Sprinkles of Life With A Cherry On Top!

by Joanne James24. May 2015 10:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! There were some beautiful girly thank you cards in our gallery last week - this week it is the turn of the lovely Anne-Marie to host and she has a great sketch challenge for us to play with:

I love a good sketch and couldn't resist using this one to showcase some more 'sneak peek' products using the new in-colours, the RMHC stamp set 'Sprinkles of Life' and the co-ordinating Tree Builder Punch, the Cheery on Top DSP stack and another new product that I'm using for the first time - check out my card:


I used two of the 'Cherry on Top' patterned papers for the background and the strip across the middle, matting each onto Watermelon Wonder and then Bermuda Bay and Crushed Curry respectively and for my focal point, I kept the square shape and used it to feature yet another combination from the 'Sprinkles of Life' stamp set - a cute basket filled with flowers. I stamped the basket in Crushed Curry onto the same colour cardstock and stamped the top in Cucumber Crush on Cucumber Crush cardstock, then using the same tone on tone stamping, stamped and either punched out or fussy cut the flowers and paper pieced them, finishing the centres of the larger flowers with candy dots. I adhered this to a piece of Pool Party cardstock, and I also used this colour for my sentiment flag. The final 'sneak peek' product is the trio of In-Colour Blossom Accents that I used for the circles on the sketch - how gorgeous are they?! They add great dimension to a card and just one would be enough to make a big impact - I can see me getting through lots of these!

Before you reach for your inks and stamps, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile
Claire Broadwater
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Debbie Mageed
Karren Johnson
Shannon Jaramillo
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

I look forward to seeing how you interpret our sketch this week. I'm off to the tip to dispose of a couple of trailer-loads of garden rubbish and then for Sunday lunch cooked by my mother-in-law - what an exciting life I lead! 

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

All sneak peek product today - purchase details to be updated when available. 

Comments (11) -

Lorraine Streeter
Lorraine StreeterUnited Kingdom
5/24/2015 11:37:39 AM #

Great card and love the same colour stamping onto card stock.


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/24/2015 10:04:41 PM #

Oh, I almost used this set for my card too!  How fun, cheerful and happy is this sweet creation!


Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
5/24/2015 11:14:15 PM #

I love all the sneak peeks! What a cute card, the colors are so cheerful and bright!


KarrenJNew Zealand
5/25/2015 7:20:22 AM #

Beautiful card, Joanne!  The colors look stunning together and I love the wee basket of flowers.


Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
5/26/2015 6:31:06 PM #

Joanne this is adorable! I love the bright happy colors you used and that new cupcake set is the cutest!


Shannon Jaramillo
Shannon JaramilloUnited States
5/26/2015 7:15:36 PM #

Oh, I love this too!! It's funny, I was just looking at this set and couldn't figure out what to use for the base of the flower stamp...smacks self on forehead...makes perfect sense now!! Your fussy cut/punched flowers are adorbs as are the candy dot flower centres (did I spell hat right??) and the little accents?? You have enabled me!! I love everything on this card!!


Debbie Mageed
Debbie MageedUnited States
5/26/2015 11:15:25 PM #

I love what you did with this stamp set and coordinating punch! So bright and cheery! Perfect card for this sketch challenge!!


jaydeeUnited States
5/29/2015 2:21:05 PM #

Those floral elements are perfect with that image and I love the repeated dots in the DSP.   Fabulous card, Joanne.


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
5/30/2015 12:47:30 AM #

Joanne, I am in love with this card! The bright and cheery colors really pop. This would brighten anyone’s day as soon as they pulled it out of the envelope, for sure. All of those fabulous layers really add so much and those new floral accents are going on my “must have” list immediately. Thanks for rocking my sketch this week! Hugs! Smile


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
5/30/2015 5:08:01 AM #

What a cheerful little card, Joanne!  You've done an amazing job showing off all the new products and I love all the little fussy-cut flowers--WOW!  


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
5/30/2015 12:31:59 PM #

Joanne, this is just adorable!  So happy and bright!  Love seeing all the new products!  I just love the little blossoms!!!!  Can't wait to see all your creations with the new items in the catty!  XXXX


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