Parisian Blossoms for PP484

The Paper Players challenge for this week is a tic-tac-toe challenge. Three elements in a row, meaning eight options for a card. I picked the top row across of ribbon, rhinestones, and patterned paper.

Here’s my card:

Here’s the challenge banner:

Parisian Blossoms DSP

I purchased a DSP share from my upline in February, which means that I recieved 6 x 12 sheets of all the DSP packs available in the mini-catalog. Thankfully, this design was in that share. When I pulled it out, I thought that this DSP for this challenge seems made for each other. Patterned paper – check. Part of my attration to this paper is the amount of open space in the Pool Party background. Once again, the Stampin” Up! designers have hit it out of the park with this DSP.

The ribbon is the Petal Pink Organdy Striped Ribbon, and the impact of the bow on the paper is striking, in my humble opinion. While this bow isn’t as pretty as the one I created earlier in the week, it still has a positive impact on the card. Ribbon – check.

Here’s a close-up of a section of the card:

I wanted to make sure that I provided an adequate picture of the rhinestone, as required by the challenge. There are eleven rhinestones on this card, with one on the center of each flower. They add bling to the card without being obtrusive. Rhinestones – check.

All three requirements for the top row – check.

Second Option for This Card

While I didn’t try to fulfill a second line on the tic-tac-toe board, I actually did just that. The card also satisfies the left-hand column of ribbon, die-cut, and pink.

The center of the flowers and the ribbon are pink. Two requirements – done.

For the sentiment circle, I actually used three die cuts from the Layering Circles die set. I really wanted more of the popped up die cut circle showing, especially since I have the circle lined up with the rest of the DSP. It’s not important that I did that, it just helps to keep me from having an issue with the sense of order with the card.

I used a very thin border of Basic Black cropped using a scalloped die from the same die set. Since I only wanted a touch of the black border, this worked out the way I wanted it. The black mini-dimensionals worked perfectly to add dimension to the sentiment circle.

I used a Pool Party base for the card. On the inside of the card, I adhered a piece of Whisper White and stamped the sentiment “Life is better with a friend like you”. I also put a half-inch strip of the DSP on the bottom of the inside.

After that, all I needed to do was to add a piece of the DSP to the envelope flap, and this card set was done. Truly, an easy-peasy card. From the time that I chose the DSP to the final cutting of the DSP on the envelope flap, the card took less than thirty minutes. If I wanted to mass produce these, I am quite certain that I could get 10 of these done in less than forty-five minutes. That is, if the ribbon cooperates so I would have pretty bows.

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Please stay safe, healthy, and isolated as much as possible. We were on Spring Break two weeks ago, and should have gone back this past Monday. Instead, we transitioned to virtual learning and our “kids” started with that format on Monday. Florida starts a stay-at-home order so we will be home for at least a month. I have one daughter, but many hundreds of “kids” and I miss this year’s kids greatly.

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