Berry Blessings For You PP526

by Joanne James31. January 2021 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the fifth Sunday of the month so the lovely Laurie is hosting this week and she has a fun tic-tac-toe challenge board for us to work with:



I used Julee's current Mojo Monday sketch as the basis for my card and went top left to bottom right on the diagonal across the board with die cut-embossing-blue for another fruity card for you this week - take a look:


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

Berry Blessings - Today's card is all about the free - free product that is! Both the stamp set and the designer series papers on today's card are part of the Berry Blessings bundle that is one of the free products available with a Stampin' Up! order of £90 or more during Sale-A-Bration. I love the designer papers that feature both the blueberries and raspberries in the bundled stamp set and also the strawberries from the Sweet Strawberry bundle - fruity patterns and also some fabulous checks and plaid. This card is all about the blues and greens, so I chose two plaids that would co-ordinate with my blueberry focal point. They just so happen to also be perfect for Stesha's takeover at TGIF Challenges this week where they are all about the plaid too. I also used the stamp set for the sentiment and a little extra stamping on the inside of my card too:


Stitched Shapes - The layers of Julee's sketch allowed me to fully indulge of my love of stitched shapes: rectangles for the background and then a circle as the base for my fussy cut berries. These are my most used of all my dies and the circles are for sure a staple - I just love the way they elevate a humble shape into something just a little bit more.

It's In The Details - I did a lot of fussy cutting on my berries and leaves, so wanted to add only a few extra small details. The embossing that completes my tic-tac-toe line is both dry embossing using my favourite Subtles folder on the white layer, and a white heat-embossed sentiment on my blue sentiment banner. I also added a simple white twine bow (with my banner that makes my two things from the Just Add Ink list this week) and a single pearl to the centre of my blue flower. You can see those finishing touches better below:


I really love how this card came together. Pacific Point was one of the first ink pads I ever bought when I started stamping, yet it isn't a colour I use often now so it was great to get it out for this card. I love that most of the rest of the product that I used was free - links to the store below if you'd like to snap up this bundle 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:

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 were forecast more snow here in the UK this weekend, but yesterday both James Juniors were disappointed to find temperatures had plummeted but it was more like freezing rain than snow. Today they will be hoping for the proper white stuff so that we can build another snowman! If not, we have some cooking to do and we might even get cracking on a knitting project that we've been promising to start for a while. 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 (16) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/31/2021 3:01:25 PM #

I was so happy to see that you used these papers and stamps for our challenge, Joanne!  I love that bright blue plaid!  It's truly a happy card!  And I hope you get your knitting started...we are just beginning to see snow here....and I hope you share that knitting with us when you're done!  I've been doing some cross stitching, myself!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
1/31/2021 5:14:05 PM #

Beautiful in blue, Joanne!  These papers are sweet and charming.  Of course, the plaid lover in me adores the plaid patterns.  Hopefully you'll have proper snowman-building snow today. If not, I would gladly ship you some from snowy Iowa if I could. Can't wait to see your knitting project! Have a wonderful week!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/31/2021 7:26:54 PM #

Beautiful card, Joanne.  Waiting in anticipation for this set to come through the letterbox....!

LaurieUnited States
1/31/2021 7:51:46 PM #

Just love plaid...and in the blue wow!!  What a cute card. That blueberry paper is awesome too.

Patrice Easton
Patrice EastonAustralia
2/1/2021 2:30:38 AM #

Your card is lovely, Joanne. I love the blue in these papers. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week. x

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
2/1/2021 3:24:48 AM #

Love this, Joanne!  It caught my eye right away and I had to smile.  The crisp blues and greens along with the stitched dies and amazing fussy cutting are such an inspiration for me.  I love everything about this card and you used Julee's sketch to perfection!  Enjoy your week!

NancyUnited States
2/1/2021 1:58:42 PM #

Sounds like you have well thought out plans no matter the temperatures. As for your blueberryliscious card! Love the mix of papers and that you carried the design in the inside too. I need to do that more often.  Thanks for the reminder.  Have a great week and good luck with the snowman building...hope the temps cooperate!

Chris Dring
Chris DringUnited States
2/1/2021 2:56:44 PM #

Wow! This is such a gorgeous card!

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
2/1/2021 5:15:37 PM #

You're a true master at combining challenges!  I love this layered design; what a great way to show off multiple DSP patterns! Beautiful!  Have a great week!

Kelly Kent
Kelly KentAustralia
2/2/2021 6:37:01 AM #

Gorgeous card Joanne.  Pacific Point has never been a favourite colour of mine but all these blueberry creates has it really growing on me!  Thanks for joining in with Just Add Ink this week.  Kelly x

VickyUnited Kingdom
2/2/2021 2:58:15 PM #

The combination of papers is so effective Joanne and I love the little fussy cut focal grouping. Having had our snow I really, really just want spring to arrive now (don't tell the James Juniors though!!) Vicky x

Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
2/3/2021 8:30:34 AM #

Hi Joanne, I adore these colours!  Lovely mix of papers and patterns.  Chantell x x

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
2/5/2021 2:41:49 AM #

Such a fun card to showcase those beautiful papers, Joanne! I love the subtle texture in the background, too. Absolutely gorgeous card, my friend!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
2/5/2021 10:38:02 PM #

Joanne, this is gorgeous!  I was trying to resist this set and those papers, but this card may have swayed me to go for it.  I eat blueberries every day and this card is so pretty and Summery!  I love tho plaid and the mix of patterns and the twine bow!  Just perfect, My Friend!  I don't know how to knit, but would love to see what you create!  You are so talented!  

JaydeeUnited States
2/6/2021 2:37:37 PM #

Joanne, this is stunning.  I love the layout, I love the bold use of Blue and I love the plaid.  What a wonderful way to showcase these items.  Fabulous card, my friend

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/7/2021 3:46:41 AM #

What an absolute corker! I love the way you've combined these different papers so that they look wonderful together.

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