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:

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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:

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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

10 comments:

  1. 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.

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

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  3. 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.

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

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  5. 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!
    Hugs.

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  6. This is CUTE! Love the gathered seam binding!

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

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

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

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  9. 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! :)

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