Home Sweet Home & a DT Call!

Monday, February 2, 2015

Have you heard...Paper Sweeties is having a DT call! You have until February 21 to apply. I bought a Paper Sweeties stamp set at a stamp convention this past weekend, and I'm throwing my hat in the ring with this card...
I used stamps from the Home Sweet Home stamp set and chose my colors from the February Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge. The card design is from this week's MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge. For the 3-D heart, I die-cut three red cardstock hearts, stitched them through the center, folded the layers up, and added red Stickles to the center. I put a tiny bit of 3-D glue between the layers to make sure they stayed where I wanted them. It won't lie flat for mailing, but I'd rather have it fixed so the recipient sees it the way I envision it.


I scored lines in the blue cardstock to mimic the beadboard lines in the inspiration photo, but it is hard to see them in the photo of my card. The dots in the lower right corner are all different. The white dot is an enamel dot from Michael's bargain bin, the blue dot is a Glass Effects Gel pen, and the pink dot is an "enamel" dot I made from melting a mini pony bead. It's the first time I've made them, and they turned out great, but holy moly do they smell bad! I won't be making any more of those until it warms up enough to take the toaster oven outside!
On the inside I used a Blueprints die set for the angled personalization panel, and also for the red heart. I'm leaving the inside blank, as this card could be used for any number of occasions.

Now, hurry on over and check out that Paper Sweeties DT Call

Stay warm, wherever you are, and have a sweet week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Paper Sweeties Inspiration Challenge #28: Sweetheart
The Shabby Tea Room Week #245: I {heart} You
My Favorite Things Weds Sketch Challenge #213
Simon Says Stamp Monday: H is for...
613 Avenue Create Challenge #109: Anything Goes
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #110: Hearts and Ribbon Theme
Paper Issues: The Perfect Pairing with Epiphany Crafts
Robyn's Fetish Challenge #249: Anything Goes


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Karen Letchworth said...

What a sweet card, Cheryl. Thanks so much for sharing with us in our Hearts and Ribbons Challenge. I hope you'll be sure to join our next challenge as well.
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Debbie said...

Sweet as can be, Cheryl! It was SO much fun to meet you in person last weekend at the stamp show! Thanks for sharing your beautiful work with us at Paper Sweeties and The Shabby Tea Room this week :)

Leslie Miller said...

Good luck, Cheryl! Cute design. Love the stamp.

Maria said...

What a beautiful sweet card, Cheryl! I especially love the dimensional heart...so sweet! Thanks so much for joining us for the challenge this month at Paper Sweeties! And, good luck with the DT call!:-)

Conniecrafter said...

very sweet, love the dimension on your heart and your bead turned out great, I was wondering if that would smell really strong when they were melting, good to know :)

Jill Norwood said...

Your card is so sweet! Love the heart you created! Such wonderful dimension!

Mynn xx said...

This is totally darling! LOVE the fun dimensional heart and the fun patterned paper! The inside looks great, too! Thanks for joining us at Paper Sweeties! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Chana Malkah said...

This is such a sweet card! Love the paper choices and the overall composition! Thanks for slipping this into our mailbox here at 613 Avenue Create!
Chana Malkah, Owner

Unknown said...

Lovely card. Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create. PennyRae DT

Michelle said...

This is adorable, Cheryl!!!!

Michelle Price said...

Love that cool heart!

Sherry said...

Sweet Card ..Thannx For Playing With Us This Week At The Robyn's Fetish Challenge Blog Good Luck
Sherry @ Robyn's Fetish DT

Diane said...

Adorable card...love that super cute Image!! Thank you for joining us at "The Shabby Tea Room" for our "I {heart} you challenge!

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

You did a wonderful job on this card! I really love the sweet color palette you used and how you made the house outlined with pink! It goes so beautifully with the patterns in your background. I also thought the intricate "frame" made this so elegant. Love that dimensional heart, too! Thank you so much for sharing your talents with us here at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

Susan R. Opel said...

Oh, Cheryl! I just love the ribbons coming out from the heart. So pretty and different.

Susan R. Opel, Creative Ambassador for My Favorite Things

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Such a sweet card! Love the colors and that heart!