Sunday, May 3, 2015

Loads of Love for The Paper Players.....

Hello everyone: Sunday is the day that The Paper Players have a new challenge and today's is Transportation. When I read this post, the Stampin Up! (sadly retired) Loads of Love immediately popped in my head. This is a fabulous and fun set that can be used for any time of the year.
So, as I settled into my craft room to see what I could come up with, I thought about making a simple little scene with this cute truck, which can be filled with any of the fabulous accessories the set comes with.
Well, somehow this project kind of took a life of it's own and, 4 hours later when I finally finished, this is what I came up with.
I just love all the accessories this sets has so I wanted to use all of them but, in the end, I created a fun little scene, where this sweet couple is moving somewhere, taking along their trio of furry friends and some of their belongings. Here is a close up of each section so you can see my fussy cutting and all the little details.
I have said in the past that I really don't like fussy cutting but I must confess that this time, I had a lot of fun. I couldn't believe I even stamped and cut out the cute couple and their doggies,
their comfy chairs, lamps and plants and some boxes with maybe some dishes, linens, books, pictures, etc. Just the bare necessities to move to their new home.
This bunch of boxes are actually Presents but I just colored them brown to resemble real boxes, the presents with bows were covered with tiny pieces of water color paper I colored with SU Crumb Cake marker and glued over the original image.
The background line of trees was stamped with SU Lovely as a Tree using SU Mossy Meadow ink pad then, I just brushed all the tree bases and grass with the aqua painter.
I sponged the sky with Tempting Turquoise, the fence done with a paper punch but it's so old I really can't remember where it came from.
The little birds are from another retired SU set "Up, Up & Away".
Here's The Paper Players logo that inspired this card. I hope you like this card. I used a whole lot of SU write markers to color all of this images but, you can choose what ever colors you'd like to use. My card base measures 9 1/8" x 3 3/4", I just cut it after I finished the main panel.
Thank you so much for visiting my blog today. Your comments are immensely appreciated and, if you have any questions about this card, please do not hesitate to ask me, I will be more than happy to answer it.
Have a fabulous day!!
Maria.

16 comments:

  1. Wow, what a lovely card, Maria ! I bet you had fun making it ! So sad it is retired - I would buy it right away !!! Hope they will have some great new stamps in the new catalouge coming soon :).Big hugs , Anita

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  2. beautiful trip down memory lane with this stamp set. LOVE the colors and coloring!

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    1. Mary, this is one of the first sets I bought from you some years ago and it is just as cute and fun as ever, I enjoyed ever single moment I spend creating this card, I'm so glad you liked it. Thank you for visiting.

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  3. I love the idea of this Family on the move! What a great card for someone in this situation! The faces on this couple & their pets make this card so cute!

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  4. Adorable card, Maria! I love that stamp set, too!

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    1. Thank you Yapha, it was truly fun to make this card, this is one of the cutest stamps sets. I'm glad you liked it.
      Thanks for visiting.

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  5. Fussy cutting IS fun, Maria, and you did a wonderful job with it. Nice work - as always.

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  6. A-maz_ing, Maria! Great work-very impressive fussy cutting.

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  7. How totally fun for a moving family! They’d totally relate to all those boxes! Adorable design Maria!

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  8. Beautiful card!!! Come and join us at "Let´s go on a Quirky Journey Challenge"
    http://quirkycrafts.blogspot.com/2015/04/challenge-9-lets-go-on-quirky-journey.html

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  9. Wow, this is an amazing creation, Maria! That's an awful lot of stuff being transported but it looks like fun! This definately belongs in a frame. Thanks so much for playing along with my Transporation Challenge at The Paper Players!

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  10. Wow, this is a work of art!! I enjoyed looking at the close ups of all your details...so perfect and adorable!! This is truly inspired and I can just imagine how much fun you had creating it :) Thanks SO much for sharing your talent with the Paper Players this week!

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  11. Thank you all for visiting and for all your sweet comments. I truly had a great time creating this little scene, my original thought was a simpler card but, I just kept stamping and cutting and coloring.
    I'm very happy with the finish card, this set is just Loads Of Fun!!

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  12. So much fun to see your scene, Maria! So clever and well executed, with all that fussy cutting!! I love this set too and have had fun creating with it over the years. Certainly a "keeper" stamp set and you've shown why.

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  13. Hi Maria, congrats on your Paper Players pick!! This card is so cool! I can't get over what a work of art this is!

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  14. Maria, I think this might be my favorite card of yours! I always loved this set - I sold it when it retired. Those dogs are just so adorable in the truck! It must have taken a long time to cut all those pieces! It was worth it - what a beautiful card!

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I want to thank you for stopping by, I always read all the comments you so kindly leave on my posts, I want you to know I appreciate this more than words can express.
Maria.