Sunday, May 16, 2021

Polka Dots & Squares - Stampin' Up! All Squared Away - The Paper Players 541

  My first order out of the new Stampin' Up! catalog arrived early last week and was just calling out for me to use ALL of the stuff!  Of course when I have all this new stuff to use it's hard to decide where to even start! Luckily for me it's a new challenge at The Paper Players today so at least I was able to focus!  Anne Marie's challenge for us this week is to use Polka Dots and keep it clean and simple (CAS).  Well that made me have to focus even more!

  After looking through my new stamps I decided to use the All Squared Away bundle.  The cute background patterns and the fun floral frames are a great match and I thought they would compliment the polka dots.

  I pulled in the polka dot theme using a decorative mask from the Basic Patterns and a blending brush with Soft Sea Foam ink.  I made the ink darker on the lower left corner and lightened it as I went up and out.  I also round 2 of the card front corners for some more interest.

  The sentiment from the new Biggest Wish stamp set is stamped in Versamark and embossed in black onto Soft Sea Foam cardstock. I love these bigger sentiments that can be mixed and matched and the block letters paired with the script font makes for great combos.

  I tried using some of the All Squared Away backgrounds but they just ended up being too busy for this CAS design so I just left the back panel plain white and mounted the diecut on dimensionals.  I colored the leaves with Soft Sea Foam Blends dark at first but it did not end up looking even close to the inked background so I went over it again with Granny Apple Green light and that was a better match.  The flowers are cut from Flirty Flamingo cardstock and glued onto the frame.  I popped one on a mini dimensional and then added a From My Heart faceted gem.

  The little flower die cuts out 3 flowers at a time so I had one flower left and I added that to the side of the sentiment with a dimensional and another gem.

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Anne Marie

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Biggest Wish

Ink: Soft Sea Foam, Versamark

Blends: Soft Sea Foam dark, Granny Apple Green light

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Soft Sea Foam, Flirty Flamingo

Accessories: Floral Squares dies, Decorative Masks Basic Patterns, dimensionals, faceted gems, black embossing powder


  1. I love your polka dot background and that beautiful "hello"...and those square dies are on my list too! Your creation is as cute as can be!

  2. I could not wait to comment on this card Amanda - I love it!! So clean and fresh with the pop of pink from the flowers and I just love the stencilled background. My dies arrived today and I'm so excited to start making with them!!!!

  3. This is one of my favs of yours for sure! It is perfection indeed! Love everything about it! Sorry I didn't swing by last week I was away for a little unexpected vacay! Take care!

  4. You had me at "hello", Amanda. I love the polka dot background, your colors and this is just perfect in every way! Enjoy the rest of your week.

  5. Such a perfect polka dot background, Amanda! This is such a delightfully CAS card with just the right amount of detail. I LOVE this bundle. Mine is on the way! Thank you for being such an inspiration.

  6. Amanda, I love your ombre polka dots. What a gorgeous background. The little flowers are the perfect pop of color

  7. Amanda, I just love all the ombre polka dots. Your sweet little flowers just pop! Precious! Have a great weekend!

  8. Amanda, I LOVE everything about your card! The ombre polka dots, the beautiful colors and the clean design. Absolutely gorgeous in every way!


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