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PENNY HANUSZAK, CONSULTANT, Independent Stamping Up Demonstrator, http://pennyhanuszak.stampinup.net

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Friday, January 29, 2010

Just Add Ink Challenge - Just Add Hearts

Tonight while I was blog hopping I came across a wonderful new challenge blog from the land down under called Just Add Ink.    The design team have made some fantastic creations to get you inspired.   Anyone can participate!
This week's challenge ends on February 3rd, so there's lots of time for you to join in if you feel inspired and want to play along.
So, to that end, I am including a post of a card I made for my UStamp photo gallery, as it meets the criteria. for this week's challenge #JAI2

Kirsty Brown a Dream Team Member for UStamp With Dawn and Friends designed a fabulous Valentine Card and Matchbox set for her project for "With Love 2010".  I really loved Kirsty's version which used Kraft Cardstock, and an unusual ribbon detail.  I decided to incorporate "ribbon on ribbon" for my version and chose to add the new Stampin' Up designer series paper called "Sending Love Specialty" 117153.   It's a bit more expensive but certainly worth purchasing as you get 2 each of 6 double-sided 12x12 sheets of paper in beautiful patterns with glittery designs on one side.  These papers are truly gorgeous and so if you love working with Real Red, Chocolate Chip, Very Vanilla and Pretty in Pink this DSP is for you. I love it so much, that I'm going to order more so I don't run out, before the Occasions Mini Catalogue expires on April 30, 2010.

So here is my Heart Valentine Card and the matching Matchbox.  I used the "Heart" and "Heart to Heart" punches for the hearts which I mounted on chocolate chip and then cut free hand to get the little border.  I really loved the feminine look achieved by combining Pirouette Pink (PP)  from last year's In Colour selection and Chocolate Chip cardstock and so I decided to use the PP for the box lid and the first layer on my card.  To jazz it up a bit I scored in 1/2 inch increments across the face of the cardstock. The inside of the card is also done in Pirouette Pink. 

If you enlarge the picture you can see the beautiful glitter on this card and the scoring.  The ribbon and buttons are non Stampin' Up.  Leave me a comment if you enjoyed this card and matchbox gift set. 

12 comments:

Danielle Daws said...

Hi Penny, that DSP is just divine! I hope we get it in Australia! You've done such a beautiful job with this card and matchbox set - it's a perfect Valentine's Day gift set. Thanks for playing!

Tui Nathan said...

Ooh Penny .... I just love, love, love this ... so very pretty and the colours are sooo Valentines ... LOVE and CHOCOLATE!!! Well done. I am so glad you found this site, there are many familiar papercrafters here.

Anne said...

Hi Penny, I love your project! OMG that DSP paper is gorgeous! Like Danielle said, I so hope we get it here! So very pretty. :-)

Melissa said...

Hi there Penny, long time no speak lol, your project is just fabulous, I adore it, and the colours are so right.well done, and I hope to see you in the next round of UStamp!

Bronwyn Eastley said...

Hi Penny, this is such a cute set. Love the ribbon and the colours in the DSP are a great combo for Valentine's Day - hope it comes our way!

kirstyj said...

hi penny:) the chocolate and pink ribbon element is beautiful. great card!

inkeverywhere said...

Ohh these are lovely. I like how you have cut around the punched hearts with your Chocolate Chip...really makes your hearts pop. Chantell

delysc said...

Truly gorgeous Penny. Love both projects.

Michelle said...

Ooh La La! Penny, these are just GORGEOUS! Love the paper, love the colour scheme, and I especially love the ribbon!

Amanda said...

This is sweet and beautiful. Thanks for playing at Just Add Ink!

Sarah Klass said...

What a stunning set! Absloutely love this DSP!

S x

Susan Joyce said...

Nice combination Penny, I love pink and chocolate together.