to design some DSP by randomly stamping two of the frogs and some bugs in Black ink on Whisper White cardstock. I gave my DSP a border of Basic Black cardstock, and adhered it to a Granny Apple Green card base.The stamp set is pictured, for reference, in my Product List below.
The third, unicycle riding, frog received some special treatment. First, I stamped the Bokeh Dots stamp in Granny Apple Green ink on Whisper White cardstock. Then, I stamped the frog in Black ink on top of the green Bokeh Dots, and fussy cut him free from his unicycle. As the focal point, he was “hopped” up on dimensionals.
The sentiment, “Celebrating Another Year of Happiness,” is from the Well Said stamp set, and cut with a Petals & More label die. This sentiment ties in with the challenge at Global Design Project.
For some added sparkle, I used another FREE product from Sale-A-Bration, the Grapefruit Grove & Lovely Lipstick Foil Sheets. Five small hearts were cut with a die from the Well Written die set, which add some awesome shine, don’t you think?
Besides being cute, this stamp set is FREE with a $50.00 qualifying order! All this FREE stuff makes me very “hoppy.” Have a day filled with “hoppiness!”