Beautiful You for The Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches

I am thrilled to combine my two favorite challenges this week:   The Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches.  The result is a quick and easy, clean and simple design which uses the Beautiful You stamp set.  I hope you enjoy today’s little paper-pieced gal in red!

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

  • Cover your bases!  A 5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″ piece of Thick Whisper White card stock was scored at 4-1/4″ to form the card base.  The front was then covered with a 5-1/2″ x 4-1/4″ piece of Diagonal Striped  Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack.
  • Lady in Red! The Glamour Girl image was stamped in Archival Basic Black Ink onto Whisper White card stock.  She was then inked up and stamped again onto the Mini-Heart pattern from the Sending Love Designer Series Paper Stack.  The dress and hat were cut out and adhered onto the image which was stamped on the card stock. How much this reminded me of my paper doll days!

  • The finishing touches! A cute little Basic Black Baker’s Twine bow adds a touch of texture. In keeping with the simplicity of the card, the sentiment was stamped directly onto the Designer Paper.

Beautiful You was a set I I knew I had to have the moment I saw it.  I love to water color and paper piece, and this set is perfect for both. Plus, I absolutely adore the “Live, Laugh, Love” sentiment which is included as one of the sentiments.

I will be sending this card to Brady’s girlfriend who will soon be celebrating her birthday.  I am tucking it in a box which contains a pair of LuLaRoe Giraffe pattern leggings (she loves giraffes) and a Paper Pumpkin kit.  Since she is starting a new adventure in the state of Washington, I thought the Another Great Year kit would be a good one for her.  Brady and I also did a little shopping for her at Goodwill, where he found an adorable little fox mug and two necklaces he thought she would like.  I am so proud of him.  On his limited budget, he found gifts that are truly from his heart and that he knows she will love.

As I leave you today, I want to let you know that Brody the Boxer had two lumps removed Monday.  We have yet to receive the biopsy results, so we still have no idea as to the type and grades of the tumors.  But on the bright side, after a wobbly start, he is doing great! He’s eating, drinking, and enjoying his short walks on these rainy days.

I just had to share this family picture taken Monday evening a few hours after he was brought home from the vet. Jackie, Kia and Muffy did not leave his side, and were quite concerned.  In fact, we have all been sleeping on the floor, since he is not yet allowed to jump onto our very tall bed.

As always, if you ever have a question about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…


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  2. Great card Ann!

  3. What a stylish card!

    You raised your Boxers to be as kind and caring as you raised Brady.

    my best wishes for Brody.

  4. Gorgeous and so very chic, love the black contrast with her dress, it just pops off the page.
    So happy to hear Brody is doing well, this family picture is so sweet, thank you for the up date, Ann.
    Best wishes for a speedy recovery.

  5. What a simple yet elegant and classy card.
    Best wishes for Body and hope he gets on he mend quickly.

  6. Such a classy lady! Love the striped background! And glad Brody is through the worst!

  7. Ann this elegant creation has your name written all over it! Love the polka dot pieced dress, and the subtle shadowing makes such a big difference. Great puppy pic too, and best wishes to Brody. Thanks so much for playing along with my challenge this week at The Paper Players!

  8. I just love this stamp set and your choice for a Birthday card for your sons girlfriend will be a hit.
    Such a sweet picture of the Boxers. I am keeping my fingers cross on test results and that they will be in his favor.

  9. Chris R. from Iowa

    Tres chic with matching hat! Brady’s girl friend will love it. My mom was married in a navy polka dot dress! Good to see Brody is well taken care of. Hoping and praying for good results from Dr. Rita.

  10. Very pretty & chic in polka dot hearts! I have this set and LOVE the possibilites…the backgrounds are endless! Poor Brody, hope all goes well with the results. The others are so devoted to consoling him.

  11. I love the chicness of this … reminds me of the photos of my mom from the 40’s. Love polka dots (hearts)… strips combo. So clean and fresh. Hugs.

  12. Nothing better than a polka dot dress! Love this, Ann! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! Miss you! XX

  13. Pretty and chic in polka dots!

  14. Thanks for the update on Brody, prayers for good news! Cute family picture! LOVE the chic card, Ann! Great colors!

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