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Wednesday, September 15, 2021

Happy Birthday

 Happy Hump Day Peeps,

Well, I seem to have gotten a little carried away using this week's Paper Player's color challenge! I do like a nice purple card, although it's not a color that I use very frequently, but, I certainly made good use of it this week!

For the monthly PP color challenge, Ann gave us Rich Razzleberry, Blackberry Bliss, Polished Pink and a color of our choice. I made four cards, I think each with a different "color of my choice," but very similar in style. Three use recent release sets from Concord & 9th, and the fourth uses a Pretty Pink Posh stencil and this technique from Jennifer McGuire. I had tons of fun with these fall-ish cards.

These first two use the stamps and dies from the C&9th Triple-Step Autumn Leaf set. The 4th color in the top card is gold and the 4th color in the second card is blue. The top card uses the stamp images and the large leaf die, while the bottom card uses both set dies and I inlayed the die cut images.

Card three is a small 4.25 x 4.25 square card using the C&9th Harvest Wreath Turnabout set. The 4th color here is rose-gold. In addition to the turnabout stamping, I cut out the set dies in C&9th pink glitter paper and arranged them under the sentiment strip.

Finally, the fourth card. I made the stenciled panel first for this challenge and decided that I didn't like it - AT ALL! So, I put it aside and came up with the large leaf cards. Since I really liked these two, I gave the turnabout set a try with the colors and liked it as well. I finished all three of the cards, including the insides. The large leaf cards are for friends who have birthdays the first week of October, and the square card is a Thanksgiving card. I went to pitch the stenciled panel while cleaning up my desk, but my brain said no, so I put it aside and finished cleaning. Two days later, I put the panel to use in this card, which might be my favorite of the 4!

The stenciled panel is kraft card stock. The first color used is craft white. I then flipped the stencil over per the JM video and used Blackberry Bliss, then rotated the stencil a quarter turn and stenciled with Razzleberry. The dies are all from the Master Layouts from Gina K Designs. The Thank You is from C&9th.

Thanks to Ann for the beautiful color challenge this week, and thanks to you for looking in!

Have a nice Thursday!



Concord & 9th Triple-Step Autumn Leaf set and Harvest Wreath Turnabout set stamps and dies,  Concord & 9th Weathered Wood Background stamp, SU Blackberry bliss, Rich Razzleberry and Polished Pink card stock and ink pads, SU Into the Woods DSP, Gina K Designs Layering White and Kraft card stock and Master Layouts 1, 2 & 3 die sets, Pretty Pink Posh Fall Leaf Stencil, GKD blending brushes, Concord & 9th pink and blue glitter paper, VersaMark ink, GKD Rose Gold and Gold EP, heat tool, Misti, Gemini Jr, SU Blackberry Bliss twine, Blue twine, Trinity gold pearls, SU Dimensionals, GKD Connect glue


  1. Oh, Colleen! All four of your cards are gorgeous. You did a fabulous job with the stenciled background on your 4th card. There is a softness about it that I absolutely love. Thank you for showcasing the challenge colors perfectly, and for joining in this week at The Paper Players!

  2. Colleen, what a fabulous array of cards. You really rocked these colors and showed how versatile they can be. So glad you shared thee beauties with us at the Paper Players this week

  3. Wow these are amazing! Great job with the colors. Thanks for playing along at The Paper Players!


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