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Paper Players 199 & Brooklyn

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Yes, it’s Monday again but I had such a nice day yesterday I don’t even care! I headed into Manhattan around 7:45am and got there around 8:40, not a bad ride in at all! I met Kim at her apartment and we headed over to the Diner for some breakfast. I had some whole wheat pancakes and they were delicious! We then made our way to the subway to head downtown. The subway in the summer on the weekends is so nice, it took us 12 minutes to get from 86th Street to the Brooklyn Bridge stop on the 5 train. As soon as you come out of the subway the bridge is right there so off we went. It’s a pretty cool experience to walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, you are up above the cars and there are amazing views of the city. I have a bunch of pictures, so many that I will post some today and some tomorrow! We wandered around in DUMBO for a little while and then had some ice cream from the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory, I had coffee and it was delicious! We decided that it was a nice day for a boat ride so we took the NY Waterway boat back to Manhattan. It goes up Brooklyn and then across to 34th Street. After we got off the boat we made our way over to the movie theater to see Maleficient. It was a great movie! Angelia Jolee is perfect as Maleficent. If you don’t know what it’s about it’s a retelling of Sleeping Beauty and it’s really done well. After the movies we headed back up to Kim’s neighborhood and had some Nick’s pizza for dinner and then I headed home. A pretty awesome day! And now for some pictures…


This is when you first start walking across to Brooklyn.


Here is me with Manhattan behind me. (In my Coastal Cabana shirt! LOL!)


Me again with the bridge behind me.


This is a pretty neat picture of the bridge with the skyline behind it. You can see the Freedom Tower too.


That’s the Manhattan Bridge.


And this is just a pretty neat picture of the skyline of lower Manhattan.


Tomorrow I’ll post some of the ones from the boat so be sure and come back! 🙂

I want to thank Ann Schach for choosing me as her pick for last week’s wedding challenge over at the Paper Players. You can see the winner’s post HERE and my original post HERE.

Now on to this week’s Paper Players challenge. Jaydee has a very patriotic one for us this week…

Paper Players #199

Red, White and Blue, I immediately thought of July 4th but also thought that a lot of other people would do that so I went a different route. My card starts off with a base of Real Red Card Stock. For the background I used the Darling Doily Thinlit to cut out a piece of Night of Navy and adhered it to the card and snipped off some of the left side. My tag is created with the Scalloped Tag Topper Punch and the bottom corners are rounded with the Project Life Corner Rounder. My greeting and “ice cream” are both from the Cupcake Party Stamp Set. The greeting is stamped in Night of Navy on the tag and the “ice cream” is heat embossed with White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Real Red and punched out with the Cupcake Builder Punch. The cone is punched out with the Pennants Punch and embossed with the Tiny Triangles Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Thanks to Linda for putting the idea into my head! A piece of Vintage White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon is tied through the top of the tag to finish the card. The icing from the Cupcake Party Set makes neat ice cream too don’t you think?! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players color challenge. Thanks you very much for coming by to see my card and share in my Sunday! Love having you stop by! Enjoy your day! 🙂

Paper Players 199-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Real Red, Night of Navy, Whisper White and Baked Brown Sugar

Ink: Night of Navy Classic Stampin’ Ink

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Stamp Set: Cupcake Party Clear Mount

Thinlit: Darling Doily

Embossing Folder: Tiny Triangles

Punches: Scalloped Tag Topper and Cupcake Builder

Embellishment: White 1/4″ Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon (Vintage)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL


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36 responses »

  1. These are my fave summer colors and this ice cream screams summer! By the way you could probably make some serious $ being a NYC tour guide… Thanks for all the photos!

    • Thank you Julene! The colors definitely do remind me of summer and BBQ’s! LOL! That would be a fun job wouldn’t?!?!? Tour guide Justin! Glad you enjoyed my little trip! 🙂

  2. Good Monday Morning Justin! Gosh—love your pics of NYC…so much fun to be traveling with you! 😉 Can’t wait for tomorrow’s trip! It really looked like a beautiful day there. And I caught the pic of your pizza on Instagram….yummy! Glad you had a fun day filled with good friends and good food! I think your card is so cute! I love Linda’s suggestion with EF…it does look like a waffle cone! Love the red, white and blue and I can never get enough of the tag topper punches! Have a great day!

    • Hello Karen!
      Yeah! It makes me very happy that you enjoy my NY pics! I love having you guys along for the journey! It was definitely a perfect day! The pizza was amazing, it always is! Yes, Linda is definitely right about the EF! I hope that you are having a good day! 🙂

  3. So glad you chose a summery route (instead of patricotic!) for your card….what a fun creation! Thanks for playing with our colors this week! And seeing these pictures of the bridge ALMOST makes me want to visit NYC again….ALMOST! In all the time I worked in Manhattan, I never visited Brooklyn!

    • Thank you LeAnne! I figured that most would go with July 4th! Don’t you miss the city at all?! I love being in Manhattan, especially doing things I haven’t done before! Brooklyn has some really nice areas! Have a wonderful week my friend! 🙂

  4. What fun to live in New York! Thanks for letting us live there through your pictures and posts! That ice-cream cone is KILLER! I love it! Could you tell me how well the doily thinlit is working? I was very excited to see it, since the Sizzlit version was a bit of a disaster!

    • Yes, it’s fun to live nice and close to Manhattan Annie! I’m glad that you enjoy your virtual tours! The Doily Thinlit is ok as long as you used some wax paper. It just needs a little help! The Sizzlit was a bit of a disaster wasn’t it?! 🙂

  5. Love today’s card Justin – makes me want to eat that ice cream LOL. Like Annie I would also like to know what you think of the doily thinlit. Have a great day!

  6. Wow, thank you for sharing your spectacular photos – beautiful, and so is your card!

  7. Mike and I love that bridge. We walked it several time, our favorite was from Brooklyn to Manhattan, but not after 9/11. Thank you for the posting.

  8. Oh Justin – I’m bonkers over your ice cream cone! How in the heck did you ever think to do that and, even though you didn’t intend to do a 4th of July card, that is exactly what came to my mind when I saw this card! After all, when you combine red, white and blue and an ice cream cone, badabing, badabang – fourth of July! LOL

    The photo of you with the Brooklyn bridge and Manhattan skyline behind you is fabulous, especially the way Kim managed to get the Freedom Tower right in the center of the bridge opening. Great job. I so enjoyed ALL of the photos. Walking across the Brooklyn Bridge is one of the things my youngest daughter insists on doing every time we get to the City. I have no idea why but heck, if she loves doing it why not right? So glad you had a super Sunday. AND thanks for sharing your adventures with us.

    • Thank you so much Grace! I was looking at the Stamp Set and I thought that icing looks like ice cream like from a soft serve machine. I wondered how they would look stacked and I’m very happy with the way they turned out! It’s hard to see red, white and blue and not think of July 4th, I agree! My friend Kim is quite the clever photographer. She takes pictures with her iPhone all the time! I’ll let her know, she’ll be happy to hear it! Can you believe that was my first time walking across it?! Crazy huh?! I’m happy you enjoy coming along my friend! 🙂

  9. Gorgeous card Justin. I am glad I too mentioned the ice cream cones. Will be making cards with those as soon as my EF arrives. Wonderful pics of your day in Manhattan and Brooklyn. Makes me want to pack my bags and go for a visit. Looking forward to the rest of the pics tomorrow.

    • Thank you Louise! Looking forward to seeing your cards with the Tiny Triangles EF! Glad you enjoyed the pics too! Yes, you should come for a visit! Tomorrows pics have a funny one of me in them! 🙂

  10. Beth K. Mills

    A very tasty card indeed! Does this have anything to do with the Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory you stopped at yesterday?! Love the textured cone and the swirls in the ice cream scoops! Ice cream is as American as red, white and blue so this goes great together! Love the pictures of the bridges and skylines of NYC!! You and Kim had a beautiful day!

    • Thank you Beth! I actually made the card on Saturday night, it was just a good coincidence that it tied in so nicely! We definitely did have a wonderful day! 🙂

  11. Justin I just LOVE when you post photos! I almost (but not really) forget to look at the card! The card was just awesome as well – how very clever the ice cream cone is, and like Grace says, even though you didn’t intend it to be 4th of July – it immediately made me think of it. Hope you have a wonderful week, and thanks again for the tour 🙂

    • Thank you Kay!! I’m so happy that you like to see what I’m up to! LOL! There are a lot more pictures to go! The colors definitely do make us think the 4th, we are programmed! I hope you also have a great week! 🙂

  12. Great card and great pictures. Thanks for sharing.

  13. Hi Justin, Love your card today. So creative! What a cute ice cream cone! And thanks for the pictures! It’s a little walk down memory lane. 🙂

  14. Very cute card, Love the icecream cone made from cupcake frosting.. Yummy. Awesome summer card.

    I went to NYC once for a long weekend, LOVED IT!!!!! I really want to get back there. Keep the photos coming

  15. Justin, Such a fun card!! I’ve been trying to resist the cupcake set but I love it as an ice cream cone….lol. The doily is perfect behind it.

    Loved the pics of the Brooklyn Bridge!! I never realized it was such a cool looking bridge. Looks like you had a beautiful day!

    • Hey Gerri!
      Thank you! A little fun card for the summer!
      I’m glad you enjoyed the pictures! It is a very cool bridge and you should look up the story behind how it was built! It was a perfect day! 🙂

  16. An AMAZINGLY AWESOME card Justin!! From the top of the embossing-powder-covered soft serve ice cream to the tip of the Baked Brown Sugar waffle cone, this card is quite a clever homerun!! And the great pictures by Kim of you and the City just completely knock it out if the park!! Can’t wait to see more tomorrow!!

  17. Oh my gosh…this IS neat ice cream! How clever and creative! Thanks for sharing the pictures, too. They are awesome! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!


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