Sunday, April 3, 2022

Nothing’s Better Than for PP585

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Ann is hosting a super-fun Theme Challenge.
Don’t we all need a little more laughter these days? I just love Ann’s “Laughter is the Best Medicine” Theme Challenge this week. It’s always so much fun to open up some Happy Mail from a friend that instantly brings a smile to your face. I sure hope you will join us and play along!   

*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:  
While diving through my stamp sets trying to decide what to use for this challenge, I had to stop when I got to the Nothing’s Better Than stamp set and coordinating Love You More Than Dies. This set is so darn cute and I don’t use it nearly enough. It features little chocolate, cocktail and cookie images and the coordinating sentiments are great. I don’t know about you, but cookies almost always make me smile and that’s how this cutie-patootie cookie card came about! 

To add some extra detail to the cookies, I heat embossed them with Black Embossing Powder to make those chocolate chips stand out a bit more. I also randomly stamped cookies all over the Crumb Cake layer, then embossed the cardstock with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing Folder. It adds the most subtle texture which I love. This embossing folder is one of my favorites and sadly will be retiring soon. If you don’t already have it, it’s a good one to add to your papercrafting collection! 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Real Red Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2”
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4”  
  • Crumb Cake Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, randomly stamp the cookies in Crumb Cake ink, then emboss the layer with the Tasteful Textile 3D Embossing folder
  • Real Red Cardstock: 3-3/8” x 4-5/8”, die-cut using the second largest scalloped rectangle from the Scalloped Contours Dies
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 2-5/8” x 3-7/8” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-1/2” x 3-3/4”, stamp sentiments in Momento ink
  • Basic Black Cardstock: scrap to die cut the word “cookies” from the Love You More Than Dies (TIP: add an adhesive sheet behind the cardstock before cutting to turn the die-cut word into a “sticker” to make it easier to adhere.) 
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp 5 (or more) cookies in Versamark ink and heat embossed with Black Embossing Powder. Stamp the “filler image” in Crumb Cake ink. (TIP-I also colored in the “gaps" with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends)
  • Die-cut the cookies with the Love You more Than Dies. 
  • Red Rhinestones and Black & White Gingham Ribbon
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): stamp cookie outlines in Momento ink, cookie “filler” images in Crumb Cake, fill in gaps with Crumb Cake Stampin’ Blends, then stamp the hearts in Real Red ink using the Sweet Conversations stamp set
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I simply added a trio of stamped cookies, because cookies are always better when you have more than one, right? After I stamped the cookies, I felt like it needed a little something more, so I stamped some hearts using a stamp from the Sweet Conversations stamp set. If the recipient is going to enjoy all of that delicious cookie goodness, they fully have my love and support. Haha! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our fun        Theme ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday April 8th, 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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Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

Big hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. Anne Marie, your card is absolutely fabulous! I love the colors and the layout, and of course, that FUN sentiment! Adulting is definitely hard! Thank you for rocking my challenge! Have a wonderful week!

  2. Now that's a plan I could get behind! Cute card, Anne Marie!

  3. Anne Marie, this is perfectly true! I love the cookies stamped in the background and the color combo is perfect! Have a great week!

  4. LOVE this! Now I want a cookie, LOL! Your background paper is perfect for these yummy treats and I love the gingham too!

  5. Aaaack! This is so delightful I want to squeal out loud, Anne Marie! Those cookies caught my eye immediately! I love that there are plenty of them and they have embossed black accents. Your colorful layers and gingham bow set them off perfectly. The sentiment describes how I feel on many days, lol!

  6. Sounds like a winning plan to me!!!

  7. Love your card, Anne Marie! My problem with that stamp set is that stamping cookies makes me want to EAT lots of cookies ;) Love how you stamped more cookies on the background layer and that gingham ribbon is the perfect accent.

  8. Your card made me want cookies! I love this fun, sweet card. And YES--adulting is HARD!

  9. Anne Marie - I can so relate to that sentiment this week! I love the layout and your colors and how those cookies make me feel as though I can smell baking!


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Anne Marie