Cake and Cookies For PP513

by Joanne James18. October 2020 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 queen of diecuts, the lovely Laurie, to host this week and she has a Clean and Simple challenge for you to work with:


What do we mean by Clean and Simple?
Minimal layers and embellishments
Plenty of open space, aka "white" space
Simple and uncluttered 

I actually have a few cards for you today! First up - cake! A quick review of my stamp collection told me I had no current cake or cupcake stamps - go figure! So I decided to use Linda's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week:

 myI used my current Playful Alphabet Dies, along with some retired Patio Party designer series paper and last year's 'Piece of Cake' stamp set to create a couple of clean and simple cake-themed cards. Here's the first one using the negative space of the diecut letters:


And a close up of that fun sentiment:


And here's the second card, using the same paper and alternative colour base with the actual diecut letters, popped up on foam adhesive sheets:


Both cards finish with this sentiment on the inside:


Perfect for birthdays or other occasions! Here's a picture of them both together:


The Patio Party paper actually dates back to 2013 so I'm thinking there won't be many of you with some of this on your shelves (unless you are a paper hoarder like me!!) so I also made a third card using current products and this week's Global Design Project sketch:

For this card I reached for my 'Nothing's Better Than' bundle and tweaked my sentiment to create a festive cookie card:


I paired my cookies with some festive plaid from the Plaid Tidings DSP pack (15% off in this month's DSP sale!); having photographed my card, I wish I'd added a sprig of holly too (maybe I'll go back and add one on before I send it!) but to be fair this card is less clean and simple than the first two, with a few more layers and elements so probably best I quit when I did!


Here is the visual summary of the key products used on the above 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; we will be having a quiet family day today as we head into the start of the half-term holiday for one of the James Juniors at least (the other has another 4 days of school to go!). I managed to get some crafting done yesterday so will definitely 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) -

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
10/18/2020 2:10:32 PM #

Now you are making me want a sweet treat!  Your cards are delightful!  I need to order that cookie set!

Jacquie Southas
Jacquie SouthasUnited States
10/18/2020 6:30:57 PM #

Love that the big, bold sentiment fits so perfectly over the designer paper! Thanks for playing along with us at FMS this week!

10/18/2020 9:23:49 PM #

Wow, I remember that paper....GREAT way to use it and those fun letter dies!  The cookie card is cute too!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
10/18/2020 9:53:29 PM #

Joanne, how fabulous are your cards!  I love that big, bold cake sentiment!  The cookie card is so fun, too!  I must admit, I am partial to cookies.  Have a great week!  

Jen Brum
Jen BrumCanada
10/18/2020 11:23:37 PM #

What a great set of cards!  I just love that cupcake paper and totally agree that cake is always the answer!  Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
10/19/2020 2:32:26 AM #

Such a "sweet" card with that cute cupcake paper and using the negative die cut for your sentiment! All three  cards are absolutely terrific, Joanne! I agree with Claire, I am partial to cookies, especially chocolate chip with lots of girth LOL!

LaurieUnited States
10/20/2020 1:28:32 PM #

Love your set of cupcake cards...perfect for the challenge! Thats such cute paper!

VickyUnited Kingdom
10/22/2020 8:52:37 PM #

Two fabulous cards here Joanne, although I'm pretty sure that cake and cookies are NOT the answer for me!! I do actually have some Patio Party paper in my stash... hoarder? Moi?! Love the way you used this cupcake paper as a whole panel with the bold sentiment. Love the plaid paper you used in your second card and the vintage feel of the images. Thought I'd have time to join in with the challenge but sadly not. Hope you all enjoy the half term Smile Vicky x

Mary Deatherage
Mary DeatherageUnited States
10/23/2020 3:04:00 PM #

Cake....cookies...yes, please!  What a wonderful group of cards, Joanne!!  Made me hungry! Smile

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
10/23/2020 4:29:41 PM #

Cakes, cookies and fabulous paper! What great cards, Joanne! I LOVE the bold statement on the first card...but that plaid on the second card stole my heart! Awesome!

AllisaUnited States
10/23/2020 7:32:47 PM #

Your card turned out perfect even without a cake or cupcake stamp!  Love your sentiment!

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