Lovely Friends and Lovely Laurel Pop-Up Card

by Joanne James14. May 2017 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my wonderful friend Claire's turn to host this week and she has a fun colour challenge for us to work with:


I love Claire's palette of bold, bright colours and took the opportunity to use some of my new pre-order products that have been bursting to get out of the box and create a card for a friend that uses this week's Mojo Monday sketch layout - take a look:


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

A Sentiment That Says It All - I chose to feature the largest sentiment in the new 'Lovely Friends' stamp set on the front of my card today. This is a stamp set choc-full of heartfelt sayings to put on a card to your very best friend (or friends - why stop at one?!) and this one is pretty much a card in itself. I incorporated the colours in a few added florals from the same set and the layering and banners behind, yet it is the sentiment that does all the work here. 

A Hidden Surprise - I could have stopped there; instead I chose to use the co-ordinating Lovely Laurel Thinlits Dies to create a fun pop-up inside my card. When you open this card, this is what you see:


Isn't that just such a fun surprise? These thinlits are really easy to use and make light work of creating this impressive pop-up feature. I love the flowing script of the banner font too and the subtle embossed detail on the banner itself.

There's Nothing Blue About This Card - Ok, well other than the card itself, of course! I chose to use Tempting Turquoise as my dominant colour of those in Claire's palette today and I think it really allows the red and orange to pop and the lovely green laurel wreath to shine. This is one of those truly uplifting cards that is guaranteed to raise a smile - or maybe even a 'wow' when opened up and the surprise inside is revealed. I think this card is cheeriness in an envelope!

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
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
 Crystal Komera
Valentyna Komisarenko
Deanne K
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 look forward to seeing what you create with this week's colour palette. Happy Mother's Day to my fellow team mates and all my lovely readers who are stateside and have had to wait until today to celebrate and be celebrated; Mother's Day in the UK is in March and already seems like so long ago. Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; I have a quiet few hours this afternoon so am going to get some things prepared to share with you next week in the hope that my normal blog schedule will be resumed. 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 (7) -

jaydeeUnited States
5/14/2017 7:01:51 PM #

Joanne, fabulous job on the outside - but it's the inside that I truly love.  The addition of the polka dot DSP in the middle is genius.    Great use of the colors this week


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/14/2017 11:19:33 PM #

Wow, I totally missed this set AND the dies in the new catalog....I'm going to have to go back and look for them!  They really pack a punch with these bright colors!


LaurieUnited States
5/17/2017 10:04:24 PM #

How awesome! I love the inside too. I can't wait to see the catty...I get to on Friday. Love this!!

Have a great day!


5/19/2017 1:46:55 PM #

Oh, how I love all that turquoise with tiny pops of colors!!! Beautiful card and wonderful layout.


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
5/19/2017 2:38:04 PM #

Oh my Friend, you made my colors SHINE!  I love this gorgeous creation!  The polka dots make me smile and the sentiment is so true!!!!  This layout is so fun.  I am going to have to use it on a card, too.  The inside of this card is amazing.  I am going to have to order that die now.  Thanks for enabling me.  I hope you have a fantastic weekend!  XXX


Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
5/19/2017 6:50:28 PM #

Beautiful!  And I just LOVE the hidden surprise!!


sandymUnited States
5/19/2017 11:59:09 PM #

Joanne, I love the outside of your card with its big, bold sentiment, and the inside is just as amazing! Love the fun pop up!


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