Category Archives: The Paper Players

Snowy Holiday Tag

  • Stamp (snowman) – Stampers Anonymous/Tim Holtz – Mini Blueprints – CMS 136
  • Patterned paper – Authentique – Nostalgia Three
  • Dies –
    • Simon Says Stamp – Melody Snowflake
    • Lawn Fawn – Mini Snowflakes
  • Ephemera – Tim Holtz Idea-ology Ephemera Pack – Festive
  • Chipboard Quote Chip (Joy) – Tim Holtz Idea-ology – Christmas Words and Phrases
  • Candy Cane Chipboard – Echo Park Decorative Brads & Chipboard – Twas the Night Before Christmas
  • Mini Snowflake Ornament – Darice
  • Wooden Christmas Tree – Sierra Pacific Crafts
  • Ribbon and Ric-Rac

This is one of my favorite kinds of projects: creating a tag and combining a lot of different products from a lot of different companies! I created this tag for an exchange with my online cardmaking group. It also fit perfectly with a color challenge at The Paper Players. I started out by covering a plain manila tag with the patterned paper. I stamped out the snowman and colored the background on the image with some Evergreen Bough Distress Ink and used some of my Posca pens to color details on the snowman and to make the snow. I edged most of the elements with Medieval Blue Versafine Clair ink and then fit the die-cut snowflakes and all of the other little pieces together to form my composition. I edged the tag in blue ink as well and then tied the ribbon and ric-rac through the tag’s hole and attached the little snowflake ornament. This was really fun to make and I popped it in the mail to the recipient today. Thanks for visiting.

Challenge: The Paper Players Colour Challenge #422


Jump for Joy Birthday

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  • Stamps and Dies – Lawn Fawn “Jump for Joy” sets
  • Embossing powder – Stampendous “Lettuce”
  • Sequins – 28 Lilac Lane “Neutrals”
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Copic markers

I couldn’t resist these creatures playing in the Fall leaves! I stamped and die-cut the various elements to create a clean and simple birthday card for my son. The images are colored with Copic markers. I’m thinking this card is perfect for the Paper Players Challenge #313 “Taste of Fall.” Thanks for stopping by.

 


Aloha, Cool Penguin!

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  • Stamps – My Favorite Things “Penguins in Paradise” set
  • Die – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty Eight”
  • Patterned papers – SEI “Bright Blossom” collection
  • Cardstock – Paper Accents
  • Copic markers

I colored this cool penguin with Copic markers and cut out the image with the Spellbinders die. I edged the image and the sentiment with a Copic marker matching the flower in the penguin’s drink. The patterned paper picks up the tropical, celebratory mood that the penguin is in. He has the right idea and is ready to kick off Summer this week. Thanks for visiting today!

Challenges:

Addicted to CAS Challenge #90 – Code word: Aloha

Love Handmade Cards Flickr Group June challenge – Diving into Summer

The Paper Players Challenge #300 – Celebration!

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Blog Challenge – Animal Magic

 

 

 


Cheers!

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  • Dies – Simon Says Stamp – “Cheers” and “Frames”
  • Patterned papers – Bella Blvd. “Color Chaos: Peep Strandz” and Pebbles “Happy Day: Puzzled”
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill
  • Sequins – Doodlebug Designs

This is a simple card featuring die cuts and no stamping. I began by watercoloring a panel with blues and deep pinks, then die cutting a shape from it for a background to be used for the sentiment. I used two pieces from the frames die set to create the “label” on which I placed the Cheers! sentiment. I selected some papers that featured the same colors that I used in the watercolored piece and accented the card with sequins and banners. The Simon Says Stamp Flickr Group Challenge #23 is to create a project using dies. This card also fits the bill for The Paper Players Challenge #254, which is to create a clean and simple card featuring frames. Thanks for stopping by today!


Sock Puppet for Baby

 

 

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  • Stamps – Deep Red “Sock Puppet” and Denami Designs “Baby”
  • Dies – Spellbinders Nestabilities “Labels Twenty-Eight”
  • Patterned paper – Bundle of Joy “Baby Boy Onesies” (both sides)
  • Embossing powder – Stampendous “Periwinkle”
  • Cardstock – Paper Arts
Today I’m sharing a card I made with a stamp that I’ve had for quite a long time and never had the proper occasion to use! That seems pretty hard to believe, since a sock puppet should be appropriate for many occasions! I used the current The Paper Players Challenge #242, which includes a card sketch. I used a Spellbinders’ label die and popped up the layered image to add dimension and a little emphasis on my focal point.  I embossed the stamped sentiment on lower right-hand corner. Thanks for stopping by today.

Paper Players Color Challenge #231 – Valentine

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  • Patterned papers – Pebbles “We Go Together: XOXO” and “I Love You”
  • Stamp – from Simon Says Stamp “Lots of Hearts” set
  • Dies – WPlus9 “Stackers Hearts”
  • Stickers – Pebbles Epoxy Hearts
  • Cardstock – Bazzill

I’ve been working in my art journals lately, so I want to get back into a few cards again. I used the suggested color palette in the Paper Players Color Challenge #231 for this card. I used several patterned papers from the same Pebbles collection since they were the right colors and coordinated so well. I liked stamping the patterned heart onto the patterned paper heart for this one. The patterned papers really took the lead on this one. It was a fun card to make. Thanks for visiting!


Pumpkin full o’ penguins

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  • Stamp – from The Cat’s Pajamas “Hello Pumpkin” set
  • Die cut from Spellbinders Nestabilities “Curved Rectangles” die
  • Cardstock – BoBunny and Bazzill
  • Paper Distresser tool – Tim Holtz / Tonic Studios
  • Enamel dots – Teresa Collins Signature Essentials – purple
  • Ric-Rac, button and fiber from stash
  • Copic markers

This main image a favorite from The Cat’s Pajamas since it features penguins and Halloween in the same stamp! Perfect for the TCP Tuesday Inspiration Challenge #277 with all of the Halloween-y colors. I colored the stamped image with Copic markers, cut it out and popped it up with dimensional adhesive. I added some spooky fiber to the button that I’ve had for years. Actually, I’ve had everything I used for this card for years! I guess that’s why it is so appropriate that Shopping Our Stash Challenge # 174 is Halloween. I used the sketch at The Paper Players for inspiration, Paper Players Challenge #219. I don’t think I’ve ever made one card that fit three challenges before! Finally, I distressed the edges of the cardstock. Thanks for visiting today.