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Monday, July 2, 2018

Let's Celebrate

Happy Monday, Peeps!

While I'm waiting for an early conference call to start this morning, I thought I'd post my Paper Players Celebration themed card. First though, a BIG CONGRATS to all the ladies at the Paper Players blog as this is their 400th challenge. Jaydee is the hostess and she has picked Celebration as the theme.

Since this is the first week of July, I choose to celebrate July 4th. I'm using this week's Freshly Made Sketch for the layout.

The card base is Neenah Desert Storm card stock and the patterned papers are from my stash of holiday papers. I think they came with a Taylored Expressions Key Ingredients kit years ago, but I have no idea of which company. I used a SU punch to punch out the banner flags. The background is done with a SU star embossing folder. The sentiment comes from Avery Elle.

For the inside, I used an older SU stamp set.

Again, congratulations to the Paper Players team. I look forward to the new challenges each Sunday. One of the things that I love about this challenge is the rotating themes each week. It gives us a chance to do different kinds of challenges.

I hope everyone has a wonderful holiday week, and thanks for looking in.

Stamps: Bunting set by Avery Elle and July Fourth by Stampin' Up
Paper: Neenah Desert Story and SU Night of Navy card stock, patriotic themed pattern papers
Ink: SU Night of Navy and Riding Hood Red
Other: SU Stars embossing folder, SU banner punch, enamel stars, yellow rhinestones, Mini Misti, Gemini Jr, fun foam, dimensionals


  1. What a perfect Independence Day celebration card!! LOVE the patterned banner with the dimensional stars. And the decorate inside just adds to the whole look. Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  2. Wow! This is card is absolutely stunning, Colleen! Great Americana colors combined with so much texture...I LOVE it! Thank you for playing with The Paper Players on our 400th challenge!

  3. Colleen... absolutely LOVE your July 4th card! The nautical feel combined with the FMS sketch is perfect! Thanks so much for joining us this week for The Paper Players' 400th challenge!

  4. Colleen, I LOVE your colour palette and those banners are wonderful. I like the way your star motif is incorporated in so many different ways. Great card! Thank you so much for joining us in our 400th challenge at The Paper Players. It's always a pleasure to see your work in the gallery.

  5. Colleen, this is awesome! I love the fun banners and mix of patterns. Thanks so much for playing along with our 400th challenge at The Paper Players!


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