Sunday, February 7, 2021

Hearts Galore - Stampin' Up! Snail Dies - Paper Players 527

   Happy Sunday stampers!  Is it snowing where you are?  If it is I hope you have lots of reasons to stay home and stamp!  The Paper Players have a fun new challenge for you.  Anne Marie has us working with Hearts and/or Stars for this one.


 Sounds pretty straightforward doesn't it?  So I really don't know why it took me a good bit of effort to get to a final project that was share worthy!  I was trying to combine hearts and stars and it just wasn't coming together.  I was trying not to do a Valentine's Day card since I don't really need any more but that's exactly where I ended up!  Can't fight what the stamps want to do right?

  All out hearts for this one!  I don't have a lot of heart stamps but I think I made up for it with die cut quantity! 

  This one starts out with a Whisper White thick base, then a layer of the fun squiggle pattern from Snail Mail DSP.  On top of that I layered a Whisper White Detailed Hearts die cut.

 The postage stamp shape is cut and then I colored in the center with my light Pool Party Blends marker.  It makes a nice little base for the Real Red envelope with the Blushing Bride heart peeking out.  A real Red baker's twine bow is tied to the side for some extra detail.  The whole piece is popped on the card front with dimensionals.

  The sentiment is the retired Good Greetings and is stamped in Basic Gray - I chose gray because black just seemed too harsh against the other colors.  I backed the sentiment strip with a bit of Real Red and popped it on dimensionals.

  The last onslaught of hearts comes in the form of the little resin Real Red hearts from the Snail Mail suite which I added to the Detailed Hearts die cut and then one on the sentiment.

  I can't wait to see what you choose; heart, stars or both!  Be sure to check out the fabulous ideas from the Paper Players design team on their blogs or at The Paper Players challenge site:

Anne Marie


  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Snailed It, Good Greetings (retired)

Ink: Basic Gray, Blushing Bride

Blends: Pool Party light

Paper: Whisper White thick, Whisper White, Real Red, Blushing Bride, Snail Mail DSP

Accessories: Detailed Hearts die, Snail dies, dimensionals, Real Red baker's twine, resin hearts


  1. LOVE LOVE LOVE this card! The whole thing is just too stinkin' cute! I may have to get that Snail Mail paper, just for this pattern! And you used Good Greetings again...I need to put that set somewhere on my desk where I can see it and use it more often! Super cute creation! And yes, it is snowing LIKE CRAZY up here in PA. I have never seen clustered snowflakes like these before...they're HUGE! A perfect day to stay inside and craft for sure!

  2. Amanda, I fell in love with this card as soon as I saw it. You used every element to perfection. The Detailed Hearts Die adds so much beautiful texture to your design. It's beautiful.

  3. Adorable, Amanda! That little envelope steals the show! Yep, you just gotta do what the stamps want to do! Have a wonderful week!

  4. This is an awesome Valentine!!! Love the background and the cute envelope!

  5. Way to go Amanda - I just love the combo of the paper and hearts die, along with your cute love note centrepiece. So, so cute!

  6. I *heart* this card! I agree with Joanne, the combo of paper and hearts die is fabulous and I love that you added a touch of red to your sentiment strip. Hope you had a wonderful week

  7. I have to agree, sometimes the stamps just tell you what kind of card you are going to make. It's like going to go in for two things and Target "tells" you that you need to fill your cart. Lol! Your card is absolutely adorable and those resin hearts are the perfect touch. Thanks for rocking my challenge this week! Hugs!


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