Paper Sweeties Is Turning Four!

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Evening, friends!  I'm super excited to be here today, sharing a festive card in honor of Paper Sweeties' 4th birthday!  I was honored to be a part of Debbie's inaugural Design Team way back in the summer of 2012 and even more so that she still thinks enough of my work to ask me to help her celebrate this momentous occasion.  She has worked so hard and sacrificed so much to build her company to what it is today, and I have nothing but respect for all she has accomplished and become.  Happy birthday, Paper Sweeties!
I started this card by stamping a piece of watercolor paper, in Jet Black ink, with the vase and balloons.
The flowers and their leaves were stamped, in the same color of ink, on watercolor paper die cuts.  Everything was then watercolored.  A number of the blooms and their leaves were popped up with foam tape...
almost everything was coated with Clear Wink of Stella.
The right side of the prepped piece was then trimmed with narrow and wide strip, respectively, of aqua grid and multicolored, triangle, patterned papers, before anchoring everything, slightly at an angle, to a piece of Strawberry Slush cardstock and, in turn, to the white, cardstock, card face, with bright-pink-threaded, straight, machine stitches.  The space between the watercolored piece and the first print was trimmed with a length of Frosting, seam binding ribbon, tied in a double bow and embellished with a lone pearl, as well as an aqua, cut-apart label, which was stamped, in Jet Black ink, with the "Party Time" sentiment and laced with a length of Peppermint twine.  A sprinkling of Sugar Sprinkles sequins completes the look.
Further inspiration for this card came from Simon Says Stamps' Wednesday Challenge: Fabulous Florals...
and Paper Sweeties' August Inspiration Challenge #46.  I was inspired by those gorgeous, layered tiers and that stunning display of blooms!  Oh, and friends, Debbie is generously gifting one lucky participant a $100 shopping spree to the Paper Sweeties Boutique.  Woohoo!
Thanks so much for humbling me with a visit!  Be sure to check what the Design Team, as well as some special Guest Designers, have whipped up in celebration.  Just follow the links below, and have a terrific Tuesday!

Debbie - Paper Sweeties
Jeri Thomas
Jill Norwood
Jinny Newlin (You're here!)
Julie Tucker-Wolek
Larissa Heskett
Lilian Forsyth
Lisa Bzibziak
Lori Hairston
Mackie Robertson
Maria Patrick
Michele Henderson
Mynn Kitchen
Nancy Salkeld
Pattie Goldman
Tracey Kelly

{Supplies & Tools}
Stamps: You're Invited, Party Time, Make Today Beautiful, Pretty Posies, & Garden Time (Paper Sweeties) Paper: watercolor (Master's Touch); Strawberry Slush (SU!); multicolored triangle & aqua grid (Citrus Twist) Ink: Jet Black (Ranger) Other: bright pink thread (Coats & Clark); sewing machine (Janome); watercolors (Kuretake); Clear Wink of Stella (Zig); foam tape (Scotch); pearl (Paper Studio); aqua cut-apart label (Citrus Twist); 3/16" Handheld Circle punch (SU!); Party Time & Pretty Posies Sweet Cuts dies, Peppermint twine, Frosting seam binding ribbon, & Sugar Sprinkles sequins (Paper Sweeties) 


Lisa said...

Another beautiful creation! Love how vivid your water colored flowers are!

Jill Norwood said...

Jinny this is such a sweet card! Love the colorful balloons and flowers!

Tracey said...

Gorgeous card Jinny, love the fun colours...the bow is so pretty!

Ros Crawford said...

This is so sweet Jinny ... Beautifully done!

ellyscard creatief said...

Beautiful card.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous! LOVING the colors, the flowers and the balloons!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

Super fun card, Jinny! Love the festive colors, too!

Maria said...

Such a lovely card with the vase and flowers, Jinny! Very pretty bow, too! So happy to see your wonderful creativity for Paper Sweeties!!!

Jeri said...

I love all the attention to details on your card, Jinny, like the stitching and the beautiful bow you embellished with.

Debbie said...

That bright and cheery bouquet of flowers and balloons is SO festive and fun -- perfect for a party! Thank you so much for always sharing your amazing talent with us for our sweet milestones at Paper Sweeties!!!!!

Teresa Kline said...

hello jinny! super sweet card! I am so glad you played along with us at simon says stamp wednesday challenge!

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SewPaperPaint said...

Such a fun card and great way to celebrate! <3

Miriam Prantner said...

Such a sweet bouquet! I love the balloons and the bow!

Lisa Elton said...

What a cute card for the birthday celebration Jinny!! Love the little vase of flowers and festive balloons!

KT Fit Kitty said...

Cute card! Your ribbon sets it off beautifully!

cghundley said...

Terrific designed
card, love all the
layers of paper and
Carla from Utah

Anonymous said...

So bright and fun Jinny!!!!

Lori Turner said...

What a gorgeous card, Jinny! Those flowers are pretty and I love that gorgeous bow! xoxoxo

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Such a gorgeous card! Love the bright colors and that fabulous bow!

Mynn xx said...

What a fun and fabulous bouquet you created, Jinny! LOVE the bold colors! Perfect for the occasion! Sending HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Monika/Buzsy said...

Such a sweet card Jinny. Love the bright colors... the flowers are so pretty.