Sunday, July 1, 2018

Paper Players 400 Celebration

Happy Sunday, happy JULY, happy 400th CELEBRATION for the Paper Players!  Woohoo!  It's hard to believe!  But yet, here we are, and we have an incredible array of prizes to be won over at the Paper Players blog!!!  Of course, the theme is "Celebration":

Before I get to my card, I want to share with you ALL the sponsors and the prizes that will be chosen randomly from all our participants!  Hold on to your hats:

  1. Altenew- $30 gift card
  2. AtenewAcademy - $20 gift card  - compliments of Jayden
  3. Avery Elle- $20 store credit
  4. Butterfly Reflections- Breathe Rainbows Stamp Set (US winner only)
  5. CAS-ual Fridays- $25 store credit
  6. Cheery Lynn- $20 gift card  
  7. Cheery Lynn- $20 gift card
  8. Concord & 9th- $25 gift card
  9. Craftin Desert Divas- $10 store cedit
  10. Dies R Us- $15 gift card
  11. Ellen Hutson-  $20 gift card 
  12. Ellen Hutson- $20 gift card
  13. Happy Little Stampers- $20 store credit
  14. Heffy Doodle- Sticky Friends Stamp Set (exclusive - not available for purchase)
  15. Heffy Doodle- Sticky Friends Stamp Set (exclusive - not available for purchase)
  16. Heffy Doodle- Sticky Friends Stamp Set (exclusive - not available for purchase)
  17. Heffy Doodle- Sticky Friends Stamp Set (exclusive - not available for purchase)
  18. Lawn Fawn- $25 gift card
  19. My Favorite Things- $25 store credit
  20. Neat & Tangled- $15 store credit 
  21. Newton's Nook- $20 store credit
  22. Pink & Main- $20 store credit
  23. Power Poppy- $10 store credit
  24. Stampendous- $20 reward cards (US winner only)
  25. Stampendous- $20 reward card (US winner only)
  26. Stampendous- $20 reward card (US winner only)
  27. STAMPlorations- $20 gift certificate
  28. Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate  (US winner only)
  29. Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate (US winner only)
  30. Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate (US winner only)
  31. Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate (UK winner only)
  32. Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate (NZ winner only)
  33. Technique Tuesday- $20 gift card
  34. The Foiled Fox- $25 store credit
  35. Trinity Stamps- Let it Grow and Lady Liberty Stamp Sets
  36. Tutti Designs- $15 gift card
  37. Uniko- any in-stock stamp set of the winner's choice
  38. Verve Stamps- stamp & accessory bundle (US winner only)
  39. Verve Stamps- stamp & accessory bundle (US winner only)
  40. Waffle Flower- $15 gift card
Also, here are the challenge rules:
  1. PP400 will run for two weeks. 
  2. All prizes awarded to participants will be drawn from from ALL participants.
  3. Create a new paper project.  You may enter up to two times.
  4. Upload your project to your blog with a link back to The Paper Players.
  5. Provide a direct link to your blog post for your challenge entry.
  6. Please link your card to no more than FOUR challenges (including ours).
  7. TRULY ENJOY OUR CELEBRATION!  We have appreciated your participation over the last 399 challenges.
Isn't that amazing?!  So many chances to win!  Now let me show you what I created, since my wee little one will be having a birthday next month, I decided to get a head start:

I used the sketch from In(k)spire Me:

and I always sort of cringe when elements are "wonky" but I forced myself to go with it!  I used some Sweet Sugar Plum glimmer paper and a balloon die that was a gift, so I am not sure of the maker--maybe Simon Says Stamp?  The papers are from Bo Bunny's Petal Lane collection, the "celebrate" is from Watercolor Wishes, and the sequins were also a gift:

I added some black glimmer embellishments, and used another sentiment from Perennial Birthday on the inside:  Since it's a shaker, I used SU's thick white cardstock for my base, since it's nice and sturdy!

SO....what celebration will you highlight on your creation?  It doesn't even have to feature balloons, just some sort of celebration!  We do have guidelines as to how many challenges can be featured on one submission, so be sure to check out the rules before you participate!  We want everyone to be able to have a chance to win!  Now GO create something!!  If you need inspiration, you can check out all the designers' creations at the links below (and we have some past designers in there too!)  And since this is a rather long post, if you have any questions about any of the products, shoot me an email!  Have a blessed day!

·        Claire
·        Jaydee
·        Joanne
·        Laurie
·        Nance
·        Sandy
·        Elizabeth
·        Annie
·        Jan
·        Anne Marie Hile - past designer
·        Ann Schach - past designer


Kampin' Karen said...

I LOVE wonky! Perhaps it's because I'm a little asymmetrical myself!! This is a spectacular card. I hope it will be the catalyst to get Cassidy to want to make these type of cards with you...if she doesn't already :-)

lisa808 said...

Fab sparkly shaker card!

Christy Q said...

What a great card, LeAnne!! Love the glitter panel on top with the balloons! So perfect for the theme, along with the shaker element!!

I'll try to play along if I can. I tried to play along a few months ago, but I don't think IG entries are accepted by the DT.

laurie said...

What a fantastic card for the celebration! I love shakers and this one is so fun and festive. Happy 400th!

Julia Aston said...

What a wonderfully sparkly shaker card LeAnne! So many great prizes for the 400th challenge - what a mile stone!

*Vicki* said...

This is a really fun shaker design LeAnne! :) Love your take on the sketch and oh boy that sparkly balloon circle is stunning!! Looks like I'll need to take part in the PP challenge! Thanks for the inspiration!

Lisa Elton said...

YAY to 400 challenges, what a milestone!! Your card for Cassidy is sparkly sweet and just perfect for a little girl's birthday. She's going to enjoy the sheer element! Hope to play along and join in the celebration!

Kirstin said...

I love your glamorous Shaker card! There can be never too much glitter :D Thank you so much for playing Inkspire_me this week! Greetings from Bavaria, Kirstin

Nance Leedy said...

Pink and sparkly with a little touch of black for elegance and glam! Perfect for your budding little princess and perfect for our celebration challenge. I, too, have trouble with wonky but you've embraced it and given it a touch of whimsy with your fun card. Can't thank you enough for all the support and encouragement throughout our years on PP. I'm so grateful that the Paper Players brought us together! xoxo

Jan Clothier said...

What a corker little shaker card! I like the colours too - the black keeps the sweetness of pinks in check. Really pretty, LeAnne.

Annie Abrahamson said...

Wonderful sparkle and shine to celebrate your little one! I'm getting used to being wonky once in a while LOL! I think the layout is fun! Happy 400th!

stampwithsandy said...

LeAnne, what an awesome shaker card! Love the colors, the layout and all the sparkle and shine! I know how you feel about shaker cards (me too), but you really rocked this one. Happy 400th and a Happy 4th to you!

Marion said...

That is one cool card! Ballons, Sparkle, Confetti - perfect. Thank you so much for joining us at Inkspire me. Marion

Linda Callahan said...

Sparkly and festive! Perfect for a celebration! Love the shaker! Congrats on such a’s a great challenge with a wonderful team!

Heike - said...

Oh I love shaker cards... especially in those colors and with glitter! Thanks for joining us at IN{K}SPIRE_me this week, Heike

Anonymous said...

LeAnne, I love the sparkly, glimmer, interactivity, colors and layout - heck.... I love it all! What a wonderful way to celebrate the birthday of a special someone - and our 400th challenge, too!
Fabulous, as always

Eliz Stewart said...

LeAnne... fabulous shaker card!!! Looks like the family has been busy and having a great time for the holiday!

MarvA1ix said...

I haven't made a shaker card in ages. You've inspired me with the balloons on the front. Too cute :)

Anne Marie Hile said...

Hi LeAnne! Of course, you know I’m smitten with your card because it is pink and sparkly. You just can’t get more fun than that! Love it! I wanted to take a moment to express my thanks for inviting me to come back and join The Paper Players to celebrate the milestone 400th challenge. I have missed visiting with you all every week and am so happy to be back creating again. I hope all is well, my friend. I look forward to catching up with you. Big hugs! :)

Joanne James said...

Love some pink and sparkly, and a cut shaker card to boot - fabulous! Love the colour combo and that fun balloon die, a perfect card for our celebration this week. So grateful to be a part of the PP team with you!

Claire Broadwater said...

I always love a pink and black combo! Lots of sparkles and sequins makes me smile! Such fun card! Hope you have a great weekend and feel much better! So sorry you have been sick! XX