Plentiful Plants CAS For The Paper Players

It’s Sunday. Time for the Paper Players Blog Challenge.  Anne Marie is our host this week.  Her Clean & Simple Challenge theme is polka dots.  Polka dots are always on trend.  Clean and Simple is a card with minimal layers, little or no embellishments and lots of clean white space.

Today’s post features the Bloom Where You’re Planted Suite I used the Perfect Plants Dies, Bloom Where You’re Planted Designer Series Paper and Thick Basic White cardstock for my card.  My polka dot embossing folder, which has made many trips through my cutting machine, is also featured here today.

  • I die cut both the plant pot and plant directly from the patterned paper.
  • The macrame die makes it easy to create a “hanging plant”.
  • I die cut the macrame plant hanger from Crumb Cake card stock and sponged it lightly with crumb cake ink for a bit more dimension.
  • I lined the back of the macrame plant hanger with glue from my fine tip glue pen then attached the pot and the plant to the plant hanger from the back.
  • This made it easier to position the plant and plant pot.
  • The “hanging plant” is attached to my card with Dimensionals.
  • The sentiment, from Pansy Patch, is stamped with Crumb Cake ink and attached with Mini Dimensionals.

This Clean and Simple card is also quick and easy.

So, find some fun polka dots, add a few die cuts and a sentiment and create something clean and simple to link up with us over at the Paper Players.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

Check in on the rest of the Paper Players Design Team for more Challenge inspiration.

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Color & Contour And A Pretty Card!

Happy Tuesday!

Isn’t today’s card pretty? I can’t think of another word to describe it. I’m not sure why.  Is it the scalloped frames or the gingham Designer Series Paper?  Is it the open lined floral art, or the pretty crinkled bow? Stampin’ Up! did all of that.  I simply and quickly put it all together.

Let’s just imagine for a minute that it’s my coloring that makes this card so pretty. I did it with my Blends and felt like an artist!  I followed the open lines in the image with the bullet side of the Blend and in a matter of seconds, my image looked like it was water colored.  Can you see the little bit of ink splatter behind the flower?  The Color & Contour stamp set has a “splatter” (as I call it) stamp.  I inked the splatter stamp with Fresh Freesia ink and stamped off once to get a subtle look.

I die cut the smaller scalloped frame and saw there were slits cut into all sides.  This Scalloped Contour Die was designed that way making it easy to add a sentiment banner, ribbon, twine or any other element. You can slide your element under or over the frame.  I snapped a quick photo to show you how I added the ribbon.

By the way, the White Crinkled Seam Binding ribbon is soft and easy to work with.  It’s a thin 1/4″ ribbon, which makes it a good alternative to twine.  The gingham Designer Series Paper is from the Pansy Petals Designer Series Paper.

So, die cut a scalloped frame, add some gingham patterned paper and soft ribbon and create something “pretty”.

…the only limitation is your imagination.

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A Simple Simply Elegant Post!

Happy Saturday!  I hope your week was fun and you made time for your stamps, ink and paper. It was a busy week at Stampin’ Up!  The public launch of the new Annual Catalog, two new fabulous promotions and an unprecedented Paper Pumpkin Monthly Kit offer.  Lots of good stuff happening.  Speaking of good stuff, today’s post is a clean and simple card using stamps, ink and paper.

I’m featuring the Elegantly Said stamp set which is part of the Simply Elegant Suite on pages 68 and 69 of the new catalog. The elegant greetings pair beautifully with the floral, flourish, and border images. Look at the amazing detail in the stamped images.  There are 11 cling rubber stamps in the set.  The mixed font sentiments are appropriate for just about any occasion.  This card is “quick and easy” without a doubt.

Here’s a stamping tip: When stamping with a very detailed stamp and a clear block, lightly tap the stamp 3 to 4 times to your ink pad then stamp your image applying even pressure but not too much pressure.  The details will stamp clearly.  I used my Stamparatus for this card.

So, get yourself an elegant stamp set, stamp a flourish image or two, add a little gold dot and create something graceful!

…the only limitation is your imagination.

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The Paper Players Clean & Simple Happy Birthday!

Hello and a very happy Sunday!

Welcome to the Paper Players Blog Challenge!  Our fabulous Laurie has a Clean & Simple Happy Birthday Challenge for us this week.  Remember the rules for Clean & Simple cards – lots of white space (no pattern), minimal layers and little or no embellishments.

The pretty lily image is in Stampin’ Up!’s Posted For You stamp set.  This stamp set is on the Last Chance List. The Rectangular Postage Stamp Punch, which I used to layer the three lilies is staying with us.  It’s in the upcoming Annual Catalog.

Let’s talk about how this card came together:

  • I cut a standard A-2 Thick Basic White card base 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″, scored at 4 1/4″.
  • Next, I cut a basic white card layer 4″ x 5 1/4″ and scored it 1/4″ on all sides.
  • I stamped three lily images with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink on Basic White cardstock.
  • I used my Watercolor Pencils and a Blender Pen to add color to the flowers.
  • An artist I am not, but this coloring technique was easy!
  • I added a line of color next to each image line and easily spread the color with my Blender Pen.
  • My finished images had a subtle watercolor look.
  • Then, I punched each lily and attached the images to the card layer.
  • I stamped “Happy Birthday” from the Posted For You stamp set with Black Memento Ink.

Clean, simple and very easy to complete. I enjoyed putting this one together.

So, pull out a pretty flower from your stash, add a little color, a sentiment and a scored layer and create something clean and simple.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

Don’t forget to click over to the Paper Players Blog to see what beautiful inspiration the rest of the Design Team has for you.

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Sneak Peek! A Hand Penned Hello!

Happy Tuesday to you all!

Today’s card is a Sneak Peek at what you can expect in the new Hand Penned Product Suite.  The floral patterns are “hand penned” and water colored. The coordinating colors in the Suite are Blushing Bride, Pale Papaya, Daffodil Delight, Garden Green, Mint Macaron and Highland Heather.

This clean and simple card is one of the cards from the coordinating Hand Penned Memories and More Card Pack.  The card is 4″ x 6″.  I trimmed it to 5 1/4″ x 4″ to fit easily on a Highland Heather cardstock layer. The sentiment is from the Love of Leaves stamp set. I couldn’t resist adding the little bee from the Garden Wishes stamp set. He’s having so much fun jumping from flower to flower. I enjoy pulling from other sets. It makes a card more personal and unique.

The Hand Penned Suite Collection will be available with the Annual Catalog customer launch on May 4th.  The Suite includes the following products:

  • The Hand Penned Petals Bundle (the Hand Penned Petals Photopolymer Stamp Set and the Penned Flowers Dies) Bundles are always discounted 10%
  • Hand Penned 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper.  The Highland Heather patterned paper you see on the envelope flap is part of the Hand Penned DSP.
  • Genial Gems

The Hand Penned Memories and More Card Pack, which I used today is not part of the Suite, but is a coordinating item.

So, I hope you enjoyed today’s Sneak Peek.

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