Hot Diggity Dog Valentine for The Paper Players

IMG_1474It’s Thursday, and time to play with The Paper Players!  This week, the lovely Claire has a fun theme challenge for us: “Critter-Tine”…Create a Valentine to/from our furry friends.  What a perfect challenge for me, because I do make cards for my furkids.  I know…crazy, right?  Plus, they create cards to give to their people.  Of course, I have to help them, as they lack opposable thumbs.  I pulled out the Hot Diggity Dog stamp set in order to design this “Doggy-tine”.   It was quick, easy and fun!  Enjoy!

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This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.

  • Great Scot! I LOVE anything Scottie dog! So I jumped at the chance to ink up this wee cutie! I stamped his head a second time, snipped it out and popped it atop Stampin’ Dimensionals.  IMG_1469-002
  • Whatcha thinkin’? It’s obvious our little fella has LOVE on his mind! This assortment of hearts was punched out with the Heart Border Punch and placed inside a thought bubble created with the Just Sayin’ stamp set and Word Bubbles Framelits.IMG_1467
  • Love the love!  I truly do love this scripted “love” sentiment from the Hello Life stamp set.  Of course, what better finishing accent for a “Scottie-tine” than a plaid border made with paper from the Adventure Bound paper stack.What do you think of today’s’ card?

IMG_1469-003 Although this is not a Valentine stamp set, I think it made a cute little Valentine card, which I will send to Brady the Boy from Brody, his dog.  What do you think?  Won’t you let me know in today’s comment? Your comments are very important to me.  Of course, if you ever have any questions about the cards I create, or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…

The Paper Players Design Team

Ann Schach
Anne Marie Hile
Claire Broadwater
Jaydee
Joanne James
Laurie Schmidt
LeAnne Pugliese
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis
Debbie Mageed
Karren Johnson
Shannon Jaramillo

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Tuesday’s Specials and Deals…An Information Round-Up!

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Guy Greetings for The Paper Players

IMG_1463The Paper Players are back this week with a sketch challenge hosted by the talented Jaydee.  After having created several clean and simple cards these past few weeks, I just had to get back to my roots and create something a little distressed and vintage.  What better choice than the masculine set, Guy Greetings, from the Occasions Catalog! Enjoy!pp229

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This finished card measures 4-1/4″ wide by 5-1/2″ long.

  • World’s Greatest snipper! The “World’s Greatest” banner was hand-snipped and popped up on dimensionals.  Of course, I just had to use the World Map pattern from the Typeset Designer Series Paper collection for the background!

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  • Paper-snipped pugelist!  The vintage boxer was lightly tinted using a Blender Pen with Blushing Bride and Island Indigo inks.  He was then popped atop a houndstooth textured circle.  Although the Houndstooth Textured Impressions Embossing Folder is retired, I just happened to have a piece of Cajun Craze cardstock which had been embossed a few years ago and never used.  I was saving it for just the right card.  Since I loved how it coordinated with the Houndstooth patterned paper from the Adventure Bound stack, I decided it had found its new home.

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  • Touches of texture! 1-1/4″ Burlap Ribbon and 1/4″ Island Indigo Cotton Ribbon add a wonderful touch of texture.  Plus, I found a new home for one of my last retired faux wood buttons.  Woo hoo!IMG_1463-003

I love the look of Island Indigo with Cajun Craze, especially when Early Espresso is added to the mix. And I really LOVE this set.  I can’t wait to ink it up again.

I am going to leave you today with a picture of Muffy and her new bed.  Many of you have asked about Muffy, and if she was going to have puppies any time soon.  Well… it’s almost time for her to visit the bakery! She was sleeping so soundly when I snapped this picture…I’m sure she was thinking about the “Dog of Her Dreams”!IMG_1465Unfortunately, I will not be attending Stampin’ Up!’s Leadership next week, because family comes first.  Instead of Orlando, Muffy and I will be heading out to meet her Canadian “Prince Charming”.  Please keep your fingers crossed I can negotiate the traffic, and that Muffy approves of the handsome young man she will be meeting.  For those of you who will be going to Leadership, I wish you safe travels.  I will miss seeing you…

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…

The Paper Players Design Team

Ann Schach
Anne Marie Hile
Claire Broadwater
Jaydee
Joanne James
Laurie Schmidt
LeAnne Pugliese
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis
Debbie Mageed
Karren Johnson
Shannon Jaramillo

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