Sunday, January 6, 2013

Love Across and Down {PP127}

Hi there, friends! Happy Sunday and welcome to the first Paper Players challenge of 2013.  I've had a lovely two week break over the holidays and am ready to get back to the "real" world. ;-)  This week, the sweet and sassy [Ann] Schach is hosting a theme challenge:
I am excited to share my card with you today.  First, a little back story....I've been keeping a secret from you...  :-)  Have you heard of the Control Freak Swappers?   They are an awesomely talented group of SU demos who host the monthly Control Freak Blog Tour as well as a swap group.  And, can you guess?  Yes...I was invited to join the fun!  Truly, this is a big honor for me--it's an amazing group of talent and I am proud to be a Freak!  OK, so that's the back story for the card which I made, with today's challenge in mind, for a recent Control Freak Swap!
Oh my gosh, there are so many products that I love from the new Spring Catalog on this card!  First, I stamped a sentiment from the new set Cross My Heart in Early Espresso on Very Vanilla cardstock and fussy cut the shape.   
The heart is punched from Primrose Petals cardstock with the Owl punch and got a glossy look with some Crystal Effects.  See the Pool Party heart behind the sentiment?  The heart was cut with a Heart Framelit and over-stamped with the chevron oval stamp from the new Oh, Hello set.  Love this set, too!
And, I know you noticed the deep impressions of the new Honeycomb Embossing Folder, right?  Isn't it gorgeous?  This tiny little heart from the Tiny Tags set decorates a few of the honeycomb spaces.  Finally, I added another heart under the sentiment and layered a piece of the yummy More Amore Specialty Designer Series Paper to the front as well as the inside.
Sorry for the photo-heavy post but I wanted to show you all the little details I so love adding!  And speaking of show, I just know the rest of the Design Team has some wonderful projects to show you.  Be sure to check them out, including our 5 new Guest Designers!  I hope you'll get your craft on and join us before the challenge closes on Friday, January 11th at Noon (PST).  Have a great week everyone!
The Paper Players Design Team
Stamps: Oh, Hello; Cross My Heart; Delightful Dozen; Tiny Tags 
Ink: Primrose Petals, Early Espresso, Pool Party 

Paper: Very Vanilla, Primrose Petals, Pool Party CS; More Amore Specialty DSP
Xtras: Scalloped Ribbon Border Punch; Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon; Hearts Framelits; Owl Punch; Honeycomb Embossing Folder; Crystal Effects; Fancy Fan Embossing Folder


Nancy said...

A big CONGRAT'S for bein invited to the Control Freaks Blog, how exciting and in such great company, I know you'll do 'em proud too.
Of course this Valentine card is adorable and even cuter up close and real. Love all the little details and the new items from the catalog.
See ya soon,

Marisa said...

Whoo hoo!! Congrats on the Control Freak gig :) Look forward to seeing your creations. Just love that honeycomb die! Great card showcasing the new goodies.

LeAnne said...

Congrats to you on your "control freak" gig! Can't think of anyone better suited! This is just stunning...I love the little heart stamped inside the hexagon! Always looking for new ways to use old sets!

Carol Carriveau said...

Wonderful - love the color on color hearts in the hexagons...really pretty all over! Congratulations on being part of the Control Freaks!

Diane - said...

Well Congratulations.... AGAIN! Of course I'm sure many would love your talent on their team.
Great card and love the color combo but mostly love all the texture going on... very cool.

Anne Marie Hile said...

Whoo hoo, Nance! Congrats on being asked to be a Control Freak! Your card is full of awesome texture and I love the little hearts stamped in the hexagons, too. You always add the most fun details to your cards. :)

Amy O said...

Yay, Nance! Congratulations on being a Freak (I say that in only the nicest way)! I'm sure they are so glad to have you. This card is beautiful! I just love all of the details -- all the way down to stamping the little hearts in the honeycomb openings.

Linda Callahan said...

You are going to be one fabulous freak :) They are so lucky you said yes! Love your Valentine - that crossword set is on my list! See you soon :)

Jen Timko said...

This card is so fantastic! How excited I was to get it in the swap! So happy that you are a Control Freak!!

stampwithsandy said...

Congratulations from a fellow freak! We're very lucky to have you in our midst! Your valentine is gorgeous, love the different textured areas and the sweet colors.

Margaret said...

Beautiful! I love how you placed the sentiment on here, and the embossing looks great with the stamped hearts!

Tara Bilbao said...

Nance, I just love everything about this card. It is so bright and cheery. Your details are just amazing. I can't wait to get my preorder!

Jaydee said...

Nance, love the colors. Love the embossed heart. Love the CE heart in the cross-word. Fabulous!