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Sunday, August 14, 2016

Big Smile On Your Face


What a busy week back to work I had! But it's the weekend and time for stamping and relaxing. Since it's Sunday, it's time for a new Paper Players challenge. Claire is this week's hostess with a fun color challenge.

This Primary Color combo is perfect for those back to school cards that so many of you make each year and I know we will see some great ones. I didn't go that route simply because I don't actually have any "back to school" stamps. How can that be? I guess since I don't have any kidos, it didn't seem like something that I would use much.

I have a friend who is feeling a little under the weather so I made a card to cheer her up using the Happy Birds set from W Plus 9. Who wouldn't smile when looking at these cute little creatures?

I started by stamping the birdies on X-Press Blending card stock in Memento tuxedo black ink and coloring them with blue and red Copics to match the SU color shades. After they were colored I cut them out using the matching dies. The top white panel was cut with Mama Elephant dies. I mounted it onto a Real Red panel with some Lawn Fawn red and yellow plaid patterned paper peeking through  the circle. Before gluing in the plaid, I stamped the wire in Memento black. The red panel is mounted onto a Daffodil Delight card base. The birds are mounted with dimensionals. The sentiment from the same set is stamped in Memento black too. Embellishments are the red, yellow, blue and black sequin.

The inside is super simple. I stamped the bird with french fry, colored him with Copics and added a Taylored Expressions sentiment. The white panel is mounted onto SU Pacific Point card stock.

Here are the links to the other PP DT blogs. Be sure to stop in for more awesome inspiration and to say hello.

The Paper Players Design Team
Hannelie Bester

I'm hoping my coming week isn't so busy as last, although it sure makes the days go by fast. I hope you all have a wonderful one. 

Thanks for stopping in,

Stamps: Happy Bird set by WPlus9 and Doctors Orders set by Taylored Expressions (inside sentiment)
Paper: SU Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Pacific Point card stock, X-Press It Blending card stock, Lawn Fawn plaid patterned paper
Ink: Memento tuxedo black , SU Old Olive and Real Red, Copics
Other: Happy Bird dies, All Prettied Up dies by Mama Elephant, sequin, the Big Shot, dimensionals


  1. This does make me smile! Those birds are such fun! Love the plaid and added sparkle!

  2. Me too..smiling here in MN! So cute and adorable!

  3. Colleen you really rocked these colors! Love the plaid paper, but not as much as those fun birds!

  4. Those birdies and the sweet sentiment is sure to raise a smile with your friend Colleen - super cute!

  5. Colleen, I just adore this card! I love the birdies and the plaid backdrop! SO fun! Your friend will love it! Thank you for making my colors shine this week! XX

  6. This will definitely make ANYBODY smile... it's a beautiful card!

  7. Love your fun plaid paper and colorful sequins!

  8. Colleen... I love the inside of your card and that plaid background for the birds on the outside. This card sure brought a smile to my face!


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