Clean, Simple Celebration Card for PP500

Today’s card is clean, simple and fit for a celebration! It’s Sunday, and time to play in The Paper Players 500th Challenge!

clean simple celebration card

Can you believe this is the 500th challenge for The Paper Players?  Yep, the Paper Players inaugural challenge was June 7, 2010.  Can you believe it was TEN years ago!  For a trip down memory lane, here is the original post: The Paper Players First Challenge.   And guess who was the very first Headliner?  Here is my winning card:

By Challenge #9 I was a Guest Designer, and then was invited to join the team.  We’ve come a long way since then! Many things have changed, and styles have come and gone, but our format has stayed the same. And according to our schedule it’s Clean and Simple week, hosted by the fabulous Queen of Clean, Jaydee!  In honor of our 500th challenge, Jaydee has selected a Celebration theme. Remember, by Clean and Simple, we are looking for:

Minimal layers and embellishments

Plenty of open space, aka “white” space

Simple and uncluttered projects

So grab those stamps and inks, and come celebrate with us! We can’t wait to see what you create!

clean simple celebration card

Colors of the Day

clean simple celebration card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Today’s card makes the most out of the Many Medallions die and a classic navy and white color scheme. The die cut was trimmed down, matted onto Whisper White cardstock, and popped up on dimensionals. While I used the confetti sentiment from the So Sentimental stamp set, this quick and versatile card could be anything you want it to be, simply by changing the sentiment.

clean simple celebration card

Rhinestones on every other medallion and a double bow complete the look.  Can you say easy-peasy?

clean simple celebration card

To download a free tutorial for today’s Many Medallions Celebration Card, which includes all the paper measurements,  please click on the button below. For every card which has been posted on my blog this year, there is a free tutorial. To visit the 2020 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.  To visit the 2019 FREE Tutorial PDF Gallery, CLICK HERE.

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  1. Oh my goodness, I remember that grill stamp set AND your fun card! Too cut! Love your CAS card this week! The pretty blue really pops on the white background. Happy 500 Challenges! Here’s to many more!

  2. Such a great CAS card! Loved the trip down memory lane with The Paper Players!

  3. Ann, the white and navy are such a gorgeous combo and I especially love them with this die. Your crisp white bow is perfection! It was fun to go back and visit your first card and it was fabulous! It has been an honor to be crafting beside you for so many challenges.

  4. CAS perfection! Love the crisp navy and white! And I remember that barbecue card……waaay back when! Happy 500!

  5. Oh my Ann, what a gorgeous card! Navy and white are so classy and elegant, a perfect way to rock a CAS challenge! It was fun seeing your entry for the first PP challenge, it’s still a fantastic masculine card!

    I started following you when you were creating for PPA and I think I may have found the PP challenge through your participation. My first entry was for PP61 in 2011. Lots of good challenges over the years!

  6. Congratulations twice over Ann – great cards for challenge 1 and 500! Love the navy and white combo and fabulous showcase of the diecut. Beautifully CAS with the perfect sentiment and bow to finish. Here’s to the next 500!!

  7. I didn’t even think about heading back to challenge #1, but it was fun to see what we all created! And it’s been a blast creating with you all these years!! I was happy to that gorgeous die on your beautiful card today…and I told Anne Marie that I always forget about that sentiment in that set! It’s a great one for a celebration!

  8. Love the card that was a winner on the Headliner card! My husband does the grilling/cooking for the town team baseball concession stand. Now I’ll imagine him like that. 🙂

    Your post with the navy die cut is gorgeous. Very pretty with that perfect white bow.

  9. How perfect that you were the very first headliner Ann – and your card still looks pretty fresh today! Love this week’s card. The sentiment is lovely and looks fabulous against the die, decorated with gems. Vicky x

  10. Awesome card for the celebration! Love your winning card too!!

  11. Loved the background story. I haven’t used my die yet but you make me want to get it out of the package! Your card is fantastic.

  12. Hi Ann, it does not surprise me that you would be the very first head liner. Your cards are all awesome and beautiful! 🙂

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