Love Letter and PPA 52

Stampin up cute by the inch love letter designer paper

Ready to fall in love?  The new Stampin' Up! Love Letter Designer Series Paper is worthy of a loving relationship.  I'm "ga ga" over EVERY pattern and love the antiqued finish.  Today's sketch was created by Stampin' Pretty Pal Margaret Moody for this week's Pals Paper Arts Sketch Challenge (PPA52).  Click here to see more sketch inspired samples from the PPA Design Team.

Ppa52 sketch


  • Stampin up cute by the inch hostess stamps Grab a litte More Mustard ink and a Sponge Dauber to create a distressed finish on Very Vanilla card stock. It coordinates beautifully with the finish of the Love Letter Designer Paper.
  • Use a circular motion with the dauber to build the color where you need it.  Regina Mangum of my Stampin' Pretty Pals shared these distressing tips with me, which I also use to antique and distress card stock edges.  
  • Cute by the Inch stamp set produced the sweet friends image.  It's one of the new Hostess Level 2 choices for qualifying orders. This set was on My Gotta Have It Top 10 List from the new catalog, too.
  • For some coordinated "oomph," I added a touch of Love Letter Designer Series Paper to the flap of a Very Vanilla Medium Envelope.  It's so easy.  Click here for my video tutorial.

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Black signature ivory


Cute by the inch stampin pretty Stamp Set:  Cute By the Inch (Hostess Level 2, Wood Mount 116992, Clear Mount 120130)
Paper:  Love Letter Designer Series Paper (117162), Very Vanilla (101650), Basic Black (121045)
Ink:  Jet Black Stazon (101406), More Mustard (103162)
Cool Tools:  1 1/4" Square Punch (119865), Photo Corners Punch (119878), Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border Punch (119275), Sponge Daubers (102892)
The Perfect Touch:  Stampin' Dimensionals (104430), 5/16" Jumbo Brads (Neutrals, 112534)

Envelope:  Medium Very Vanilla Envelope (107300), Love Letter Designer Series Paper (117162)


  1. I LOVE this paper. I used it for the first time last night. I will try to upload a photo later. We made “very cute” Got Treats? boxes w/ leftover DDurango (I like textured paper for the milk cartons) trimmed with this DSP. Very nice projects with your new goods, Mary. U inspire ME! lorijane

  2. So many wonderful details! Love the DSP!

  3. I really like how you are bold with mixing patterns, I’m still a bit timid!

  4. oh, what a great card!! that is gret paper…love it girl!!

  5. What is black and white and red all over? Mary’s stunning, stunning card! Love all the details and the colors you used!

  6. Oh Em Gee! Love this card Mary! You never fail to impress! 🙂 Great idea on the distressing, Love it! Thanks for the inspiration! I just got the cute little “inchies” today, can’t wait to play!

  7. Very classy, Mary!

  8. Very classy, Mary!

  9. This paper is gorgeous! Hope you are having fun!!

  10. Barbara Chatzkel

    Mary — I hadn’t realized how great this paper is. Another item to add to my list! Hope you are having a blast at Convention!

  11. Black and red are a great color combo. Your card has certainly showcased that…gorgeous! Have a great day!

  12. 5 Stars, Mary! Love, love, love this card! Now I have to go make it! 🙂

  13. Gorgeous Card! I so look forward to viewing your cards each day! You are fantastic!

  14. Ooh! This card is absolutely outstanding. Cannot wait to get some “Lovely Letter” DP and try it.

    Thank you. Have a beautiful day.

  15. Stunning!

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