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Thursday, May 18, 2023

Hello & Happy Birthday Cards

 Hi all,

I've been playing with some super cute die sets from Concord & 9th and Spellbinders and I've got a couple of cute cards to show you. 

This first card uses the new Concord & 9th set called Weekend Market. This has a small coordinating stamp set too. The background is stamped using the new C&9th Brick background stamp. I made a 8 of these cards, all with different colors of card stock and ink for the the background. The die set has several flower and leaf options, a wine bottle, a loaf of bread with a bag, the market bag, the shirt, the pants, shoes, feet and hand for the person. The coordinating stamp set has a few greetings and images for stamping on the dies. (i didn't use any of those on this card, but I did on several of the other 7)

For this card I used the colors for the current Paper Players Challenge. Jaydee's picked pink, green, silver/gray, black and white for this month's color challenge and they worked really well for my card.

Another super cute die set is the Spellbinders May Small Die of the Month set. The die set comes with all of the plane pieces, three banners with different sentiments and two cloud dies. I made this card for my nephew's birthday.

All of the card stock used in these cards are from a box of retired SU card stock that I've had for years. I used Jennifer McGuire's recommendation of cutting several pieces from different colors of card stock and putting them in different bins to make arranging and gluing easier. It really did make it easy to put together the 8 cards quickly.

Enjoy your Thursday and thanks for looking in,

Card 1:
Concord & 9th Weekend Market Die and Stamp set and Brick Background stamp 
Card 2: 
Spellbinders Fly By Greetings, May  2023 SDOM set
Paper: Retired SU card stocks
Ink Card 1: SSS Pawsitively Saturated Field Green and Memento tuxedo black
Ink Card 2: Gina K Designs Craft White
Other: Big Shot Switch Machine, Misti, Connect glue, Trinity star embellishments


  1. Hey, Colleen! What a great card and perfect take on Jaydee's color challenge! I love everything about this card - and thank you for playing along with us at The Paper Players!
    Xoxo, Fran

  2. Colleen, what a great card! i love the bright green background. I love those dies, too! You used the colors beautifully on this wonderful scene. So glad you shared this with us at The Paper Players this week


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