Hoot Hoot Hooray Team Anniversary Cards for PP478

by Joanne James16. February 2020 10:00


Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Jaydee to host this week and she has a fun clean and simple challenge for you to work with:


I needed some anniversary cards for my Stampin’ Up! downline team so armed with this week’s TGIF Challenge sketch (which would make a great scrapbook layout too) and some new stamps I set to work - take a look:


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

Hoot Hoot Hooray - The sweet little owl that is the star of today’s card comes from one of the stamp sets in the ‘Experience Creativity’ brochure. Designed with beginners in mind, this is a stamp set that is super easy to use: stamp, colour and go! I bought this set just for the owl - my team are called the Hoots and I just couldn’t resist this owl and sentiment perfect for team celebrations - but it contains a good mix of all-occasion stamps which make it useful if you’re just starting out.

Dazzling Demonstrators - I stamped the inside of my card with a demonstrator-only stamp set, along with some stars to continue the theme of the outside:

Whilst my card is designed to celebrate the demonstrators that are on my team and how long they have been with Stampin’ Up!, you could just as easily swap out the inside greeting for a birthday one and use the card to celebrate a child’s birthday.

A Family Party - On the base of my card front, I used a number corresponding to the appropriate anniversary year and the star stamp from the ‘Family Party’ stamp set to create a tone-on-tone pattern, stamping each full strength and for a second time before re-inking to create a random pattern with a little depth. I have quite a number of Stampin’ Anniversaries to celebrate in coming months - Sale-A-Bration is a popular time to join so it also means lots of anniversaries too - so I created a whole bunch of these for up and coming celebrations, in a rainbow of bright colours - here‘s the whole collection:

This is a great CAS design that made it easy for me to create multiples with each one being slightly different but all with a common theme. I can’t wait to get these in the post to my various team members and add a little colour to their day. Sale-A-Bration is a great time to join Stampin’ Up! and the earlier you do it, the longer you can benefit from your product discount before you even need to meet your first quarterly minimum. If you would like to know more about the benefits of joining, then do get in touch with me and I will happily explain in more detail. Alternatively just go for it, you really have nothing to lose - click here to make it happen.

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:

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; I'll be hunkering down with the rest of the James clan avoiding Storm Dennis and hoping he leaves less destruction in his wake than last week’s storm Ciara. On the upside, our new fence is rock solid and I think could withstand nuclear attack! I’ll  back tomorrow with another project. Until then keep warm and enjoy your weeken. Happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

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

Comments (9) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/17/2020 3:39:17 PM #

Aha...I wondered where this little guy (and his cute sentiment as well) came from...very clever, and what a great way to use him!  I am sure your recipients will love these cards!


Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
2/17/2020 11:22:30 PM #

I mean, could you have found a better stamp set for your demonstrator cards?  I think not!  Such a cute little fella (or gal) and your subtle background stamping is perfect to convey the recipient's anniversary year. I hope you're safely enduring the onslaught of wind and rain, those storms are so strong!


Mary Deatherage
Mary DeatherageUnited States
2/18/2020 1:16:11 AM #

What a fun card to send to your team!  I love that owl - and you've colored him so wonderfully.  Great that you made a whole stack in different colors!! Smile


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
2/18/2020 10:07:28 PM #

Oh, your team is going to LOVE these adorable hooty, hoot, hoot cards!   I love the little owl and the little ones stamped to match the paper.  You sure will make a lot of people smile with these fun cards!  have a great week!  XXX


VickyUnited Kingdom
2/19/2020 10:50:35 AM #

How perfect is this owl and the sentiment for your team?! A great design for multiples too.
Hope you avoided any of Storm Dennis's unpleasantness and stayed safe and dry!
Vicky x


LaurieUnited States
2/19/2020 4:17:44 PM #

What an awesome card set!!! So cute.


AllisaUnited States
2/20/2020 3:31:47 PM #

Super cute CAS card.  Love how you used the numbers in the background for their anniversary number!


Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
2/22/2020 5:13:00 AM #

ADORABLE cards, Joanne! Love the bright and happy colors, too.


jaydeeUnited States
2/22/2020 11:55:57 PM #

Joanne, what a fabulous set of wonderfully CAS cards and I love that each one is personalized.  What a great idea.  Your fabulous little owl reminds me of the ones in our woods.  I love hearing them whooo hooo hooo to each other in the night!  


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