Sunday, November 20, 2011

Paper Players 73

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Happy Sunday, everyone!  It’s another Paper Players challenge with Jaydee as our hostess.  This week she has chosen a clean and simple color challenge:

Sometimes I miss that “clean and simple” part, but this week, I got it!  I pulled out a Christmas set I hadn’t used in a while, Come to Bethlehem:

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I stamped the image with Night of Navy, added satin ribbon and some rhinestones, then mounted it on a piece of silver Shimmer Paper—ooh, that stuff is wonderful!  I made a little star with some scraps of it as well:

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It is pricey, though, so here’s a little tip (probably most of you know how do to this already), but you can cut out a frame if you have an Exacto knife or a cutter that has an channel blade.  Position your paper so that the right side is on the 1/2” mark on the right side of the channel (or further, if your mat needs to be larger):

DSCF9578 Bring your cutting blade down from the top 1/2” and begin cutting, stopping 1/2” from the bottom of your mat. 

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Turn your mat and do the same thing on the other three sides, starting and stopping 1/2” from the edge.  You’ll have a nice little frame that your stamped image will sit on, and another little piece of cardstock to use for another project:

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Here’s the inside of the card, using the sentiment from the same set:

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I hope you find some time to play along with this clean and simple color challenge; you can see what the other designers came up with on the Paper Players blog and directions for playing along! 

How do kids know instinctively that a pile of leaves is something to play in???

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She was pretty pleased with herself for “helping” Grammy put the leaves in the wheelbarrow!  Thanks for visiting today!

17 comments:

  1. Beautiful card and really like the star you crafted. Thanks for the mat cutting tip.

    A extra pair of hands is always welcome-cute pics. Hope you are feeling better.

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  2. So pretty! I love the tip about saving some of that paper for another project! I always mean to do that with even just normal card stock, but forget!

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  3. Lovely card. Thank you for the tips!
    Marie

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  4. Gorgeous card Leanne. Love the silhouette image and the silver star. Just perfect. She is a cutie! Looks like she had a lot of fun with those leaves. :o)

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  5. These colors make stunning CAS cards and yours is just that! The sparkle just adds the extra wow factor! And I just had a "duh" moment......how smart you are to use that paper cutter to cut out the center of the paper! I have a few cards I need to pull apart and do just that!

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  6. Your star is absolutely fabulous! Such a gorgeous card! And your leaf helper is adorable. :)

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  7. beautiful card !! You have such an adorable helper :) and it's even cuter when they have fun when helping.

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  8. Beautiful, LeAnne! The star is the perfect touch! Thank you for the wonderful challenge this week. And I remembered to keep it simple!

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  9. Beautiful card and I love the tip. I have the red glitter paper. This silver is beautiful.
    Love the little helper. You take the best pictures of Cassidy

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  10. Stunning LeAnne! I just love your card. Gorgeous star, image and attention to detail. Thanks' for the tip.

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  11. LeAnne, clean and simple and simply stunning. I love all the white space. The star is gorgeous. Beautifully composed. Great tip about the framing, too!
    As for those pics of Cassidy...... LOVE THEM!
    hugs
    jaydee

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  12. Simply stunning LeAnne! The star you created from scraps is amazing and adds so much detail to your card. Love the tip on making a mat too! I [almost] forgot about the card after seeing those sweet pix of Cassidy! Oh, the joy of leaves!

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  13. This card is just beautiful! I love everything about it, and the star is the perfect "crowning touch". Ps...your daughter is precious.

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  14. LeAnne, This is just stunning! I love the star and can't believe you didn't use a die, it looks so perfect. Thanks for the great tip on saving paper for the glimmer paper. I may have to do this for all my mats. Fantastic CAS card.

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  15. Very well done LeAnne! Love the star you handmade and I would have done the same to save some of that Glimmer Paper!

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  16. LeAnne, am in LOVE with your perfect scrap star, WOW! Adds such a wonderful treat to a simple but stunning Christmas card. I whipped out my Bethlehem stamp set and gave it a go this week too. Loved working with the stunning colors!

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  17. LeAnn, this is simply stunning! That star is gorgeous and I love the tips for sparing the Glimmer Paper. I have to admit that I do that, too. You never want to waste the sparkle! Love the photos of Cassidy in the leaves. Looks like you had a great "helper"! :)

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