CAS Happy Birthday Sweet Peas PP690

by Joanne James19. May 2024 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Anne Marie to host this week and she has a fun theme for this week's Clean and Simple challenge:


You know how I can't resist a sketch by the lovely Cecile over at Freshly Made Sketches, so since this is her week I had to grab her layout and use it for the basis of my clean and simple punny birthday card using a new stamp that I also couldn't resist that is perfect to celebrate all things birthday over at AAA Cards too - take a look:


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

HapPea Birthday - what punny fun is that?! The 'Sweet Peas' stamp set is found in the new Stampin' Up! annual catalogue and is choc-full of cute images and punny sentiments for lots of occasions. For today's card I chose the birthday peas, bursting out of their pod and stamped it onto a panel cut with an (elongated) Nested Essentials Die and coloured with three of the new In Colour Stampin' Blends: Shy Shamrock, Peach Pie and Petunia Pop (and a little Shaded Spruce and retired Call Me Clover for good measure). I could have finished there, but decided to create a loose 'frame' behind my panel using one of the long pea shoot stems in the set, adding just a little outline colour and fussy cutting them to allow for some overlap and lift for interest:

Don't you just love those grinning peas?! I added another pea along with a 'let's celebrate' sentiment from the (retired) 'Simply Fabulous stamp set to the inside of my card and repeated this on the envelope flap for a little co-ordinated decoration. Shy Shamrock is such a fresh and vibrant green - I know I'm going to use it a lot. Do you love these new in-colours too? Remember in May you can receive a fabulous bundle of new in-colour products for free when you sign up as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator - you can find the details on this amazing offer here. This stamp set makes me hap-pea (pun intended!) and I just love this clean and simple birthday card. I have lots of birthdays in May and June, and this card will be headed to a dear friend who will I know appreciate the sentiment!

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!

Enjoy your day; I don't have anything special planned today, so will be hoping for fine weather and some time in the garden. 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 (11) -

5/20/2024 8:34:30 AM #

Ha your card reminded me of my  RIP soup (Rest in Peas) ..too funny much like Peas of Earth Wink Thank you for playing at the AAA Card Challenge. I've added UK after your name Wink


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/21/2024 8:38:03 AM #

So many cool punny plays on the word 'pea' Maaike!! I'm off to look up your punny pea cards now!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
5/20/2024 4:40:48 PM #

This is just adorable! I skimmed over that stamp set but now I might have to give it a second (or third) look! I love how you framed it...I predict a winner for sure!


Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
5/21/2024 8:38:41 AM #

You are too kind LeAnne! I so couldn't resist those punny peas - they just made me chuckel!


Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
5/21/2024 2:46:07 AM #

Sooo cute!


Cécile RIBON
Cécile RIBONFrance
5/21/2024 12:03:40 PM #

Such an adorable take on our sketch, Joanne! I love the beautiful floral elements you used to create a frame, this is brilliant. Thanks so much for joining in this week's FMS challenge.


Karen Rogers
Karen RogersNew Zealand
5/22/2024 9:45:04 AM #

That is such a cool set, I have my eye on it too, the little pea tendrils framing it are a fab frame. Thanks so much for joining in with AAA Cards to celebrate our 10th Anniversary and for your support in the past as well, it is truly appreciated.


jaydeeUnited States
5/22/2024 4:54:40 PM #

Joanne, the look on the face of that pea makes me laugh!  Such a fun take on the challenge and that frame is the perfect finishing touch


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
5/22/2024 6:55:30 PM #

Such a sweet pea!  I love this fun card.  All those little smirks make me LOL!  Just perfect for our challenge this week!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
5/23/2024 8:58:07 PM #

How did I overlook this adorable set! The expressions on these little peas are priceless. How can I resist punny peas? Great card, Joanne!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
5/23/2024 11:51:37 PM #

The framing of the panel is lovely, like a wreath of pea-vine. I really like the way you've decorated the envelope in kind too. Smile


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