Sunday, March 29, 2015

Friendship-Hope Seed Co.-PP3238

March 29, 2015

It's Sunday and I am the hostess for a fun BINGO challenge this week at The Paper Players!  We are all excited that Spring has arrived.  Even though the weather is still a little chilly, we are hoping you will play along with our "Springy" challenge!  Pick a row or a column and share your creations with us!  

I decided to play the bottom row.  Flowers, Pink and Polka Dots-- but, as my card was coming together I realized I also played the first column-Yellow, Die Cut and Flowers!  WIN-WIN!

My card was created using the stamp set, "Hope Seed Col. by W Plus9.  I also used their "Vintage Envelope Die."  I just adore these seed packs.  They remind me of my childhood.  My parents always planted a huge garden and I loved to look through all the seed packages to see what each one would look like.  I found the patterned papers in an old 6 X 6 pad by My Mind's Eye.  The little roses were perfect for the envelope.  I used Tim Holtz Tea Dye ink to distress all the edges. 

A few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh add just the right bling.  I used a variety of Copics to color the roses.  

I completed the inside and the envelope and now it is ready for a personal note.

I hope you enjoyed my card today.  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts.  I always love to hear from you!

If you have a question, please contact me at: Claire.

I hope you’ll be inspired to play with us this week!  Check out what the other designers did with the challenge as well; you’ll love them:

Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL. Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!

Please link up your creation here! All stamping products are welcome! Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week.  This linky will close on Friday, April 3rd,  at Noon (PST).

Have a fabulous week!

Happy Stampin!


  1. Love the vintage feel to your pretty! AND how clever of you to use two rows of the challenge!

  2. Your pretty card reminds of a vintage Laura Ashley fabric! Absolutely beautiful!!

  3. This card is so lovely and elegant, Claire! I love roses and I'm totally in love with the beautiful patterned paper you used. The distressing is just perfect for your shabby chic card!

  4. So pretty, Claire! I love the "shabby chic" feel to your card. That pattern is so soft and pretty. The sequins add the perfect touch. Thanks for a fun challenge this week. Sorry I took the "obvious road" and went pink. Lol!

  5. This is so pretty, Claire! The card has a vintage yet clean feel to it that is really beautiful.

  6. I just love the sweet, vintage look to your, so pretty! You always do lovely florals anyway. MAYBE someday I'll see some REAL flowers out my window..nothing here yet!

  7. This card is stunning! So beautiful I had to comment! I must get these stamps!

  8. I love the soft and subtle feel of this card Claire - the papers are the perfect vintage match for your stamped panel. I loved this set the last time you used it too - it reminds me of many a happy childhood hour pottering with my Grandpa in his greenhouse. Gorgeous!

  9. This is such a pretty card, Claire! All the elements you've designed fit perfectly together and contribute to the gentle, vintage feel. Sweet papers and soft shading, the seed packet images--it's all so wonderfully nostalgic! Great challenge, my friend!

  10. Hey Claire, great card and I love Tic Tac Toe challenges, so also a fab theme from you too. Cx

  11. Claire, I love the vintage, soft, feminine feel of your card especially with the clean lines that give it a modern edge. Fabulous.


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