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A sweet Clean and Simple card for Paper Players 245

Denise Hoepfner |

I love it when my card making life collides with my work life. This was the case when my sweet coworker went on vacation to celebrate her 50th birthday and came back with a gift for me.

Not just any gift, but LAVENDER BITTERSWEET CHOCOLATE SAUCE. How I’ve gone my entire life without even knowing such a thing existed is beyond me. But it does. And I have some, straight from a lavender farm on the San Juan Islands.

Of course my sweet coworker who brought me such a sweet gift deserves a sweet Thank You card.

And, as it so happens, this week’s Paper Players Challenge 245 calls for a Clean and Simple
“girly” Thank You card.


I chose my favorite pattern from the All Abloom Designer Paper Stack. I love this pattern because it reminds me of the round flowers Mary Englebreit is known for. The sentiment is from the Hello There stamp set, and fits the occasion perfectly.

To mimic the round flowers, I used three different circle punches for the sentiment and embossed the strip across the card with the Polka Dot TIEF.

I blinged the paper a bit to finish it off, using the 2013-2015 In Color Sequin Assortment. The round sequins fit perfectly in the flower centers, something I found out when I made a somewhat similar gift enclosure card here.

Because of the repetition of the circles, I think this card still manages to be clean and simple even though the background paper is “abloom” with flowers.

Here’s what I used to make this card:



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5 thoughts on “A sweet Clean and Simple card for Paper Players 245

  1. I looooooooove this!! This is a perfect CAS creation and yet it really packs a punch…a soft, feminine punch, but nonetheless, a punch! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Players this week!


  2. What a beautiful card Denise! This paper is a favourite of mine and I love the way you’ve repeated the circles in the pattern in your sentiment and embossed panel. Pink and gorgeous and the perfect thank you for an intriguing-sounding gift! Thanks for joining us for our girly thanks challenge over at The Paper Players this week!


  3. Love your bright, cheery card, Denise!!! I found you on Pinterest because you pinned something of mine! I plan to browse your whole site when I have time & a cup of coffee. Thanks for sharing!



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