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Sunday, July 24, 2016

A Great Sketch for the Paper Players

Hello from "Down the Cape!"

We are vacationing on Cape Cod this week. We've traded our beach on the "left coast" for a beach on the "right coast," LOL.

It's Sunday and that means it's Paper Players day here on my blog. My friend and our hostess, LeAnne, has an awesome sketch for week #305.

I liked this layout so much that I made two cards. First up is this one:

I started with the Mama Elephant set called Up and Away. The bunny and umbrella are stamped with Memento tuxedo black and colored with Copics. I made a mask for the bunny's hand so that I could stamp the umbrella's handle so he's holding onto it. The image was die cut with a Die-namics circle die and layered onto a Spellbinders Scalloped circle die. The layering card stock is Baja Breeze. The cloud dies are used for the banner elements in LeAnne's sketch.

Here is the inside of card one. The balloon stamp is part of the ME set. The sentiment stamp is from SU's Endless Birthday Wishes set.

Now for the second card that I made.

Using my Mini Misti tool, I stamped the flower and leaf images from the WPlus9 set called Happy Wishes. The ink colors are SU Calypso Coral, Pool Party and Smoky Slate. I used the "A Little Foxy" card stock pack colors on pg 174 of the SU catalog for my inspiration. The greeting is from the Avery Elle Floral Frame set and it's cut out with Pierced Circle Die-namics. The vellum and banners are Die-namics Fishtail Flag dies.

Here is the inside of this card. The stamps are from the WPlus9 set as well.

You will find more awesome inspiration when you visit the DT blogs here:

The Paper Players Design Team

I can't wait to see how you use LeAnne's sketch this week. I know we will see some great cards in our gallery.

As always, thanks for stopping in. Have a great week. I know I will since I'm on vacation "down the Cape."


Supplies for Card #1
Stamps: Up and Away set by Mama Elephant and Endless Birthday Wishes set by Stampin' Up
Paper: X-Press It Blending and SU Baja Breeze card stocks, Hello Summer by Echo Park patterned papers
Ink: Memento tuxedo black,Copics and SU Baja Breeze
Other: Die-namics Zig-zag stitched Circle Die, Spellbinder Scalloped Nested die, Taylored Expressions Cloud dies, Die-namics Rounded corner rectangle die, the Big Shot, TE blue sequin, white gel pen, dimensionals

Supplies for Card #2
Stamps: Happy Wishes set by WPlus9 and Floral Frame set by Avery Elle
Paper: X-Press It Blending and SU Pool Party card stocks
Ink: SU Calypso Coral, Pool Party, Smoky Slate, Memento tuxedo black and VersaMark pads
Other: SU Whisper White EP, heat tool, Die-namics pierced circle die, Die-namics Fishtail Flags dies (pierced for the vellum element and basic for the banner elements), SU pearls, the Big Shot, dimensionals, Fiskers corner punch


  1. Two gorgeous cards Colleen - I loved this sketch too and could have made a ton, a real keeper! That little bunny on the first one is super-cute and I just love all the detail, whilst the pattern on the second one is so very pretty. Hope you are having a great time on Cape Cod - enjoy!

  2. Oh my, I love both of these! Such a different feel to each one, and both are wonderful! I do admit to loving those Foxy colors in the second one! That's a big hit in my craft room this season!

  3. Well I adore that little bunny.....sweet sweet card.....inside and out! and yep I love that color combo as well on your second card!

  4. Colleen, I love both these cards for very different reasons. The second one is, I think my favorite because I love that you created your own background DSP. But the little bunny on the first one is just too cute

  5. Colleen, this is ADORABLE!!!!!! I love the little bunny! Such happy bright colors! The second card is so pretty! Great color combo! XX

  6. So stinkin' cute, Colleen! Love this sweet little bunny and how you used the clouds in place of the banner elements. Love the colors of the second card too--so pretty!


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