Sunday, March 25, 2018

I See It's Your Birthday, PP386

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

I loved this unique sketch right away, but had no clue what to do with it at first. I did know that I wanted to use some patterned paper for the center panel, so looked through all my patterned paper stacks until settling on this one. So that was my inspiration, and I just love the glasses! 

I usually don't go for snarky sentiments, but I saw one like this on Pinterest and it just cracked me up. I thought it was just perfect for my glasses theme, too. It wasn't printable, so I typed out my own in MS Word. Click on the image if you need to make it bigger!

The theme this week at the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge is Road Trip. Now I realize this might be a bit of a stretch, but don't you need your glasses before getting behind the wheel?! 

Stamp Sets: I See You (Simon Says Stamp), Endless Birthday Wishes (Stampin' Up)
Card Stock: Ivory, Black (Simon Says Stamp), Pimento (My Mind's Eye)
Patterned Paper: I See You (My Mind's Eye)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento), Lipstick Red (Simon Says Stamp)
Tools: Big Shot, I See You Dies (Simon Says Stamp), Circles Dies (Sizzix)
Accessories: Bakers Twine (Stampin' Up), Enamel Dots (My Mind's Eye)

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 :)


Nancy Farrell said...

Ha, Ha, Ha, Sandy . . . what a cute card . . . great inside and out!
Happy Easter.

ElizStewart said...

Sandy... the inside of your card is over the top! What a perfect finish. Love it!

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, this is fabulous! The inside sentiment made me LOL! I am always searching for a pair of glasses! The glasses patterned paper is perfect and I love the color combo! You made my sketch shine, My Friend! I hope you have a sunny week! XX

LeAnne said...

You are so clever! You already know how much I love this card, but the inside just takes it over the top!!! I might have to CASE this and actually USE some of this hoarded DSP that I have! Fun!

Jan Clothier said...

I love this one, Sandy! The glasses paper is fabulous and the way all the other elements support the idea is so clever. Your inside sentiment - well, at least I could read it with my glasses on!

Meihsia Liu said...

Your card is so fabulous! Love the beautiful sentiment. Thank you so much for sharing with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. :)

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Oh my, this so made me chuckle Sandy - I love it, that inside is just too funny! I am so going to CASE - I have some specs paper this would be perfect for!!

Annie S. said...

I was relieved that I could read the inside sentiment without blowing it up! So clever! You're card is fun and that DSP is great! Hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

Nance Leedy said...

Sandy, this is fabulous! I adore your glasses theme--being a bit of a glasses freak myself--and that paper is fantastic. Love the pop of color in the banners and your just-the-right-amount-of-snark homemade inside is wicked clever. Fabulous card, my friend!

Jaydee said...

Sandy, this cracked me up... and yes, I did manage to read all of the inside without blowing it up :-) What an awesome card. the way you tied the inside sentiment to the outside was genius. Such a great take on the sketch!