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Sunday, October 14, 2012

Thank You for the Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches

Good evening all,

Is it me or did the weekend just speed by? I'm not ready to go back to work, but alas, I guess I have to. I have a project starting tomorrow that I really don't want to do. The good news is it should all be over by the end of the work day on Wednesday.

Tuesday is "Bosses Day" in the U.S. and my friend asked me to make a card that he can give to his supervisor. Since I was making his, I figured that I'd make one for my manager as well, which is the second card in this post. 

For the first card, I used the new Paper Players #117 color challenge of Cajun Craze, Brovo Burgundy, and Night of Navy. I found an old SU paper pack of Rich Regals colors and paired them with some retired SU stamp sets. In fact, it's an all SU card with the exception of the blue rhinestones.

The sketch is the Freshly Made #56.

Here's the card that I made for my manager. 

No sketch on this one. Just something I came up with. I used the one of the same stamp sets as in the first card, but totally different colors.

Supplies for Card 1
Stamps: Gently Falling and Alaphabet Soup sets by Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Vanilla, Night of Navy, Brovo Burgundy card stock and Rich Regals paper pack DSP
Ink: SU Cajun Craze, Night of Navy, Brovo Burgundy classic pads
Other: SU corner punch, SU linen thread, SU 3/4" round punch, Kaiser rhinestones and dimensionals

Supplies for Card 2
Stamps: Gently Falling and Tiny Tags sets by Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Very Vanilla and SU Orchard Harvest DSP
Ink: SU More Mustard, Cajun Craze, Always Artichoke and Cherry Cobbler classic pads
Other: Corner Chomper, SU linen thread, dimensionals

Have a great week all and thanks for looking in,


  1. Colleen, two great cards and I love that you gave them both a fall feel. I'd say that both bosses are going to love them! I love the linen thread tied around the first one, it really adds to the organic feel.
    I'm with you on the weekend having gone by so quickly! good luck with your project and thanks for joining the Paper Players this week

  2. Two wonderful fall cards. Love the popped up "U" in a different color on the first card. Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches.

  3. Lovely fall cards, Colleen! I love how you combined the two challenges for your "thank you" card. So glad you could join us at FMS!

  4. Colleen these are fabulous, it's difficult to pick a favorite! I really like how you incorporated navy into the leaf image on the first one. Way to rock both challenges! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  5. Colleen - these are some wonderful cards! You made those colors work real well together! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players!


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