Label Me Pretty Birthday Card For PP348

by Joanne James11. June 2017 10:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my wonderful friend LeAnne's turn to host this week and she has a fun colour challenge for us to work with:


I love these summery colours this week! I almost went with something 'beachy' but instead cased a layout from page 18 of the new annual catalogue for my card and used the Pretty Label bundle - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Label Me Pretty - The detailed florals on my Label Me Pretty label were perfect for today's colour scheme; mostly bright yellows and greens, with a single stem of bluebells to tie in with my card base. i also inked the floral sections of my stamp with my Pool Party Stampin' Write Marker and stamped them directly onto my card base for a little tone-on-tone interest. 

Pretty Label Punch Trick - Did you know the Pretty Label Punch can also be used to create mat layers for your label? Here I punched a second label in Lemon Lime Twist cardstock, cut it in half horizontally and added it to the base edges of your label to give a mat border edge. Neat, right?

Ribbons and Pearls - I added lots of 'pretties' to my card today and couldn't resist a twist of new bright yellow double stitched ribbon; the Daffodil Delight seems to tone down the brightness of the Lemon Lime Twist on this card too.  

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

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

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
 Crystal Komera
Valentyna Komisarenko
Deanne K
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 four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

I look forward to seeing what you create with this week's colour palette. Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; we are all out and about today, with one of the James Juniors singing in a choir performance all day and the other headed to his school summer fete, complete with classic car show and bouncy castles and hopefully time for a cream tea!

I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (5) -

6/11/2017 1:47:35 PM #

This is absolute beauty, Joanne! Love the blue domination and tiny yellow/green addition on the focal element.


LaurieUnited States
6/11/2017 3:16:29 PM #

The texture is so fun your card....from the ribbon to the burlap! Awesome design with the colors!

Have a great day!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
6/11/2017 4:12:15 PM #

Joanne, this is so pretty!  I love all the different textures!  Great idea to use the ribbon and burlap!  I always forget to add ribbon!  Thanks for the reminder!  I hope you have a lovely week, My Friend!  XX


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/11/2017 11:01:24 PM #

I love this... that little piece of DSP is one of my favorites from that pad, and teamed up with the pretty label, cute yellow ribbon and warm burlap, you've created a delightful creation using my colors!


jaydeeUnited States
6/14/2017 8:26:05 PM #

Joanne, I love how feminine this card is without being obviously so!  You managed to capture so much wonderful texture and yet the card is still so clean.  Fabulous job


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