Sunday, December 16, 2012

Paper Players 126


Hi, everyone!  Time for another Paper Players challenge, with Ann  as our hostess and this clean and simple challenge:

You know I almost always forget the CAS part of this challenge, and I did remember this time, but it still sort of got away from me!!!  I had an idea in my head, and although it really is simple, I hope Ann will forgive me if it’s not the cleanest or simplest, LOL!

First, I needed a birthday card….just in time for Lesley’s new venture, Seize the Birthday! 

I’m telling you….that girl is a bundle of energy!  But what a fun challenge blog it will be, and who doesn’t need more birthday cards?  And there is also a lovely color challenge at Create with Connie & Mary:

2012 Create Thursday-010

So I combined them all to make this “snowflakes in a jar” card! 


I stamped the jar from Perfectly Preserved on my very last piece of window sheet in Black Stazon and used the die to cut out the jar from the front of my card.  I used some retired snowflake dies to cut snowflakes from the Champagne glimmer paper and adhered them inside, along with a sentiment from Petite Pairs, embossed in Gold Glory:


The jar lid as well as the smaller snowflakes are stamped in Gold Encore ink for extra shimmer!  Wouldn’t it be fun to catch some snowflakes in a jar?  For a final oomph, I sponged a little tiny bit of white craft ink on the outside of the jar and adhered some glitter for a frosty look!


I also heat embossed the birthday sentiment from Itty Bitty Banners and popped it up on a glimmer paper banner too!  I hope the recipient will enjoy it!!!

Now, what you YOU make with some snowflakes?  Even if you live down under, where it is WARM, it’s always fun to play with your snowflake stamps & dies….pull them out and get cracking!  Share them with us over at the Paper Players blog, so we can all enjoy their frosty goodness!  And make sure to check out the designers’ samples as well!!  And we are announcing our new Guest Designer team—woohoo!  What a fun process that was!  Lots of creativity coming your way in 2013!


I promised you a few more pictures from our cookie-decorating day, or maybe I should say cookie-UNdecorating day:

She was FASCINATED by sprinkles, and couldn’t wait to decorate her own special cookie:


Can you tell which one it was?


But I couldn’t get her to stop playing with it….


She wanted to pick the decorations back off and eat them!!!  Oooops!


How can you scold that face, though?! 


Enjoy your day---hug your kids, your grandkids, your neighbors, your friends, your spouse… is precious!


Sherry Eckblad said...

LOVE this card. The gold, the glitter, the jar. Just pure perfection to this old girls eyes.
Micah loves sprinkles too.

Dawn Easton said...

Oh my, LeAnne! This is gorgeous! Brilliant idea to use the jar~! Love that!
Sweet pictures of Cassidy....she's a doll!!!!

~amy~ said...

gotta love a mason jar card....this one is awesome! I adore the gold!

Love the cookie-UNdecorating day pics:)

Kara said...

Such a sweet card! Cookie un-decorating looks like fun!! Lol

Nance Leedy said...

LeAnne, you are so stinkin' CLEVER! Snowflakes in a jar is fantastic! Love all the champagne snowflakes and the white craft ink + sparkle is just perfect. It really looks like the jar is in a snowstorm! Wonderful for a winter birthday! I think Cassidy's cookie is the best!

Marybeth said...

I make spritz cookies every year just like my mom did. Cassidy looks like a big help.
Ok … sweet golden jar card. LOL to what Kara said.

Ann Schach said...

Fabulous and sparkly, LeAnne! What an awesome way to combine challenges. You are so creative! And what fun to decorate cookies with Cassidy!

Gloria Stengel said...

Awesome. I love jar stamps! This is adorable!

Linda said...

Oh so so sweet and the card too.
Your are so right ! Life is precious!
My heart is broken the weekend as a retired first grade teacher I just want to run and hug all of those left and all of those who have lost a precious gift.
Give your little gift a big hug for me.

Linda Callahan said...

Oh come on now! This is all sparkly and adorable - and so is Miss C!

Stacey Schafer said...

You clever your combination of mason jar and snowflakes! who'd 'a thunk it??? YOU, of course! Thanks for joining the linky party, LeAnne!

Carol L said...

What a clever and cute CAS card, and using a jar was such a unique idea! I love that one special cookie that looks overly decorated :) My DH decorates cookies that way too LOL
Thanks for your gorgeous card too that arrived recently - wow, it's gorgeous! If you want to borrow that ef sometime, I'll drop it in the mail and you can use it and return it when you're finished! Let me know! I'm happy to share :)

Lyndal said...

FAB, FAB card LeAnne :)

Bonnie said...

What a wonderful idea to catch snowflakes in a jar! We used to put bowls out to catch the snow and Mom would boil maple syrup. We'd pour that hot sticky syrup on the snow and it was wonderful! Cassidy is a wonderful cookie decorator!

Rose said...

LOVE the mason jar full of snowflakes and the way you made the cutout :)

and what a sweetie pie your little baker is :)

So glad you joined us for our first link party on Seize the Birthday.
Looking forward to seeing you for our first challenge in Jan :)

Karren said...

Such a clever card! Those snowflakes are stunning. I always love seeing your Cassidy pics too! Thanks so much for joining us this week at Create with Connie & Mary.

Tracey McNeely said...

Love your sparkly snowflakes in a jar LeAnne. Cassidy looks like a pro decorating cookies!

Deb said...

So beautiful and creative!! Love the jar of snowflakes! They are so pretty in the champagne glimmer! And the little gal is sure growing up! Always love to see the pictures! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Melissa Davies said...

The mason jar is absoultely gorgeous both inside and out! I really like how you frosted the jar with Dazzling Diamonds, too! Thanks for joining us this week @ create with Connie and Mary!

Jaydee said...

LeAnne, I love that you used snowflakes for a birthday card and I love them coming out of the jar. Fabulous!

jengd said...

FABU! The frost you put on the jar is the perfect accent- so much more complete this way than if you'd left it clear. Love it!

Jessi Fogan said...

Sprinkles are the best part!!
I love the idea of snow in a jar - and the sentiment is awesome :)

terriloo said...

SO lovely!

monikastamp said...

That is a fun snowflake card! I'm glad you joined our challenge this week at Create with Connie & Mary!

Lisa said...

Love that both the inside and outside of the card are decorated. I really like the looks of it open and closed! Very fun card! Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary challenge this week!

Narelle Farrugia said...

LeAnne you are so very talented - I love how you've created this effect with the window sheet and the jar! How right you are about being down under and still using snowflakes - I've held off ordering the snowflake die, because we don't have any snowflakes in December, but as they represent Christmas to everyone around the world, I relented and ordered it this week. Thanks for the inspiration and thanks for joining us at Create with Connie & Mary this week!

Diane - said...

LeAnne this is tooooo stinkin' cute. I LOVE this idea. I was trying to think of something 'different' for my sister's 'winter' birthday in January.... then you posted this! I hope you let me CASE this. It's so clever!

PS: That little cutie patootie is adorable... as ever. How fun is Christmas going to be for YOU!

Patti said...

Love your snowflakes in a jar. The fun thing about yours is they will always be there!! Now if I was Cassidy I'd definitely be sampling my cookie.

Mary Brown said...

Too...too...too...too...too CUTE! I would have NEVER thought to put snowflakes in a jar. LOVE IT! Thanks for playing along in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Darlene Gabriel said... adorable! Love how Cassidy decorates cookies (and undecorates them too).
I love your sparkly card. Those snowflakes are gorgeous and I love the idea of them showing through the jar cutout. Great thinking.

Lesley said...

Hello LeAnne!
Wow what a "cool" idea, love the snowflakes in a jar and the pictures of Cassidy are precious! What a kid! So happy you linked up with us at Seize the Birthday!

Connie said...

Love, love, LOVE the snowflakes in a jar!!! So darling and clever! Cassidy is certainly getting big, too. She is smart to eat those cookies before the grownups get to them! lol! Thanks for playing along with the color challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Notes by Nina said...

What a fun and wonderful card LeAnne. I love your snowflakes.

Mrs A. said...

Your card is lovely and your idea of snowflakes in a jar is the tops. Looking forward to this new challenge starting. hugs Mrs A. #51

Colleen Dietrich said...

Beautiful gold and cream snowflake card, LeAnne! And yes, our kids need more hugs and kisses, every day. :)

Noelle said...

awww! I agree I love sprinkles, too! She is too sweet to scold, LeAnne! I know you already know that, though:) awesome cookies and I love this pretty card!

dpkennedy said...

Love the glittery snowflakes! What a cute card! Love the cookies too...Sean does the same thing!

H2 :) said...

Oh, this is so sweet, LeAnne! The thought of snowflakes in a jar is absolutely delightful! Love the gold & white colour scheme & the sprinkling of tiny snowflakes. Thank you, it has been fantastic being on the Paper Players team with you over the past six months! Looking forward to coming back to play in the challenges next year. :)

Anne Marie Hile said...

LOVE this, LeAnne! Such a creative way to use the stamp set and the sparkle tops everything off beautifully. :)