Just Because 2019-21 In Color Embossed Frame Cards for PP442

by Joanne James19. May 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 Laurie to host this week and she has a clean and simple challenge for you to work with:


I was inspired by Nance's challenge badge this week so decided to go down the houseplant route and ink up another soon-to-be retired stamp set, but with a sneak peek of something new too - take a look:


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

Goodbye Just Because - The houseplant on today's card is from one of the hostess sets in the Spring-Summer seasonal catalogue, 'Just Because'. These exclusive sets are sometimes overlooked, but they are a great perk for party hostesses who can claim them with Stampin' Rewards for a special price when they host a qualifying party. They can also be claimed if you place one large qualifying order and are always worth a look. I can confirm that the new annual catalogue has some fabulous hostess sets, so if you would like to host a party post the new catalogue launch, then do get in touch with me now to book a suitable date.

An Embossed Frame - The houseplant on today's card is rather green and uninteresting on its own, so I needed something that would add interest whilst still keeping to Laurie's 'clean and simple' theme. I decided on a stitched embossed frame, placed at a jaunty angle. I used my rectangle stitched framelits to cut a frame that I then ran through my Layered Leaves Dynamic Textured Embossing Folder; an easy way to draw the eye to the image and sentiment.  

Hello New 2019-21 In-Colours - My jaunty frame also gave me an opportunity to give you a sneak peek of the new 2019-21 in-colours. My main card showcases my favourite, Purple Posy, and I created a set with a frame in each new in-colour: left to right you can just see Terracotta Tile, Pretty Peacock, Rococo Rose, Seaside Spray and Purple Posy. 


My cards are a little 'unfinished' in as much as I wanted to add one of the new in-colour faceted dots to the right of my sentiment on each card, but alas we are having shipping issues here in the UK and mine hadn't arrived in time to make my card. For anyone local to me that is attending my Open House catalogue launch event on 5th June, you will be able to see the 'completed' 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!

Also remember: this is clean and simple week. What do we mean by 'clean and simple' ? Create a card that has:

  • Minimal layers and embellishments
  • Plenty of open space, also known as 'white space'
  • Is simple and uncluttered

Enjoy your day; I am hoping to spend some time pottering in my garden and enjoying the sunshine. 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) -

LaurieUnited States
5/19/2019 6:13:53 PM #

Cute card! I just love the new in color frames...so fun!!

Anne Marie HIle
Anne Marie HIleUnited States
5/19/2019 7:26:47 PM #

Joanne, I love how you did a little mix of the new with the retiring on your card. Fantastic way to introduce the new In Colors and also coloring with the Blends. You have inspired me for a project for my team meeting this week. Thank you, my friend! I especially like the pop of embossing on the frame. Perfectly CAS, all around!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/19/2019 8:38:28 PM #

Gorgeous colouring and I love the frames!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
5/19/2019 9:09:08 PM #

Beautiful, Joanne! I love the coloring. The embossed stitched frame is the perfect way to frame the focal image. Love it!

Su Mohr
Su MohrUnited States
5/20/2019 3:12:44 AM #

Joanne, I love that jaunty frame! And, what a clever way to show the new colors! Well done!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/20/2019 8:18:08 PM #

Great way to highlight our new In Colors....and I am all about things "awry" on my cards these days....I like Su's word, jaunty!  It IS jaunty for sure!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
5/22/2019 5:47:48 PM #

Joanne, your coloring is fabulous on your plants!  Love that you showcased the new colors, too!  The embossing on the frame is just lovely!  You will be so happy to have this set of cards on hand.  I never seem to have the right cards ready.  LOL!  I hope you have a great rest of the week, My Friend!  XX

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