The Paper Players #476

Claire has a theme challenge for us this week at The Paper Players!  The theme is Love is in the Air.  With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, this is the perfect time to create a card for the challenge! My kids are past the days of handing out Valentine’s at school, so I have minimal Valentine themed stamps in my stash. Thankfully, I do have my Close To My Heart Cricut Collections!  I found the heart cluster in the Cricut Artbooking Collection and sized it down to fit my card.  I cut the heart border at 2.276″ x 5.184″, just in case you want to re-create it.  If you missed out on the Artbooking Collection when it was in cartridge form,  you are in luck!  All of the Close To My Heart Cricut Collections have been brought back in digital form.  You can purchase them from my affiliate link and get instant access and no shipping charges!

I thought the grey plaid was perfect for a more masculine Valentine card.  It also played in nicely with the color challenge at Color Throwdown

And lastly, my card is based on the sketch challenge at MFT Stamps

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

Cricut Artbooking Collection

C1632 Say It All Stamp Set-Retired

X9007 Mix In Paper Packet-Retired

1385 White Daisy Cardstock

X5954 Pewter Cardstock

X6038 Candy Apple Cardstock

Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Fishtail Dies-MFT

I have also entered my card in the Anything Goes Challenge at Simon Says Stamp.

Check out the other DesignTeam member creations for more inspiration:

The Paper Players Design Team


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Allisa Steinlicht

Stef Perry

Mary Deatherage

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure and check out the Stamptacular Sale at Close To My Heart! Stamps and Thin Cuts Bundles are currently on sale for up to 50% off!

9 thoughts on “The Paper Players #476”

  1. Allisa, I just love your masculine Valentine card! The plaid is the perfect pairing and I love that heart die, too. Awesome card!

  2. Wow, you nailed all these challenges…I just loved those CTD colors and your plaid and hearts is perfect! Such a timeless color palette as well as theme!

  3. Allisa, this is a perfect masculine Valentine! I absolutely love the plaid panel and that cluster of red hearts is stunning! You rocked my challenge this week! THANKS YOU!

  4. This is such a pretty card! I love the combination of the gray flannel and red hearts! Thank you so much for playing along with us over at the Color Throwdown.

  5. Oh, that die cut of layered hearts works so perfectly Allisa, and then grey plaid is very handsome! Fabulous masculine Valentine!


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