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Paper Players 191

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Another beautiful day here in New York! I started the day off by driving into Manhattan and much to my surprise, I made it into the city in 28 minutes. Don’t tell anyone! LOL! Had some breakfast with Kim, went to see a friend in Midtown, managed to stop on the way back up and take some pictures that you will see below. I went back to Kim’s and she decided she’d take the ride back out to Long Island with me. We went for a walk on the Bethpage bike trail, took my parents to the airport and had some dinner at Friday’s. I dropped Kim off at the train station and Andrew came by to pick up two cards that I made for his mom which I will post later this week. Now on to the pictures…

This is the Roosevelt Island Tram. It runs parallel to the 59th Street Bridge to the midway point where it drops down to Roosevelt Island. At one time, this was the only way to get to Roosevelt Island via public transportation. They have since added a subway stop on the F-line. I still think this is a pretty neat way to get to the island, and one day I will take it there!





Now on to today’s card which is for this week’s Paper Players challenge and Ann has given us this interesting color challenge…

Paper Players #191

My card base is a piece of Coastal Cabana Card Stock and as a background, I used the Hexagon Hive Thinlit Die which I cut out of a piece of Calypso Coral. On top of that is my tag which is cut from Crumb Cake using the Angled Tag Topper Punch. My greeting is stamped on the tag in Always Artichoke. The stamp comes from the Simply Sketched Host(ess) Stamp Set. On the left of the tag I stamped the leaves from the Secret Garden Stamp Set in Always Artichoke and cut them out with the Secret Garden Framelits. On top of that are two flowers which I stamped in Calypso Coral from the Flower Shop Stamp Set. They are punched out with the Pansy Punch. I like the look of the card but I felt it was too empty so I added another flower and leaf at the bottom to fill it out some more. As an added embellishment, I tied some Linen Thread through the tag to give it the finishing touch. I know I’ve used the flowers a lot lately and I promise I will move on to something else! LOL! I hope you like what I did with the bold color combination from the Paper Players this week. Thanks for taking some time out of your Monday to see what I was up to yesterday. Here’s to a good Monday for all of us!

Paper Players 191-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used

Card Stock: Coastal Cabana, Calypso Coral, Whisper White and Crumb Cake

Ink: Calypso Coral and Always Artichoke Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Simply Sketched (Host(ess)), Flower Shop and Secret Garden Clear Mount

Framelits: Secret Garden

Thinlits: Hexagon Hive

Punches: Pansy, Angled Tag Topper

Embellishments: Linen Thread

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

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16 responses »

  1. Justin, I love this card. The colors are so striking! I just don’t know how you do it…… full time, run around, take photos to share with us, spend time with your friends, and still manage to find time to make beautiful cards!

  2. Wow!!! This card is SO AMAZING!!!

  3. Hi Justin! Such a pretty, spring-y card! I love the colors you put together on this one. So nice! I am loving the hexagon die. Thanks for sharing the pics with us. It looked like a beautiful day there! We woke up to snow on the ground if you can believe that! Ugh! That Tram looks like fun to me. I love the little history lessons you give us. 😉 Have a great Monday, it sure came around fast, didn’t it?

    • Hello Karen!
      Thank you! Yes, I was inspired by the great weather we had over the weekend! I love letting you guys see a little of what I see when I’m in Manhattan! It also inspires me to go places I haven’t been in a while! Ugh! No more SNOW!! I think it’s good to get a little background on what I’m showing you! Monday always come too fast! I hope that you had a great day! 🙂

  4. Oh My Goodness Justin, I love this card! It screams spring!!! The crumb cake tag is the perfect neutral to rest your eyes!
    Thanks for pictures! That is great that you can take the tram over to the island. I do not know anything about that area, what is on the island, are there homes, businesses, etc?
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us! Have a great Monday, enjoy this beautiful weather!

    • Thank you Donna! The weekend here screamed Spring! The card definitely needed a neutral, the Calypso and Coastal are nice and bright! The tram is neat and I will take it one day. There are all things over on the island. When I get over there I’ll take some more pictures. I hope that you had a beautiful Monday! 🙂

  5. Always, always love your cards Justin! But what I love most about reading your blog is how you share your day-to-day with your readers! New York is on my top 5 list of places to visit. Don’t know how soon I’ll be able to travel there, but reading about your life there and seeing the amazing photos is a wonderful way to experience it — for now. 🙂
    Thank you always for the fabulous inspiration!

    • Thank you very much Jeanie! I appreciate you coming by to see them! It means so much to me that you enjoy my little excursions! New York is amazing, a definite must see! You can get ideas of what you want to see when you get here! I hope you have a wonderful evening! 🙂

  6. Awesome card, Justin! Love how you positioned the flowers along the hexagons, and the tag is a great touch! Thanks for pictures of NYC too! Brings back some fond memories! Thank you for playing with our Paper Player colors this week!

    • Thank you LeAnne! The are fun colors that I wouldn’t have put together. I thought you would enjoy the NYC Pics! Enjoy the rest of your week! 🙂

  7. Great use of the colors, Justin! I love your use of the hexagon layer and the tag. Thanks for playing with us this week!

  8. Justin, I love to come by to see your cards but, now I stop in to see your pictures. I feel like I’m on a “Day-cation”! You make so many ppl smile without trying. You’re the best.

    • Thank you so much Myra! I’m happy that you like the cards but it makes me very happy that you enjoy my little peeks into my days! All of you make me small all the time by coming by and letting me know that you enjoyed your visit! 🙂


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