Paper Sweeties July Release Countdown!

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

I'm back with another card made using the new release stamps and Sweet Cuts dies from Paper Sweeties. Yesterday, I made a card using the Wish die. The Love die on today's card is from the same "Wish" Sweet Cuts die set. It, along with the rest of the new releases, will be available for purchase tomorrow!!!
I started this card by cutting the "Love" die 3 times out of black cardstock, and once out of a grayish-blue, then layered them to give the word more dimension. I layered the black pieces directly on top of each other, but offset the top blue layer just a little bit to allow the black to show and define the edges of the letters. To add an ivory frame around the floral die cut, I cut the Labels 18 die two times more out of ivory cardstock, cut one in half lengthwise and the other in half from top to bottom, then attached them to the back of the floral die cut. You can see that there is more than one layer in the corners, but I like that look. The "you to pieces" stamp is from the "Wish" stamp set. I heat embossed it in white. After tying a Blueberry Seam Binding bow, I threaded gold Memory Thread through a red button, curled the ends, and attached it to the center of the bow. A few Silver Sequins with Red Pearl Pen centers are sprinkled around for a bit of shine.
To spice up the inside, I added a red heart cut with a die from the Pretty Posies Sweet Cuts die set. I love that little flare at the bottom of it.

I'll be back tomorrow with a card using the new Bee Happy stamp set--Adorable! I even attempted a little watercolor wash. I'm going to get the watercolor thing down eventually. ;)

Be sure to check out my Teamies' creations using the new releases:

Have you played along in this month's Red, White, & Blue inspiration challenge yet? You've still got time to join us, and you just might win a Paper Sweeties Gift Certificate!

Paper Sweeties Inspiration #33 – ‘Red, White & Blue’


And, last, but not least, here's a head's up for what's coming up in August. PARTY!!!

Thanks for stopping by! Hope to see you again tomorrow!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
SugarPea Designs Sugar Sketch SPDSS28
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge: Anything Goes
Your Next Stamp Color Challenge #18
613 Avenue Create Challenge #132: Create Your Own Challenge (A2/Thinking of You/Sequins)
Chocolate, Coffee, & Cards Challenge #95: 1 Button & 1 Bow
Really Reasonable Ribbon Challenge #121: Pretty Bows Theme


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Maria said...

Beautiful card with lots of detail! Fab dimension on the love sentiment! And, love the pretty bow!:-)

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, I love this one, too! The colors, the papers, the dimension -- all fabulous!

Larissa Heskett said...

OMG OMG OMG!! Super SWEET Card!! I LOVE all the Layers and the Vintage Feel!! =) THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This card turned out beautifully! I really love the clever way you used the die cut shapes to create the look of overlapping frames. And you have a great eye for combining patterned paper! Love how those look together. I also thought the ribbon was a great way to add even more dimension and texture and I like how the color on it is the same as your "Love" sentiment. This really is a stunner and I'm so glad you shared it with us for this week's Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

Jill Norwood said...

Cheryl this card is GORGEOUS! I love your eye for color my dear! And I love the mats you created behind the focal panel! I am going to use this idea the next time I don't have a larger layering die available! Very clever and pretty! A BEAUTIFUL CARD!!!!

Conniecrafter said...

Such pretty colors and I just love the dimension and off setting of the Love die!

Mynn xx said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE the distressed patterns you used together! Absolutely fabulous, Cheryl! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Unknown said...

What a fun card! I LOVE it! Great bow too.

Thanks so much for joining us for our challenge at RRR! Hope to see you again next time.


Michelle said...

Oh my goodness....this is soooooo cool!!! Great attention to detail!!!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Love all the fabulous layering!!!! Great card!

Greta said...

Great way to use that gorgeous Love die--beautiful card!

Karen Letchworth said...

Hi Cheryl! Thanks so much for sharing your lovely art in our challenge. It's so nice to have you play along with us.
Really Reasonable Ribbon

Unknown said...

Lovely card! Thank you so much for joining our '1 Button and 1 Bow' challenge over at CC & CC!
~ Bonnie DT

aussie aNNie said...

This is such a fabulous card for our one button and one bow challenge...thanks so much for entering and sharing your talent.xx
{Chocolate Coffee and Cards DT Member}

Joanne said...

Really great card, I love your color combo. So many nice details and embellies, it looks fab! That "squiggle" on the button is so cute, nice touch! Thanx so much for playing along with us at CC&CC. Joanne

Kathy Schweinfurth said...

WOW, Cheryl, this is amazing! Love all the wonderful layers and rich colors - just beautiful!

hollybeary creations said...

This is so fun.. Love how you used the colors. Thanks for joining us at YNS. said...

Great way to use the vibrant colors and tone them down to give a vintage feel. Such a wide variety of patterns too. Thanks for joining in the fun at YNS with challenge #18.

Anita said...

Fabulous card! Thanks for joining us at Your Next Stamp.

Deborah Anton said...

As always, a beautiful creation girl! Love the elements! Hope you are doing well. Thanks for playing along with us at YNS.