Sunday, November 1, 2015

Paper Players 269


Happy Sunday, peeps!  It’s NOVEMBER!  Oh my goodness!  Hope you had a good trick-or-treat night, if you’re into that kind of stuff, LOL!  Today, Claire has a fall challenge for us at the Paper Players:

You know how you have an idea in your head, and then it doesn’t translate quite the way you had hoped?  That’s this card:

LeAnne Pugliese WeeInklings Paper Players 269 Fabulous Four Hardwood Fall Thanks Stampin Up

To start, I used the sketch from Freshly Made Sketches:

I began by cutting the squares from a panel of Cajun Craze with my 1 3/8” square punch. For a template, I positioned and adhered some scrap squares along the long edge, then I punched over top of them.  Behind the “windows” I adhered a panel of Soft Sky, then three Crumb Cake  tree landscapes from the Sleigh Ride thinlits, each tree colored with a different colored marker:


I stamped the Hardwood background stamp on the Cajun Craze panel in Versamark, because I didn’t want it to be too dark, then added a portion of the Fabulous Four “thanks” sentiment in Early Espresso.  I popped the top layer up with many dimensionals, and unfortunately, you can see a few of them along the edge.  While I like the idea of these little windows, the scenes just look a bit too plain for me….I need some leaves or birds or something to add some interest!  BUT….it is what it is!  Hope you will play along with us as well!  Check out the other designers’ creations here:

And here are a few pictures from trick-or-treating earlier this week—be prepared to be scared!!!:





A neon skeleton….no fairies, no wings, no glitter this year!  I kind of miss that!  Enjoy your week!


  1. The hardwood background is perfect with the window scenes.

    Cassidy is a darling neon skeleton.

  2. I think this card is perfect! Your little tree scenes look good to me just the way the are. I knew you would rock this sketch!

  3. The woodgrain Cajun Craze is perfect! I love that color! The scene you created is so lovely! You made my theme shine! Cassidy is so pretty! Even with the spooky makeup. The rainbow tutu is my favorite! XX

  4. I agree with Jen, the little fall windows are perfect! Such a clever idea both the use of the dies and coloring the trees! It's adorable and so is Cassidy, even without fairy wings!

  5. What a fun idea LeAnne! I love the tiny trees in the window frames, with the wood grain background.Great fall card!

    She looks cute even when she is spooky!!!

  6. I love the three little windows on this fun card! Speaking of fun .......Cassidy was rocking Halloween this year! I love the makeup, and especially the matching hair! It's such a cool and spooky FUN look!!

  7. I love this! So clever to use those little trees in the windows! Your little skeleton is adorable.....the hair is fabulous!

  8. Such an adorable card Leanne! Love those little bitty trees in the windows and the cajun woodgrain! Your little skeleton cutie is adorbs!!

  9. Those little trees are darling, this is cute LeAnne! And speaking of cute...Cassisy makes a perfectly adorable neon skeleton!! I'll bet she had a great time!!

  10. Oh my.....a neon skeleton - too cute. After the first picture that 2nd one was totally unexpected. Cute rainbow hair too.
    I really like your Fall window scenes. Great idea to use these trees this way.

  11. I love it, LeAnne! All those little trees, with their pretty fall colors, are just perfect for this sketch!

  12. Adorable scary! Love the rainbow hair!

  13. Now I know what you mean - but I for one love this card and am clearly not alone! I think the trees look great, especially with the stamped cajun craze outer and that lovely big sentiment. Perfect!!

  14. Your card is just awesome! Love the little fall trees peeking through the windows, perfect! Awesome halloween pictures too, I'm sure that she had a blast trick-or-treating! :)

  15. LeAnne, isn't it wonderful when little girls grow up and suddenly they don't want fairy wings :-) I LOVED Cassidy's outfit she's so pretty and the makeup wasn't..... LOVE IT. Anyway, your card. The three vignettes with the little hills and the placement of the trees is genius. I don't know what you had in mind when you started... but I think it turned out really well!


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