The Biggest Wish For The Paper Players

Hello friends and happy Sunday!  The Paper Players Design Team is back with another challenge.  Our fabulous LeAnne is hosting a Theme Challenge called By The Numbers!  Anything goes as long as your design has a number.

I’m not sure why I chose a 30th birthday to celebrate but I’m thinking I would love to be able to celebrate that milestone again!

My card design is simple and versatile enough to swap out colors and change the look. Daffodil Delight, Real Red and Pacific Point are Stampin’ Up’s Primary Colors. Try this design with all neutrals, or pale pinks, blues and greens.  Our new In Colors would work beautifully!

Here’s a Quick and Easy How To:

  • Start with a Basic White A-2 tent fold card base 8.5″ x 5 1/2″ scored at 4 1/4″. I used Thick Basic White cardstock.
  • With a 2 1/4″ circle punch, punch out four cardstock circles; three in your choice of colors and one Basic Black.
  • Cut a Basic White large sentiment layer 1 1/4″ x 3 1/3″
  • Cut a Basic Black layer 1 3/8″ x 3 1/8″.
  • Stamp “BIRTHDAY” with Tuxedo Black Memento Ink onto the Basic White Sentiment layer.
  • Attach the sentiment layer to the Basic Black small layer.
  • Arrange your circles and attach them to each other with multipurpose glue.
  • I first attached the Basic Black circle to the Daffodil Delight circle as shown.
  • The Real Red circle will be at the bottom of your circle cluster, attach the Pacific Point circle, then the Daffodil Delight and Basic Black cicle.
  • Attach the circle cluster to the card base with Dimensionals.
  • Stamp the “happy” sentiment as shown.
  • Attach the BIRTHDAY sentiment layer as shown.
  • I die cut the numbers for this challenge using the Playful Alphabet Dies.
  • The embellishments are some Candy Dots from days back.  If you don’t have them, you can improvise according to your colors.

So, pull out your circle punch, add a big wishful sentiment and a great number and create something to link up with us over at the Paper Players.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

 

 

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A FREE TUTORIAL Celebrating You

It’s Friday!  I hope you can make some time to “celebrate you” this weekend!

Look at the stamped balloon images.  Don’t they look real?  The balloons are one of the stamps from the Penguin Place Stamp Set. I’m not actually showcasing the Penguin Place Bundle today. I have a project ready for that soon.  Today, I’m showcasing the Create With Friends stamp set from the Annual Catalog.

I had to get  ink on these stamps and I thought there was no better way than to pair Create With Friends with Penguin Place and add a little slice of the Beautifully Penned Designer Series Paper from Sale-A-Bration.  And that’s exactly what I promote Stampin’ Up! .  You can mix and match and you’ll always have a great outcome. By the way, I’m also showing off almost all of the new In Colors ink.

Here’s the simple “How To” for today’s card:

  • I used a Thick Basic White card base cut 8 1/2″ x 5 1/2″ and scored at 4 1/2″.
  • The Basic Black card layer is 5 3/8″ x 4 1/8″.  I like to use thin layers but if you feel more comfortable cutting a wider layer, that’s fine.
  • The patterned paper layer is 4″ x 5 1/4″.
  • The Basic Black center layer is 4 1/8″ x 2 7/8″.
  • The Basic White top layer is slightly smaller.  It’s 4″ x 2 3/4″.
  • Design Tip:  It’s easier to do a “fun layer” as I call it, or an offset layer if your bottom is cut slightly larger than the top. You’ll get more color exposure and it’ll be easier to angle your layer.  Give it a try.  It works.
  • I stamped my sentiment with my Stamparatus and stamped and fussy cut the balloons.
  • My layers are attached to each other with Multipurpose Glue.  I like using it because it does give you a little time to set your layers.

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And, when you purchase through my website, you will also receive a package of the amazing Metallic Pearls as a gift from me.

So, cut your “fun layers”, add a large sentiment and a few balloons and create something to celebrate you!

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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SALE-A-BRATION

It’s also time to Sale-A-Brate.  For every qualifying purchase from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, including registering for Paper Pumpkin, you can choose a FREE product from the brochure below. The Sale-A-Bration sales period runs through September 30th.

 

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Sailing Home With The Paper Players

Happy Sunday!  We’re starting a new week over at the Paper Players.  Anne Marie is hosting a Masculine Themed CAS Challenge.  CAS is an acronym for Clean and Simple.  The rules for a CAS design are:  lots of white space, few or no layers and little or no embellishments.  It’s simple!

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Coming up with a Clean and Simple design is easy for me.  I tend to go more toward a cleaner card design.  Finding a masculine theme was a little more challenging.  I don’t necessarily think about creating a masculine card unless I know I’m going to be needing one.  After going through my stamp archives, I decided on the Sailing Home stamp set and matching Smooth Sailing dies.  Both have been around for a while and are still going strong in Stampin’ Up!’s current Annual Catalog.

Let’s Talk About Today’s Card

This card came together very quickly.  For a CAS design like this one, I would recommend using the Thick Basic White cardstock.  It has a beautiful pure white color and is smooth to the touch  The cardstock weight gives the card layer substance and helps the design look and feel better.

I die cut the ship’s wheel and seaweed in Misty Moonlight and Soft Succulent cardstock.  The sentiment and anchor are stamped with Soft Suede ink.  All of the die cut images are attached with Multipurpose Glue.  By design, my anchor is on top.  I thought stamping the anchor rather than using a cardstock die cut image would show off the detail in the stamp.

So, pull out a masculine themed stamp set, die cut a few elements, add a layer and create something clean and simple to link up with us over at the Paper Players.  We always love to see your amazing cards.

…the only inspiration is your imagination!

For details on the supplies I used today, you can click on the images below.

For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of The Paper Players design team:

 

You can download the virtual Holiday Mini catalog by clicking here or on the image below.

SALE-A-BRATION

It’s also time to Sale-A-Brate.  For every qualifying purchase from any of the current Stampin’ Up! catalogs, including registering for Paper Pumpkin, you can choose a FREE product from the brochure below. The Sale-A-Bration sales period runs through September 30th.

I WOULD LOVE TO HAVE YOU JOIN MY TEAM

This is a great time to become a Stampin’ Up! Demonstrator.  Along with the Starter Kit which includes $125.00 in products you choose, you will receive a Bundle of your choice from the new Holiday Mini and FREE shipping all for $99.00. There’s no better time than during Sale-A-Bration to join. You can click here for all of the details or contact me directly.  I would love to have you join my Team of fun and talented paper crafters.  The Sale-A-Bration sales period runs through September 30th.

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Cenebrate Stars & Stripes With The Paper Players!

Happy Fourth, Friends!

I couldn’t help but to do red, white and blue when I saw Anne Marie’s Theme Challenge for us at the Paper Players.  

It’s All About The Inspiration

My inspiration for today’s card came from my last post. I covered the bottom right corner of the top card layer with patterned paper strips. This is very easy and fun to do. I promise I’ll wait a little while before I do it again!

The dies from the Playful Alphabet Dies cut the word “CELEBRATE”. My Daffodil Delight bursts are die cuts from the Dandy Wishes Dies.  I embellished my card with little punched stars and added a few Resin Dots for some color balance.

Just looking through my stamps, paper and dies gives me inspiration.  Try taking a few minutes to browse through your supplies. There’s no doubt you’ll be able to create something you never thought you could!

So, grab your favorite stars and stripes and create something to celebrate with us over at the Paper Players. 

…the only limitation is your imagination!

Check in on the rest of the Design Team for more inspiration!

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A Stellar Birthday for the Paper Players!

Happy Sunday and welcome to a new week at the Paper Players.   Our fabulous LeAnne has a Tic-Tac-Toe challenge for us.  This fun challenge lets you choose whether you want to be inspired by the elements listed across, down or diagonally.  It’s up to you!

I chose to go with the top row across.  My card is blue, has lots of circle elements and a “happy birthday” sentiment.

I enjoy  adding layers to my cards.  They help give me a base to work from and give a card depth and a nice finished look.  Today, I added a Misty Moonlight cardstock layer to my Basic White card base.  The “sky” in my card is a layer of patterned paper from the Beauty of the Earth Designer Series Paper.  I know I say it often, but this DSP is a winner!

I stamped the “earth” with Misty Moonlight ink and die cut it with one of my Circles Collection Dies.  The Dies are from long ago, but I use them often. The “earth” image is from the To The Moon stamp set.

My happy and adorable space explorer is one of the images in the Stellar Birthday stamp set.  This stamp set is “out of this world” adorable.  I colored my “astro-girl” with Blends and did some fussy cutting so I could put her “on top of the world”.

So, find a happy space explorer, put her on top of her world, add a few stars and create something “out of this world” to link up with us over at the Paper Players.

…the only limitation is your imagination!

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