Sunday, January 3, 2021

Kangaroo Thank You - Stampin' Up! Kangaroo & Company - The Paper Players 522

   Happy New Year stampers!  I took a bit of an unplanned break over Christmas.  Not to worry nothing was amiss, I just ended up lazing about with my family most days.  Not having anything resembling a schedule for nearly 2 weeks I just went with it and didn't spend much time in the stamp room.  But now that we are in the new year it's time to get back to the fun.

  The top item on the agenda is the very first 2021 Paper Players Challenge that I'm guest designing for!  How exciting and also nerve wracking!  The theme is to use something new on your project.  Well that was certainly easy for me as I had a whole box of Stampin' Up! preorder products to choose from.  And now that I think of it that also made it hard...hard to choose what I should use first!

  I ended up using 2 new stamp sets and new Designer Series Paper.  I think that covers a lot of 'new' doesn't it?

 The card starts with a Seaside Spray base, then another layer of Seaside Spray embossed with the Old World Paper embossing folder.  Next is a layer of the new Sale-a-Bration DSP Paper Blooms.  I edged the one side with a little bit of Night of Navy scalloped trim taken from an edge of a Stitched So Sweetly die cut.  A bit of Night of Navy baker's twine is tied across the top.

  My first new stamp set used is Many Messages; I stamped the thank you sentiment in Night of navy and then cut it out with the Tasteful Labels banner die.  It's then popped on dimensionals over the baker's twine.

  The second new stamp set is Kangaroo and Company.  It's a super sweet stamp set with lots fun stamps to create for many occasions.  I chose to use the bunch of flowers as they coordinated nicely with the DSP. The flowers and kangaroo are colored with Stampin' Blends (listed below) and popped with dimensionals after cutting them with the coordinating Kangaroo dies.

  The final touch comes not from something new but something quite old; retired Night of Navy candy dots in the 2 left hand corners.  But the stars of the card are definitely the new stamp sets and DSP.

   Please join us at The Paper Players and share your Something New card in the gallery!

  Thanks for looking! Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Many Messages, Kangaroo & Company

Ink: Memento Black, Night of Navy

Blends: Rococo Rose light & dark, Seaside Spray dark, Night of Navy dark, Cinnamon Cider light & dark, Petal Pink dark, Ivory

Paper: Seaside Spray, Night of Navy, Whisper White, Paper Blooms DSP (SAB)

Accessories: Old World Paper embossing folder, Stitched So Sweetly dies, Tasteful Label dies, Kangaroo dies, baker's twine, dimensionals, candy dots (retired)


  1. Amanda, I had to chuckle as I feel the same about a few things you said on this post. I too am a bit scared and on edge about keeping up with the talent over at TPP and secondly I was so bad in November and purchased so much new stamps and dies I couldn't decide which to use for this challenge. Oh the horror! LOL As for your debut card...It is darling! What is it about Kangaroos that just make them so adorable. I look forward to seeing more of your work this year. Take care!

  2. This is so cute! What a fun little image and the papers are sweet! I think everyone had the same problem of WHAT new thing to use!!! I am glad to see you use this, it's just adorable! Thanks for rocking my challenge this week and happy to have you as a Guest Designer!

  3. Amanda, your card is just the cutest! I love how the DSP you chose matches the kangaroo's flowers so perfectly. It is a total honor for me to be creating along side you over at The Paper Players. We are all going to have a wonderfully creative year!

  4. Adorable!!Such a cute kangaroo and a great design!!

  5. This is just the cutest Amanda -that sweet kangaroo with her posy compliments the floral banner perfectly. What a great way to kick off a new year with us at The Paper Players - I know you, Debbie and Nancy will all do a fabulous job!

  6. What a cutie patootie 'roo! I love how the posies match the designer series paper. Such a great layout with so much texture and interesting details. Welcome to The Players!

  7. Amanda, I am so excited to be working with you this year! I always admire your work! Your card is so adorable! I love that little kangaroo with his bouquet and the embossed background! Wishing you all the best in the New Year!

  8. Amanda, so excited to have you as a guest designer this year and what a wonderful way to kick off the year. This adorable little roo is just perfect. The bouquet of flowers is wonderful with the flower and embossed background. Fabulous layout and awesome card.

  9. Welcome to The Paper Players, Amanda! So happy you are joining us as a Guest Designer this year. I always love your fresh and fabulous designs! That DSP is the perfect match for that sweet little 'roo. Fabulous creative inspiration for this stamp set!


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