Sunday, October 21, 2012

Snow Swirled Frames for Paper Players #118

Hello stamping friends! Wow...I'm so sorry for my unexpected blogging break. I did not intend to be on "hiatus" for the past two weeks. I have just had a lot going on and have not been able to spend ANY time in my stamp studio. I apologize for the lack of creative posts and blog visits. I hope to be back on track this week, for sure. :) 

It's Sunday so it is time for another challenge at the Paper Players! I am hosting this week with a CAS (clean and simple) themed challenge. What is the theme? Glad you asked. It's all about FRAMES. There are a lot of ways to be creative with frames, so I hope you will join us with your creation. 
My card was super-easy to create. I focused on the Labels Collection Framelits dies and used the Snow Swirled stamp set. I LOVE this stamp set. I have inked it up too many times to count This card is just a wee bit bigger then a standard 4- 1/4" x 5- 1/2" card. It's just between 4- 1/4" and 4- 1/2" to accommodate the die cut frame. (I'm sorry, I'm not an "exact" measurement kind of gal, I just eyeball it a lot of the time.) It still fits in a standard envelope though...I tested it out.

I popped up the layers for some added dimension. The base of the card (in Early Espresso) was embossed with the Stripes Embossing Folder. I heat embossed the stamped image and sentiment in Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder. I tied a simple knot of Cherry Cobbler 3- 1/2" Scalloped Tulle Ribbon on the top for an added pop. That stuff is awesome! Then there is the sparklie goodness with the Glimmer Paper and bling. Hopefully, it doesn't seem like a lot of really came together rather quickly.
A quick shot of the inside of the card: 
Please join us over at the Paper Players and get "FRAMED" this week! 
The challenge is open through Friday, October 26th at midnight (PDT). 
Stop by and visit the rest of the Design Team to say hello: 

The Paper Players Design Team

Because I have had a few people ask, I wanted to share a recent photo of Ms. Abby, our kitten. I am happy to report that she has finally reached her 2 pound milestone and that is exciting because that means she can be spayed...and we can then "officially" adopt her. Yes, you read that right...Abby has stolen our hearts and is staying. Hooray! 

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Stampin' Up! Supply List
Stamps: Snow Swirled and Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper: Be of Good Cheer DSP, Champagne Glimmer Paper, Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla card stock
Ink: Versamark and Cherry Cobbler Classic ink
Punches: Word Window and Modern Label punches
Accessories: Stripes Embossing Folder, Labels Collection Framelits, Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Cherry Cobbler 3- 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Tulle Ribbon, Basic Rhinestones and Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Stunning card! Wow! That glitter paper and that tulle are awesome! I need some! LOL!

    That kitten is so stinkin' cute and I LOVE reading your little updates on FB and the pictures you share about and your husband are so kind!

  2. I love this! It's so pretty and sparkly. I'm going to have to copy this one! And the little kitty is adorable! Enjoy her.

  3. Anne Marie this is seriously gorgeous. I have been staring at it forever looking at every yummy detail!

  4. Gorgeous festive card, love all the sparkle from the papers and the rhinestones. Thanks for sharing kitty picture, I am glad she is settling in :-)

  5. This is wonderful and so elegant. Beautiful christmas card !

  6. Anne Marie how pretty your card is... wow and I like the glitter mat. Really sets off the focal point. Your tree with bling is beautiful. I am really enjoying the theme you picked and seeing how differently that "framed" is being used. Hugs.

  7. WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I mean, I kinda like this one. :) Stunning card my friend! I LOVE it! And Abby too of course.

  8. Absolutely gorgeous card Anne Marie! Love this stamp set too and love how you've framed it with sparkle! And that kitty is sooo sweet - I'm not surprised you decided to keep her!

  9. The layers of frames are amazing! And oh, I do love that tulle ribbon!!
    Congrats on the new baby being added to your wonderful furry family! So sweet!

  10. I KNEW you would keep this sweet little kitten Anne Marie ~ congrats! Sorry things have been hectic for you and hope it slows down soon. Your card is just lovely, very elegant.

  11. Oh WOW....How STUNNING!!!!! This is SO BEAUTIFUL!!!!

  12. This is gorgeous, of course...what beautiful rich colors you've used! happy that Abby is staying, she is so fun to watch! Can't wait to see more of her in the well as the rest of your menagerie!

  13. Gorgeous as always! I love the bling paired with the woodgrain texture! And Abby is fabby!

  14. Hooray, Abby has found a home! She is as cute as can be, what a sweet little face! You sure do have a big heart! :-). Your card is gorgeous as always, love the luxurious colors, the rich texture and you always rock that tree! Hope life settles down for you soon....sending (((hugs))))

  15. Wow!!! Lots of pure it!

  16. Your pretty frames & mats showcase that pretty tree beautifully Anne Marie! Love the tulle trim too. Such an elegant card! Thanks for the awesome challenge & congratulations on the new addition! :)

  17. Anne Marie, this is simply stunning! I keep coming back to your blog and staring at it...along with a few of your other creations. You are one seriously talented lady.

  18. I had to go back because I missed some posts and wanted to know about the kitty!!

    Congrats on the adoption!!!!!! That's what's so hard about fostering!!!!!!

  19. Abby is staying....I'm shocked! NOT! LOL! I could have told you she was staying the first picture you shared of her:-) It's probably a good thing that my doggy doesn't make friends because if we "fostered" we'd probably end up on hoarders;-) Hehe!


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Anne Marie