Sunday, June 5, 2011

Paper Players #50

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Hi everyone!  Happy Sunday and that means another Paper Players challenge!  I am the hostess today and I have chosen “Kind Thanks” as the challenge for the week---make a card or project as a way to thank someone!

Challenge 50

My card will be going out to a special blog friend who is always encouraging me and makes me laugh with each and every comment!  I started with Taylor’s sketch (even though I am sure I missed the deadline):


and pulled out a set that will be retiring from this catalog, Fresh Cuts.  I chose a “fresh” color combo, too, of Pumpkin Pie and Baja Breeze:


There are lots of fun details here!  An extra couple of elements:

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and some white embossing, pearls and baker’s twine:

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And you can’t tell from the photo, but this Sweet & Sour DP has a beautiful swirl already embossed on it…just gorgeous! 

So let’s see what kind thank you creation you can make this week and share it with us at the Paper Players blog!  YOU could be chosen as a Cut Above or even the Headliner of the week!

  • Stamps:  Fresh Cuts
  • Paper:  WW, Baja Breeze, Pumpkin Pie & Baja Breeze Patterns DP, Sweet & Sour DP
  • Ink:  Pumpkin Pie, Craft White
  • Acc:  Corner Rounder, Circle Punches, Nesties, White EP, Bakers Twine, Itty Bitty Punch Pack, Pearls, Modern Label Punch, Dimensionals


Thanks for visiting today!


  1. Leanne!!! This is gorgeous!!! I love how you used the set and the color combination is I will have to try! thanks for a great challenge this week!

  2. I like your bright and cheerful card-Fresh Cuts is pretty-so it is leaving? Maybe I better check it out.

    That has to be one of the cutest photos of Cassidy yet!! Love it!

  3. Oh my this is so sweet. I love how it matches Cassidy's (did I spell her name right?) dress to your card. So pretty!

  4. LeAnne, what a great color combo. This is a lovely card. I should definitely use my Fresh Cuts set more often. btw, I like that Cassidy matches the card!

  5. Leanne this card is WOW! Love all the layers and bling too.. and I scrolled down.... I see WHAT was the inspiration! ADORABLE. Hugs.

  6. Your little pumpkin matches your card! LOL!! Love it! The white embossing and twine look terrific, love this card, I know your friend will too!

  7. Beautiful! Orange is a color I don't use very often, because it's a difficult color to use. When I see your card it make me want to use orange!
    Absolutely fabulous!


  8. Yup, I LOVE it! The layers are fabulous and the white embossing is so cool. You have done that a few times lately and I think it is such a great effect. I have to try it out. Best of all, your card compliments sweet, little Cassidy's dress. Adorable! {Hugs!} :)

  9. I've got to dig my Fresh Cuts stamp out and CASE your card - it's wonderful.....and little Cassidy matches your card perfectly. What a doll!!

  10. OK... So... what a gorgeous pic of Cassidy. I just love that face! Her perfect summer dress really helps to highlight your card, too!

    I had never really noticed that DSP before - it is stunning with this card.

    Another fabulous card

  11. Oh, Leanne, how fresh and springy! I love the way you used the image in a circle, it gives it a whole new look.
    Add up the many details you used, and it's one gorgeous card. I love it when the details and elements work together like that. I feel so blessed to be working with you this month.

  12. Hi LeAnne,

    Not too many look good in orange but your little Cassidy looks scrumptious in it! She goes with the bright colors of your card (blues and oranges...although different shades.) I love how you created the different parts of this card. You are a "master" IMO! I'd copy you any day of the week. LOL!

    Love and blessings, Martha

  13. I love how Cassidy's outfit perfectly matches your card!! Great take on the sketch and the card is a real beauty! I love Miss Cassidy's picture from the previous post too! Those big baby blues just stole my heart away :)

  14. Beautiful, LeAnne! There are so many wonderful details on this card, where do I start? I love the pearls, for sure! And this DSP was the perfect choice!

  15. Gorgeous card and a gorgeous photo of Cassidy. Thanks for sharing them both.

  16. Have you noticed lately that Ms. Cassidy's outfits coordinate with your featured card? tee, hee! Look at how her eyes pop in that photo! Oh, yes and the it! What a fresh color combination! Great challenge too! :-)

  17. Leanne, this is beautiful. I love the brightness of the card and the color combination is just delightful. The recipient will surely have her day brightened up when she receives the card.

    BTW, thanks for a great challenge this week!

  18. So, did you DRESS the baby to match the WONDERFUL card, or did you make the CARD, inspired by THE baby!!!???!!! Sooooooo perfect! I love THE card, appreciate the inspiration and HATE retirement. Just sayin'.


  19. great card using the TE sketch!! sorry i have been enabling you... memory box has some great stuff, though... tee hee!!


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