Happiness Blooms birthday Card for PP434

by Joanne James24. March 2019 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my turn to host this week and I have my favourite challenge, a sketch, for you to work with:


I chose something with layers and whilst the uppermost layer with the sentiment on is arrow-shaped, any horizontal shape would work in this space. I actually have a couple of cards to share with you today. Firstly the card I actually made for today's challenge using my favourite papers for the Spring-Summer catalogue - take a look:


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

A Well Written Tag - I made the top layer of my card into a tag using my Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and used it as the focal point for my main greeting cut using the Well Written Framelits, finished with a tiny bit of stamping that I punched out and shortened with my Classic Label Punch. I added a few flowers from the same set, finished with some Bitty Blooms punched leaves and some navy enamel dot centres.

Happiness Blooms - The gorgeous bold and bright florals of the Happiness Blooms Designer Series Paper set the tone and colour scheme for my card today. I resisted the urge to use my favourite navy pattern in this set and instead chose the gorgeous Calypso Coral/Night Of Navy/Call Me Clover/ Whisper White combo, with a contrasting striped design for my second layer of pattern. I finished off the inside of my card and envelope with another sentiment from the 'Well Said' stamp set and some stamped flowers using 'Bloom by Bloom'. Such a colourful and cheerful card - very me! 

My Original Inspiration - I actually designed this sketch before Christmas and used it for a card in one of my monthly technique classes. I realised during an exchange of messages with my fellow PP teamie the lovely Claire that I hadn't actually blogged that card, and whilst the papers that I used (Festive Farmhouse) are no longer available, the Merry Christmas Thinlits Dies and Merry Christmas To All stamp set are on carryover from the Autumn-Winter catalogue and still available, so I thought I would share with you too so that you can see how it looks with an alternative product set:


So two for one today! Which one do you prefer? I'd love you to leave a comment below.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


And for the Christmas version:

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!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I'm looking forward to visiting your blogs to see what you make of my sketch this week. Enjoy your day; I will be packing up the youngest of the James Juniors in readiness for a week-long school trip tomorrow and preparing for the imminent arrival of a German exchange student who is visiting to spend time improving her English language skills with the other one! 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.
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (7) -

Wanda Cullen
Wanda CullenUnited States
3/24/2019 9:01:45 PM #

This is such a beautiful card and I'm loving your color combo!  A happy card for sure!


jaydeeUnited States
3/27/2019 2:36:54 PM #

Joanne, what gorgeous cards.  I am especially in love with the floral.  The color combo is fabulous and reminds me that summer isn't too far away.  Great take on the sketch
hope you are having a wonderful week


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
3/27/2019 4:37:46 PM #

Both of these are delightful!  I love the Christmas one (reminds me I am way behind on my cards for THAT holiday), and the bold bright colors of the first one would bring cheer to anyone!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
3/28/2019 12:27:01 AM #

Joanne, this is a fantastic sketch!  I love both of your cards!  The color combo on the birthday card is gorgeous!  The tag is such an effective way to interpret the sketch!  I also think the DSP is gorgeous!  The Xmas card is perfect with that strip of plaid to highlight the other elements!  I hope you are having  a great week, My Friend!  XX


Windy Ellard
Windy EllardUnited States
3/28/2019 2:55:12 AM #

Love how you used the tag in this sketch and the background is perfect!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
3/28/2019 4:44:05 AM #

Oh my gosh, Joanne! I LOVE both of these cards. I struggled a little with this sketch, but you have made it look so easy.  The colors on the first card are perfect for spring...and who can resist the plaid on the holiday card. Great job!


LaurieUnited States
3/28/2019 7:55:48 PM #

Great sketch! I love both cards...spring and Christmas. I love the DP on both too.


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