First Frost for Paper Players 428

First Frost is a wonderful, holiday, stamp set, that is carrying over to the new year. Thank you Stampin’ Up! It’s beautiful foliage and flowers are great for any time of year. 

By Su Mohr for PP428; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: First Frost stamp set, frosted Bouquet dies, Layered Leaves embossing, Vellum, Rectangle Stitched dies, Beautiful Bouquet stamp set; #weddingcards #anniversarycards #handmadecards #diy #cardchallenges #colorchallenges #paperplayers #firstfrost #frostedbouquet #beautifulbouquet

Growing Together

 

Today, I’m using the First Frost stamp set, and Frosted Bouquet dies, with Laurie’s Paper Players color challenge.

 

This wedding or anniversary card began with a sturdy framework of a Basic Gray card base, topped with a layer of Smoky Slate cardstock, which I used a Stitched Rectangle die for cutting. The next size smaller, Rectangle Stitched die, was used for the Whisper White layer that I embossed with Layered Leaves.

 

The plaque was made with two Frosted Bouquet dies. I stamped the sentiment from the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set in Basic Gray ink on Whisper White cardstock, and layered it on Smoky Slate cardstock. After adding dimensionals, I placed it on the embossed layer.

 

I wanted the foliage and flowers to have a delicate look, so I decided to stamp the images from First Frost on Vellum cardstock. The two flowers are Melon Mambo, and the two pieces of foliage are Basic Gray.

TIP: The ink doesn’t dry as fast on vellum, and can smear. Stamp a few extra, so you can test for dryness.

Once the vellum pieces were dry, I used Frosted Bouquet dies for cutting.  I used Tombow Liquid Glue for adhering parts of the foliage, and it doesn’t show at all. The flowers are on a single dimensional that I placed in their centers. 

 

I’ll decide the inside sentiment when I know the recipients, because there are several great options for a wedding or anniversary in the Beautiful Bouquet stamp set. 

The final touch was the row of pearls.

 

Thank you for visiting me today. You can see what I used in my Product List below. Clicking on the pictures will take you to my online store.

Now, off you go to see what the other Paper Players design team members created for your inspiration. I’m hoping to see you in our gallery!

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Love is in the Air for PP427

Theme challenges are so much fun, because they give you lots of leeway. But, I loved the Paper Players inspirational photo so much, my design ended up looking a lot like it!

By Su Mohr for PP427; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: All My Love DSP, Wood Textures DSP, Be Mine Stitched dies, Sunshine Wishes dies, Delightfully Detailed Laser-Cut Paper, Botanical Tags dies; #valentines #valentinesday #valentinecards #handmadecards #Beminestitcheddies #woodtextures #botanicaltagsdies #allmylovedsp #loveisintheair

Love is in the air

Here’s the inspirational photo. See what I mean?

 

My sky is Balmy Blue cardstock on a Thick Whisper White card base. The white clouds are represented by Delightfully Detailed laser-Cut Paper. I just snipped a section from the 12X12 sheet, and used tiny dots of Liquid Glue to adhere it to the sky. The edges were trimmed before gluing the sky to the card base.

 

Isn’t my Lovely Lipstick heart beautiful? I can brag about it, because all I did was crop it from a piece of All My Love Designer Series Paper. There’s a heart die in the Be Mine Stitched die set that is the perfect size for cutting. I love it when Stampin’ Up! matches dies to the designer paper! The pretty, white, trim around the heart is from another heart die in the Be Mine Stitched die set.

 

The two “love birds” on the heart were made with a Botanical Tags die, cut from Wood Textures Designer Series Paper. They are perched on a branch from the same Botanical tags die set.

I  used a Sunshine Wishes die for cutting the word, “love,” and matched it to the bird’s feathers.

 

 

Some of my favorite cards are Valentines.  You can click on the pictures in my Product List to see the details on the supplies I used for this card. I hope you were inspired to start creating. I want to see your Valentines in our Paper Players gallery! Now, go get more inspiration from our super duper design team!

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Heart Full of Butterflies for Paper Players 426

 Today’s project is a heart full of butterflies for the Paper Players Design Team sketch.

By Su Mohr for PP426; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Botanical Butterfly DSP, Butterfly Duet Punch, Be Mine Stitched Die set, Rectangle Stitched die set, Subtle Texture embossing, Itty Bitty Greetings; #heartfullofbutterflies #botanicalbutterfly #valentines #handmadecards #heartsoncards #butterflies #butterfliesoncards #butterflypunch #occasions2019 #stampinup

Butterfly Heart

 

Here is Jaydee’s sketch #426:

 

Somehow, the circle turned into a heart, and something attracted a bunch of butterflies to it. Where did they come from? You may recognize them from the Sale-A-Bration, Botanical Butterfly Designer Series Paper. I discovered that 15 butterflies would fill the heart, so I used the Butterfly Duet Punch to cut 3 of each of the 5 colors of butterflies from the paper.

 

The heart is from the Be Mine Stitched die set, which I cut from Thick Whisper White cardstock. I placed the punched butterflies on Mini-Dimensionals, and arranged them on the heart. I wanted the butterfly heart to stand out, so I chose a background of Whisper White with just a bit of texture from the Subtle Texture embossing folder.

Before adhering the textured background to the Gorgeous Grape card base, I used a die from the Be Mine Stitched die set to make a cute, little, row of doodads.

I found the sentiment, “sent with love,” in Itty Bitty Greetings, which would be appropriate for many occasions. The sentiment is stamped in Gorgeous Grape ink on Whisper White cardstock, and cut with the smallest Rectangles Stitched die. I snipped the end, so it was just the right fit, under a butterfly.

 

Thanks for checking out my butterfly heart! You can see what I used in my Product List below. Clicking on the pictures will take you to my online store.

Now, off you go to see what the other Paper Players design team members created for your inspiration! 

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Snowy Day Warmth for Paper Players 425

A year ago, I hung a different heart from this branch, so you could say, I’m “casing” myself.

By Su Mohr for PP425; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Be Mine, Seasonal Layers, Bunch of Banners, Rectangle Stitched dies, Wood Textures, Botanical Tags dies; #pp425 #snowyday #winterscene #cleanandsimple #hearts #heartsonacard #handmadecards #stampinup #birds #seasonallayers #bemine

Snowy Day Warmth

 

If you’re curious, this is last year’s card:

Sunshine Wishes Heart Sympathy Card

 

Claire’s challenge for this week is a “Snowy Day,” while keeping it clean and simple. 

 

I was captivated by the wintry scene in the photo, and decided to use the colors of gray, white and brown. Smoky Slate cardstock would be the card base, topped with Smoky Slate DSP from the Neutrals 6X6 collection for my “open space.” The second to largest Rectangles Stitched die was used for cutting my snowy background.

I cut my branch with a Seasonal Layers die from Wood Textures DSP, adding a second layer for thickness, and a third layer of Whisper White cardstock for the snow you see piling up on it.

The heart was cut with a Be Mine Stitched die from Sparkle Glimmer Paper, which I hung through the branch before gluing both to the background. And, the heart really shines, just like the sun coming through the trees in the photo.

 

Maybe I was seeing the red “Paper Players” above the photo, but I decided my project needed a red bird. I used Real Red cardstock to cut the bird from a Botanical Tags die, and she flew to her spot on the branch.

The sentiment, “your friendship warms my heart,” is from the recently retired, Spirited Snowmen stamp set, and cut with a die from Bunch of Banners. I stamped the sentiment in Soft Suede ink to match the branch.

I decorated the envelope flap with a striped piece of DSP from the same Neutrals 6X6 collection.

 

There you have it, clean and simple! I’m looking forward to seeing your snowy day projects in our Paper Players gallery. Thanks so much for paying me a visit. I hope this warms your heart!

 

Don’t forget to check out the other projects from our fabulous design team!

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Organdy Ribbon Valentine for Paper Players Color Challenge #424

When I saw the colors of the Paper Players challenge, my immediate thought was the 2019 Sale-A-Bration Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack.

The Organdy Ribbon, in these gorgeous colors, is one of the FREE Sale-A-Bration items with a $50 qualifying order. How fun is that! 

 

I enjoy making Valentines in traditional and non-traditional colors, so today’s project would be a Valentine.

By Su Mohr for PP424; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Be Mine Stitched dies; Well Written dies, Organdy Ribbon Combo Pack,, Meant To Be stamp set; #valentines #bemine #wellwritten #pp424 #colorchallenge #handmadecards #valentinesday #colorcombos

Be Mine

 

Did you notice the picture of ribbon flowers on the card next to the ribbon in the brochure above? I experimented with making ribbon flowers for a while, and wasn’t too successful. Needle and thread are not my friends, so I settled for a “runner” of Grapefruit Grove ribbon attached with Tear & Tape. It was easy enough to place a strip of Tear & Tape across the Whisper White panel, and then attach the ribbon up and down in a row.

 

Growing from the ribbon is a heart, made with a die from the Be Mine Stitched die set. It’s one of the unique dies in the set that perforates the paper without cutting entirely through the paper. At this point, I decided that Pool Party cardstock  would make a nice border, and therefore, the card base.

Next, I used Pool Party cardstock to cut the words “love you” and a floral sprig from the Well Written die set. I attached the floral sprig to the “l” in “love,” so they would flow together. This made the little, Daffodil Delight, bird very happy, who is also from the Well Written die set. Her color is duplicated with Daffodil Delight Enamel Dots in the flower centers.

I wanted to add a bit more Grapefruit Grove, so die cut a second floral sprig, using just the cut out leaves to fill in the Pool Party sprig.

 

Knowing this would be a Valentine, I completed the inside with “Happy Valentine’s Day,” a sentiment from the Meant To Be stamp set. I stamped it in Pool Party ink on Whisper White cardstock. You’ll see I couldn’t resist adding another floral sprig, for a white on white decoration.

The envelope flap got some decoration too, with a piece of Nature’s Poem DSP in Grapefruit Grove.

 

Thanks so much for stopping by. You’ll find the supplies I used in my Product List below.

I hope you were inspired by Anne Marie’s colors, and you’ll check out the rest of the Design Team for inspiration. I’m looking forward to seeing your entries in our gallery. Please join!

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Happy Tails for Paper Players #423

 

How excited I am to be creating my first post for Paper Players as a Guest Designer!

 

I get to design a project, once a week, for an entire year! This is such an awesome opportunity to be among this fabulous group of designers. Our first challenge is “crazy about critters,” and I couldn’t wait to get started!

 

By Su Mohr for Paper Players 423; Click READ or VISIt to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Botanical Butterfly DSP, Dog Punch, Cat Punch, be Mine Stitched dies, 6X6 Subtles DSP; #pp423 #dogsoncards #catsoncards #handmadecards #heartsoncards #diy #friendshipcards #cardchallenges

Friends Forever

 

Cat Punch was excited also, when she heard the theme was “critters.” She named herself Caramel, because of the color of her Wood Textures fur. She generously offered some space for the new Dog Punch, if he could have matching fur, and be named Goldie.

Who was I to argue? I’m delighted that they decided to be “friends forever.” They wanted me to stamp this sentiment from the Happy Tails stamp set (Pear Pizzazz ink) on a heart as proof.

 

I used a Be Mine Stitched die to cut the heart from Botanical Butterfly DSP, and a second heart from Thick Very Vanilla cardstock for the trim around the heart.

Caramel said I should match the card base to the heart trim, so the card base is Thick Very Vanilla.

 

For the background, I chose a piece of striped, Subtles 6X6 DSP, which I ran through the Big Shot with the Subtle Textured embossing folder. The Be Mine Stitched die set provided the long, narrow, die to add scalloping to the sides, matching the heart trim.

I really like that they are sitting together so nicely. Not being sure what would happen when the delivery man brought Goldie to the door, I love that they chose to be “friends forever.”

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Now, off you go to see what the other members of the Paper Player’s Design Team have created for your inspiration.

 

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