Paper Players 220

Happy Monday! I had a wonderful weekend! Saturday I went to Trenton, NJ for a rubber stamp show. It’s the first one that I have been to and it was pretty neat to see all of the different companies that I have never heard of before. I went with Michael and his best friend Sue and her sister Arlene. We met up with their friends Gail and Debbie and wandered around for a few hours. After that we went to Hobby Lobby. I don’t know if any of you have ever been to a Hobby Lobby but they pretty much have anything that you can think of and I mean anything. I picked up a few things that I have been eyeing for a while and even found some stuff that was on clearance that I wanted. We stopped at Red Robin for dinner and then headed home. Here are a few pictures, the first one is Michael and I and the next one is all of us.

Michale & I NJ

The Gang RSS NJ

Yesterday I was in Manhattan seeing some friends. Michael had to work at the Ink Pad so we drove in together. I went to see Penny and Joe over on the West Side for a bit. I had forgotten that the NYC Marathon was yesterday so when I finished up at their house I tried to get a cab to go back over to the East side. That took about 15 minutes! I did finally get over and stopped to see Jim and Isabella for a bit and then headed down to the Ink Pad to wait for Michael to get off of work. We took the subway back to his car in Astoria and stopped and picked up some Chinese for dinner on the way home. Taylor stopped by for a bit and and we just listened to some music and relaxed. All in all one of the best weekends I have had in a very long time! ๐Ÿ™‚

Now on to today’s post. If it’s Monday then it’s time for this week’s Paper Players challenge. This week my friend LeAnne has given us a vintage challenge…

Paper Players #220

Since I have started stamping I have been given lots of things by my friends that they see when they are out from other companies besides Stampin’ Up! Last week I was playing with some of that stuff and came up with this card and I really love the way it turned out and it fit with the challenge so I decided I would share it with you. The card base is Neenah Solar White, I needed a thick base for my background. Speaking of the background it’s a piece of Watercolor Paper and I heat embossed the “Vintage” French Script Background Stamp in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder. Next I used a Stampin’ Spritzer filled with water to wet the whole sheet of paper. Two more Stampin’ Spritzers, one filled with my Bermuda Bay, Champagne Shimmer Mist and alcohol concoction and the other with Early Espresso and alcohol are spritzed across the background. Some Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge Distress Paint mixed with water is then added. The image and greeting are from a Tim Holtz set that has matching framelits called French Flight. I used more of the Distress Paint to stamp the Eiffel Tower and the “Paris” is stamped in Soft Suede on Kraft Craft Card Stock and sponged around the edges. A piece of burlap is spritzed with more Early Espresso and a piece of the Ideology Filmstrip Ribbon is stapled to the background with my Handheld Stapler. Some Stampin’ Dimensionals adhere the tower and word and a few mocha sequins scattered across the background complete the card. I had a lot of fun making the card for this week’s Paper Players theme challenge from LeAnne. I hope that you enjoyed it. As always, thank you for stopping by to share some of your time with me. Have a great Monday! ๐Ÿ™‚

Paper Players 220-WM

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Set: French Script (Vintage)

Ink: Soft Suede

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: White

Ink Refills: Bermuda Bay and Early Espresso

Card Stock: Kraft

Specialty Paper: Watercolor

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Handheld Stapler, Stampin’ Spritzer, Stampin’ Sponge, Stampin’ Dimensionals and Fast Fuse

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Tim Holtz French Flight Stamps and Framelits, Tim Holtz Rusty Hinge Distress Paint, Ideology Filmstrip Ribbon and Pretty Pink Posh Mocha 4mm Sequins


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36 Replies to “Paper Players 220”

  1. Justin, this is such a beautiful card! The background is awesome! Glad you had such a great weekend. Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you very much Gerri! I really love to make the background the star of the card! I hope you had a nice weekend too! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Linda! Using the watercolor paper and the emboss resist with the sprays was cool! You should see the desk though! LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Hi Justin, This card is fantastic. I kept going back to it and finding more to like about it. It seems like it was a little intense to create but so worth the effort. Great job! I went to a rubber stamping show a few years back in Cherry Hill, NJ and was so overwhelmed by all the products out there. OK, so what is it about NJ that they get rubber stamping shows and Hobby Lobby?? I have been to the one in Millville, NJ which is about an hour from me in PA and loved it. Keep wishing they would open one closer…who do I write to? Have a happy Monday.

  3. Hi Justin, This card is fantastic. I keep going back and finding more details to love. It seems like it was pretty intense to create..but well worth the effort. Great job! I went to a rubber stamping show a few years ago in Cherry Hill, NJ and was so overwhelmed by all the products and companies. Also, been to a Hobby Lobby in Millville, NJ which is more than an hour from me in PA and loved it. What is it about NJ that they get stamping shows and Hobby Lobby?
    Have a happy Monday.

    1. Hi Roseanne!
      Thanks very much! I am so happy with the background! It was a little messy to make but so much fun! I had a great time walking around the stamp show and seeing all of the different companies, some I had never heard of! I have been to other Hobby Lobby’s in Indianan and Missouri and always wished there was one closer! New Jersey does get some crafty good stuff don’t they?!
      My Monday was good, hope yours was too! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Your weekend sounds like such fun . Hobby Lobby is a card makers Disney World !!
    I can`t believe your card !! I have that Tim Holtz framelit and I have been planning (you know how that goes ) to make a card using it and that background stamp !! Love it !

    1. My weekend was great! LOL! Yes that is an apt description of Hobby Lobby! My friends get me Tim Holtz stuff and I do love it! I have had the set for a while and was just inspired to use it so I ran with it! LOL! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. very pretty and vintage looking. My sister is a retired French teacher and loves anything Paris,I even had her read French Script once. I think she said it’s a love letter, will have to get her to translate again,lol. Happy Monday ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Lynne! I love the background! So happy with the way it turned out! I had my friend translate French Script once too! Hope you had a great Monday! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. This is stunning! I love the colors and the Eiffel Tower. We have Hobby Lobby down this way, but after having worked and shopped at Archiver’s, they pale in comparison. I was so spoiled, and then they closed all their stores. ๐Ÿ™

    1. Thank you Chris! I wish I had had the chance to see what Archiver’s was all about, I heard they were great stores! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. I really like that filmstrip ribbon on the burlap. Very cool card! And are those some Chuck Taylors you are wearing? Ha! My kind of friend!

  8. Justin, I am so excited that you used these cool images and products for your vintage creation! It’s awesome! AND….I had no idea there was a Hobby Lobby in NJ…now I will be having to make a trip to the Trenton area!! Sounds like you had a wonderful weekend!! Really? I think EVERY weekend is wonderful for you! Thanks for playing with my challenge this week!

    1. Yay! Thank you LeAnne! I thought that if I was going to bust out some Tim your challenge was the perfect one! I was wrong about the Hobby Lobby being in Trenton, it’s in Edison! I knew it was something with an “on” on the end! My weekend was just amazing! I am a very lucky guy! My weekend when you were here was pretty awesome too! Have a great week! ๐Ÿ™‚

  9. Love this background. I really love Tim Holtz products, He is so creative, I love his blog. So many ideas. Isn’t that filmstrip ribbon perfect, I have a couple rolls of that.

    I love stamp shows, I just spen hours looking at all the beautiful creations and ideas. Hobby Lobby is my second home, and they have a 40% off coupon that you can reuse daily.

    1. I’ve got at least 6 Hobby Lobby stores within a half hour drive of my house. And I just save the weekly email with the coupon and show it on my phone. No more forgetting to print it out! ๐Ÿ™‚

    2. Thank you Linda! I had so much fun making the background! Tim has some really great stuff! The filmstrip ribbon is my fave!! Yes, it’s ver easy to get lost at a stamp show! I wish Hobby Lobby was closer!! Thanks for the coupon tip!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  10. The words on the En Francaise stamp are from a poem by Rimbaud written in 1874- “I embraced the summer dawn. Nothing still moving in front of the palaces. The landscape of shadows can’t leave the path or woods. I walked, dreaming: the winds lively and warm, watching the stepping stones and the wings without sound. The first undertaking, in the footpath, already empty of coolness and pale streaks, a flower that says my name. I laugh at the blond waterfall whose hair hangs loose and disheveled across the pines.” I had a friend translate it for me a couple of years ago and she recognized it right away!

    1. I am blog stalking Justin today ๐Ÿ™‚ and read this and just had to leave a comment Cindi – that is so cool! I’ve often wondered whether the stamp said anything meaningful and now I know, so thank you!

  11. Hi Justin:

    Wish I had been with you yesterday. We got 7″ of heavy, wet snow. No power for 4 hours no internet or TV for 24 hours. Love the photos. We used to have a stamp show here in Augusta years ago but haven’t had one for a long, long time. In fact the 3 stamp stores in our area all closed within the last two years. We don’t have Hobby Lobby we just have Michael’s and A.C. Moore. Poor me! LOL

    Anywhoooo – Love the card. Very different from my style but beautiful none the less. It sounds like it was quite a job to make. However, it obviously was worth the effort.
    Hope you day today went better than mine. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Hello Grace!
      Yikes!! I too wish that you had been with me yesterday! That is way too much snow for this early in the year! I would have not been very happy with no electricity, let alone no internet!! There are no stamp shows locally by me either. It was a 2 hour drive to get to that one. I too only have AC Moore and Michaels, you are not alone!
      Thanks! I really did have fun making it! It wasn’t too difficult just really messy! I hope today is better for you my friend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  12. What a great vintage card Justin and I just love how you created the background – it’s gorgeous. All of the elements have a nice vintage feel to them – I especially like the script of the ‘Paris’ stamp – and come together perfectly. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

    1. Thanks very much Joanne! I love the way the background turned out! That Tim Holtz set is a really good one! Enjoy your weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. Justin, this is GORGEOUS! I absolutely adore the background you created! The filmstrip ribbon is fantastic,too! Thank you very much for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

    1. Thank you Claire! I had so much fun making this card! I hope you have a nice weekend! ๐Ÿ™‚

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