A very good Sunday morning to you all! I had a nice day yesterday. Taylor and I both got much needed haircuts, we went to lunch with my friend Louis at Panera (a favorite of mine). After lunch went to MJM Shoes and Taylor and I both got Vans sneakers for $12.99! The bargains didn’t stop there, I went to the Gap later on with my friend Heather and got jeans for $11.59 and a winter coat for $35.68! I love a good bargain!
Today is an especially good day for me as I start my Guest Designer term with the Paper Players! I have been playing along with them for over a while and have enjoyed every one of their challenges. They are a talented group and I always look forward to seeing what wonderful creations they come up with. For the first challenge of the New Year Ann has given us a “Love is in the Air” challenge…
A great challenge to give you a head start on your Valentine’s cards! And who doesn’t like a little romance?!?! My card starts off with a base of Pool Party Card Stock that I stamped in Pool Party with the Netting Background Stamp. Across the bottom is a piece of Primrose Petals that I embossed with the Delicate Designs Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. For the top I used the Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set and Hearts a Flutter Framelits that I used to cut out the flags that are stamped in Primrose Petals. The greeting is from the Delightful Dozen Stamp Set and is also stamped in Primrose Petals and I cut it out with the Ovals Collection Framelits Dies and adhered it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. In the middle of the card is a piece of Real Red that I cut out with the Hearts Collection Framelits Dies. The edge is pierced using the Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack and Paper-Piercing Tool. On top of that is a piece of Pool Party that I cut out with the Delicate Doilies Large Sizzlit and The heart image on top of that is also from the Hearts a Flutter Stamp Set and is stamped in Primrose Petals and cut out with the Hearts a Flutter Framelits Dies. I mounted it to the card with Stampin’ Dimensionals. For the final piece I used the Pinwheel Sizzlits Die to cut out a piece of More Amore Specialty Designer Series paper and a 1/8″ Silver Mini Brad to hold it together. A Stampin’ Dimensionals adheres it to the card. I love all of the new products from the 2013 Spring Catalog and they go so well with the items from the 2012-2013 Annual Catalog. I hope that you enjoyed my Valentine’s card for this weeks Paper Players “Love is in the Air” challenge form Ann. Head on over to the blog and see what wonderful creations the other designers have come up with and post a card of yours while you’re there! Thanks for checking in with me today and I hope that you have an enjoyable Sunday!
Stampin’ Up! products used:
Card Stock: Pool Party, Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals and Real Red
Designer Series Paper: More Amore Specialty
Ink: Primrose Petals Classic Stampin Ink
Stamp Sets: Hearts a Flutter and Delightful Dozen Clear Mount and Netting Background Wood Mount
Embossing Folder: Delicate Designs
Framelits: Hearts a Flutter, Hearts Collection and Ovals Collection
Sizzlits: Delicate Doilies Large and Pinwheel
Embellishments: 1/8″ Silver Mini Brads
Tools: Big Shot, Occasions Paper-Piercing Pack, paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL