Penny’s Paper-Crafty Guest Designer “Sealed With Love”

Hello friends and happy Wednesday!  We seem to be rolling well into this month of March and my thoughts are turning to Spring and being able to get outdoors again after the cold winter months get put behind us!  I’m seeing a couple of buds on my daffodils…yay!

Pennys Challenge Blog BadgeI’m super excited to be sharing a card with you today that I’ve made for Penny’s Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog as a guest designer for their #517 challenge!  Last month, I had won a top pick for a prize as well as a future guest design spot with my calendar cards that I had entered.  The challenge is always “Anything Goes using Paper“, so I hope you will take the time to join in the fun with us for this challenge!  Here’s what I’ve created:

Isn’t this fella so cute?!  I was given a few choices of images from the challenge sponsor(s) to use for my creation and I picked out this adorable image from Pattie’s Creations called, of course, “Snail Mail“.  You can click on the name to get him in the store!  Who doesn’t love a good snail mail especially with that adorable smile!🐌  I colored him up with my Copic markers adding a few dotted details with my white gel pen.  He was fussy cut with scissors and popped up with foam tape.

So I thought it would be fun to create a background for him using the Taylored Expressions Sealed With Love background stamp.  I used the heart stamp to give color and then colored the one envelope underneath the snail.  I also used the sentiment in the clear set that comes with it and white heat embossed it over a strip of cardstock that was later added to the design.

I cut the background in half diagonally and used the Lawn Fawn Stitched Cloud Portrait Backdrop die and then sponged some blue ink over top of it.  I used the top portion of it for my card front and cut this piece as well as the bottom stamped piece with the Lawn Fawn Small Cross-Stitch Rectangle Stackables die.  To break up the section of where these two pieces meet on the front, I took some dark brown cardstock and cut a strip with a My Favorite Things border die.  I layered this onto a piece of cardstock that was used for the sentiment and that’s where the ends of the scallop border was cut off.  I then attached all of the layers onto an A2 sized white top folding card base.

I decided to die cut some hearts out with the same colored cardstock (as the sentiment piece) to place above the snail’s head.  I added some sparkle over them with some Stickles “Star Dust” glitter.  I used it for the snails antennas and underneath his body where he’s sliding across to deliver his envelope.

I do hope that you’ve enjoyed my creation today for Penny’s challenge and will think about popping over there to see the wonderful inspiration from the design team!  I sure had fun playing along too!

Thanks for dropping by and I’ll see you soon!


  1. Love to Scrap – March Anything Goes
  2. The Male Room – Animals3. March
  3. Colour Crazy Craft – Anything Goes with coloring
  4. Creative Fingers – Anything Goes
  5. My Time to Craft – Animal theme
  6. Pammie’s Inky Pinkies – PIP2211 Anything Goes

28 thoughts on “Penny’s Paper-Crafty Guest Designer “Sealed With Love”

  1. Lovely card with that great snail. Also love the DP with the envelopes. Congrats on your DT.
    xxx Margreet


  2. Many congratulations guesting with this adorable card and I love his cute face too Vicki x. Spring is on the way my end too….at last x.


  3. Again, a well deserved guest designer spot, and what an absolutely adorable and fun card you’ve created with so many great details! I love how you colored one envelope to match the sky and there are just no words to describe that adorable snail image! This card might be one of my favorites that you’ve ever made, it’s just too darned cute for words!


  4. Congrats on your GDT spot Vicki and love your brilliant card with the fabulous snail image and envelope P.paper with all the sparkly hearts
    Carol x


  5. Congratulations on your Guest ST spot,love your fabulous fun card,a wonderful combination of digital stamp and background diecut and stamping,he’s absolutely adorable


  6. Congrats on being a guest DT and using your prize for that inspiration project! It’s adorable and I love the idea of a snail delivering mail! Recently I was to receive some mail from about 45 miles away and it never arrived!!! When I called 3 weeks later, they were shocked but even the replacement mail took 4 days! definitely snail-worthy! Thanks for participating in MTTC’s animal theme challenge! –Becca/DT


  7. How absolutely adorable is this little guy the background and those gorgeous glittery hearts and how he is carrying the letter in his mouth, so cute..gorgeous card.

    Luv CHRISSYxx


  8. Great card! I love the mixture of cloud background with the mail background. I too am ready for Spring to come! Thanks for playing along with The Male Room. X


  9. Your card is simply adorable! Coloring is gorgeous with just the right shading. Love the clouds too. We appreciate you joining us this week at PIP Challenges. Thank you!


  10. Hello Vicki, I love your card – such an adorable image, coloured so prettily, and I love your design! Your use of dies is fabulous.

    Thanks for joining in with us this time at Colour Crazy Craft Challenge, hope to see you again,
    DT – Colour Crazy Craft


  11. Many congratulations on being Guest Designer, your card is amazing and perfect for the challenge 😁. The snail is so adorable and I love all the hearts sealing those envelopes. Happy weekend! Hugs Jo x


  12. All the dirt cuts make for such a great layout. Your snail is adorable and beautifully colored. So many little details to take in!


  13. I always admire your ability to combine different designer papers to create a beautiful background for a card. I also love this cute snail with the mail. This is a perfect card for the Polish Post 🙂


  14. Great card- love the fun snail. The cloud background is wonderful! Love your colored in envelope and the sweet shimmery hearts!


  15. What a squeal-inducingly darling card! I am a huge fan of snails and have been since I was a little girl. I believe it started with a cute little flower pick (of all things!) that somehow came my way. It had the cutest little flocked snail figure on it and my young heart fell in love instantly.

    This fantastic card reminds me not only of my own love for these fun little critters, but also that I really need to include more depictions of them in some of my own creations. TY!

    Sunny hugs & the happiest of April wishes,
    Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life

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