Floral Squares Simply Fabulous Birthday Card CCS508

by Joanne James4. April 2023 13:00

It's Tuesday and time for a new challenge over at CAS Colours & Sketches. We are in April now; Valerie chose our challenges this month and our first challenge is a lovely bright colour challenge: 


For my card today I wanted to play along with the current challenge of 'Spring' over at Addicted to CAS who are back following their extended break and the layout over at Sunday Stamps was perfect for me to play with some of my favourite retired dies - take a look:


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

I had my 'Simply Fabulous' stamp set out on my desk and was originally going to stamp three squares, but instead used this set just for the sentiment and used a trio of Floral Squares Dies to add some bright pops of spring colour. I added some retired Crushed Curry baker's twine that I had in my stash; these flowers are so easy to layer and great for clean and simple cards:

This card measures 4 1/2" x 8" so is slightly larger than usual, so also needed a custom envelope - long-time retired in-colour designer paper to the rescue for that one too! Can you tell that we are about to transition between catalogues? Trying to have a clear-out always results in the discovery of old favourites - I'm still hanging on to these ones though, I love them and so wish we had more designs of these! Apart from the colours, everything is either retired or on the way - the 'Simply Fabulous' stamp set is on it's way to the retired shelf, although I have a space ready for it as I'm not letting go of mine just yet!

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 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

As a reminder, for our colour challenges, you must use all of the stated challenge colours. You may also use neutral colours; however, the challenge colours should be the most noticeable ones featured on your card. We use Stampin' Up! colour names for reference, but you are welcome to use any other companies' products as long as you match the challenge colours as closely as possible.

Enjoy your day and 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 (15) -

jaydeeUnited States
4/4/2023 1:58:20 PM #

Joanne, I love these strong color choices and how you framed your focal elements with the green.  Fabulous card.  So glad you shared it with us at Addicted to CAS and helped us celebrate spring.

Melissa Grant
Melissa GrantUnited States
4/5/2023 10:18:17 AM #

Joanne, those dies are PERFECT for the sketch, love it! Thanks for sharing at SUNDAY STAMPS!

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
4/5/2023 12:57:04 PM #

I adore those dies!!  And I love that you've used them with the colors and for the sketch with the twine around them!

Heather Heroldt
Heather HeroldtUnited States
4/5/2023 9:53:09 PM #

Dang, Joanne, I LOVE this!  So crisp and buttoned up, and love these bright colors!  Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Lesley Seabrook
Lesley SeabrookCanada
4/5/2023 11:37:15 PM #

Ahhh love these Floral Square Dies Joanne, on of my all time faves!  They're perfect with these bold bright colours,  I love the slimline design!

Rachel D
Rachel DAustralia
4/6/2023 6:57:46 AM #

I LOVE those dies, Joanne and together with the bold colours, they just pop! Terrific design too!

4/6/2023 9:16:30 AM #

How cute is that?! I love those floral squares, they're so sweet and look great in our colors - and also in a slimline layout. Clever and beautiful as always, Joanne!

Deb Horst
Deb HorstUnited States
4/6/2023 10:17:27 AM #

OOOOHHH!!!  I love those square dies!!  Beautiful card for celebrating!!  Thanks for joining the fun and playing along with our sketch challenge over at Sunday Stamps!!  You rocked our tied up trio sketch with those square dies!!  Deb Horst, DT #SSC306

VickyUnited Kingdom
4/7/2023 11:36:33 AM #

I just love the way you used this sketch Joanne and the lovely bold springtime dies and colours. Thank you for coming to play with us at Addicted to CAS, Vicky x

HelenUnited Kingdom
4/7/2023 5:16:45 PM #

So sweet!  Great design.

Thanks for joining us at the Addicted to CAS Challenge.

Helen x

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/7/2023 10:37:52 PM #

Joanne, this is the best!  I love what you did with the sketch and those adorable floral dies are precious!  SO happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps!  

4/8/2023 4:12:15 AM #

Love how bright the colors are on your Let's Celebrate card. So spring-like! Your card is so cheerful and I like how the yellow flowers extend beyond the square. Thanks for joining us at Addicted to CAS.

sue n.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/11/2023 9:55:13 AM #

Gosh, I'd almost forgotten this set and how great it is. Firstly, I had it in hand as I havered whether to put it in my keep or sell pile, then you come along and remind me of its beauty! Love the clean, crisp look of this card. The dies really suit the slimline format.

Stef Perry
Stef PerryUnited States
4/13/2023 11:20:57 PM #

Joanne, you've made one fabulous CAS springtime celebration card!  Those dies couldn't have been more perfect for this sketch and are absolutely wonderful in those bright colors. Love this! Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps!

Heidi Baks
Heidi BaksUnited States
4/14/2023 10:39:19 PM #

The floral squares dies are a perfect choice for the sketch!  Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps.

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