Colorful Poppies Thank You Card

Colorful poppies on a thank you card are a bright and cheery way to send your thanks to someone.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

colorful thank you card

This week, Claire is hosting our monthly Sketch challenge. It’s a classic sketch, with a central focal point. I thought it would be a great one for showing off the fun Pattern Party designer series paper collection,  48 sheets of 12″ x 12″ paper which are available as a Stampin’ Reward in the new 2021 – 2022 Annual Catalog.  I LOVE it!  I can’t wait to see what YOU create – so grab those stamps, papers, and inks!

Colors of the Day

colorful thank you card

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

Painted Poppies take center stage on today’s card.  I would have used pansies, but since I had just used them for our challenge last week, I wanted to mix it up a bit.  I do have a confession, though.  When I pulled out the Pool Party dotted paper, I actually thought it looked like Soft Succulent.  It wasn’t until I read the colors found in the Pattern Party designer paper collection, that I noted my error.  However, as the renowned Irish author James Joyce once noted,  “Mistakes are the portals of discovery.”  I think I discovered that this Pool Party pattern looks pretty good with Soft Succulent.  What do you think?

colorful thank you card

The flowers and leaves  were colored using Stampin’ Blends in the new In Colors, Pale Papaya and Soft Succulent,  debuting in the upcoming Annual Catalog.  Soft Sea Foam is a great complement for Soft Succulent, and was also used for the leaves.  I added just a touch of Poppy Parade to the centers of the Papaya flowers for a colorful touch.  Isn’t this Soft Succulent double bow a beauty!  The new In Color ribbon really makes awesome bows.  (If you need a new Annual Catalog and do not currently have a demonstrator, please don’t hesitate to email me at  I’ll drop one into the mail pronto!)

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clean and simple pansy birthday card

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This card also features these products, available May 4th, 2021:  Pansy Patch stamp set (154999), Soft Succulent cardstock (155776), Soft Succulent Stampin’ Blends (155521),  Pale Papaya cardstock (155668), Pale Papaya Stampin’ Blends (155519), Pattern Party 12″ x 12″ Designer Series Paper – Stampin’ Host Reward (155426)


  1. Gorgeous card, Ann! The color combo really pops and you really nailed the details.

  2. Ann, this card really speaks to me, I love the black contrasting with the Pool Party and intro of Pale Papaya – gorgeous colouring! Thx for the inspiration!

  3. Colleen beat me to it – that’s just what I was going to say, and I definitely think these colours look great together. Love the two-tone combo on the poppies too – I must remember that one! Such a beautiful card Ann; now I just need to get me some of those papers….

  4. ALL the colors look fab whether they were what you intended to use or not! I love the Papaya/Poppy Parade combo for the flowers! They just stand out in the very best way! Hope you’re having a great week!

  5. A gorgeous card Ann. Such lovely colors.

  6. Ann, you are without a doubt the coloring queen! Amazingly beautiful blooms and the colors and patterned paper you chose are perfect with the flowers. Yes, I agree that Pool Party is beautiful with Soft Succulent. Enjoy the rest of your week.

  7. Pretty poppies!! What a beautiful card!

  8. This card is a real show stopper Ann! Love your poppies and mix of papers! This is really a card I would love to CASE! Have a great day!

  9. This is gorgeous! That background paper (which I wish we had in EVERY color!!) is so pretty for your gorgeous flowers!

  10. Ann, you have given us another fabulous card! Love the colors….the new in colors make me smile.
    Pool party seems to go well with every color. When in doubt, get pool party out 🙂
    Thank you for brightening my day.

  11. Ann, this is GORGEOUS!!!!! I love the polka dots and this color combo! Your flowers are so beautiful! Such a happy card! The ribbon is the perfect finished touch! Thank you for making my sketch shine! Have a super week, My Friend!

  12. Another winner!

  13. Beautiful card Ann and what lovely colors.
    What Bob Ross always used to say; “there are no mistakes, just happy accidents.”

    Thank you note cards cards is what I make the most of the way it seems.
    I’m always having some in my hand bag cause I just never know when I may need a card to give to someone.

    Enjoy your day; as ‘ Today Is A Good Day To Have A Good Day.’

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