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New Stuff for Monkey's and PP77

I have so many fun new things I had trouble choosing for this week's Monkey Challenge : )  I decided to pair the Monkey Challenge with the Paper Players Love Challenge for this week.  I broke out "new" colours....at least to me, Blushing Bride, Riding Hood Red and Basic Black....new stamps, new Designer Series Paper, new Smooch Spritz, new Embossing folders and the brand new Hearts Framelits.  So much fun!

Here is the result:

Happy Valentine's Day

I have not really used Smooch Spritz before this week and I'm really pleased with the results of the Blushing Bride spritz.  I think I'm going to have to invest in some of the other shades : )  I love the shimmering effect that it leaves on the hearts.

And, believe it or not, the Word Window punch is new to me.  I took advantage of the great sales on Stampin' Up's Clearance Rack to get it.



Here are the details:

Stamp Sets:  Take it to Heart, Teeny Tiny Wishes

Papers:  Basic Black CS, Blushing Bride CS, Riding Hood Red CS, Whisper White CS, Twitterpated DSP

Inks:  Basic Black and Riding Hood Red

Big Shot Accessories:  Square Lattice Textured Embossing Folder, Hearts Framelits, Adorning Accents Textured Embossing Folders

Other:  Blushing Bride Smooch Spritz, Basic Black 1/8' ribbon, Word Window punch, Modern Label punch

Happy Stamping!

Comments

  1. This is a great card Laura, I love the smooch spritz too and need to use it more! Thanks for the inspiration and for joining us at the Paper Players.
    Smiles,
    Lesley

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  2. Oh I love my Monkey Girls sketches---great way to combine both challenges! This is lovely! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

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  3. I love all of the texture on your card! It's wonderful. I bought that spritz, but haven't used it yet. After seeing your card, I'll have to break it out. Thanks for taking part in our A La Card Monkey challenge!

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  4. Wow Laura your card is so pretty! Love the texture and dimension.

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  5. Such a sweet card, I love all your embossing with your lovely colors and image! TFS :)

    Lucianna- A La Card Monkey GD

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  6. Don't you just love new stuff! This is fabulous--love all the hearts and the smooch spritz is the perfect touch! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

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