Always In My Heart Foiled Heart Anniversary Card PP522

by Joanne James3. January 2021 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for the first challenge of the new year over at The Paper Players! We have a new trio of guest designers to welcome - hello to Debbie, Amanda and Nancy, and it's the turn of the fabulous LeAnne to host this week and she the perfect theme challenge for you to work with:


Something new - what a great theme to get our craft on into the new year! I have so many lovely new things that can't wait to share with you - I was truly spoilt for choice! I decided to use the current layout over at The Spot and use new papers, foils dies and stamps on today's card  - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Floral Heart Centrepiece - Today's card features a number of new items from the Love You Always suite, which includes two stamp set and die bundles. On today's card I used the fancy floral heart as my centrepiece, cut from Rococco Rose foil to compliment the foiled specialty paper that I used for my panel piece and decorated it with some additional flowers and foliage cut from other dies in the set. Isn't it just so pretty?!

Love You Always Foils - There are both solid foils and specialty foiled paper in the suite. It's always difficult to show foil to full effect on a photograph, so you'll have to take my word for it how beautiful and shiny it is! Here's another view that hopefully captures some of it for you:

Always In My Heart - The Floral Heart Dies alone are fabulous, but it also had a lovely stamp set too. I decided to go with a white heart for the front of my card, stamped in Merry Merlot (I think this red compliments Rococco Rose beautifully) given that I had used Merry Merlot for my card base and finished with a little extra stamping on the inside of my card:


It is my wedding anniversary in February, so I might save this one and use it for my dear hubby - if that's not too organised of me! So what do you think? Is the 'Love You Always' Suite one you can see yourself falling in love with? Do leave me a comment below - I will be sharing more projects using new products from this suite in the coming weeks.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL. 
4.  Have FUN!

You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. No links to the online store today as these products are not available to purchase until 5th January; only another couple of days to wait though!

Enjoy your day; we will be taking our Christmas decorations down today as Jason is back to work tomorrow and this is definitely a two-person job. The Juniors have another week of Christmas vacation but if they had their way, we would have Christmas decorations up until April, so they can't be relied upon to help in a constructive way so it's not a job that can be left until Twelfth Night!! I'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!

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Comments (12) -

NancyUnited States
1/3/2021 10:25:32 PM #

This Anniversary card is so eye-catching! Love the layers and that the entire card is in the same color.  I could never pull off the monochromatic look so well. Thanks for the welcome and I am very excited to be playing along with all of you! Take care!

Deborah Wheeler
Deborah WheelerUnited Kingdom
1/3/2021 11:07:26 PM #

absolutely beautiful!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
1/4/2021 1:20:57 AM #

This will make a fabulous anniversary card for's STUNNING!  All those beautifully-detailed elements are just gorgeous together, and the deep rich colors are amazing!  So happy you were able to use this for the first challenge of the year!

Debbie Crowley
Debbie CrowleyUnited States
1/4/2021 3:18:07 AM #

Hi Joanne.  Your card today is fabulous!  I am in awe of your Floral Heart centerpiece and how you perfectly balanced all of the other elements.  Love the colors, too!  I am thrilled to be creating along side you over at The Paper Players.  We are all going to have a wonderful 2021 together!

Amanda Mertz
Amanda MertzUnited States
1/4/2021 5:33:03 PM #

So gorgeous!  And thanks for helping me see Merry Merlot in a new way!!  I always just think 'Christmas' but it looks fabulous with those foils!  Looking forward to designing with you this year!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
1/4/2021 7:44:15 PM #

Soooo pretty! Love it. The tiny hearts stamped on the base are just the perfect finishing detail. You've started the year with a bang!

LaurieUnited States
1/4/2021 9:43:33 PM #

Love this! So stunning....the blooms are beautiful!

1/7/2021 3:41:41 PM #

Gorgeous card congrats 👏👏💐
Happy new year 🎉😊

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
1/7/2021 11:16:33 PM #

Gorgeous, Joanne! I love the colors you selected. Merry Merlot looks beautiful with Rococo rich. I would definitely save this for your anniversary card! Happy New Year!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
1/8/2021 3:21:19 PM #

Joanne, this is gorgeous!!!!!   What a fantastic anniversary card!!!  The colors are so beautiful and all those blooms and the foliage are so pretty!  I know your hubby will cherish this lovely card!  Wishing you all the Best in the New Year, My Friend!  

jaydeeUnited States
1/8/2021 11:39:04 PM #

Joanne, I love the richness and wonderful layers of this card.  The arrangement of the flowers around the die cut heart sentiment is fabulous.  Perfect way to let your hubby know how much you love him.  The little tone on tone hearts are the perfect finishing touch.

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
1/10/2021 4:07:38 AM #

Here I thought I didn't really need this die set and then your gorgeous card came along. It was just delivered  on Friday. Haha! Merry Merlot and Rococo Rose are the perfect couple on this stunner of an anniversary card, too. So much beautiful detail...just WOW!

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