Sunday, January 12, 2014

Paper Players 178


Happy Sunday, everyone!  Today it is my turn to host the Paper Players challenge, and I have chosen a fresh spring palette for our latest color challenge:

I took my inspiration from a cute apron DH got me for Christmas:


Aren’t those cupcakes sweet?  He did a good job picking this one out, and I love it and wear it all the time!  I even thought about making a cupcake card, but I pulled out a set that hasn’t gotten inky for a long time:  Betsy’s Blossoms!  I needed a thank you for a special customer, so here we go
WeeInklings LeAnne Pugliese Paper Players 178 Betsy's Blossoms Stampin Up

My Coastal Cabana card base is actually a little narrower than 4 1/4” so that the leaves hanging off the edge would still fit into the envelope.  It’s really a simple card, lots of stamping in the challenge colors and then cutting and popping up some of the elements:


and here’s the inside


I did do a little paper piercing as well for some added interest!  I love these colors together and hope you do too!  I can’t wait to see what you create with them.  Share them with us at the Paper Players blog so we can be inspired as well!  And you can check out what the rest of the design team created here at their blogs:
Dana shared this picture on FB; I am not quite sure what she was telling Cassidy, but the look on her face was too funny not to share!


Enjoy your day!

Wee Project Details
Stamps Betsy's Blossoms, Four You
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Primrose Petals, Coastal Cabana
 Ink Primrose Petals, Coastal Cabana, Pear Pizzazz, Crushed Curry
Accessories Pearl
Tools     Paper Piercer & Mat, Dimensionals


  1. Love your apron inspired card. Such beautiful bright blooms. The inside stamping is gorgeous too.
    Love the pictures of your girls ...too cute that face!

  2. I absolutely LOVE this card! The colors are perfect for this set! It's just so bright and cheery!! TFS!

  3. Love the colors LeAnne and your card is so darling. I love the apron too. I would be eating cakes all the time. LOL!

  4. What a sweet hubby. Beautiful card! I love the bird and all the pretty colors.
    Adorable picture of Cassidy. Love that expression. Such a cutie!

  5. Ahh, so that was the inspiration for these colors! I couldn't wait to find out, and to see what you created with them. LOVE your card, LeAnne! It's so bright and happy and makes me want to pull out that stamp set right now! Thanks for an awesome challenge!

  6. Just like Sandy, I wondered where your inspiration came from too and it's fabulous! Love your take on these cheerful colors. Your stamping really shows how well the colors work together AND how pretty this stamp set is. Wonderful challenge! The pic of Cassidy is priceless!

  7. Great springy! And a great lookin' apron, too! I love aprons...I've got quite a few old ones...surprise, surprise!

  8. Everything in this post made me smile smile smile!! You DH did an outstanding job picking out that CUTE apron!! Your card is fresh, cheerful and SO pretty!! And good grief what a FUN picture of your girls!!!

  9. I need to make some thank you cards and your card is absolutely perfect. Before Christmas, I treated myself to Betsy's Blossoms (for which I'd been pining for some time), so I'm all set. Your card was the inspiration I needed to get at those cards. Thanks!

  10. This is the prettiest Betsy's Blossom card I've seen! Wonderful colors!

  11. so pretty! love the colors and the pierced dots!

  12. This is a very pretty card LeAnne. The colours are gorgeous. Love the apron your husband bought you, lucky you.

  13. All the Paper Players DT cards are gorgeous this week. Love how you've used these colors. Great card! And Cassidy looks too cute in this photo.

  14. Beautiful cheerful card. That apron is so pretty.
    I love the look on Cassidy's face in the pic.

  15. A beautiful bright and cheery card LeeAnne - I love your Paper Players colour inspiration this week. I too got out a stamp set I hadn't used in a while to have a go - the four colour combo was a challenge!

  16. Love where the inspiration came from LeAnne! Your card is just beautiful - I'm loving how you've layered everything!

  17. Oh so cute, LeAnne! I love all of the depth and dimension that is going on! You rocked this set, for sure!


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