Wednesday, May 20, 2009

Sweet Paper Blooms Challenge

This week's Paper Blooms challenge is to use the color combo of red, white, and blue in honor of Memorial Day.

Since Memorial Day kicks off the beginning of summer, I went with that idea for my card. The gingham ribbon reminds me of a picnic tablecloth, and the cherries represent all the yummy fresh fruit to be had.

So, want to play along? Just link up your creation on the Paper Blooms blog. You do NOT need to own any Paper Blooms to participate, although if you've got some, we'd love to see them!

Stamps: Cherry on top (A muse)
Paper: Bazzill textured white, Real Red, Summer Picnic dp (SU)
Ink: Real Red
Accessories: crocheted flower (Paper Blooms), ribbon (Michaels), scallop circle punch, pearls (Kaisercraft)

34 comments:

Chrissy C said...

Oh my gosh this is just to sweet! Great job!

Cassie said...

Oh, Ann, I LOVE this! So summery it makes me want to go for a picnic ;D

Pat (mspfd) said...

How sweet! Love it!!

~amy~ said...

Oh super CUTE Ann!!!

Leah said...

Love your card Ann! So fresh and yummy:) Makes me want cherry pie:)

Anthonette said...

Oh, pretty! That ribbon is perfect, Ann. Love the little pearl on the cherry.

Elizabeth said...

Looks like summer to me! Yummy!

Janine said...

How lovely!! I love that paper!!

jacque4u2c said...

Fantastic take on the layout! YUM! YUM! You did just an awesome job! Love that ribbon!

Heidi Van Laar said...

So adorable Ann! Red gingham ribbon and cherries are pretty much guaranteed to put a smile on my face!

(-: Heidi

mamia said...

Love it, love it, love it!

Jackie said...

Hi Ann!
Great card! I may be able to play along with this challenge....tfs!!!

Dianne said...

What a wonderful card...absolutely perfect...and I love the flower!

tina said...

Ugh! Ann! You're killin' me with this paper!!! LOVE it. I think it's great how you put the scalloped circle behind the PaperBloom. I might have to scraplift that ;)

cadnileb said...

Oh so summery! How cute!

Lyn S said...

Yes, it makes me think of a picnic too! Lovely card Ann!

Cheryl Walker said...

I love this!!! super cute!!!!:)

Hugs,
Cheryl

Angie Tieman said...

What a super sweet card! Love the old-fashioned feel with the cherries and crochet flowers!

Rose said...

ann this is such a sweet card and cherrys....yummy :D

Aimes said...

What a fab card - I love the colour combo and that embellishment is adorable! Very summery!
Hugs
Aimes
x

1CardCreator said...

I love your idea for using the dark scalloped circle underneath the crocheted flower. Lovely card.

Becky Carafa said...

I am imagining a picnic right now!

Ali Manning/newenglandstamper said...

Great card, Ann. I love the gingham ribbon - I'm in the mood for summer now!

Danni said...

Love this!! Such a cute card!

Lisa Graves said...

This is so cute!

Deanna said...

Super cute Ann, love the cherry paper!

Susan (peebsmama) said...

I like how you chose to go a different route than the traditional, patriotic version of red, white and blue. This is really cute!

stampergrl said...

What a sweet card! Love the colors and cute croched flower!

Stamp and Smile said...

So Cheery Ann!! LOVE the flower and yummy ribbon... TFS! :)

Cr8ive ME said...

love the dp. And what a cheerful card.

M.E. aka CMCMaryD@SCS

Maria Matter said...

So so lovely!
blessings, Maria

Colleen said...

Ann...this card is sooooo sweet!! I love it!!

Anjou Krelovich said...

Adorable! Love the crocheted flower!

Spyder said...

Love that red gingham ribbon
Lovely bright card
((Lyn))