Sunday, August 25, 2013

Sweater Weather for Paper Players #160

Happy Sunday to you! Hope you are having a great day so far! I'm off to photograph some dogs for a local rescue organization later this afternoon, which I am pretty excited about. Hopefully the photos help them find their forever homes. This week at the Paper Players, the lovely Nance is our hostess and she has an awesome sketch for us. I couldn't wait to bust open the new pack of Sweater Weather Designer Series Paper on my desk. Maybe it is wishful thinking for some cooler "sweater weather" down here in South it is expected to be in the 90's again today. C'mon fall!
Once I got working on my card and picked the papers I wanted to use, all I could think about was Starbucks...specifically a Pumpkin Spice Latte! It's almost time for those cups of deliciousness to make their appearance on the menu again. They are my favorite! Ok, enough talk about my obsession with Pumpkin Spice Lattes . You came to see a card, right? Ha!

As a tribute to the coffee, I decided on the Perfect Blend stamp set for this one. I like this set because it is easy to cut out, which makes paper piecing a snap. I could NOT cut three chevrons the same size to save my life, so I added the chevron element to the background and went with some twine and a button accent in place of the three chevrons that I couldn't produce. Gah! I sponged some ink to "dirty" the card up a bit and there you have it, a card for a coffee-loving friend. That sentiment cracks me up! All of the supplies I used are listed at the end of the post.
Please join us over at the Paper Players The challenge is open through Friday, August 30th, 2013 at Noon (PDT). Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they are sharing this week.   

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Stampin' Up! Supply List
Stamps: Perfect Blend
Paper: Sweater Weather DSP, Chocolate Chip, Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla card stock 
Ink: Chocolate Chip and Sahara Sand Classic Ink
Accessories: Chevron Embossing Folder, Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Hemp Twine, Tangerine Tango button (ret.), Sponge Daubers, Big Shot, Stampin' Dimensionals and Basic Pearls
Non SU Accessories: scallop rectangle die cut


  1. I think I need a!! Awesome card!

  2. Oh how cute....I played with this set this weekend too! LOVE it with Sweater Weather! Actually I am sitting in my warm fuzzy robe because it is CHILLY here....but not for long. Hot temps will be coming our way (probably from TX) in the next day or so! Enjoy your week!

  3. Great Pumpkin Spice Latte inspired card for your coffee loving friend! I had a problem with those chevrons, too, so I'll agree that your chevron background works just fine! Bless you for your kind work for our four legged friends :)

  4. Ann Marie... so cute. Love the washi tape look with paper and these colors of sweater weather look fab with it too. I just made card kits for the next class with this coffee set. (pool party and suede), but I really love the colors you choose and the DSP to dress up the cup looks fab! hugs.

  5. Paper piecing... now why on earth hadn't Ithought of doing that with this set!!! Genius. I love that you have two different embossed backgrounds to add even more interest. Fabulous card, my friend.

  6. love this Anne Marie - the colors are spectacular. I'm not a coffee drinker, but have heard people talk about the pumpkin spice latte and they all say it's great - I hope you enjoy yours when it gets here.


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