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Be mine for Paper Players #179

 Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulously talented Sandy's turn to host the Paper Players challenge this week and it's a great challenge!

 In addition, CAS on Sunday has a"lovey-dovey" challenge going on, so it was a perfect opportunity to play along with CASonSunday, too.  It's not often I get to play along in two different challenges:-)

I had so many ideas going around in my head:  partial embossing; color blocking; spritzing; framing.... all sorts of things.   Eventually, though, I had this image of floating hearts and I knew that it was time to do another suspension card.  It's been a very long time since I did one and decided that my retired SU triple heart punch and some red glimmer paper were exactly what I needed.  Oh, and, of course, some rectangular framelits to cut out a hole.

Here's my card:


I took a piece of heavyweight Gina K card stock and cut a hole into it using my magnetic big shot plate.   I am SO in love with that thing!

I then cut 6 hearts out of glimmer paper with my punch and glued them together with a thin piece of fishing wire running between them.  That way, the hearts are glimmery from both sides.  I then adhered the ends of the fishing wire with a few dots of Crystal Effects.  I stuck a piece of post it note on either end of the fishing line until it had stuck to the inside of the card, and then trimmed the ends with my paper snips.  All I needed to do was to take an old PTI stamp set and add the sentiment.

The hardest thing about this card was photographing it.  I tried doing it outside, because it was such a gloriously sunny day, but all I got was shadows behind the hearts and they were really distracting!  So, I ended up bringing the card back inside and using my photolight box instead.

Anyway, you really should check out the fabulous design team inspiration cards.  Once again, they have outdone themselves!

Then, we hope that you will join us this week and show us what you can do with this challenge.

On a personal note:

Colleen, I apologize, but I had forgotten to answer your question on this post.  You asked me what stamp set the leaf came from.  It's from a PTI set called Embroidered Blooms.  It really is so pretty.

Now, I promised some blog candy for one person who correctly identified the location of the photograph in this post.

I took all the names with the correct answer:  Suzanne, Missy, Terri, Ann R, Colleen B, Jean and Cam.... and wrote them down, tore them up, shook them up and had my four-pawed friend Bilbo choose a winner from a bowl.  And the winner is..........

    Colleen B!

Congratulations, Colleen.  I will be packing up a little grab bag of SU goodies and sending them your way!

As always, thank you to all of you for your visit and for your comments.  They are always much appreciated.  I'll be be back tomorrow with a card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift today.



Card recipe - all ingredients Stampin' Up! unless otherwise noted:

  • Cardstock:  Gina K 120#.   Red Glimmer Paper
  • Ink:  StazOn
  • Tools:  Triple Heart punch.  Fishing Line.  Rectangle framelits (non-SU)