Welcome Little One For Our First Paper Players Challenge of 2020 PP472

by Joanne James5. January 2020 10:00

Today it's Sunday and time for our first challenge of 2020 over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Jaydee to host this week and she has a fun theme challenge for you to work with:


Our theme is 'something new' - a new year, a new season, new job, new baby - so many possibilities! I took some new product to make a card to welcome the arrival of a new baby, using Brian's layout over at CAS(E) This Sketch this week as my starting point and this is what I came up with - take a look:


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

Welcome Witty-cisms - The sweet pram stamp I used on today's card sis from a new stamp set called 'Witty-cisms', inspired by one of Stampin' Up!'s Million Dollar Sales Achievers, Lisa Fast. A collection of fun stamps with witty sayings and cute hand-drawn illustrations, they are perfect for lots of different occasions and also for a spot of quick colouring if that's your thing. These images are great for quick and simple cards and can also be dressed up with a few layers and embellishments into something more detailed as I've done here.

Baby Blue - I chose to go monochromatic with today's colours and feature Coastal Cabana on my card as I had all the right bits and pieces in my collection (I used some retired Brights DSP but the current gingham would look lovely too). I stamped my image in Basic Grey as opposed to black to soften the image, which is something I often do on a baby card. I love cards like this - it would be just as easy to make in pink or a neutral too.

A Simple Embellishment Trio - I used some of the new white crinkle ribbon for a soft bow and a silver 'made with love' charm and felt border from the Follow Your Art Embellishment Kit to add the finishing touches to my card - I think that little heart charm is a neat play on words for a new arrival.

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 - including our fabulous new trio of guest designers, Allisa, Stef and Mary:

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!

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

Enjoy your day; we are looking forward to a leisurely family lunch today before we are all back to school and work at various points next week. I have a card prepared though so will 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 (14) -

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/5/2020 3:33:04 PM #

Hi Joanne.  Love the card - have added the stamps to my wish list!  I finally retired from full time work at the end if December, so looking forward to lots more time for Crafting!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited States
1/7/2020 10:42:45 AM #

Oh how exciting Deborah - let's hope 2020 offers lots more time for crafting then!! Glad you like this card and stamp set - lots more where this came from as I love this set, so stay tuned!

LaurieUnited States
1/6/2020 12:52:21 AM #

What a sweet card...and I just LOVE that charm! Happy New Year!!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited States
1/7/2020 10:43:46 AM #

Thanks Laurie - happy new year wishes to you too!

AllisaUnited States
1/7/2020 2:51:26 AM #

Such a cute card.  I so love the charm and the added detail to the envelope!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited States
1/7/2020 10:44:40 AM #

Thanks Allisa - I don't always remember to decorate an envelope or the inside of my card, but it is such a nice touch for the recipient I think.

TK Watson
TK WatsonUnited States
1/7/2020 5:21:44 AM #

Beautiful and so sweet!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited States
1/7/2020 10:44:58 AM #

Thanks TK - I appreciate your kind words!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/7/2020 9:41:43 PM #

This is just adorable!  Love the color and that little pram is as sweet as can be!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
1/8/2020 2:55:51 PM #

Such a cute card, Joanne! I love the decorated envelope. It adds so much.  I also love this little Witty-Cisms image...it's perfect for a baby card. Have a wonderful New Year!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
1/9/2020 5:42:23 PM #

Joanne, could this get any cuter?  I love the polka dots and that sweet baby carriage.  The CC is a favorite color of mine.  The little charm with the ribbon is the perfect finish to your sweet greeting.  You even decorated the envelope!  I love it!  I hope your New Year is off to a great start, My Friend!  XXX

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
1/10/2020 6:59:35 AM #

Cute, cute, CUTE! Love the soft color and the polka dot background. The tiny charm and the felt accent are such fun details.

VickyUnited Kingdom
1/10/2020 6:03:55 PM #

What a beautiful baby card with that vintage baby carriage nestling in its scalloped oval. I love the addition of the felt embellishment with the little charm. Vicky x

jaydeeUnited States
1/10/2020 11:27:15 PM #

Love this Joanne.  I love the color and that fact that you kept it monochromatic.  That little heart and bow are the perfect finishing touches.  Thanks for rocking my challenge this week

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