Stampin’ Up! Pattern Play-ful Alphabet with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

Hey y’all – it’s Sunday, which means I’ve got another fun challenge for you from the Paper Players – it’s Joanne’s Clean-And-Simple challenge this week and it’ll for sure jump-start your creative mojo!  I hope you’ll come and play along.  🙂

If you were able to join me yesterday for my Facebook Live video, I appreciate you spending some of your weekend with me!  If you weren’t able to watch the live version, but you’d like to see the replay on YouTube…here ’tis!

This week, I SAW and acknowledged the “clean-and-simple” part of the challenge – and decided this was a great chance to use a new bundle – the Pattern Play stamp set with the awesome Playful Alphabet dies.  I added a little In Good Taste DSP to the mix and…well…take a look-see:

Okay – if this isn’t clean-and-simple, then…I guess I need some learnin’!! 😉

And here’s this week’s Paper Players Theme challenge!  Hope you’ll join the fun and show us your projects!  I can’t wait to see what you create!


My layout was inspired by this week’s Tuesday Morning Sketches challenge.

…and the colors worked well with the Sunday Stamps challenge, too!

I started by cutting my letters for the word “thanks”, using the new Playful Alphabet dies.  Y’all – you know how sometimes letter dies are TOOO big?  And sometimes they’re TOOO small and fussy!??  Well – THESE are JUUUUSSST right!  In fact – they’re perfect!

I cut them twice each – once from some wood-design paper in the In Good Taste DSP pack and again in Real Red cardstock.   NOTE: in the video card, I first adhered the Real Red card stock to a piece of the new Foam Adhesive Sheets and then went from there. Y’all – they are COOL!!

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the wood letters to the Real Red ones, offsetting them just a smidge to create a shadow.

Then I laid them out on my Whisper White panel to get the location correct.

I inked the solid hearts image from the Pattern Play set in Real Red and stamped it above my dry-fit sentiment.

Then I embossed the panel in the Pinewood Planks 3D Embossing Folder.  You want to emboss AFTER you stamp.

Or…you can emboss and THEN stamp – but you’ll want to use your Stamparatus so that you can stamp it a couple of times…

Trust me on this, okay? 😉

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Balmy Blue mat.

Then, using Liquid Glue – I adhered the letters.  Note: the Foam Adhesive Sheets have their own adhesive, so…no Glue needed!

Finally, I wrapped some twine from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack around the panel a couple of times – securing it in the back with Glue Dots.  I wrapped a short length around the two wraps and tied a little bow – and the card front was done!

Clean. And. Simple.

Told ya. 😉

On the inside, I inked the diagonal hashmark image in Balmy Blue and added it across the bottom of a Whisper White panel (it’s photoploymer – so easy to line up just right!).  Then I added some Real Red hearts.

I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Balmy Blue mat and into my Basic Black card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals – and the card was done!

My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Balmy Blue hash marks and Real Red hearts across the front…

…and more of the In Good Taste DSP on the envelope flap.

Et Voila!  Y’all – I LOVE this new Playful Alphabet stamp set!  The dies are perfectly sized to do ANYthing you want – and the set includes numbers and punctuation, too!   Use it alone – or combine it with the sentiments and texture/design images in the bundled Pattern Play stamp set.

I hope you like!

What do you think?  Is THIS the bundle you’ll pick when you join my team during the amazing Pick a Free Bundle Starter Kit Promotion??  Inquiring minds want to know! 🤔

If you want to recreate this card – all the Stampin’ Up! products you need are listed down below along with the card cuts!

Now – before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team






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3 – 30 June 2020

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Get the Stampin’ Up! Products Used in This Project:  

Card Cuts Used in This Project:

Basic Black Card Stock:  4 1/4″ x 11″ (card base, scored and folded at 5 1/2″)

Balmy Blue Card Stock:  3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)

Real Red Card Stock:  Playful Alphabet die cut letters

Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front and inner liner)

In Good Taste DSP:  Playful Alphabet die cut letters; envelope flap

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Finn Fan Fix

The other day – there came a heckuva a ruckus on the roof.

I actually thought there was a racoon up there.

Or…a rhinocerous.

Finn knew EXACTLY what…and WHERE!…the problem was.

See it?

HE does. 😉


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36 thoughts on “Stampin’ Up! Pattern Play-ful Alphabet with Video Tutorial for The Paper Players

  1. Yeppers, ya really can do CAS! I like it!! Squirrel? Sorry I missed you. I was with Charles Stanley at First Baptist in Atlanta 🙂

    • stampsnlingers

      WHew! I was hoping I’d “gotten” it!! Thanks very much, Karen! Hope you enjoyed being “with” Charles! 😉

  2. Such a cute card! Love the layering in your video with the foam adhesive sheets, can’t wait to try it! Good thing that Finn is on patrol at all time…those pesky rhino-squirrels can make quite a commotion! 😉

    • stampsnlingers

      Rhino-squirrels are just the worst, right??! Pushy and uppity and thinking they’re all that!! Thanks much, Amy! 🙂

  3. Gorgeous card! That is a bundle that is totally worth having in your stamping arsenal. Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Morning Sketches.

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – it sure is! Wonderful alphabet dies!! Thanks so much, Melissa!! 🙂

  4. Margreet Burger

    Beautiful take on the sketch. Love your embossing and wooden letters.
    Thanks for joining Tuesday Morning Sketches.
    xxx Margreet DT

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Margreet! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  5. Debbie

    Wonderful card! I love the simplicity of it and the embossed BG!
    Thanks for playing along with us at Tuesday Morning Sketches!
    Debbie ~ TMS DT
    Debbie’s Dash of This and That

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Debbie! Thanks for stopping by! 🙂

  6. Heather Heroldt

    What a great take on our colors – I’m going to have to have those alphabet dies, for sure! Love this CAS style! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Heather – and don’t forget those Foam Adhesive Sheets! They’re the bomb!! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  7. Patti Rowe

    Hey Mary I don’t like this card at all I love it! Thanks so much for creating with us this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

    • stampsnlingers

      Oh – thank you so much, Patti! I appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  8. What a cute thankyou! Awesome CAS card!

  9. I just love this clean card, great job with sketch and colors!

  10. Great job combing the challenges! So in love with your twine bow!

  11. Stef Perry

    Indeed you nailed CAS with this fun card Mary! I know what you mean about alpha dies, I’m going to have to check these out, they worked perfectly for your card size.

    • stampsnlingers

      Yep – they’re perfectly sized! Thanks so much, Stef! 🙂

  12. Perfectly CAS and perfectly fun! Great way to use those alphas!!

  13. Mary, fabulous way to showcase the alphas and I love the embossed background, too. Also – great color scheme!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Jaydee!! Appreciate you taking time to come by! 🙂

  14. Mary, your card is CAS perfection! I love the embossed background and the way you used the alphas! So happy you joined us at Sunday Stamps!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Claire! And thanks for taking time to come by! 🙂

  15. Clean and simple…and oh-so-fun, Mary! I LOVE the Baker’s Twine and the heart accents. Great job!!!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks, Ann! Appreciate you taking time to come by! 🙂

  16. Heidi Baks

    I do enjoy a clean and simple card, and I love the subtle embossed background. White space is always my favorite. Thanks for joining Sunday Stamps this week.

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Heidi! Appreciate you stopping by! 🙂

  17. Simply stunning, Mary! What a great way to showcase those fun letters. Love it!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thanks so much, Anne Marie! Appreciate you taking the time to stop by! 🙂

  18. Thanks for sharing your ‘clean and simple’ card Mary! I love the lettering and embossing!

    • stampsnlingers

      Thank you so much, Kylie – appreciate the kind words! 🙂

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