Sunday, February 6, 2022

Sweet Conversations for PP577

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Laurie is hosting our Theme Challenge.
This challenge is so perfectly timed because I still need to make a few more cards for Valentine’s Day and I was cutting it close to get them in the mail on time. Cards for this theme don’t have to just be for Valentine’s Day though. Any occasion celebrating love and/or friendship will work! Hope you will join us with your project this week! 

*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.
Color Combo:
For my card, I used the Sweet Conversations stamp set and coordinating Sweet Talk Dies from the Stampin’ Up!® January - June Mini Catalog. There is the cutest little die cut envelope in this set and I thought it would be fun to have a big bunch of hearts bursting out of it. I always say a handmade card is like a "hug in an envelope”, so all of these cute hearts couldn’t be more perfect. What do you think?  

I also used the Sweet Talk Designer Series Paper and added some texture with the Gingham Embossing Folder. All of the products in this suite coordinate so beautifully together, which is always a win, in my book.  
One of the dies in the Sweet Hearts Dies is a trio of hearts connected together. This die coordinates with a stamped image and cuts out the itty-bitty hearts that I cut to fill the die cut envelope. It ALSO cuts the outlines of three hearts connected together. I used three sets of those heart outlines for the little “border” under the DSP. I started by adding one die cut to the middle on the back of the DSP so only the tops of the hearts peeked through. Then I added two more of the same die cut images on either side and trimmed off the excess to keep it even. I thought they added a pop of detail and were another fun way to use the dies to create a unique border beyond the theme of the set! 
As many of you might know, I LOVE a good sketch challenge! Sketches are such awesome inspiration for card layouts, especially when your creative mojo needs a little help getting going. I was really inspired by Linda’s awesome sketch this week over at Freshly Made Sketches. There are so many possibilities with this sketch, I can’t wait to use it again! 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Real Red Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2"
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”
  • Highland Heather Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, emboss with Gingham Embossing Folder  
  • Sweet Hearts DSP: 3-7/8" x 1-1/4” 
  • Gorgeous Grape Cardstock: scrap to die cut three of the “heart trio” images using the Sweet Hearts Dies (this will create the border popping out behind the DSP)
  • Real Red Cardstock: die cut a small envelope from using the Sweet Hearts Dies
  • Supple Shimmer Specialty Paper (pink): die cut three small hearts using the Sweet Hearts Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp three tiny hearts in Real Red ink, two small hearts in Real Red & Gorgeous Grape ink, three medium hearts in Real Red, Blushing Bride & Gorgeous Grape ink and one large heart in Highland Heather ink
  • Die cut the heart images using the Sweet Hearts Dies
  • Blushing Bride Cardstock: 2-7/8” x 1/4”, stamp sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink and banner punch on either side using the Tailored Tag Punch
  • Iridescent Rhinestones Basic Jewels & Simply Elegant Trim (silver)
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp the sentiment in Gorgeous Grape ink and three small hearts in Real Red ink
  • Sweet Hearts DSP (inside card): 1/2” x 5-1/4
Finally, here is look inside the card. I simply added a little pop of the DSP featured on the front of the card to bring all of the colors inside the card. Then I stamped a coordinating sentiment along with a trio of hearts. Easy peasy and ready to pop in this mail this week for Valentine’s Day! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our          ”Love & Friendship” Theme ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday February 11th, 2022

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

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Have a HAPPY day!

Big hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. Your cute little envelope is absolutely overflowing with love and it's adorable! Love the textured purple background too!

  2. This is darling! I love the embossing and your use of the die for the border is so clever! Have a great week!

  3. Adorable! I can never resist an envelope overflowing with hearts for Valentine's Day! The textured background really sets it off. As always, Anne Marie, your card is fabulous! Have a wonderful week!

  4. Such a super cute card Anne Marie. Happy Valentine’s Day!❤️

  5. Love your little envelope bursting with hearts! Great trick with the "border" too!

  6. Candy hearts and jewels, make this sweet as can be! The envelope and papers are so pretty. I can see many possibilities with that envelope too. I love the border die too, that is a gorgeous color!

  7. Love all of the sweet love you've tucked into that envelope! This is cute, Anne Marie!

  8. Loving that envelope of overflowing hearts! Such a sweet card for Valentine's Day! I love how you always do the inside too! Glad you shared this at FMS!

  9. Such a sweet card. I love your pretty colors and this sweet little envelope is darling. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  10. What a sweet Valentine! This tiny little envelope makes my heart sing. So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

  11. So pretty! I just love the sharp!

  12. Anne Marie - fabulous use of this DSP. I love the layout and the little envelope is awesome. Having seen you and LeAnne use this DSP, I might need to break down and get some!

  13. Love this Anne Marie! that heart paper is one of my favourites but I'm struggling to use it - your card has totally inspired me! Love that envelope of hearts too!


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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie