A Warm Hello

We are starting the month of April off with some frosty weather and even some snow here in Iowa. Hopefully it won’t be much longer until the sun greets us with a warm hello. It’s Sunday and time to play with The Paper Players.

A warm helloIt’s theme week, and the lovely Anne Marie has a fun theme for us: Sunshine & Rainbows.  You may use a sun, rainbow or feature a rainy-day theme like umbrellas, rain boots, etc. on your card.  While I used a sun on my card, I am so excited to see what YOU create!

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For this week’s theme challenge, here comes the sun! The adorable Sunny Days designer series paper, which was a free Sale-A-Bration item a few months ago, has a pattern which was the perfect choice for a cheery backdrop. For the embossed Very Vanilla panel, I turned to the workhorse in my embossing folder stable, the crosshatch folder. This folder is one of three in the Basics 3D embossing folder collection. The honor of being the focal image went to this one from the retiring Circle Sayings stamp set. This is an adorable, very versatile set which I overlooked for far too long. It is still available to order.  Three Misty Moonlight gems and a Starry Sky bow add a touch of sparkle.

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  1. Ann, such a great use of DSP and I love the scallop layers. Such a wonderful, bright and sunny card.

  2. So pretty, Ann! I’d love to cuddle up in a blanket on the beach with this card. Absolutely darling!

  3. Joanne James - The Crafty Owl

    I love that you paired this stamp image with this paper Ann – I am so going to put that idea in my back pocket for future use, it works a treat! I love the image and the paper really makes this a card full of sunshine – I think this image alone makes this stamp set a keeper!

  4. What a great way to use this stamp!! (This set is a KEEPER!) The sunshiney paper is perfect for the background…and I love blue and yellow together! Love the embellishments as well, they really make this sweet creation even sweeter!

  5. Love this card!!!!

  6. Claire Broadwater

    Ann, I just love this sunny DSP! It is perfect for our challenge! I am so ready for warmer days and a beach fix. You rocked this challenge, My Friend!

  7. Bonnielee McGuire

    Beautiful! It helped warm up my morning. We are having a cold snap – only 55 degrees this morning : )

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