Sunday, February 14, 2021

Dressed to Impress for PP528

Happy Sunday! 
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the lovely Jaydee is hosting our monthly Color Challenge.
Since today is Valentine’s Day, this would be a fun color combo to get some last minute cards created. That was initially where my mind went when I saw the colors for the week. To be honest, I’m all “valentined” (is that a word?) out right now. No more hearts for this girl for a little while anyway! 

While looking through my stamp sets to get creating for this challenge I stopped upon the Dressed to Impress set. I always love a black and white card with a bold pop of color and that sassy sentiment and lipstick image were a perfect fit!  

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
The True Love Designer Series Paper in the January-June Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog has quickly become a favorite of mine. All of the patterns are black and white which I think is a "crafting necessity". You can use the patterns as is, or color them in…the choice is yours! 

No red ribbon? No Problem! I had to get a pop of silver on my card and didn’t think the rhinestones were quite enough. So, I pulled out one of my favorite ribbons. The Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon is white but with Stampin’ Blends markers, it can instantly transform into ANY color you’d like it to be. Talk about versatility, right? I always have extra of this ribbon in my stamp studio for this reason. TipAlways make sure to protect your work surface with some scrap paper when coloring and give the ribbon time to dry. 
Card Measurements and Details:
  • Real Red Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, embossed with Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder
  • True Love Designer Series Paper: 2-1/2” x 4-3/4” 
  • Real Red Cardstock: die cut 2-1/2” scalloped circle from Layering Circles Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: die cut 2-3/8” circle from Layering Circles Dies, stamp sentiment in Momento ink
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp lipstick in Momento ink, color with Stampin’ Blends and accent with Wink of Stella
  • Silver Metallic Edge Ribbon, color with Dark Real Red Stampin’ Blends marker (allow time to dry before adding to card front)
  • Rhinestones
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment in Momento ink and dots in Real Red ink
  • True Love Designer Series Paper (inside card): 3/4” x 5-1/4” 
Finally a peek inside the card! I simply added another strip of DSP and stamped some fun polka dots and a coordinating sentiment. Such a fun card to send a little note of encouragement to a friend! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Color Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday February 19th, 2021

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team:  

Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 
Thanks for stopping by today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie


  1. Black and white with a pop of red - what a winning combination Anne Marie! Great tip on colouring the ribbon too and such a great way to incorporate the silver in to your design.

  2. This card is SO you! Fun image and what a great tip about coloring the ribbon with a Blend...I never remember to do that!!

  3. Terrific card,Anne Marie! Hope you're staying warm! We're supposed to get 8-12" by midday Tuesday ~ ugh...

  4. Anne Marie, I just love your card and thank you for the ribbon coloring tip! This is the most striking design I've seen with this set and the inside is just as beautiful as the outside!

  5. So classy! The lipstick theme is perfect for the challenge and I love the custom-made ribbon...I always forget we can do that with the blends! I am now re-thinking my lack of red lipsticks!! Have a great week!

  6. Great card Anne Marie! Love that ribbon too! Stay warm over there!

  7. I love this bold beauty, Anne Marie! What a great idea to color the's the perfect accent! What woman wouldn't love this in their mailbox!!!

  8. Cute sentiment and I just love that pretty!

  9. Hello, My Friend! I have been praying for you all week! I know this has been the week from hell! On a happy note, you know this card is calling me name! Nothing better than a tube of red lipstick! Now, I am going to pull out this set and CAS your wonderful card! Warm hugs and lots of love to you!!!!!!!


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Anne Marie