Sunday, October 2, 2011

Paper Players 66


Happy Sunday, everyone! Today I am the hostess for the Paper Players, and I’ve chosen a theme for you: music!

Challenge 66

You can add music to your card, or let music or a song inspire your creation—any occasion will do!

When I chose this theme a while back, I had a totally different idea for my card….I’ll bet that never happens to you, does it? LOL! Anyway, as I was using the Jolly Jingles jumbo wheel last week, making lunch sacks for my Christmas card class, it occurred to me that there were lots of Christmas lyrics in there! So I was inspired to make my weekly Christmas card using that wheel, some fabulous red Glimmer paper and a few embellishments:


This is a whopping 5 1/2” square; I needed it that big to fit everything on! It is definitely going to be a card for someone real special! Here are some closeups:

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This was a lot of fun to make! And taking a tip from Ann, I used a Sharpie marker to color my rhinestones!! Cool! And here’s the inside:


I hope that you’ll play along with us at the Paper Players with your musically-inspired creations! Waltz on over to the Paper Players blog to see all the other designers’ creations and to share yours as well! And here are a couple little musical inspirations for you that knocked my socks off!:

Sugar Plum Fairy

Toccata & Fugue in D Minor - Spooky Halloween Music

Wee Details:

  • Stamps: Jolly Jingles jumbo wheel, Many Merry Messages
  • Paper: WW, Old Olive, Real Red, Red Glimmer
  • Ink: Real Red
  • Acc: Circle Punches, Small Star Punch, Merry Details & Northern Frost Dies, Northern Flurry Embossing Folder, Mini Jingle Bells, Pearls, Rhinestones, Rhinestone Brads, Glimmer Brads, Dimensionals, Sharpie Marker



  1. Adorable card LeAnne! I love the shimmer paper background and all the little embellishments on each circle. Fantastic card!

  2. Wow, look at all those teeth on Cassidy. She is getting so big. Oh yeah, your card is great too. Lol

  3. LeAnne,

    This is super gorgeous! I love that wheel and all the "jingles" on it and it is perfect for this challenge. You are so creative and every time I open my laptop and see your creations, they make me smile, and go "ooh" and "aah" at your creative genius! And you make me want to buy every thing you used! LOL

    Love and blessings, Martha

  4. Your card is fabulous, LeAnne! The red glimmer paper is gorgeous! I loved looking at the circles and thinking about all of the Christmas carols that contain those words and phrases! You could not have selected a better theme challenge!

  5. great card Leanne, just perfectly christmasy !! Debi x

  6. You are so clever putting the song words in those circles - and with appropriate embellishments! Great idea - very pretty card!

  7. Stunning card LeeAnne!! I just love your card with the song in the circles, the glittery background and your details including the bells and punch details are beyond gorgeous!! Your dd looks too sweet!!

  8. What a great card, LeAnne! It's so creative and very inspiring.

  9. Thanks so much for a fun theme this week LeAnne! I love music and am inspired by it every day.

    Your card is fabulous! I tend to make a lot of square, I love the design you chose here. The glimmer paper is the perfect base for all of your fun elements.

  10. Amazing card LeAnne, love that yummy glitter paper, I will be breaking into my pack soon!

  11. LeAnne how cute is that! You have the classics covered with this one. LOVE those tiny jingle bells.

  12. LeAnne - Your details are just fabulous! I can't decide if I love the glimmer paper or the jingle bells the best. Such a great card for the holidays. Once can't help but sing Jingle Bells. Fantastic Card for your music inspiration.

  13. I love it! Love the sketch, love the details, love the colors, love the wheel images. Really gorgeous. I agree with Martha. I want everything you used!

  14. So pretty, LeAnne. I love this! Love the little jingle bells :)

  15. Love it!!!! Glitter paper and jingle bells - screams Merry Christmas!

    Just look at that smile - thanks for sharing her!

  16. Thank you for inspiring me to do some Christmas cards and to drag out that Red Glimmer Paper that I thought I could only use at Valentines!

  17. I love this card, LeAnne! So fun and cute! This would be a fun card for anyone to get in the mail! and Cassidy looks so adorable!!!


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