Sunday, May 29, 2011

Paper Players Challenge #49-Anything Goes

Hello friends! Happy Sunday to you! Hope you are enjoying your weekend, so far. Time for another fun challenge over at The Paper Players. This week, it's "Anything Goes"! What do we want to see? Well, it can be your favorite technique, your favorite colors, your favorite sketch...we just want you to play along! Do you want to know more about how to play with The Paper Players? Click HERE for the details.
For my card, I shared "a few of my favorite things"although my list isn't nearly as cool as Oprah's. (*insert sad face here*) Here are my picks for the things that I seem to be using a lot right now: 

  • Heat Embossing
  • Pearls- This also includes BLING in any form. :) 
  • Joy-Fold Cards- I don't know why, I just love making them!  HERE is the link to the tutorial.
  • Poppy Parade- I seem to reach for this color a LOT lately!  
  • Stampin' Dimensionals
One thing that did NOT make my "favorites" list, but was incorporated on my card, was "fussy cutting". I love how the layered flowers look but I did NOT enjoy cutting them out. Haha! This probably has something to do with the fact that I made 10 of these cards at the same time. Ugh! I'm getting a cramp in my hand just thinking about it. One more photo of the inside of the card: 

The inspiration for this creation came from a card I received in a swap, about a week ago. Thank you to Mary A. for reminding me how COOL the houndstooth paper from the Love Letter DSP really is! I just LOVED how it looked with the Flower Fest set. Here is Mary's fabby card:
Thanks so much for stopping by today! Please be sure to visit The Paper Players blog to check out what the rest of the DT gals have to share. We sure hope you will join us for our "Anything Goes" challenge this week! But please remember to check out the guidelines for the chllenge HERE. Until next time....

Stampin' Up! Supply List: 
Stamps: Flower Fest, You're a Gem (front sentiment) and Something to Celebrate (ret., inside sentiment)
Ink: Basic Black Craft ink, Poppy Parade Classic ink and Basic Black Classic ink 
Paper: Love Letter DSP, Newsprint DSP, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla and Basic Black card stock 
Accessories: Square Lattice embossing folder, Clear embossing powder, Heat Tool, 1" Circle punch, 1 1/4" Circle punch, 2 3/8" Scalloped Circle punch, Fancy Flower punch, Basic Pearls and Stampin' Dimensionals

Have a great day! 
Anne Marie 


  1. Anne, what a fabulous card. So many wonderful things about the fussy cut flowers with the pearl centers, poppy parade is one of my faves too, hounds-tooth print with the red makes the card pop and the fun-folding technique, which you have inspired me to do more of, pulls it all together perfectly!

  2. Love the colours, poppy parade is a fav of mine too! Love the fold, you have me addicted to making these cards too! Great card and inspiration for this week's challenge!

  3. Hmmmm, dare I say this is *our* swap card Ms. Anne Marie?!! I hope so because it's FABULOUS & I love the colors you used!!! I feel your pain about those flowers opinion is if it doesn't have a punch then I'm not CUTTIN' it LOL! I hope you have a great rest of the day!!!!!

  4. LOVE IT!!! You just can't beat a black, white, and red card - and this one is a beauty!

  5. Gorgeous, gorgeous card! I think your favourite things are now my favourite things :) This is just fabulous!

  6. What a lovely card - I adore the fold and the layering. Beautiful. X

  7. I just love, love red, black and white, it makes a stunning card like yours. The houndstooth is awesome, love it. Such patience you have cutting out those flowers :) Have a great weekend.

  8. Beautiful, Anne Marie! I love the joy-fold style and bold flowers!

  9. Very pretty Anne Marie! I love it.


  10. Fabulous Card. I really love the Colors and DSP you used.

  11. Anne Marie,

    Your card is gorgeous and I love the folding technique you used.

  12. WOO!HOO! This is one bold and awesome card, my friend!!! Superbly done. I do believe there is a Fussy Cut challenge going on at Just Add Ink!!! You'd be in the running for the win with this beauty! Here's the link:

  13. wow, this card just screams 'look at me! look at me!' Those colors are exquisite together! And the houndstooth background.... looooove!!

  14. Love it Anne Marie! The houndstooth and Poppy Parade look fabulous together! I love the textured BG and how you've fussy cut the flowers--great job! ((hugs))

  15. This is card is so fabulous! I love love joy fold cards too. Great mix of colors and papers. (Although I was surprised you didn't use pink!)


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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie