Pierced Blooms And A Hippo Birthday PP586

by Joanne James10. April 2022 08:00

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 bright colour challenge for us to work with:


I love Anne Marie's bright and sunny colours this week and ended up making a couple of cards. First up I used this week's layout over at Hand Stamped Sentiments and went with some florals, care of my Pierced Blooms Dies - take a look:


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

I diecut a trio of layered flowers and leaves and paired them with a piece of Daffodil Delight coloured Hand Penned designer series paper and used white as my neutral. A few polished pink gems add a touch of sparkle to the front of my card:


And a little extra stamping inside completes my card:


I wanted to try and use these colours on something other than flowers, so made a second card using the retiring 'Hippo Happiness' stamp set and co-ordinating Hippo & Friends Dies:


Some simple stamping and diecutting is all there is to it. The best part about this card is definitely the punny sentiment though - Hippo birthday...


... 2 ewe! Isn't that just so sweet?!


I used the sketch over at TGIF Challenges this week for the layout for this card and I am also linking up over at SUO Challenges where they are all about 'animals and critters' for their current challenge.

Two very different cards but I think both work with these colours. Which one do you prefer? Do leave me a comment below - I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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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.
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4.  Have FUN!

Enjoy your day; we have some chores to take care of and we are out to lunch - should be a good day! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (12) -

Jennie Maier
Jennie MaierUnited States
4/10/2022 2:02:15 PM #

Wow, Joanne I love both of your cards! I can't even pick a favorite. You did a great job with the colors on each one! I am sad that the In Bloom set and the Pierced Blooms dies are retiring! And that hippo is just too cute! Have a great week!

Natalie Arnold
Natalie ArnoldUnited Kingdom
4/10/2022 3:45:29 PM #

Wow love both of your cards Joanne they're both such pretty cards. The colours look beautiful together,and those stitched bloom dies look fabulous.Especially like the Hippo card he looks so cute! Thanks for taking part on the SUOChallenge look forward to seeing you on the next one x

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
4/10/2022 5:57:05 PM #

Oh wow, Joanne, those pierced blooms are simply gorgeous - so buttoned up, and fab color, too!  And I totally love the hippo card, too, what a great use of that wavy die - so fun!  Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments AND Su Only!

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
4/11/2022 8:03:00 AM #

Love both of your cards, Joanne!  Now I'm wondering why I never bought those Pierced Blooms dies, those flowers on your card look great!  I adore the hippo card too--my mom loves hippos so I bought this set just to send cards to her ;) I love how you did the balloon pattern and the fun squiggles.  I've never used that squiggle die....Thanks for playing along with us at SUO Challenges!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/11/2022 1:34:52 PM #

Now, come on!  You've made me decide which I like better?  Pierced Blooms is one of my favorite dies, and your flowers are beautiful, but that hippo, lambs and balloons....ADORABLE!  I don't have this set but you may have convinced me that I NEED it! Both are wonderful!

Cindy Coutts
Cindy CouttsUnited States
4/11/2022 7:59:00 PM #

I love these colors, Joanne, and your sketch. I've been meaning to play in your challenge lately. I'm going to miss these dies. I hope to see you again tomorrow at SUOChallenges.com!

pattiUnited States
4/13/2022 8:03:46 PM #

Oh I love the Easter colors that you picked for this card! So soft and sweet! You did such a great job with the sketch. The blooms were the perfect choice! Thanks so much for playing with the hand stamped sentiments challenge!

Laurie Schmidt
Laurie SchmidtUnited States
4/15/2022 8:15:31 PM #

Love your card set!! Those stitched flowers are so cute!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/15/2022 11:39:34 PM #

I love those gorgeous flowers, but you know that hippo melts my heart!  Such a great way to use the colors!  SO FUN!!!!!!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
4/16/2022 5:35:20 AM #

Absolutely darling Joanne! You had me at the flowers but the hippo sealed the deal. Way to rock the colors this week!

Genevieve Valdes
Genevieve ValdesUnited States
4/16/2022 1:22:43 PM #

The colors are perfect for both cards!  Love how you used  our sketch to create a very lovely festive card.  Love the stitched flowers.  Thanks so much for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.  

JaydeeUnited States
4/16/2022 10:52:34 PM #

Joanne, I love both of your cards, but the hippo one stole my heart - even though I don't like pink!!!  It's just such a fun card.  I love the soft textured background of your flower card, especially with the bold, bright florals.  Way to go rocking the challenge this week

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