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.

Lesley 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 W 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 Hile 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! :)