Love & Affection for Pals Paper Arts

IMG_3191-001It’s Thursday.  Are you ready to play with the Sketch Team at Pals Paper Arts?  This week the talented Sandra Conner is our sketch designer.  I reached for one of the sets which will be making its appearance in Stampin’ Up!’s 2016 – 2017 Annual Catalog…Love & Affection. What a wonderful name for a stamp set! Today’s card also features the new Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper and the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits Dies.  Enjoy!



The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This completed card measures 4-1/4″ wide x 5-1/2″ long.

Yummy Mint Macaron Swirls, courtesy of the new Swirly Scribbles Thinlits…


and Mint Macaron Leaves made with the Rose Garden Thinlits


provide a perfect backdrop for the fussy cut blossoms from Love & Affection.  A few Rhinestones add a touch of sparkle! I can see myself using the Swirls Thinlits quite often.  This is definitely one of my favorite preorder items.

Whisper White Craft Ink was used to color the centers of the flowers.  I love how it looks on Crumb Cake card stock.  How about you?  The little bow was fashioned out of the new Whisper White Thick Baker’s Twine.  It offsets the white flower and helps to accent the white centers.

IMG_3191-003I did not hesitate to combine three patterns from the Affectionately Yours Specialty Designer Series Paper collection.  The leafy pattern of the Mint Macaron paper is very subtle.  Although the other two patterns are a little bolder, they are tied together by color.

I hope you enjoyed today’s card.  I’m not quite certain where this one is headed, as there are lots of people who make me ridiculously happy.  I’m sure I will have no trouble finding it a new home.  As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Until next time…


  1. I liked this as soon as I clicked on it. The patterned paper is a keeper.

  2. Your fabulous card makes me ridiculously happy! Love the mix of patterns and layers.

  3. Love it! Love the colors and the patterns and the die cuts and the saying! Love it all – as usual.

  4. Really really pretty, MsAnn , love your fussing cutting, and your style is always beautiful, tfs
    Hugs Frenchie !!!

  5. Ann this is so cute. Love the muted color scheme… so different. the swirly is adorable! I did not order yet as I have something similar…. so cute. hugs

  6. This is stunner, Ann! Loved it as soon as I saw it, every detail is perfect!

  7. Love this!! I can’t wait to see the new catalog and goodies. 🙂

  8. So pretty! I love the mix of patterns and the new swirly thinlits!

  9. Ginger Toivonen

    Gorgeous mix of patterns and ones that I would not have put together. But, they are stunning! Beautiful card Ann!

  10. We chose the same DSP, but the similarities stop there! Awesome card, Ann!

  11. When ever I see your cards on my screen I know I am in for a treat. This one is no exception. Love it!!

  12. Warm and cozy card! I love the new swirls! Looks great on your card!

  13. Chris R. from Iowa

    Oh how fun! What no pearls but rhinestones? Are you still out of pearls? Just kidding. I think I will definitely have to get those swirly scribbles thinlit dies. They just look like they would be too much fun! They look so fun with the rose garden thinlit dies for the leaves. Love all the colors – that crumb cake grounds it well. Love the pops of white and then the other colors and bold patterns. A fun take on the sketch. Love it!

    P.S, how did Jackie do or is this weekend coming up?

  14. Well worth every minute of fussy cutting! Love this mix of pattern and new products!

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