Sunday, January 29, 2017

Stop & Smell the Roses--PP329

January 29, 2017

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!

Our lovely Joanne, is the hostess this week.  She has a fabulous sketch for all of you!  We can't wait to see what you create.  

I must admit, this sketch had me stumped!  I was really at a loss.  Then, my Hero Arts monthly kit arrived and I knew just what I wanted to create.  Unfortunately, this kit has already sold out.  

My card base is white.  I used two different Valentine DSP papers that I had in my stash for the background.  Both pieces were cut using the SugarPea Designs Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Dies.  The bouquet is created using the items in the kit.  It even included the matching inks.  I cut white squares for the background and popped the pink hearts up with dimensionals.  The sentiment is stamped in black Memento ink.  I added a pearl to the bow and Wink of Stella on the flower blooms for shine.  A few more pearls were added for fun!

Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

The Paper Players Design Team
Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!!
All stamping products are welcome.  Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!



  1. Claire I love it! What a fabulous sentiment to pair with your bunch of flowers and what better than a bouquet that doesn't wilt?! A gorgeous selection of pinks too. What a great take on my sketch this week!

  2. What a cute idea Claire! I love the row of hearts, and that bouquet of flowers is so pretty.I'm lovin' the pink!!

    Have a great day!

  3. Amazing job with the layout, wow on this card!

  4. What a colors, sweet and adorable! Amazing layout, Claire. So detailed, but everything in the right place.

  5. This is perfect--such a great take on the sketch! Shhh....I'll admit it had me stumped too. Love the hearts and the roses--so many pretty details, my friend!

  6. I like your lovely and feminine take on the sketch!

  7. This is just as sweet as it can be! LOVE the hearts on the stitched squares, and I can almost smell that bouquet of flowers! Pretty!

  8. Such a sweet card, Claire! I love the pretty little bouquet as the larger element, and I agree with LeAnne, love the hearts on the stitched squares, too!

  9. This is SO pretty! And I LOVE that sentiment - perfect!

  10. Claire - this is perfect. I love the soft colors and the bouquet and the hearts on the squares. So glad your Hero Arts kit arrived in time!


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