Sunday, May 1, 2011

Paper Players 45

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Happy Sunday!  Happy May Day!! Today is my turn to host the Paper Players

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“Spring has finally arrived --the keyword being FINALLY! It took its good old sweet time here in Pennsylvania. The trees have budded, the flowers are blooming and the bees are buzzing, so I thought a nature theme to celebrate the emerging season would be appropriate! Create a card or project using birds, bees, flowers and/or trees! It can be realistic or fun & funky--your choice!”  I chose to make my card fun & funky!  Chevrons are very popular in the paper crafting world and this Greenhouse Gala DP had a fun chevron pattern in some pretty colors, so I chose that as my background and proceeded from there:


So you can see I’ve got a bird, tree and a flower, oh well, no bee!!!  I used a variety of elements in the colors of the DP to pull it all together:

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My little bird is from the Merry Details sizzlet; the tree is from Funky Four; the button is from the Brights collection, and the ribbon is Baja Breeze seam binding, gathered along a pulled thread.  The alphabet background is A to Z.  I also made a little tag:

PP45 closeup 3 I created it by using the Jewelry Tag punch and a leftover alphabet-stamped piece, then stamped it with a sentiment from Tiny Tags to hang on my button-embellished Peach Parfait twill ribbon.  Cute!

Hope you can find time to play with the Paper Players this week and create something with birds, trees, flowers and/or bees!

My friend Betsy has been visiting us for a couple days:



Have a wonderful day!

  • Stamps:  Funky Four, Tiny Tags, A to Z
  • Paper:  WW, Early Espresso, Greenhouse Gala  & Sweet & Sour DP
  • Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Early Espresso, Pear Pizzazz
  • Acc:  Scallop Duo Diecut, Merry Details Sizzlet, Twill Ribbon, Bright buttons, Seam Binding, Dauber, Floss, Choc Chip marker


Linda said...

Oh this is so cute.
I am so excited I forgot that I ordered the kitty stamp. I got it yesterday at the camp I went too.
Have fun with your friend.

jaydee said...

Very cute card, LeAnne. Love the tag and the way you stamped it twice. Cassidy is just gorgeous.

Elaine M said...

What a great fun card - so bright and cheery! The munchkin seems to be enjoying your friend - they're so sweet together. Hope you all have a great time.

Always Playing with Paper said...

Hi LeAnne! Love this card and the funky paper you have used! Cassidy looks pretty sweet in that last photo!!!

Diane - said...

LeAnne this card is so fun and cheery! Wow you certainly used lots of color and LOTS of different stamps/supplies for this one. Very cool.
Your little Cassidy is the cutest of them all!

Denise Marzec said...

So fun with all the zig-zags!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is CUTE! Love the gathered seam binding!

And Cassidy is getting so big! That 1st birthday will be here before you know it!

Rita said...

Love all the little details, especially the bird; he's adorable! Very bright and cheery card!

Ann Schach said...

Adorable, LeAnne! I love the funky little bird and the bright and cheery colors! Thanks for the great challenge!

Anne Marie said...

I have just one word for this one: FUN! I love the DSP and all of the great images! Cassidy is such a sweetie! Those eyes, LeAnne...she's going to be a heartbreaker! :)