Stippled Blossoms for The Paper Players

How about a little Tic-Tac-Toe fun with The Paper Players this week? I love this type of challenge.  Since I needed a birthday card, that corner square was my starting point.  Then a funny thing happened. I stamped several So Saffron and Crushed Curry Stippled Blossoms, and was going to do some paper piercing.  Luckily I  looked at the grid again, and saw it was paper piecing!  Yikes! What a difference an “r” makes!  So I just decided to select the diagonol, and use pattern paper and any shade of blue.  I happened to have two large blue flowers already stamped, so I used them, and added a few of my smaller yellow flowers for contrast. Yep…it does pay to read carefully! Enjoy today’s card!

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long card.

  • The blues!  The large Stippled Blossom Flowers were inked with Soft Sky and overstamped with Marina Mist.  The Soft Sky Polka Dot pattern paper was selected from the Subtles Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack.  The result is soft and feminine.
  • A banner birthday! The Birthday Wishes sentiment from Four You was inked with Marina Mist and stamped onto Whisper White cardstock.  Transforming it into a banner with a few snips on one end and a curl on the other, adds interest!

  • Pearls! These little Stippled Blossom flowers sport the “pearl-fect” accent…Pearl centers.

Little Lexi returned to the show ring this weekend. This little spunky monkey had so much fun, and was happy to be back “showing off”.   Saturday she garnered a Reserve win.  Of course, I was with her every moment, and never left her sight.  Hopefully I will have great results from today, Sunday, to report.

As always, your comments are important to me.  What did you think of today’s card? I know I use Stippled Blossoms all the time, but it IS my all-time favorite floral set!  And what do you think of Lexi? Can you believe how fabulous she looks after her illness?  Of course, if you ever have any questions about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away!  Until next time…

The Paper Players Design Team

Stamp Set:  Stippled Blossoms, Four You;  Inks:  Soft Sky, Marina Mist, So Saffron, Crushed Curry, Pear Pizzazz, Always Artichoke, Pistachio Pudding, Baked Brown Sugar; Designer Series Paper:  Subtles Color Collection Designer Series Paper Stack; Cardstock:  So Saffron, Soft Sky; Tools:  Big Shot, Fancy Fan Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, Paper Snips; Glitz and Glam:  Pearls Basic Jewels;


  1. Lexi is a gorgeous girl!! I love your Stippled Blossoms card too!!

  2. I dropped behind again….but want to say how beautiful your card is…what a great idea to pick items from Tic Tac Do…and yes,reading is essential..I read piercing as well…lol! Fabulous card for anyone to receive. Congratulations to Miss Lexi…she looks so like herself again…and am sure she loved having Mommy right at her side! Looking forward to more good news!

  3. Such a lovely card, Ann! The colors are so fresh and I love the layout of your flowers. Beautiful! Such good news about Lexi!

  4. The flowers and colors are so pretty.

    Congrats to Lexi.

  5. Hi Ann. Your right an “r” does make a difference. 🙂 I love your card. It is absolutely gorgeous. I love that you added the pearls in the center of your flowers. I see pearls and I always think of you.

    Lexi is beautiful, so glad to hear that she has returned to show. I hope that she won a ribbon on Sunday.


  6. Ann love your tic-tac-toe card. So pretty and congrats to Lexi for a super recovery! hugs.

  7. Oh, Ann! This color combination is just striking and the card is drop dead gorgeous. You really pulled out all the stops on this one! So glad that Lexi is back to her rambunctious self! xoxo

  8. Such a beautiful and cheerful card.
    Such a great color combination.
    Good to hear that Lexi is doing much better and comes home with a win

  9. This is your signature stamp set, Ann! Love the layout and the detail. I have also confused piercing and piecing a few times as well. Ha! Go get ’em Lexi! 🙂

  10. Stunning Ann! The colors are so soft and pretty. And I wouldn’t think to put this combo together but I sure know to use this sometime in the future! ; ) Why don’t I own this stamp set? I have enjoyed every lovely card you’ve made with it, yet is misses my list every time. Shameful! So happy to see a pic of your pretty baby. She is one gorgeous puppy! Hope you have good news to report, so keep us posted please.

  11. Beautiful card, and Lexi looks so good. So happy she is able to compete again.

  12. Way to go Lexi! Glad you are feeling better and show off! 🙂

  13. I haven’t been checking blogs for a few days but sure glad I saw this one. It’s gorgeous!

  14. I went “AHHHHH” when I saw this card…just lovely, those colors are beautiful! An awesome card…and yes, sometimes I get piecing and piercing mixed up too!

  15. Another flower garden growing on your card. Gorgeous. That little Lexi is a stunner too. She looks wonderful; so happy she is doing so well.

  16. Wow, this is a cheerful card.

  17. Gorgeous card! So glad you reread it though now I want to know what you would have created with piercing!

    So glad your little monkey is still able to wow those judges!

    Chris R. from Iowa

  18. I also love this stamp set and I am always glad to see how you use it. Your cards inspire me to do things I haven’t thought about. So glad Lexi is getting back to normal. Very scary when our fur babies are sick.

  19. Gorgeous as always! Both card and Lexi!!! 🙂

  20. Stipple Blossoms is my all time favorite flower set too. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card!

  21. Glad to hear Lexi is back at it — She is one gorgeous 4 legged kid~ Love your card today sky & marina pair well!

  22. Hi Ann,
    So glad Lexi is doing so great!! It is so scary when they are sick.

    Your card today is gorgeous and I always love waiting for the next one and what you will do next.
    Diana from WI

  23. Oh, Ann! You’ve outdone yourself with this card! Love all those gorgeous blossoms, the embossed panel and the fun polka dots. Love the little curl on the sentiment, too. Good luck to beautiful Lexi!

  24. Love your card and love seeing Lexi back in form! She is so darn cute!

  25. I love this pretty, springy card! It just speaks of warm weather and pretty flowers! Lexi looks fabulous, I’m so glad she is feeling better! Wishing her all the best on her show today!

  26. Gorgeous as always, m’dear. 🙂

    Glad Lexi is doing better!

  27. Lovely card as usual Ann 🙂 And I’m so excited and happy for Lexi. Break a Leg!!! Hope you come home with the big win!

  28. Love the card. Great colors. You go Lexi!

  29. Oh my gosh. Lexi looks awesome. Stand by her. She loves you and understands your love for her. Unconditional love. They know……
    Love your card today. Love what you create and it’s ok to continue to use your fav’s.

  30. I love this card and the stamp set. I am thinking this is not the favorite floral set of all time, but you will let us know right?
    Lexi looks fabulous. So happy she is feeling so good. Wishing a win today for Lexi. Go knock the judges out with your looks Lexi!

  31. Oh my gosh ann this is by far I my favorite card it is awesome the colors the placement the products used. May I have permission to case it. Love love it!!! Congrats Lexie on your show. Wishing you all the best for today!!

  32. What a pretty card! Bright and happy. So glad to see Lexi well and looking so good. Hope she brings home another win.

  33. Ahhhh, happy accidents. This card is just so beautiful, Ann, I don’t even have words. I will say though that I think polka dots are just about the happiest things on earth : ) Go Lexi! Great job getting healthy, now go win : )

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