Flying Home Baby Card For The Paper Players PP391

by Joanne James29. April 2018 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It just so happens there are 5 Sundays in April, so we have an extra challenge week! It's my turn to host and as it's tic-tac-toe week there really are so many creative possibilities. Check out my board: 



Choices, choices! I decided to use this week's sketch over at Just Add Ink for my layout and grabbed my Blends again for a spot of colouring to share with the teams at Stamp Ink Paper and SUO Challenges and went across the bottom of my board - yellow, circle, bird (my card also works for the central column of die-cut, ribbon, circle too) - for a sweet baby card, take a look:


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

Flying Home - I love the bird house designs in this set and will be sad to see this set retire next month. Perfect for welcome cards - new home, new baby or even new team member - the selection of images are perfect for colouring too. This is the first time I've used this sweet mama bird and her babies; I went with bright yellow for a unisex baby card and coloured with my Blends; I actually made a whole batch of these so that I have some blanks and can colour the other birds specifically pink or blue too if I need something a little more tailored. 

Circles, Circles - There are lots of different circle elements to my card: the Picture Perfect Party background paper has a fun circle pattern and my main image has been cut out with the largest of my Stitched Circle Framelits. Even the sprinkle of Pool Party sequins add to the theme.

What No Bear? - My sentiment comes from the 'Baby Bear' stamp set. split between the little front banner and finished on the inside of my card. No bears, just birds on today's baby card ;-). Here's a look at the inside, finished off with a couple of yellow birdies 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
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 can't wait to see what you create with this week's board - there really are so many different combinations! I'm so looking forward to visiting your blogs this week! Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly. 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 (13) -

JaydeeUnited States
29/04/2018 15:18:14 #


What a wonderful card.  I love the colors and I love how the circles on the DSP echo the circle focal element.   You colored your little birdies beautifully.  Fabulous card and great challenge


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
30/04/2018 14:18:47 #

Just adorable!  My favorite image in this set and I love how you combined the sentiments!  Perfect!  Fun challenge, too!


LaurieUnited States
01/05/2018 00:08:13 #

So sweet and just adorable! I love how you added the ribbon too.The circles are so fun!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
01/05/2018 02:41:14 #

This is so lovely! I like the baby card that's a bit outside the normal images and this one is super. The soft, sweet colours are perfect.


Nikki Spencer
Nikki SpencerAustralia
01/05/2018 10:20:54 #

How sweet is this stamp set! I love your soft tones and colouring Joanne, lovely use of the Sketch. Thanks for sharing at a Just Add Ink.


Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
01/05/2018 11:33:51 #

Very cute image, I love how the shape of the sequins mirrors the circles on your background paper.  Chantell Just Add Ink


Annie A.
Annie A.United States
02/05/2018 21:51:09 #

This is such a cute card with a fab layout!  I love that bird nest image that's so sweetly colored!  I even thought it would be a cute image for a Mother's Day card.  I hope you're having a great week - Hugs, Annie


Tina Gillespie
Tina GillespieAustralia
03/05/2018 00:51:05 #

Aww, your card is really sweet! I love the blues and yellows, and your colouring is beautiful. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink.


sandymUnited States
03/05/2018 01:24:05 #

I just purchased this stamp set and have yet to ink it up, so thanks for the inspiration, Joanne! I love the repeating circle element, too. Great challenge this week!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
03/05/2018 19:30:55 #

Joanne, I love the Tic Tac Toe board.  Always so much fun to see what people create with so many options!  Your card is adorable!  I love the background DSP, the sketch and that adorable little Mama bird with all her babies!  The blue and yellow is so Springy, too!  I sure hope you are having a lovely week, My Friend!  XX


Eva Dobilas
Eva DobilasUnited States
03/05/2018 20:00:09 #

This is such a beautiful card!  Absolutely love your coloring and the layout is fabulous!  Thank you so much for playing along with us at SU Only Challenges!!!


Julia Quinn
Julia QuinnAustralia
07/05/2018 01:10:55 #

super adorable, and totally gorgeous colouring.  So glad you joined in the fun with us at SUO Challenges.


Cindy B Designs
Cindy B DesignsUnited States
07/05/2018 18:46:31 #

This is fabulous! Your coloring and sketch are perfect. Thank you so very much for joining us at SUO Challenges and we hope to see you again!


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