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Sunday, December 11, 2016

Thanks For Being So Sweet

Hello all,

As I write my post today, I'm filled with much gratitude (and a little sadness) because it's my last post as a Paper Players Guest Designer. My challenge card today is made especially to thank these PRETTY AMAZING LADIES,  LeAnne, Jaydee, Nance, Sandy, Claire, Laurie, Joanne, and and my fellow Guest Designers for 2016, Linda and Hannelie. It's to thank them for the AWESOME time that I've had being included in this wonderful group for the past twelve months. I have enjoyed every week more than I can say! I'd do it again "in a heartbeat" as the saying goes. THANK YOU, THANK YOU, THANK YOU, ladies for inviting me to be a part of your fabulousness!

So, onto this week's challenge. Jaydee is our hostess for the final challenge of 2016. Her theme this week is a color challenge. Here you go:

I made a CAS thank you card using the challenge colors and some Avery Elle stamps and dies. The card base is SU Brushed Gold card stock. The top layer is SU Shimmery White card sock. I cut the Avery Elle Sentimental Thanks die from SU Brushed gold paper. Using the same die, I cut it from the Shimmery White panel then pushed the gold die cut in place like a puzzle. I stamped the small macaron cookie and the bow from the AE set, Bonjour, with VersaMark craft and heat embossed with SU silver and gold EP, then cut them out with the corresponding dies. The sentiment is from the same set, heat embossed in silver. I added a small clear gold enamel heart and dot, and a glittery silver enamel dot for embellishments.

For the inside of the card, I typed the names using my Mac computer and printed them onto a piece of Shimmery White card stock in a gold font. I trimmed it down to size then heat embossed the MFT sentiment in silver and added another clear gold heart.

You'll find more silver and gold sweetness here on their blogs:

The Paper Players Design Team
Hannelie Bester

The Paper Players will be on Holiday for a few weeks and start back up in January. While I won't be on the DT next year, please be sure to look for my entries as I will be playing along every chance I can. 

Again, thanks so-so much ladies! I've truly enjoyed being part of this group for the past year! Hugs to you all. To you, and all my blog visitors, have a wonderful Christmas holiday and a very Happy New Year!

As always, thanks for stopping by,

Stamps: Sentimental and Bonjour sets by Avery Elle, Complementary Greetings by My Favorite Things
Paper: SU Brushed Gold and Shimmery White card stock
Ink: VersaMark Craft
Other: Silver and Gold EP, heat tool, Avery Elle Sentimental and Bonjour dies, the Big Shot, enamel shapes, dimensionals


  1. Sweet sweet card.....and I love the inside! It has been a wonderful year with the Players! Such fun and such inspiration from some amazing ladies!

  2. Awesome card! And thank YOU for being such a great GD at the PP! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Blessed New Year!

  3. AW....I am getting all choked up! This is so sweet! I loved the outside but the inside is full of heart!!! We will miss you too! But you can come back and play with us any time!

  4. Colleen, this was the sweetest post and card! I will miss you being on the team. I love your creations and look forward to seeing you in the gallery! Wishing you a VERY MERRY Christmas and the most wonderful 2017! It has been a joy to work with you and get to know you better! Lots of love and hugs! XXXX

  5. Oh Colleen, YOU are so sweet. Thank you for this wonderful post and the heartfelt sentiment behind it. It has been such a pleasure to work with you and get to know you more...I do hope you will still play along with us. Thank you for a great year! Wishing you and your family a happy holiday season! Big hugs to you, my friend!

  6. Colleen, it has been truly wonderful to have you as a GD this year. I have loved seeing your beautiful creations in our gallery. A true pleasure, my friend. I love that you made your card a winter thank you. Hugs, Jaydee

  7. Oh this is just the most beautiful card Colleen, inside and out! You will be missed and I will definitely be looking out for you and popping by - it's been a joy working with you. Merriest of Christmas wishes to you!


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