Sunday, August 18, 2013

Warmth and Wonder for Paper Players #159

Hello there! It's time for another fun challenge over at the Paper Players. This week, my buddy Ann Schach is our hostess and we are keeping it simple with a one layer card challenge. Oh, how I am challenged with one layer cards. I decided to take a different approach to a "layer" without adding to the front of the card. I just cut it out with a die cut oval! It might be sneaky, but it helped me fix some crooked stamping on my original card...that's how the idea with the die cut oval came about. :) 
I wracked my brain and tried three different stamp sets on three different color combos before settling on this card. I just had a huge Stampin' Up order delivered on Friday and the Warmth and Wonder stamp set was calling my name. It is a Hostess Rewards set, so if you are interested in earning it, give me a shout to plan a party or stamping event. 
Here is a close up of the embossed and bejewelled sentiment. Cherry Cobbler is such an awesome red. I love it for holiday cards. The sentiment and the "ornaments" on the tree are heat embossed with Cherry Cobbler embossing powder for some added shine.  I added some bakers twine and bling for fun. Even though this card was tough to photograph, it WAS fairly east to create. All of the supplies used are listed at the end of the post. 
Please join us over at the Paper Players The challenge is open through Friday, August 23rd, 2013 at Noon (PDT). Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they are sharing this week.   

The Paper Players Design Team

On a quick side-note, Miss Violet (our foster pup) is actually still with us. She came down with a "puppy cold" and wasn't able to make the trip to Illinois last week. She will be here for another month, then she will join her new family in Seattle. She is such a sweetie!
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Stampin' Up! Supply List
Stamps: Warmth and Wonder (Holiday Catalog Hostess set)
Paper: Crumb Cake and Very Vanilla card stock 
Ink: Gumball Green Classic Ink and VersaMark
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Heat Tool, Cherry Cobbler Baker's Twine, Mini Jingle Bell (ret.), Oval Collection Framelits, Big Shot and Basic Rhinestones


  1. Very sneaky indeed!! :(
    A wonderful Christmas card!

  2. Anne Marie your card is so beautiful--that bow is amazing! That is something I always struggle with.

  3. What genius to cut an oval on the front of your one layer card, Anne Marie! I just got this stamp set too and now I can't wait to ink it up.

  4. Whatever the mistake was your repair is perfection!! Love this sweet simple a card Anne Marie! Poor little Violet getting a puppy cold. I know she's getting lots of tender loving care from you ;)

  5. What a sweet little window card! I certainly need to make some of these...great idea! And that little tree is adorable, and I love your embossed and blinged-up sentiment! Bring on the Christmas stuff!

  6. I got that stamp, too- so excited to use it since you presented it so beautifully, Anne. I love the colrs and the sweet baker's twine;)

  7. Anne Marie I love your one layer card idea. I have a terrible time doing just one layer too, so you have inspired me to think of other options. Your little tree is so sweet... love it. hugs.

  8. Ahhh sneaky but oh so cute! Love that sweet tree!

  9. The die cut window is such a great way to add dimension to this OLC! Love the colors and that sweet little tree! And speaking of sweet, how 'bout that Violet? What a cutie! Hope she's on her way to her forever home. Hugs to you!


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