Forever Lovely Double Diecut Anniversary Card PP427

by Joanne James3. February 2019 09:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my turn to host this week and I have a timely theme challenge for you to work with:

     Paper Craft Crew Tic Tac Toe Challenge 324! Play along with the latest challenge by visiting #stampinup #papercraftcrew #papercrafts #stamping #sunnygirlscraps #crafting #crafts #craft #creative #creativity #create #tictactoechallenge   

It's February and in the James Household love is definitely in the air: Valentine's Day is around the corner and this is also the month when Mr James and I celebrate our wedding anniversary and this year it's a milestone one too, so it seemed appropriate to choose this as my theme this week. I decided to make a pretty anniversary card and matching gift box  - take a look:


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

All My Love - I went all hearts and flowers for my card today with the Forever Lovely stamp set and Lovely Flowers Edgelits Dies. I have been itching to get this beautiful set out and use it so I couldn't resist creating not one but two border edges spraying out either side of my heart centrepiece. I was a little nervous as to how easy the stamped florals and greenery were going to be to line up with my diecut borders, but needn't have worried - the Stamparatus made light work of it and I was very pleased with the result. My layout was inspired by the sketch over at Just Add Ink this week - and my card also works for TicTacToe over at The Paper Craft Crew (I went diagonally: something new-Valentines-floral).

Meant To Be - I combined Forever Lovely with another of the Valentine's themed sets in the seasonal catalogue, 'Meant To Be', a set of decorative hearts that co-ordinate with some beautiful stitched dies. I heat-embossed my sentiment in gold onto a vellum-bordered Soft Sea Foam heart - I know it's not pink, but having tried both the pink heart seemed a little too much; the soft sea green, with a few pink flowers and delicate pink ribbon, worked much better. Plus that's the beauty of creating your own cards right? You can make things any colour you want them to be! And I finished my sentiment inside my card with this one:


Perfect words for the one you love!

Self-Closing Lovely Flowers Edgelits Treat Box - I decided to make a small treat box to co-ordinate with my card, that would also show off that lovely diecut edge. My box is self-closing and measures 4" x 1" x 1 1/2" and is just large enough to hold 6 heart truffles:


Here's one last photo of both my projects together:

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!

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

I'm looking forward to seeing what you create for our challenge over at The Paper Players this week.

Enjoy your day; we have guests for dinner but otherwise will be enjoying a cosy day indoors, with our hockey match today being cancelled due to a frozen pitch. I for one am pleased to not be standing out on the touchline in these freezing temperatures we have been experiencing here in the UK this week! 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 (13) -

JaydeeUnited States
2/3/2019 4:08:53 PM #

Joanne, I love that you created a treat box to co-ordinate with your card.  What a wonderful way to showcase how fabulous this die-cut is.  Your card has vintage elements but still feels so modern.  

LaurieUnited States
2/3/2019 8:33:39 PM #

Wow this is so gorgeous Joanne! So delicate and just beautiful..i love this set!!

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
2/3/2019 9:24:20 PM #

SO very lovely! Stamparatus is worth its weight in gold with this set and gives such impressive results, like this. Love the little treat box that goes with it - I've never thought of using it that way before.

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
2/3/2019 11:51:28 PM #

What a beautiful pair of projects, Joanne! The pearl centered blossoms are the sweetest accents! I have yet to tackle this stamp set and framelits, but you have inspired always!!!

Su Mohr
Su MohrUnited States
2/4/2019 12:31:59 AM #

Hi Joanne, It's fun knowing we share the same anniversary month. Your card and matching box are spectacular!

Kim Badelt
Kim BadeltAustralia
2/4/2019 7:24:39 AM #

I love your fresh take on traditional Valentine colours Joanne - the end result is intricate and elegant and most definitely impresses! Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week. Kim

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
2/5/2019 12:43:20 AM #

What sweet treats...the card AND the candy box!  Those dies are delightful, especially with the pretty colors you chose to peek through!  Just gorgeous!

Jan M
Jan MAustralia
2/5/2019 11:30:19 AM #

This is such a beautiful pair of projects to celebrate your special wedding anniversary, Joanne! I love the mix of colours you’ve used and how your heart centre is a pretty soft Mont in amongst all the pinks. Thanks for sharing with us at Just Add Ink this week.

Chantell Randall
Chantell RandallAustralia
2/6/2019 1:09:32 PM #

Stunning gift set.  This is so pretty, I love how you have layered the dies and stamps together.  Chantell Just Add Ink

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
2/7/2019 8:08:35 PM #

WOW!  Joanne, this is a fantastic gift set!  I love the color combo and the pearls in the middle of those gorgeous flowers! Happy Anniversary to you!  Have a fabulous weekend, My Friend!  XX

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
2/7/2019 11:26:20 PM #

Not only is your card absolutely gorgeous, but the coordinating gift box is perfect! A beautiful set for your special anniversary. Congratulations!

Narelle Farrugia
Narelle FarrugiaAustralia
2/8/2019 5:36:36 AM #

Oh how pretty! I love all of those gorgeous details to your card and your gift box. Such lovely projects. Thanks for joining us at Just Add Ink this week!

Deborah Smart
Deborah SmartCanada
2/11/2019 1:27:05 AM #

Well, Happy Anniversary, and Valentine's Day, Joanne! I love your projects; the colouring beneath the die cuts is beautiful. Thanks for joining our Paper Craft Crew challenge this week.

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