Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Gift of Love for The Paper Players

It doesn't seem possible that nine years ago two of my daughters got married with the third following within 12 months. What a time that was! But how could nine years have passed since then? Now they each have two children and established households and I have settled nicely into my role as Grandma, as you well know. This card was for my oldest daughter's anniversary and I'm quite happy with the way it turned out.

I used the Gift of Love Host stamp set which is a three step stamping technique, but I added a different third step and a new fourth step. I also stamped right onto some Designer Series Paper. The layout was based on the sketch for The Paper Players Challenge # 305:

Let's take a bit of a closer look at my design:

What's new from Stampin' Up!?? I am in a the middle of a three day reveal of the new 2016 Holiday Catalogue and all I can say is...

You really need to be a demo so you can be sharing this moment with me! Did you know that we have Prize Patrols for the demos taking part? So much fun! And I get to order from that catalogue starting in August, while you have to wait until September! How can you do what I do? It's easy, safe, fun and relatively inexpensive. It's risk-free and I don't know why everyone doesn't do it. You don't get harrassed. If you want to do the business you can, but if you want in just to get $165 worth of your choice of any current products for only $135, free shipping and 4 months worth of minimum 20% discounts. There is no catch! Mind you, once you start and enjoy those discounts and all the perks of being a demonstrator, including all the awesome people you will get to know, chances are you will want to stick around, but that is totally up to you. There is no pressure! What have you got to lose! If you sign up in August, you can add some of the new Holiday Catalogue products to your starter kit!  Let me know! Or click on the Join My Team button on the top or side menu.

There are still a few days left to earn a coupon during Bonus Days. For every $60 you spend until July 31, you earn a $6 coupon that you can use during the month of August. The more, the merrier! Because there is something coming in August that you might want to have a coupon or two to help you with:

Starting August 2, you can get your hands on this awesome bundle. Take a look at this info:

I have been saving some samples of cards made with this awesome bundle on Pinterest, because there just hasn't been time to make many myself so check out this Pinterest board.

Click on the links below to take you to my On-Line Store, where you can read about, look at, and purchase if you wish, the products used to make this card today.

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  1. Sooooo....the 4th step? Was it the splatters?

  2. Well, Eunice, the normal 3rd step is to stamp a solid color for 5he leaves with a separate stamp,but instead I outlined them with a marker. The 4th step was using a marker to add some darker areas to the petals.

  3. Beautiful colors, Heather! Love how you stamped directly on the DSP--such a cool effect. Lovely use of the sketch--thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  4. Your card is beautiful Heather!
    Love the colors!
    Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week!

  5. Gorgeous! Beautiful colors and a wonderful background piece! Thanks for playing with the Players and making my sketch look great!


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