Painted With Love Hearts Valentine Card and Co-ordinating Fold Flat Top Heart Box

by Joanne James4. February 2018 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of my lovely and talented friend Claire to host this week and she has a rather timely theme challenge for you to work with:


February at last and Valentine's is on the way! I have both a card and gift box to share with you this week and hearts were definitely on my mind when I started creating - take a look:


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

Painted With Love - Whilst I used this week's sketch over at As you See It as the inspiration for the layout for my card today, the Painted With Love papers are most certainly the inspiration for my colour scheme. I couldn't wait to use these colourful papers with their gold foil accents on my project, and carried through the shades of purple and pink to the rest of my card design. Here's my colour palette in case you would like to save it for your future inspiration:


Hearts A Plenty - Both the teams over at CAS-ual Fridays and SUO Challenges are looking for hearts, hearts and more hearts this week. I've used a combination of hearts in all different sizes stamped from the 'Heart Happiness' stamp set and some diecuts using the Sweet and Sassy Framelit Dies, along with a sprinkling of gold metallic heart shapes for my full heart quota.

Love You - My sentiment is a combination of a 'love' diecut from the Sunshine Wishes Framelits and 'YOU' from the Sale-A-Bration 'Celebrate You Thinlits' - I love being able to play around and take bits and pieces from my collection to create the perfect combination. I also added a little stamping to the inside - this lovely stamp from the 'Petal Passion' set: 

I also created a co-ordinating box with a heart fold flat closure in the same paper, perfect to enclose a Valentine's treat - here it is with my card: 


I may well do another blog post on the box - it's very pretty and turned out even better than I hoped it would! 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:

The Paper Players Design Team
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!

I can't wait to see how you interpret this week's theme and look forward to visiting your blogs this week! Blogland has lots of challenges with love in mind so I think this could be something of a theme around here in coming days! Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly. We were out at a swimming gala yesterday and Ben has a basketball tournament today, so it's all go here. I'll be back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (27) -

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
2/4/2018 5:53:56 PM #

Oh Joanne, this is gorgeous!  Your shower of hearts is stunning and the bold colors are perfectly balanced with the white space.  Perfectly composed and beautifully executed--your work is always amazing!  And that heart box...oh my!!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/11/2018 5:34:09 PM #

Thanks Nance - so glad you like it!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/4/2018 6:39:54 PM #

I am speechless at how beautiful this card is! I can't even begin to describe all the reasons I love it. Suffice to say it is Valentine perfection. Great DT card and also thank you for playing with us at As You See It.

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/11/2018 5:34:55 PM #

Jan you are too kind - your AYSI sketch was perfect for what I had in mind this week!

LaurieUnited States
2/5/2018 1:03:37 AM #

So pretty! I love all the layers and textures...just beautiful!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/11/2018 5:35:04 PM #

Thanks Laurie!

Heather Cooper
Heather CooperCanada
2/5/2018 5:15:09 PM #

What a gorgeous card, Joanne! Layers of Valentine loveliness! I agree that the Painted with Love paper is inspirational! But you have taken it up about 3 notches here! And that box! Oh, la la! Thanks for sharing your talents with us at As You See It Challenge.

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/11/2018 5:35:42 PM #

Thanks Heather - the papers really are beautiful and I just love the flecks of gold foil too.

Mona Pendleton
Mona PendletonUnited States
2/7/2018 3:48:34 AM #

Oh my Joanne! What a beautiful ensemble! Love the fancy box! Your card is so pretty! Obviously made with lots of love! The hearts and gold sentiment look fantastic together! Thanks for the inspiration!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/11/2018 5:36:54 PM #

Thanks Mona! I don't usually make boxes or packaging until I need one, then often forget to photograph them but this was the perfect way to show off more of that lovely paper.

Annie Abrahamson
Annie AbrahamsonUnited States
2/7/2018 8:04:17 PM #

I LOVE LOVE LOVE this card and I'm so going to put it in the CASE file!  It's just beautiful and you coordinated it perfectly with that gorgeous DSP!  Hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/11/2018 5:37:39 PM #

Ooo Annie I'm honoured! Once I started layering my hearts, I just couldn't stop Smile

LeAnneUnited States
2/9/2018 1:41:36 AM #

Gorgeous card...AND box!  I can't wait to see that video.  I am so behind on my commenting, you may have already posted it!!!  Anyway, I love the unique color palette you used...such a refreshing change from my usual red or pink!  Beautiful!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/11/2018 5:38:32 PM #

Don't worry LeAnne - no video posted yet, I am always so slow with that kind of thing!! So glad you liked my projects this week!

Robin Feicht
Robin FeichtUnited States
2/9/2018 2:23:28 PM #

Fun and playful Valentine!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/11/2018 5:38:41 PM #

Thanks Robin!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
2/9/2018 2:55:31 PM #

Joanne, this is GORGEOUS!!!!!!!  I love this card and wish I had purchased that DSP.  Your little gift box is AMAZING, too!  The gold accents are so elegant and just pop off the card!  You certainly made my challenge shine, My Friend!  You always amaze me!  XXXX

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/11/2018 5:39:30 PM #

Thanks for your kind words Claire! This paper is gorgeous, but you could always take a leaf out of Nance's book and make your own version - hers is stunning!

Robin Messenheimer
Robin MessenheimerUnited States
2/10/2018 9:39:14 PM #

This is a stunning layout - all those hearts are so lovely together and form such a perfect picture for a card! Thanks for joining the SUO Challenge this time!

Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
2/11/2018 5:41:32 PM #

Thanks Robin - so glad you like it! Once I started adding hearts, I was on a roll!

2/11/2018 12:51:30 AM #

SUCH a lovely Valentine!!  Thanks for playing along in the SUO challenge with us!!~

Cindee Wilkinson
Cindee WilkinsonUnited States
2/11/2018 12:59:25 AM #

Beautiful card! Love how you added just a small piece of that beautiful Designer Paper. Thanks for playing along with the SUO Challenge.

Julia Quinn
Julia QuinnAustralia
2/11/2018 3:37:10 AM #

What a brilliant way to show off thus glorious DSP,  Such a lovely project for our hearts a plenty challenge. So glad you joined in the fun with SUO challenges.  

teresa kline
teresa klineUnited States
2/11/2018 11:08:52 AM #

fabulous fun card, luv the mix of colors and all of those adorable hearts! I am so glad you played along with the <a href=>;
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sparkle & shine, kindness *~*

Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
2/11/2018 12:15:48 PM #

SO beautiful...I love the layers of different sized hearts!  And the gold touches just make it sparkle!  Thanks so much for playing along with the Hearts A Plenty challenge on SUO Challenges this time!

jaydeeUnited States
2/11/2018 4:25:14 PM #

Joanne, this is a jaw-dropper.  I am not a pink or purple girl - but you brought these two colors together so beautifully, that I now want to go make a card with pink and purple Smile  The white with the touches of gold are just gorgeous.

Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
2/12/2018 12:46:08 AM #

What a fun and colorful Valentine card...DELIGHTFUL!  Thanks for joining the SUO challenge!

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