All Squared Away Floral Squares Birthday Card PP573

by Joanne James9. January 2022 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Anne Marie to host this week and she has a fresh colour challenge for us to work with:


Anne Marie's colours feel like a breath of spring this week! I used Amy's fabulous layout over at Freshly Made Sketches, grabbed my dies and some patterned papers and set to work. This is what I came up with:


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

Floral Squares - I decided to feature the Floral Squares Dies on my card today, which dictated the size of my shapes in relation to Amy's sketch (I used a horizontal as opposed to vertical layout for this reason). I used two of the four floral designs in the set, and cut each one out three times - once in Just Jade, once in Calypso Coral and once in white, also cutting the flower heads separately in Calypso Coral. I carefully snipped various elements out of each one and layered them to achieve my finished frames, with the flower heads applied last to slightly overlap my white frames.

A Trio of Patterns - I used three different patterned paper designs in the challenge colours for the squares/rectangles across the centre of my card - can you guess which packs each comes from? The first is from Hand Penned, the second from the new Abstract Beauty papers and the final one from the You're A Peach paper pack. Each has a spotted design; this unifies the patterns/colours and avoids the panels appearing too 'busy'. 


Finishing Touches - I used white as a neutral to unify the various elements of my design and as a finishing touch also added an in-colour gem and a neutral linen thread bow to my single flower frame:


I love Calypso Coral and I am really pleased with how today's card turned out - what a great colour combo this week Anne Marie!

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. 

I'm also linking today's card up over at The Paper Craft Crew where the theme this week is 'anything goes'. 

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!

Enjoy your day; I am looking forward to a quiet family day - nothing special planned. I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (13) -

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/9/2022 8:00:46 PM #

Oh that's lovely Joanne.  Great colours from the Paper Players this week and that's a really clever use of the FMS sketch.  

Judy Rozema
Judy RozemaUnited States
1/10/2022 11:07:17 AM #

What a lovely breath of beauty during my cold winter months! Thank you for sharing at FMS.

Karren Johnson
Karren JohnsonNew Zealand
1/11/2022 5:34:06 AM #

These patterns work beautifully together and I adore this colour combo!  Fabulous card, Joanne!  Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
1/11/2022 10:46:26 AM #

What a lovely take on the sketch, Joanne! I just love the sweet colors and these cute flowers. Thanks so very much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches this week.

Jan Musselman
Jan MusselmanUnited States
1/12/2022 9:17:11 PM #

I love this, Joanne! It's quirky and so much fun. Thanks for joining the Paper Craft Crew this week!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
1/12/2022 11:57:40 PM #

Joanne, this is such a sweet card!  I love all the fun little squares and sweet flowers.  The little frames are so fabulous!  Your card makes me smile!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/13/2022 1:33:04 PM #

What a fun way to use these colors AND the sketch!  I loved that sketch and those fun flowers and papers are perfect!

JaydeeUnited States
1/13/2022 2:26:04 PM #

Joanne, I love this layout - it is perfect for all of these wonderful elements.  Perfect way to showcase these fabulous colors.

VickyUnited Kingdom
1/13/2022 9:08:52 PM #

I do love these dies and love the moodboard effect of your card in these fabulous colours! Vicky x

AnnUnited States
1/14/2022 4:02:03 AM #

Adorable, Joanne! It's a mixture of playful and sweet. I love the papers you used, but the framed flowers steal the show. Who wouldn't love receiving this card!

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
1/15/2022 12:22:07 AM #

Wow you really worked this one!  I love it - great way to use those square diecuts!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
1/15/2022 7:08:23 AM #

So pretty Joanne! Love your framed florals!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/16/2022 11:44:02 PM #

What a beauty! I had in mind to use this set for the FMS sketch too, but just never got to it. You've made a fabulous job of it!

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