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…
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! 🙂
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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