Host A Party And Get Tranquil Tulips For Free PP383

by Joanne James4. March 2018 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the delightful Jaydee to host this week and she has a rather timely theme challenge for you to work with:


My card was totally inspired by the lovely inspiration photo Nance chose for Jaydee's challenge badge this week: those red tulips are just lovely so I had to feature some on my card today. We have been experiencing sub-zero temperatures here in the UK for the past week, along with significant snowfall and I for one am ready for Spring, even if only with my card today - take a look:


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

Get Tranquil Tulips For Free - Tranquil Tulips is one of the hostess sets in the annual catalogue, that is available exclusive to those that host a Stampin’ Up! party or place a personal order of £150 or more. A gorgeous set with blooms that can be stamped directly or fussy cut and layered as I’ve done here. Sale-A-Bration is the best time of year to host a Stampin’ Up! party, as with qualifying sales you can earn an extra £20 in rewards on top of the usual levels. I’ve had lots of customers take advantage of this and earn this sets and lots of other free produc, whilst having a fun evening with friends into the bargain. If you would like to earn this set for free, then talk to me about hosting your own party - I still have a few slots left this month if you would like to squeeze one in before the end of the month, but you’ll have to be quick!

A Tutti Frutti Pattern - I paired my red tulips with some blue grape hyacinths and that inspired the colour scheme for the rest of my card. The background paper is from the Tutti Frutti paper stack - lots of bold fruit patterns here, but if these are not your thing there are some great patterns such as the one I’ve used today on the reverse of each sheet too.

A Spring Banner - I took the wording for my banner from the current ‘Hello Easter’ set and paired it with the banner from the Bunch of Banners set to fit my theme. Some navy crinkle seam binging ribbon finishes my card.

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
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 can't wait to see how you interpret this week's theme and look forward to visiting your blogs this week! Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly.

I am spending today with a bunch of lovely ladies who braved the British weather to join me for my first residential luxury crafting retreat. Yesterday was a craft-packed day and theres just as much fun in store today. Wish you were here to join in the fun too!

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 (11) -

Mona Pendleton
Mona PendletonUnited States
3/4/2018 5:10:47 PM #

Such a pretty card Joanne! Those tulips are beautiful! Thanks for the inspiration!

LaurieUnited States
3/4/2018 7:10:12 PM #

It seems everyone is ready for spring! Your card sure fits the bill...beautiful tulips, and that bow.... it's gorgeous! Have a great Sunday!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
3/4/2018 7:38:56 PM #

The Night of Navy makes such a great contrast to the pink tulips - very pretty indeed. The extravagant navy bow really steps this card up to a new level. As always, lovely work Joanne.

Julia Aston
Julia AstonUnited States
3/5/2018 6:20:07 PM #

Your red tulips look wonderful framed in the fun navy paper with white ovals!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/5/2018 8:23:02 PM #

So pretty! I would not have thought to pair these tulips with such a bold background, but they look amazing!  I heard you've gotten some snow over there....I think we're going to get a few snowflakes here soon, so I'll be commiserating with you!

Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth StewartUnited States
3/6/2018 2:13:54 PM #

Joanne... so love your tulips.  I love that you paired blue and red...looks dynamite!

sandymUnited States
3/7/2018 12:14:30 AM #

Such beautiful tulips, Joanne! I love the variations in color in your stamping, and that crinkled ribbon is gorgeous!

Annie A.
Annie A.United States
3/7/2018 7:13:06 PM #

Your color choices are always so spot on!  The tulips with the dark blue is wonderful together.  Hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

MichelleUnited States
3/8/2018 6:39:58 PM #

Such a masterpiece!  Love your design, color and the yummy ribbon and banner.

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
3/9/2018 2:42:27 AM #

Joanne, I would frame this gorgeous card!  I LOVE those red tulips.  They are my favorite flowers!  The Night of Navy is so beautiful as the background.  The big bow makes me smile!  I hope Spring arrives soon for you!  I know you are tired of winter!  Have a wonderful weekend, My Friend!  XX

MacUnited Kingdom
3/9/2018 9:44:51 PM #

Sure ready for Spring too x Such an elegant and classy card and so beautiful x

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