Sunday, November 18, 2018

PP419 CAS Sweet Treats


Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players! This week the sweet and talented LeAnne is our hostess with a clean-and-simple challenge: Sweet Treats.


As many of my teammates were, I was inspired by the candy cane stripes. Though I don't have any candy cane stamps, I remembered that I'd purchased this digi set from Power Poppy last year and never used it yet, so this was the perfect opportunity. If any of you would like to hop in to the world of digi stamping, this would be a great stamp to try because this image is only $1. I colored it with my Copic markers, and then went over the ribbon with several coats of Wink of Stella for a silvery shine.


I'm also playing along with the Creative Confetti Challenge at Power Poppy again this week, which is Just Color.


Stamp Sets: Candy Cane Classic Digital Stamp Set (Power Poppy), Good Greetings (Stampin' Up)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Layering Square Dies (Stampin' Up)
Accessories: Wink of Stella (Zig)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 


The Paper Players Design Team

Inky hugs :)

Sunday, November 11, 2018

Poinsettias & Pomegranates


Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players! This week the sweet and talented Laurie is our hostess with a color challenge.



The challenge colors made me think of.. guess what.. flowers! What a surprise! Actually the yellow and red combo made me think specifically of poinsettias with their bright red blooms and yellow centers. Though I have a couple of poinsettia stamps, I was yearning for something a little larger, and I was able to find instant gratification with a Power Poppy digital stamp set. My favorite feature about a digital set is how you can make the image as large or small as you like. I combined it with a stamped sentiment, because I haven't figured out yet how to insert one into my image :) 



I'm also playing along with the Creative Confetti Challenge at Power Poppy, which is Just Color, and the 30 Day Coloring Challenge at The Daily Marker.



Stamp Sets: Poinsettias and Pomegranates Digi Stamp Set (Power Poppy), Layering Wreath (Hero Arts)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Perfectly Plaid Christmas (Lawn Fawn)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers : Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Rectangle Dies (Lawn Fawn)
Accessories: Adhesive Sequins (Jillibean Soup), Red Glitter Paper (American Crafts)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 


The Paper Players Design Team

Inky hugs :)

Thursday, November 8, 2018

STB- CAS



Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! 


This time around the "Toppings" options is "Clean and Simple". However, you can also chose to do an Anything Goes birthday card, the choice is yours!


I love embracing clean and simple cards, and had fun making this one. I used a NBUS stamp set which I've probably owned for three or four years, and never inked up. My bad. Now that I've used it, I love it and have ideas for several other cards.



Stamp Sets: Brush Strokes (Mama Elephant), Painted Greetings (Altenew)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Dusk, Ocean Waves, Sea Glass (Altenew)
Accessories: Enamel Dots (Echo Park)

I'm so glad you paid me a visit today! If you have a moment please leave a comment, then visit the rest of the wonderful Design Team at Seize the Birthday. We'd love for you to play along, too!

Inky hugs :)


Sunday, November 4, 2018

PP417 Give Thanks


Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players! This week the sweet and talented Claire is our hostess with a theme challenge: Give Thanks.



In addition to the theme, I was inspired by the beautiful challenge badge, with its neutral hues and subtle yellow flowers. I did some layered stamping on my leaves, also in neutral hues, and added some yellow berries. This was a super simple card, fun to make, and I really like the colors. 


I'm also playing along with the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge, which is Anything Goes. 




Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Beautiful Day, Peony Bouquet, Beautiful Lady (Altenew)
Card Stock: Ivory, Black, Fog (Simon Says Stamp)
Patterned Paper: Words of Love (Carta Bella)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Evening Gray, Warm Sunshine (Altenew)
Tools: Big Shot, Beautiful Day Dies, Peony Bouquet Dies (Altenew)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 


The Paper Players Design Team

Inky hugs :)

Sunday, October 28, 2018

Dashing Deer, PP416


Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players! This week the wonderful and talented Anne Marie is our hostess with a sketch challenge.



I've been wanting to take my new Dashing Deer stamp set and dies out for a whirl, and this was the perfect opportunity. I love the pretty pattern in this deer image. The patterned paper is long retired and is from a kit. While I was at it, I made two cards, so now I have two more cards in my Christmas stash!


I even stamped my card insides and envelopes, so these two cards are ready to go.


I'm also playing along with the challenge at Jingle Belles, which is to use any kind of animal on your card.



(All supplies Stampin' Up unless otherwise noted)
Stamp Sets: Dashing Deer, Teeny Tiny Wishes
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler
Patterned Paper: Merry Moments Simply Scrappin'
Ink Pads: Charcoal (Hero Arts)
Tools: Big Shot, Detailed Deer Thinlits
Accessories: Pearls


Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 
Inky hugs :)

Thursday, October 25, 2018

STB Foliage



Hi everyone! It's time for a new challenge at Seize the Birthday! 


This time around the "Toppings" options is "Foliage". However, you can also chose to do an Anything Goes birthday card, the choice is yours!


Though a card with autumnal leaves would be most expected this time of year, I was inspired to use these three leafy tags that I've been hoarding saving for just the right occasion. I paired it with some coordinating paper, both from Carta Bella. The only thing stamped was the sentiment. Easy peasy, though it took me two evenings as I craft at a snail's pace. Also I sometimes fall asleep on the couch :)


Stamp Sets: Beautiful Lady (Altenew)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah), Mossy Meadow (Stampin' Up)
Patterned Paper: Welcome Home (Carta Bella)
Ink Pads: Field Greens (Hero Arts)
Tools: Big Shot, Pierced Rectangle Dies (My Favorite Things)
Accessories: Welcome Home Ephemera (Carta Bella), Linen Thread (Stampin' Up)

I'm so glad you paid me a visit today! If you have a moment please leave a comment, then visit the rest of the wonderful Design Team at Seize the Birthday. We'd love for you to play along, too!

Inky hugs :)


Sunday, October 21, 2018

Apple of my Pie


Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players! This week the sweet and talented Joanne is our hostess with a Clean and Simple challenge: Apples. I have a few stamp sets with apples, and was happy to put one to use!



I settled on this one from Simon Says Stamp, Apple of my Pie. I love combining the apple and pie images from this set, as I'm a big fan of homemade apple pie. I used a go-to layout for clean and simple cards, which is to create a "scene" within a small square, and maintain a clean white card base. I remembered that this was a CAS challenge for a change! 


I'm also playing along with the Cue Card challenge at CASology this week, which is Menu, 




Stamp Sets: Apple of my Pie (Simon Says Stamp)
Card Stock: Solar White (Neenah)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Markers: Copic
Tools: Big Shot, Stitched Square Die (Lawn Fawn)


Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 


The Paper Players Design Team

Inky hugs :)