Sunday, July 3, 2022

PP598 A Garden Is a Friend

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Time for a new Paper Players challenge with Laurie as our hostess!  Here's her theme challenge for us this week!

Wow, you could go in many directions with this one!  I would say I do NOT have a green thumb...I always joke that my father was a farmer and my grandfather had a florist shop and greenhouses, but none of those genes were passed down to me!  However, I do have some pretty greenery and floral papers, so I decided to use some of them today.  Here we go:

I started with the sketch from Hand Stamped Sentiments:

I diecut circles from Hues of Happiness DSP and Awash in Beauty DSP, then matted them with some Blushing Bride cardstock diecut scallops using the Layering Circles Dies and Stylish Shapes dies:

They were layered on a piece of Granny Apple Green DSP that was embossed with the Stitched Greenery die...can you see the little leaves?  So cute!  The sentiment is a really old Cornish Heritage Farms one, and I think it is such a sweet one! I stamped it in Old Olive and diecut it with a Tailor Made Tag die, then added some Blushing Bride ribbon, and I also fussy-cut a couple of flowers from the scraps of the DSP. I added a birthday sentiment on the inside, and this card is ready to go!

The possibilities for this challenge are wide open, so I hope you'll come play with us.  Check out what the design team created over at the Paper Players blog, and share yours too!  Thanks for visiting today!

More hiking pix:

That view is breathtaking!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

'And God said, "Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear." And it was so.  God called the dry ground "land," and the gathered waters he called "seas." And God saw that it was good.'  Genesis 1:9

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps A Garden is a Friend (Cornish Heritage Farm, ret)
Card stock & Papers     Basic White, Blushing Bride, Hues of Happiness DSP, Awash in Beauty DSP, Granny Apple Green DSP
 Ink Old Olive
Accessories Blushing Bride Frayed Ribbon (ret), Floss, Dimensionals
Tools     Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies, Stitched Greenery Die, Stylish Shapes Dies, Layering Circles Dies


Wendy said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! I especially love the papers and the great design! And what beautiful pictures from the kids hike last week! That is always a great view when driving over the river on a sunny day. TFS and have a wonderful day! :)

Kampin' Karen said...

Love the sentiment and the papers are so pretty and delicate. Glad the kiddos got to enjoy that beautiful view and we can live vicariously through their adventures. Have a blessed day.

I Card Everyone said...

So SO pretty - and yes, ANYTIME!
Love the stitching from your background plate, LeAnne!

Stampin Expressions said...

What a sweet card LeAnne! I love the added texture with the stitched greenery on the dsp! And cutting out some of the images from the paper was a great idea to add to the sentiment. I also do not have a green thumb and I think that is why I love the flower dsps! Thanks for joining the hand stamped sentiments sketch challenge!

Heather said...

So sweet and pretty, LeAnne - LOVE these delicate papers together! Great use of the background die, too - it all sings perfectly together! Thanks so much for playing at Hand Stamped Sentiments!

Cindy Beach said...

I didn't inherit the green thumb gene either. I sure can admire this pretty floral! I love the stitched background and sweet sentiment.

Stampin With Leah said...

What a great card!! I love the soft colours and the fresh feel of the card. Gorgeous hiking pics too! Thanks for joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Lisa Elton said...

Cute papers and I love the leafy polka dotty background!This is a delightful card. Such a special outing for Wayne, Dana and Cassidy. I'm sure she was with them every step of the way <3

laurie said...

So pretty! I LOVE that sentiment!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

I think you're doing yourself a dis-service - you are more green-fingered than you give yourself credit for!! Love your delicate and pretty floral choices for your card and that sentiment made me smile - so true!

Jennie Maier said...

Pretty papers LeAnne! I don't have a green thumb either, though I do try, lol! Great job with the theme and have a great week!

Claire Broadwater said...

LeAnne, I have seen those veggies you grow, I know you have a green thumb! I love this card. Those paper are so pretty! The layout is so fun and all that green is gorgeous! Your little tag sentiment is so sweet, too!

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, I just love that DSP it is so pretty and I love the layout, too. You mixed these DSPs together beautifully and I love the additional detail of the leaf pattern on the polka dots, the scalloped edges and that cute little ribbon on the tag. Fabulous card - oh... and what a view!

Christy Lynn said...

Beautiful card, LeAnne! I love how you layered the Stitched Greenery die on patterned paper, and your floral paper choices are fabulous. I, too, have black thumbs--but at least my paper can have pretty flowers on it!

Ann Schach said...

What a lovely combination of patterns and textures, LeAnne! The ribbon treatment accents this amazing sentiment perfectly. And speaking of perfect...this card is absolutely perfect for this challenge. Have a wonderful weekend!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Such a beautiful card, LeAnne! What a great mix of patterns and elements!

Stampin by Genny said...

Love how you used the dsp and the color combination. Lovely card and sentiment. Thanks so much joining us at Hand Stamped Sentiments.

Fiona said...

I love the softness of the colours on this card Leanne - a great take on our sketch. Wow those views are amazing. Thanks for sharing with us at HSS