Sunday, February 23, 2014

Paper Players 184


Happy Sunday, everyone!  Hope you’re having a good weekend so far!  Today Jaydee is our Paper Players hostess with this fun, easy sketch:

Oooh, lots of possibilities for this sketch!  I needed a birthday card, so I pulled out some scraps of Birthday Basics DP, cut them into strips and started working:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 184 Celebrate Birthday Card Stampin Up

I added some Pistachio Pudding and Crisp Cantaloupe speckles with my Gorgeous Grunge set, as well as a bright little strip of red glimmer paper!  A little “celebrate” from Fabulous Phrases is my simple sentiment.   And we can’t have a birthday party without a party hat, so I used the pennant punch to create a little hat;  I rounded the bottom edge a wee bit, stamped the stripe from Gorgeous Grunge on top (it overlapped a little, making those cool horizontal lines), sponged the sides, then added a little resin flower for the pom pom on top!


And I used a little piece of twine from the SAB Sweet Sorbet Accessory Pack to make the chin strap!!!  Super fun!  Now, what can you create with this easy-peasy sketch?  We hope you will play along this week, and if you need some inspiration, check out the designers’ creations as well:
It is so much fun to put buttons in a jar!


Enjoy your day!

Products I used (click on photo for details and ordering!):
Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


  1. this is so fun! love the patterns and the splatter!

  2. Birthday Basics is one of my faves- using it this month in class. You made a simple looking sketch come to life wonderfully LeAnne! Love the birthday hat with the chin strap;) I recently had my neice's son visit me in my makeshift craft center while I was staying with my MIL during our move. I had him sorting buttons, running scraps through embossing folders to keep him occupied- he loved it! And, he even made a sweet valentine for his mom.

  3. Cute card LeAnne! I like the resin flower pompom!! Cute helper you have there too ;)

  4. This is so cute, LeAnne! A party going on here for the pom pom!

  5. Cute card! I wonder if we will ever be able to use all our paper scraps!

  6. So cute and colorful! I am always in need of birthday cards and this one suits almost anyone. The grunge stamp looks just like confetti, too! (hugs) Sandy

  7. this is SO fun with the cute little party hat LeAnne!

  8. I love these birthday flags and the pennant birthday hat! And I see that you've found good use for those baby food containers too!

  9. LeAnne, this is such a fabulous take on the sketch. I'm in love with the grunge background and that fabulous party hat :-)

  10. This is just so stinkin' adorable, LeAnne! I love the combination of patterns and colors you've selected. The little pennant punch birthday hat with it's dahlia pom-pom is wicked clever! Great job! ((hugs))

  11. Oh! Gorgeous grunge! I wondered about the splatters. So often I see great splatters on a card and find out they are made by actually splattering via a brush... well, that sounds way too messy and way too inaccurate for me, but Gorgeous Grunge I can do that! I love your festive card. The pom pom made me squeal!

  12. Oh my gosh! This is too cute, LeAnne! I love the birthday hat with its "pom-pom" and chin strip. You are so clever!

  13. Great card LeAnne - the papers look great and the red glimmer adds a real pop of colour. As for the party hat - just the cutest!

  14. Cutest card, EVER!! I love the little "pom pom" flower on the hat and the baker's twine trim. The Gorgeous Grunge background stamping just adds that extra pop. What a fun birthday card! :)


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