Bonjour! – 30 Day Card Challenge, Day 3

It’s Sunday and time for a new challenge from the Sunday Stamps design team! (Yay!) I doubled up today and combined this cute sketch with a color challenge from the Pals Paper Arts.

Bonjour! - Sunday Stamps 120 & PPA287

I had purchased one of the Sale-A-Bration stamp sets, Hello, in French (Salut, product #141270) and realized that it retires on Monday so I better use it while I can! Yes, it’s in French but I think “bonjour” is a widely known word regardless of your native tongue, so I though it would be a fun set to create with!


  • The base layer is Lost Lagoon card stock. This color will be retiring at the end of May, so if you love it or need to stock up, don’t wait until May as the remaining stock will go quickly!
  • I trimmed a piece of Whisper White card stock to 3 3/4″ x 5″, tucked it in to the Polka Dot Embossing Folder and ran it through the Big Shot.
  • Two pieces of Designer Series Papers in Old Olive and Calypso Coral in varying widths and lengths are turned into banners quickly and easily with the Banner Triple Punch.
    • Hint: I chose widths of paper that did not fit perfectly into any of the three templates on the Banner Triple Punch; no worries, I just centered my strips of paper and punched away. So in my book, it’s really not a Triple Banner Punch, it’s an ‘any width you want’ Banner Punch 🙂Bonjour! - Sunday Stamps 120 & PPA287
  • The banners were secured to the Whisper White layer with the help of Stampin’ Up’s Handheld Stapler. Quick and Easy!
  • I stamped my image in Lost Lagoon ink and ran the inked cardstock through my ScanNCut and had this adorable die cut in the blink of an eye! I popped it up with Stampin’ Dimensionals for more dimension (obviously, hahaha)
  • White Perfect Accents scattered randomly on the card front are the perfect accessory for this clean and simple card. Are you saying “Whatttttt?” right about now? And you’re thinking “Shannon, you totally blew it because those accents aren’t white!” And you would be right!
    • Hint: The White Perfect Accents are only white because of a white sticker covering their base…a little effort will allow you to peel the white sticker off, leaving a clear gem behind! These are easily adhered with the Fine Tip Glue Pen as it will dry clear. Voila!
  • The Whisper White layer was also popped up with Stampin’ Dimensionals…they are the perfect thickness!

Here are the inspiration banners for today’s project:



I hope that my project has inspired you to join us in this challenge, for more inspiration please visit these lovely ladies:

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  1. Monika Reeck says:

    I love your white perfect accents Shannon
    it looks like water drops and its not white hehe cuuteee embellishment you have
    and love your BONJOUR change the circle on the sketch
    your card always beautiful Shannon
    see you soon on my DT card teammate
    Monika (Teammate)

  2. Katy McGloin says:

    Lovely card, Shannon (as per your usual, LOL). You are right on with your tips. I do the same with the Triple Banner punch. And I discovered how sweet the White Perfect Accents were when one of the backings came away. Gives them much more usability. Thanks so much for playing along with my color combination in this week’s PPA challenge. I always enjoy your cards!!

  3. Brian King says:

    I love this card, Shannon! Great use of these colors – love the big backdrop of white. Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Pals Paper Arts Color Challenge.

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