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You Plus Me, Valentine, Stacked with LoveI am all for a creative color challenge and this one did not disappoint! I loved combining Calypso Coral, Real Red and Basic Black together into a pretty Valentine card using You Plus Me stamp set. Of course, this combination would also be pretty for other occasions as well. I put them together in a pretty standard pattern of layers – my favorite sketch – so that everything gets to be the focal point. I hope you will go to the Paper Players to get inspired from the wonderful design team and submit your own card! Here’s how:


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 three challenges, TOTAL.

4.  Have FUN!

Valentine, Gift Box, You Plus Me, Label Card Thinlits, Stacked with Love, Hearts Framelits

I have had this idea floating in my head for a few weeks and decided to give it a try before Valentine’s Day was over. Do you remember the Star Kit from the Holiday catalog? Well, I had an extra kit so I gave it to my son to use the stars on the bulletin boards that he has to decorate every month in his dorm (SU kits have been a LIFE-SAVER for him). I had the pieces that attached to the stars left over so I used one to attach two of the black hearts together to make a little open gift box. I will put some candy in it and give it to my daughter on Valentine’s Day.

Valentine, Gift Box, You Plus Me, Label Card Thinlits, Stacked with Love, Hearts Framelits 2


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  1. Both card and candy box are OTT gorgeous! Definitely CASEing the box for my class tomorrow night! And the ladies can make the card if they desire. Thanks for the inspiration,

  2. Beautiful projects, Debbie! Great way to highlight the DSP stack and the companion stamp set. The heart box is over-the-top fabulous!

  3. Beautiful! Your heart box idea is brilliant, and oh-so-lovely!

  4. Debbie, I love your beautiful card but the heart shaped treat holder is fabulous! Your daughter is going to love it!

  5. Your card is fabulous! Love it to pieces! But your little heart box is over the top! What a fabulous idea!

  6. What fun projects! I love how you used the challenge colors.Adorable!

  7. Wonderful projects, Debbie! I love the way you’ve used the challenge colors and that heart box is so adorable!

  8. Your card is so beautiful but I also love how you created the gift box. I have half of one of those star kits left and you completely inspired me to look at them in a different light. 🙂

  9. Your card is so bright and cheery! I love the way your combined the colors!! And your gift box is sooo adorable…!

  10. What a perfect balance of the challenge colors, Debbie! I love this layout. Of course, the coordinating heart box is adorable!

  11. Debbie, you card is gorgeous and I love the treat holder! I adore all the bright colors and the mix of patterns! XX

  12. I’m late with my comments on this challenge – two great projects though! Love the card and the mix of colours and patterns and the heart box is just fabulous!

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