A Valentine Card for The Paper Players #PP423

It’s time to play with The Paper Players! This week I am hosting a theme challenge: Crazy About Critters! All you need to do is feature an animal on your project.  Remember (says the retired science teacher) an animal doesn’t have to be warm and fuzzy!

Valentine CardI hope you enjoy my “mouse adorned” Valentine card. They are a sweet little couple, don’t you think?

Valentine cardColors of the Day

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Stamps and Papers and Inks…Oh, My!

Stamps:  Sweet Storybook Bundle (includes Storybook Scene Thinlits), Meant to Be Bundle (Includes Be Mine Stitched Framelits), Forever Lovely
Papers: Soft Sea Foam (5-1/2″ x 8-1/2″,  5-1/4″ x 4″), Whisper White (4-1/2″ x 4-1/2″, 3″ x 1/2″, scrap)
Inks: Basic Gray, Lovely Lipstick, Smoky Slate
Other: Big Shot, Be Mine Stitched Framelits Dies, Storybook Scene Thinlits, Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder, All My Love Ribbon Combo Pack, Clear Rhinestones, Fine-Tip Glue Pen, Stampin’ Dimensionals, SNAIL

The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips

These cutie-patootie mice were inked in Basic Gray, but their fur is Smoky Slate.  They are sharing a Lovely Lipstick heart, which is from the Meant to Be stamp set.  Although I used a die to cut out our furry couple, I snipped away the extra grass at their feet.

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They are perched on a Whisper White Stitched heart, die cut using a framelit from the Be Mine Stitched Framelits collection. The lacy white heart was die cut at the same time. I can’t wait to use these framelits again.

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Of course, I think the it’s the Lace Dynamic Textured Impressions Embossing Folder which steals the show.  I absolutely LOVE this folder!

Valentine Card

If you would like a step-by-step tutorial for today’s Valentine card, either to print or to save, just click on the button.

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Would you like to create your own Valentine card?  If you enjoyed today’s card, and would like to create your own Valentine card,  the supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  When placing your online order, be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $75 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code. If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will receive your own stampin’ rewards as well as your free gift from me!

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Won’t you leave me a comment to let me know what you think of today’s crittery creation…and don’t forget to visit The Paper Players Design Team members for more inspiration. 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…

The Paper Players Design Team


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  1. Ann, what a fabulous image – those little mice are adorable. I also love the repetition of the hearts, with the little one between them. Lovely Valentine’s Day card and a great challenge

  2. What a fun challenge to kick off The Paper Players New Year, Ann! I just love those chubby little mice and how you added that fabulous texture to the background. The colors are so soft and pretty, too. So cute!

  3. Ann, this is just so cute! I love the gorgeous hearts and the embossed background. Those little mice steal the show though! The color combo is lovely! Such a special Valentine!

  4. I just love these little critters….they keep wanting to jump in my shopping cart, but I keep taking them out! It’s good to see them being used, especially with these AWESOME heart dies…they DID make it into my cart and I love them! Great color combo and cute as can be!

  5. Really cute! I love the embossed background too. Adorable card!

  6. so very very cute card ! Ann 🙂
    thanks for your comment in my blog
    have a great day

  7. Love the super-cute pair of mice Ann (great idea to feature them on a Valentine’s card!) The layered hearts are great too and I especially like the one that is just the edge – perfect for drawing the eye to that fabulous embossing behind. Beautiful! Happy new year to you!

  8. Ann
    This is sooooo cute! “squeal”… the cute little mice are so much a couple! Love your background embossing, and the double die cut hearts looks perfect… BUT what I love most…. this is such beautiful Valentine in an UN-Valentine color! Perfection!…as always. Hugs.

  9. Darling card and critters! Love the color and embossing.

  10. Great Valentine! I love the little critters. 🙂

  11. Adorable card and lovely textured background!

  12. This is precious!

  13. This card is just so adorable, love it.

  14. I love every thing you used to make on your beautiful Valentines Day card. The Meant To Be and the Lace Dynamic folder are on my list to get. Once again, another beautiful card Ann. 🙂


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