Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Springtime Joy stamp set for PP535

 Hello and thx for visiting!

The Paper Players 535 is a Theme Challenge from Jaydee, the theme is flowers.  I love flowers and card ideas flooded my mind, but I decided to mix it up and challenge myself to create something different.  I wanted to try a make a symmetrical and  minimalist style of card, use one stamp set and I wanted to use my Stamparatus™   So I pushed myself out of my comfort zone, and to be perfectly honest I'm not quite sure about this card, but I've decided to walk away and just let it be :)   

Please click on my card or the Paper Players image to go directly to the PP535 blog post.  I'm sure you will be inspired with all the creativity.  And please let me know if you challenge yourself to try something new with your paper crafting.

Here's the card details and 'Trix'  :)

4x4 Thick Basic White card base (4 x 8 folded in half)

4x4 Thick Basic White layer

Stampin' Blends Markers in Light & Dark Petal Pink, Light & Dark Calypso Coral, Light & Dark Flirty Flamingo, Light & Dark Melon Mambo, Light & Dark Purple Posy, Light & Dark Highland Heather, Light Granny Apple Green, Light & Dark Pool Party

Memento Black Ink

Granny Apple Green ink

Use the Stamparatus™ to create the card.

*  Practice first on the Stamparatus™ Grid Paper.  I like to work in the middle of the grid, so I laid the 4x4 layer in the centre of the grid, I think it was 2 inches up from the bottom, 2 inches in from the left and 1 inch in from the right.  I mark this area on the grid paper and then remove the 4x4 layer and practice stamping on the grid paper.  Position the stamp in the bottom right 1x1 inch square and stamp, move the plate along the hinge until you've stamped four flowers, re-inking as you go.  Wipe off your stamp and re-position it on the next 1x1 square above and repeat your process.  You will find what works for you, practice first and find the pattern :)

*  Stamp three rows of tulips with Memento Black ink.

*  The butterfly also fits in a 1x1 inch square, so I put one on either side of the greeting which miraculously fits perfectly in a 2 inch square.  Actually I think Stampin' Up!® plans the dimensions of each stamp so that they'll coordinate so well together. 

*  The bottom row is coloured with Petal Pink and Calypso Coral Stampin' Blends Markers, the middle row is coloured with Flirty Flamingo and Melon Mambo, the top row is coloured with Purple Posy and Highland Heather.

*  The butterflies are coloured with Pool Party Stampin' Blends Markers and the greeting is stamped with Granny Apple Green.

*  Adhere the 4x4 layer to the 4x4 Thick Basic White card base with Stampin' Dimensionals. 

Enjoy and have a super day! 


  1. Love your design, Lesley. You perfectly aligned the flowers. The whimsical sentiment matches your design beautifully. A sweet and happy card. Thank you for joining us at the Paper Players this week.

    1. Thx so much for your kind words! And thank you for taking time to write a comment. I love your challenges, they totally inspire me and push me to try new things :)

  2. This is adorable! Great way to use the Stamparatus. I love little images and this is a sweet way to use these wee flowers! Thanks for sharing this spring beauty with us at the Paper Players!

    1. Thx so very mush LeAnne for your lovely words. Yes I loved those wee flowers and wanted to make them the star on a card, and voila your challenge appeared. Thanks for providing the opportunity! and thx for taking time to provide your comment :)

  3. You might not have been sure about the card - but I am! It's a perfect representation of spring and I love the repetition of those pretty little florals! So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week


    1. Wow, thx so much Jaydee for this lovely comment! Thank you for the challenge inspiration! I really have been enjoying pushing myself out of my comfort zone lately, thank you for your compliment!

  4. Wow, thx so much Jaydee for this lovely comment! Thank you for the challenge inspiration! I really have been enjoying pushing myself out of my comfort zone lately, thank you for your compliment!


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