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The Paper Players #484


Ann is having a Tic Tac Toe Challenge this week at The Paper Players!  I inked up the super cute Happy Easter Bunny stamp set for a Lilac themed Easter card.  Chances are we will be staying home on Easter, so I am putting a few cards in the mail.  Here are your choices for your creation-



I went with the top row across: ribbon, rhinestones and patterned paper. I inked up my bunny with Intense Black ink and then added a touch of color with Copic markers. He was fussy cut and applied with 3-D foam tape.  My pattern papers are from the current Mix In paper collection in Lilac.  I promise in person, my ribbon matches!  I so struggle with capturing true colors when there are different materials involved.


My card is based on the sketch challenge at Mojo Monday-


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
A1246 Happy Easter Bunny Stamp Set
X9013 Mix In Paper Packet
X6041 Lilac Cardstock
X6046 French Vanilla Cardstock
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z6506 Lilac Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Copic Markers-T0, T1, RV10, V000, V12
Stitched Panel-Simon Says Stamp
Circle Dies-MFT
Grosgrain Ribbon-Unknown
Z1263 Bitty Sparkles
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Time Out Challenges-Lots or a Little Purple

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:
The Paper Players Design Team

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Everyday Life Album Sale


Close To My Heart is having a weekend album sale! The sale starts today at 3:00 PM MT and runs through March 31, 2020.  Save 20% on your favorite Everyday Life albums!  You can view the collection here.

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Let's Stay Home


In the spirit of staying home, Close To My Heart has announced a new stamp set.  Let's Stay Home is a set of 28 stamps and is perfect for your current projects.  You can order the set here.  The Close To My Heart warehouse is following all recommendations and is currently shipping orders.

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Freshly Made Sketches #428


Snail mail hugs it is!  It is the perfect time to send out some doses of cheer!  Sunflowers are the perfect fit.  They are so bright and cheery!  My card is based on the sketch challenge at Freshly Made Sketches-


My lattice panel was cut with the Cricut Artbooking Collection.  Did you know that ALL of the Close To My Heart Cricut Collections are now available in digital form?  You can purchase them through my Cricut affiliate link and get instant access!  Best of all, there are no shipping charges! My stamps are from the Sunflower Sympathy Stamp Set.  While this set does contain sympathy sets, it can also be a dose of cheer as well! My sunflower was stamped with Espresso Pigment Ink onto Honey cardstock and clear embossed.  I used the same ink on New England Ivy for the leaves. My sentiment was stamped with Versamark ink and heat embossed in white. The sunflower was applied with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.



All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Cricut Artbooking Collection
D1872 Sunflower Sympathy Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6047 Black Cardstock
X5951 Espresso Cardstock
X5959 New England Ivy Cardstock
Honey Cardstock-Retired
Sunflower Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad-Retired
Z8003 Espresso Exclusive Inks Pigment Pad
Z891 Versamark Ink Pad
Z2088 Clear Embossing Powder
Z2068 White Embossing Powder
Fishtail Die-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenges-Flowers
Crafty Gals Corner-Use Flowers
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes

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Sketch Saturday #602


Being an avid horse fan, unicorns are a close second!  I created a quick and simple card for a couple of challenges.  My card is based on the sketch challenge at Sketch Saturday-


I flipped the sketch on it's side and used the colors from the Color Throwdown Challenge-


The colors just made me instantly think of unicorns! I went with Pixie, Thistle and White for my color scheme.  My images are stamped in Intense Black ink and then a touch of color applied with Copic markers.  I went over the color in my images with a shimmer brush to add a touch of sparkle. My unicorn was die cut and applied with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
Z3706 Unicorn Dreams Stamp Set/Thin Cut Bundle
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X5984 Pixie Cardstock
X5976 Thistle Cardstock
Z4189 Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z2844 Pixie Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush
Copic Markers-RV11, V12, T0
Z4260 Stitched Frames Thin Cuts Dies

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Little Red Wagon-Leftovers (My strips are all from the scrap pile)
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Stinkin Inkers-Pastel Pallette

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CAS(E) this Sketch #364


Now, is the perfect time to get started on those Holiday cards!  I have grown to love white on white Christmas cards.  We had a few snow flurries today and we certainly need Peace on Earth at the moment!  My card was created for the CAS(E) this Sketch challenge-


My card was super simple to create.  I first stamped my sentiment on a white panel in Sapphire ink. (Least I end up making a smudge on a finished panel!)  I then lined up five die cut snowflakes, using a straight edge along the bottom.  In keeping with the sketch, I added a little bling to one of my snowflakes.  The  finished panel was then cut out with a stitched panel die. My sentiment is from the super versatile Say It with Style stamp set.  This set features 41 stamps and is perfect for all occasions.  Here is the complete set-

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1283 Say It In Style Stamp Stamp
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z3274 Clear Sparkles
Snowflake Die-Unknown
Stitched Panel Die-Simon Says Stamp

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin-CAS
Daisy Chain Challenges-Use Dies
Happy Little Stampers Christmas Challenge-Anything Goes
Merry Little Christmas Challenge-Anything Goes
Simon Says Stamp-Weather

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