Sunday, May 8, 2016

Paper Players 294 You Did It!

Happy Mother's Day, peeps!  I hope you are having a wonderful weekend!  Jaydee is our Paper Players hostess today with a perfect spring-filled color challenge for us:

The natural inclination for me would be to do a floral image, but I resisted that urge and created a  shaker graduation card for my niece!

I got my sketch inspiration from this incredibly awesome creation at the Time Out challenge:

I am IN AWE of this card!  So let's see how I used it as my inspiration!  I have a love/hate relationship with shaker cards, but my stitched square Pear Pizzazz diecut (Lil'Inkers) was just begging for some fun shakery stuff, so I created a little window with an acetate sheet and filled it with sequins from my stash.  I added balloons (SU's Balloon Punch) in the challenge colors and adhered them to the outer edges:

I added some gel pen highlights and sequins for fun, then diecut a stitched sunshine (MFT) element and stamped the tiny "You Did It" from last month's Paper Pumpkin set inside: 

(Does anyone have any hints for NOT getting little hairy edges on their stamped images when using photopolymer stamps?  Doesn't matter which ink pad I use, I still tend to get them!  Annoying!)  And the inside uses several sentiments from SU's Perfect Pairings, Impression Obsession's Imagine Words, and Papertrey's alphabet:

I also used the retired Confetti set for some extra pizzazz!!!  I hope she likes it!

So now, what will you create with these soft pastel colors?  Can't wait to see!  And wait until you see what the DT created...they're beautiful!

Making milkshakes in a baggie....cream, sugar, vanilla, tossed in a bag of ice and salt!  Of course, you can see my entire messy pantry...sorry!

The smile of approval!

Enjoy your day!


  1. Well that has to be the cutest girly shaker card I ever did see - what a fun way to use this week's colours! I love the inside collage stamping of the greetings too - I can totally see how you used the inspiration card yet there is something so fresh and unique about the card. I love shaker cards - you should be so pleased with this one LeAnne!

  2. What a DARLING shaker this is - fabulous mix of sequins, etc. and the sun-rays standing in for Kay's flourish is genius!!! SO Cute!

    LeAnne, I thought it was my baby wipes that seemed to leave the 'lint' behind on my stamps - but you have me thinking - it mostly happens with Versafine ink!
    Happy Mother's Day! xx Squeezes for Cassidy, too.

  3. I love shakers! I need to start making some. Great use of inspiration from Kays card.

    And I want a shake too please!Yum!

    Oh...and Lawn Fawn makes a shammy cloth to clean stamps with. I REALLY like it so far. No lint yet anyway. I have had it only a couple of weeks. Here's a link:

  4. lovelovelove your shaker card! Adorable! And the white on white sunshine die is fabulous - great touch!

  5. What a pretty little shaker for your niece!! Please post it if anyone has an answer to your question about the little hairy edges. I would love to know a solution too. And now I want a milkshake LOL!!!

  6. Another fabulous creation that I love, LeAnne! The white on white, stitched layers, shaker ingredients, all so awesome! But hmm the hairy lines.. Did you try using a pierce mat or piece of fun foam under the card stock before you stamp? That seems to work well for me. Curious to hear others suggestions.

  7. What a sweet little shaker card! I love the white-on-white sunburst. So glad you showed off these beautiful colors with a non-floral card. My brain just couldn't get past flowers! Your niece will love it!

  8. LeAnne, this is FABULOUS! Your niece will love it! Made with love! All those sequins and that white sunshine make me smile! Great take on these colors!
    How fun to make milkshakes in a bag! Cassidy is adorable! XXX Have a great week, My Friend!

  9. Love the detail on your card, LeAnne. It all works so well together! Very creative.

  10. This is fantastic! I love the way you were inspired of Kay's card and all your details and the color palette look great. Really a stunning card. Thanks for taking TIME OUT and joining our challenge!

  11. Oh Leanne, your little one has GROWN since I last had a chance to visit! Love your shaker card~it's so fun!

  12. I love shaker cards so I'm so glad someone was able to make one as their CASE creation. This is such a happy card and love the balloons and sun die underneath. So very glad you joined us at TIME OUT!!


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