Paper Players 197

Happy Memorial Day! Let’s not forget that not only does this mark the official start to the Summer season but we also need to remember the men and women that serve in our armed forces and protect our freedoms. It was just a beautiful day here yesterday. I went for a nice ride in the convertible, had some Subway for lunch and watched Red 2. I have been really into these action movies with lots of explosions lately. Hmm… wonder what that is about?! LOL! I’m supposed to go out to my brother’s for a BBQ today and who knows what else?! What fun festivities are you up to today?

Before I get today’s card I wanted to thank all of you for your lovely comments on yesterday’s card. I had so much fun making it and I’m so happy that you liked it so much! You guys make my day and bring a big smile to my face! Holiday or not it’s Monday and that means it’s time for this week’s Paper Players sketch challenge from lovely LeAnne…

Paper Players #197

I had a pretty good idea of what I was going to do when I first saw the sketch. My card base for today is Sahara Sand Card Stock. The strip of paper down the center is from the Moonlight Designer Series Paper Stack. I keep saying that it has great colors and awesome patterns and it does! My panel in the middle is a piece of Hello Honey backed with Blackberry Bliss. I cut the leaves out from Perfect Plum using the Little Leaves Sizzlit. The flowers are from the Petite Petals Stamp Set and are stamped in Blackberry Bliss and punched out with the Petite Petals Punch. My butterfly is from the Nature’s Hello Host(ess) Stamp Set and is also stamped in Blackberry Bliss and cut out with the Backyard Basics Framelits. 2-Way Glue holds the leaves and Mini Glue Dots and Stampin’ Dimensionals hold the flowers and butterfly in place. I used the Perfect Plum for the leaves because I thought that the lighter purple in the DSP looked like it. Love the fact that it looks a little like lattice too! I hope that you enjoyed my bright card for this week’s Paper Players challenge. I know that I say it every day but I really do love your visits and I hope that you have a safe and happy Memorial Day! 🙂

Paper Players 197-WM

Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Sahara Sand, Blackberry Bliss*, Hello Honey* and Perfect Plum

Designer Series Paper: Moonlight Stack*

Ink: Blackberry Bliss* Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Sets: Petite Petals and Nature’s Hello (Host(ess)) Clear Mount

Framelits: Backyard Basics

Sizzlit: Little Leaves

Punch: Petite Petals

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


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0 Replies to “Paper Players 197”

  1. Lovely take on my sketch, Justin! Love these colors together….especially those beautiful Perfect Plum leaves! Very pretty! Thanks so much for playing with my challenge this week! Have a great Memorial Day too!

  2. Hi Justin! Pretty card! Love the new in colors! I was just putting together a card for my next workshop using Hello Honey and Blackberry Bliss. I love the way you brought in the perfect plum for the leaves. Perfect! 😉 I’m thinking that you watching the explosion movies is making for some good crafting for you! 🙂 Just teasin’ you…you make wonderful cards no matter what! Enjoy your day!

    1. Hello Karen!
      Thanks! Me too! I thought the Perfect Plum looked like the other color in the DSP. LOL! I don’t think that’s related. I appreciate you coming by! Have a wonderful day! 🙂

  3. Hi Justin:

    When I saw your card today I just started singing that old song “OH Happy Day”. Being so young you probably don’t remember it – it’s a Gospel song. The Blackberry Bliss and Hello Honey together just shout out happy. Absolutely love the fact that you stayed with the Blackberry Bliss for the leaves, I never would have thought to do that!

    Enjoy your holiday with family and remember who you have to thank for the ability to enjoy it. Those who serve deserve to be remembered every minute of every day.

    1. Hello Grace!
      LOL! I do know that song! It’s fitting for sure! I am definitely a stickler for matching. 🙂
      I hope that you have a nice holiday too my friend. We definitely need to remember what the holiday is really for! 🙂

  4. Okay I like this card ,but I went back and looked at yesterday`s since I did not see it then. WOW ! A beauty of a Victorian card …. It is really a jaw dropper ! Love it ! You just can`t go wrong with those flowers and a doily !
    Happy Memorial Day and I agree let`s not forget those who have served and are serving our country now !

  5. Hi Justin
    Very striking card. I love the colors and your use of the perfect plum for the leaves. I love the butterfly Hello, very sweet.
    I to agree that we should never forget what day it is and the sacrifices made. I went to a memorial service at the Natonal cemetery in Ohio yesterday and it was such a touching service. I am glad I went.
    I am having a very relaxed day today. Just enjoying the beautiful weather and my time with my sister.
    I how you enjoyed your BBQ at your brothers.
    Thanks again for sharing your time and talent with us,

    1. Hello Donna!
      Thank you! I really am loving the Moonlight DSP!
      We definitely need to remember all that serve our country. I’m happy that you enjoyed the service yesterday.
      I had a nice day too. I went to my brother’s and saw my nephew. He is just too cute! Good to hear that you had a nice day too! Thank you for taking time to come and see me!
      Hugs. 🙂

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