FF0005 Earth Day and/or Green


It’s time for the Festive Friday Challenge, where every challenge is a party! For FF0005, we are honoring Earth Day, which is celebrated on April 22nd. The twist this challenge is  “And/Or Green”.  You can create an Earth Day card, or a card featuring the color green, or a green Earth Day card!  Don’t you just love these twists?  Any way you decide to create is fine with us! We would love to have you play along with us, so don’t forget to link up with us.

But before you run off to grab your stamps, green papers and inks, let’s take a look at what I created.

A Multi-layered Green Card


I went with the Green option for today’s card, with Calypso Coral for an accent color. Textures and layers add to the elegance.

Colors of the Day
Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Can you believe there is no stamping on today’s card? This gorgeous sentiment can be found in the Petal Garden Memories & More Card Pack.  Have you taken advantage of all these packs have to offer?  They are not just for memory keeping. They are tailor made for card emergencies.


I adore matchy-matchy things.  Don’t you love how the Garden Trellis Textured Impression Embossing Folder matches the background designer series paper?


Old Olive Sheer Ribbon was used to make a skinny double bow.  Coupled with Old Olive Glitter Enamel Dots, it makes the perfect accent.


I hope you enjoyed today’s card as much as I enjoyed creating it! And please…won’t you play along with us at Festive Friday? It’s easy to link up your card.  Even if you do not have a blog, you can use Instagram or Pinterest.

The Challenge Twists

As mentioned earlier, Festive Friday is a challenge with twists.  First, if you do not wish to create an Earth Day project, you could create a project featuring the color green.  We offer alternatives for each challenge.  Secondly, if you play along with us, you will be earning Fest Points which can be redeemed for items such as tutorials (including the tutorial for today’s card), retired Stampin’ Up! products, design team cards, and even a spot as a Guest Designer! But remember:  To earn Fest Points, you need an account on the challenge site. Just click on login/register on the challenge site to get started.

To see all of the inspiration our Design Team has created for you, head on over to Festive Friday Challenges!

Would you like to create your own card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a little gift from me IF you use the Host Code.  If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

April’s Code: A2EQSE7Z

As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…



  1. Lovely card….the colors just meld together–Perfect!

  2. Gorgeous card, I love the two colors together.

  3. Chris R. from Iowa

    Ohhhhhh, I love this! You had me with all the layers and then the textures as well as all that gorgeous green! I want this card, it is beautiful! I love using the card packs. I did not get this one though. I might have to order it as I could see using this pack for this card and then bunches of the cards for my nursing home charity projects. I think I am going to have to check into this challenge thing! I would love to have the tutorial. Thanks for perking up my day Ann – it is so cold and windy out and going to snow. I bet you are at OnStage having a great time!

  4. Gorgeous, Ann! I love match-catchy, too!

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