Clean and Simple Apple for The Paper Players

It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week, the lovely Joanne has a Clean and Simple Challenge for us:  Clean and Simple Apple(s)! How fun is that!

Clean and simpleYou know me…clean and simple is always a challenge.  But I felt pretty good about this one, especially since I own Stampin’ Up!’s  Picked for You stamp set.  I hope you enjoy today’s Clean and Simple Apple card!

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You know me and my love of plaid! I thought the Old Olive plaid from the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series Paper collection would pair perfectly with a red apple.  Night of Navy became an accent color, bringing out the lines in the plaid.

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Speaking of red apples, I used three different shades of red on my apple:  Cherry Cobbler, Lovely Lipstick, Real Red.  I then used an aqua painter to blur the colors, and added just a wee bit of Daffodil Delight. Leaves,  courtesy of the Lemon Builder punch, were punched from Old Olive and Granny Apple Green cardstocks. Night of Navy Medium Baker’s Twine was perfect for a cute accent bow.

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The sentiment was stamped in Night of Navy and die cut with a round Stitched Shapes framelit.

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Three red rhinestones add the perfect amount of bling.  Who wouldn’t like to receive a little day brightener like this card in the mail? I’ll be anxious to hear what you think, so don’t forget to leave a comment.  And don’t forget to visit the rest of the Design Team for more clean and simple inspiration!

The Paper Players Design Team

Claire Broadwater
Anne Marie Hile
Joanne James
Laurie Schmidt
LeAnne Pugliese
Sandy Mathis
Annie Abrahamson
Jan Clothier
Elizabeth Stewart

As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now scurry on over and see what my fellow design team members have created.  Until next time…
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  1. Fabulous mash-up of products, as always. LOVE that plaid paper with the apple accent. <3

  2. Ann, you really did rock this challenge! Love the textured background, the apple, the plaid – all of it!

  3. Ann, I love the basket weave with the plaid and that apple is fabulous. I really love all the wonderful texture on your card.

  4. Ann, you rocked this challenge! Love the embossed background, the gorgeous green plaid DSP and that apple is just fabulous!!!!!!! It looks so real! You and I feel the same about CAS cards, but you made this look easy! Have a great rest of the week! XX

  5. I am in love with that apple Ann – and the plaid background! I think the texture of the white layer works really well, it adds interest whilst retaining an overall ‘clean’ feel. Love it!

  6. Love all the details on this sweet apple card…the plaid background works great and the little bow adds a nice touch!

  7. Beautifully coloured apple, Ann. I love the addition of the leaves and the sweet bow.

  8. Ann Love the apple card. The cozy plaid and the basket weave background is perfect for this focal point! Hugs

  9. Love your creation, Ann!! Love the popped up basket weave layer and the plaid; perfect to display that perfect apple!

  10. Amazing card! Just LOVE it!!

  11. Wow the color on that apple is perfect! LOVE that plaid too.

  12. Great coloring on the apple! Love all the detail!

  13. Oh MsAnn, looks D , yummy,
    Tfs , ps hugs to the babies ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

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