A Good Day Gingham Gala Card Trio

by Joanne James7. April 2019 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 LeAnne to host this week and she has a fun theme challenge for you to work with:

I decided to get making with my Gingham Gala designer series paper and made not one, not two but three cards for today's challenge - all of which use this week's Fusion sketch too (turned through 90 degrees):

I didn't get overly creative with my gingham panels as I wanted to use them as backgrounds in their own right and really let them shine.

So, to my cards! Each of them also coincidentally features a stamp from the stamp set, 'A Good Day', for my feature circles.  Here is the first one:


This card is my favourite from a creative point of view, as I love the sun/rain rainbow idea and the bright yellow check just makes this such a happy card!

For my second card I created one that uses not only the Fusion sketch but the theme too - no Easter eggs sure, but the cutest of Easter bunnies:


I stamped part of my sentiment on the banner. which I also bordered with one of the the edgelits in the Be Mine Stitched Framelits set and continued it on the inside of my card. I forgot to take a photo of my 'corrected' inside, but if you're interested and fancy a giggle you can pop over to my Facebook page to see the original one!

For my final card, I was inspired by this week's Global Design Project #GDP183 theme of 'A Day At The Park':

For me a day at the park is not complete without a ride on the swings, so this sweet little tree swing was perfect to fit this theme and paired with a sentiment from the Sale-A-Bration set 'Part of My Story' and the fresh green gingham makes for a sweet, uplifting card:


This is the card that I like most in terms of layout - whilst each of the images needs a different sized circular element, this is the one that I like the most in terms of overall proportion. 

Here are the visual summaries 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 hope you like my gingham trio; I also created a 'bonus' card using plaid as the main feature of my design so do pop back later in the week to see another example using this week's theme.

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. 

Enjoy your day; we are having a restful one with a roast dinner with all the trimmings for lunch and then we'll be watching the Oxford-Cambridge boat race on TV in the afternoon - armchair sportsmen for once! I'll be back tomorrow with another super-fun project that you are not going to want to miss. Until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (8) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
4/7/2019 6:31:47 PM #

Oh my, what an adorable trio of gingham goodness!  I love them all!  I totally glossed over this cute little set in the catalog until I saw someone use that little bunny on an Easter card and all of a sudden, I think I might NEED it!! And now, even more....just delightful the way you've used the images!  Happy and cheerful all!

LaurieUnited States
4/8/2019 1:42:00 PM #

What a pretty set of gingham cards! I love the rainbow colors on the first!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/10/2019 12:34:43 AM #

WOW!  You have been busy!  Look at all that gingham!  I love your fun cards!  I can't pick a favorite because they are all perfect to brighten someone's day!  XXX

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/10/2019 5:32:09 AM #

What a cheerful trio! I just can't get acquainted with checks but you make it look so good!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
4/10/2019 11:06:10 PM #

What a wonderful trio of cards that really sets off the Gingham Gala paper, Joanne! I love this versatile little set.  While I love them all, the rainbow card is my fave!

jaydeeUnited States
4/12/2019 10:35:42 PM #

Joanne, I love the plaid cards - but your yellow one with the rainbow is my favorite.  Genius idea to create a rainbow from strips and it's perfect with your sentiment.  Looking out at the snow and dull skies - I say bring on the sunshine!

Michelle Lupton
Michelle LuptonAustralia
4/17/2019 9:05:12 AM #

Great set of cards! Thanks for playing along with us at Fusion Smile

JeanneUnited States
4/17/2019 5:04:44 PM #

Cute designs!  I love the gingham and how you switched each one to make it unique.  I especially love the rainbow border!

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