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Paper Players 156, Sneak Peek & Display Project 2

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There goes another weekend, fast as can be! I had a nice weekend and I hope that you did too. I went to my friends the Reed’s for Kevin’s 29th Birthday Party yesterday. I love spending time with my friends because they are awesome. I got to spend a lot of time with them over the weekend so it was definitely a good weekend. As promised I have another one of my Display Stamper Projects at the end of the post for you today. I decided to go by set so this is number 2 for the Hello, Lovely Stamp Set.

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Now on to the good stuff! First up we have this week’s Paper Players Challenge. This week the lovely LeAnne has give us a very nice sketch…

Paper Players #156

I really like it! I also thought it would be perfect to use a new goodie that I have. The base of my card is Cherry Cobbler Card Stock. For the background I embossed a piece of Whisper White with the Northern Flurry Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. The horizontal layer is a piece of paper from the Season of Style Designer Series Paper Stack* and I backed it with a piece of Old Olive. The brads are actually some “Vintage” Everyday Enchantment that I lightly sanded and heat embossed with Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss Powder. The vertical Layer is one of the Season of Style Designer Journaling Tags*. They are designed for the new Divided Pages in the 2013 Holiday Catalog but I thought they might work for cards too. I backed it with a piece of Baked Brown Sugar and added two thin Strips of Champagne Glimmer Paper for some sparkle. I think the journaling tag works quite well on a card and did you notice, there is no stamping! Oh no! LOL! Thank you very much for stopping by to visit and see my Paper Players Card for this week’s sketch from LeAnne. Don’t forget to scroll down and see my Display Stamper card #2! Have a great day! πŸ™‚

Paper Players 156

Stampin’ Up! Products used:

Card Stock: Cherry Cobbler, Whisper White, Old Olive and Baked Brown Sugar

Designer Series Paper: Season of Style Stack*

Specialty Paper: Champagne Glimmer

Embossing Folder: Northern Flurry

Specialty: Season of Style Designer Journaling Tags*

Embellishments: “Vintage” Everyday Enchantment Brads

Embossing Powder: Cherry Cobbler Stampin’ Emboss

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, 2-Way Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

*2013 Holiday Catalog (August 1st)

Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Emboss Powder

Champagne Glimmer Paper

Northern Flurry Embossing Folder

Display Stamper Project 2

Display Stamper Hello, Lovely 2

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Calypso Coral, Very Vanilla and Midnight Muse

Ink: Midnight Muse Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Hello, Lovely and Gorgeous Grunge Clear Mount

Tools: Paper Snips, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

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About jrk912

I am a tech junkie that loves to engineer some paper!

38 responses »

  1. Once again, you have done an amazing job! Although both cards are GREAT, today I especially liked the sketch challenge. I love doing Christmas in July projects. QUESTION: If you could only have two stamp sets, what would they be? I am getting ready to pack up all my supplies for the big move back to the States. I have to downsize to 3 stamps sets, markers, my necessities (adhesive, bone folder, SAMJ, etc) and a few embellishments. Would love your input πŸ™‚

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    • Thank you Vicki! I like the Journaling Tags more than I thought I would.

      That’s a tough question! I don’t know if I would be able to only have two stamp sets! Hmm… I would say that currently Hello, Lovely and Four You. I like Hello, Lovely because it has a current feel to it and the greetings in Four You pretty much cover everything. πŸ™‚

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      • Thanks for the input and being a good sport πŸ™‚ I’ve already packed up some things, and cried like a baby LOL. This is always the hardest part of moving for me. But then I think of the day the crates come in and watching the movers unload those boxes. It’s like Christmas πŸ˜€ FYI: Hello, Lovely was already in my pile πŸ˜‰

      • My pleasure Vicky! I would be crying too! But yes, when they are delivered it’s like they are new again! Good luck with the move! And I love Hello, Lovely! πŸ™‚

  2. Great holiday card, Justin! I love how you embossed your brads, and love the journaling tags too.

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  3. I missed it the first two or three times I looked at your card, but I saw it this last time – I love the use of the Northern Flurry folder int he background. I tend to not use it because I think it needs to be the focus, but I love that it just provides a lovely texture in the background here. Love this card – even the glittery component!

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    • Thank you Brian! I like when Northern Flurry just peeks out. I’m with you on the glitter! As long as it’s Glimmer Paper it’s ok! Have a great day! πŸ™‚

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  4. Love your cards! Ok, where did those Christmas lights come from? I looked in my paper stack (love this) and they aren’t there! – oops! Just read your great details – gotta open my tags!

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  5. I just have to thank you for using the journaling tag – I opened my pack and they’re fantastic – I see a class using the tags and the stack – no doubt you’ve thought of this already!

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  6. I love your card, Justin and even though it’s July, I think it calls for Mariah Carey’s Christmas album now to help me get through clearing out my attic (when all I really want to do is make cards!).

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  7. What a bright & cheery Christmas (in July) card–love it!

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  8. Great cards. I was about to get tired of Christmas cards, but this one really got me interested again. Love both of the cards. The Calypso Coral and Midnight Muse really look good together on your sample card.

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  9. Fabulous holiday card, Justin! I love the pop of sparkle and those big, bold brads. Very cool technique and it’s so festive and fun! So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players! πŸ™‚

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  10. Carol Carriveau

    Even though Holiday cards are my last thought right now, I love your creative explosion! The Flurry EF and the slight touch of glimmer and the DSP with the tiny lights…love it! Sadly I had little time taking pictures of the boards so I am very happy that you are showing your samples! I am loving the Grunge set and see it can be used in so many ways! TFS.

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    • Thanks Carol! I know it’s a bit early for holiday cards but I wanted to get a head start! Glad you are enjoying the Display posts too! πŸ˜‰

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  11. Love your Christmas card Justin!! Can.t wait to have the Holiday Catalogue in my hands. Love those paper stacks!

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    • Thanks Jean! I love the Holiday Catty, I wasn’t in love with the layout at first but I’m used to it now. You are going to have so much fun! πŸ™‚

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  12. Love this, Justin! Perfect Christmas colors and I LOVE the brads! That vertical panel with the shimmer-trimmed sentiment is the best..love it all! Thanks for making my Paper Players sketch look wonderful this week!

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  13. Super, Super cute Christmas card. Totally love it, a must do πŸ™‚

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  14. OK Justin, sanding and embossing on BRADS??? Holy cow, that is genius! Love the look and the clean details of this gorgeous card. Stellar use of the sketch! So glad you could play with us!

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  15. Fabulous, Justin. Those lights tied into the background DSP are masterful! I also love that you used crumb cake as the base for your focal image. Fabulous card! So glad to see you back with us again πŸ™‚
    Jaydee

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  16. Adorable, Justin! It’s clean and crisp! Modern with a hint of traditional! This is one fabby card! Miss you 😦

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  17. LOVE the Seasons Greetings card and the layout too. Know this is late—finally trying to get caught up on some postings that came in while I was on vacation. You always do a great job. So glad I subscribe!

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