Sunday, April 4, 2021

Strawberry Blossoms for Spring - Stampin' Up! Sweet Strawberry - The Paper Players 535

  Has spring sprung where you live yet? Or are you still waiting for those first spring flowers to pop out?  Either way you can have some spring flowers if you play along with the new Paper Players challenge!  Jaydee has given us the fun theme of Springtime Flowers this week!

  For some of you it might be tough to narrow down which floral stamp set you plan to use!  I didn't have nearly as many choices as I thought I did once I sat down to stamp.  But one set was the clear winner for my card; Sweet Strawberry!  You can't have late spring/early summer strawberries without getting some strawberry blossoms first!

  I had fun putting this card together and it ended up far different than what I had envisioned when I started.  

  This one starts with a Whisper White thick card base then a layer of the retired Gingham Gala DSP in Daffodil Delight.  Then I cut a stitched rectangle in Whisper White and embossed it with the Tasteful Textile embossing folder.

  On a strip of Whisper White I stamped the strawberry vine and blossoms alternating the direction to fill in most of the space.  Then I got to work with my Blends to color it in - colors listed below.  It almost looks like real DSP!  Before adhering the whole panel down on the card front I tied a length of polka dot tulle ribbon across this panel.

  The sentiment is embossed in black on Seaside Spray and then punched with the Tailored Tag punch.

  Next, I stamped, colored and punched out the larger blossoms and leaves and arranged them around the sentiment with everything popped on dimensionals.   The final touch is a few faceted gems in Seaside Spray in on corner.

  I hope you'll check out the The Paper Players Design Team samples for this challenge and then play along with us!

Anne Marie

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Sweet Strawberry

Ink: Memento Black, Versamark

Blends: Seaside Spray light, Daffodil Delight light, Mango Melody dark, Pumpkin Pie light, Granny Apple Green light & dark

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White,  Seaside Spray, Gingham Gala (retired)

Accessories: Tasteful Textile embossing folder, Stitched Rectangle dies, Tailored Tag punch, Strawberry punch, Small Bloom punch, black embossing powder, dimensionals, polka dot tulle ribbon, faceted gems


  1. So sweet and "springy", Amanda! This absolutely does look like "real" designer series paper. What a fabulous job coloring! Receiving this card would take the sting out of growing another year old. Have a wonderful week!

  2. Spring has definitely Sprung here in Florida and we are loving it. In fact, we just got back from a 6 mile bike ride. As for your beautiful card...Your stamped and colored background paper is perfection. I think mounting it on the yellow gingham was perfect! This card screams Spring and happiness. I love it!

  3. This is just lovely Amanda! What a fabulous job you made of the custom DSP - it really does look like the real thing! This card is so fresh and spring-like - gorgeous!

  4. Great design! Love the pretty blooms. Hope you had a fun easter weekend!

  5. Wowza, I thought for sure this WAS designer paper...I am quite impressed with your stamping and coloring skills! Your layout is beautiful! This card really does shout out "spring"!!!

  6. I have to agree 110% with LeAnne, Nancy! This is WOW from beginning to end. I love the colors. Your blending is beautiful! This is such a pretty display of Spring for all of us.

  7. Amanda, this is just gorgeous! I love the yellow and your coloring is fabulous! The gingham is the Spring touch! Have a great weekend!


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