Paper Players 245, Freshly Made Sketches 186 & Pals Paper Arts 251

Yes, you read correctly, you get three cards today! Not a bad way to start a Monday?! My day yesterday was just lovely! The weather was perfect, I got some projects finished, took ride in the convertible and ran some errands. A very nice Sunday indeed! I even got to relax a little and chat with the people upstairs. I finished the night off with some Chicken Tikka Masala and an Innis & Gunn Rum Cask Beer! Everyday should be like yesterday! How was your Sunday? I hope that it was just as good as mine!

So back to the three posts, I honestly don’t know how I got so behind this week! But I wanted to get them all in, hence the three cards! We’ll start off with the usual Monday card for the Paper Players

Paper Players #245

Despite my manliness I do enjoy making a nice girly card from time to time! The base of this card is Neenah Solar White 110lb. I flagged a piece of paper from the All Abloom Designer Series Paper Stack and adhered it to the base with SNAIL. On top of that is a White Tea Lace Paper Doily. The floral piece is cut from some American Crafts Glitter Paper with the Simon Says Stamp Calliope Die and adhered to the card with Ranger Multi Matte Medium. I used the Simon Says Stamp Tiny Coin Envelope Die to cut out a piece of vellum to serve as the pocket for my greeting which is from the Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer Stamp Set and is stamped in Rose Red. I punched a hole in the top and threaded some Hemptique Natural Hemp Twine though it and slipped it into the little vellum pocket. A few sequins from Pretty Pink Posh and some more of the pearls that Mr. Trent sent me complete the card. The pink, pearls and doily make it girly right?!

Paper Players 245-WM

Next up we have my card for his week’s Freshly Made Sketches challenge…

Freshly Made Sketches 186

I used the sketch in a not so literal way this week. My card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb. The background is a piece of Soft Sky and the greeting is stamped in Soft Suede using the Build a Bouquet Photopolymer Stamp Set. I then adhered some Fun Foam to the back and then adhered it to the card. All of the images are from the Hero Arts Color Layering Bird and Branch Photopolymer Stamp Set, I used the coordinating Bird Frame Cuts to cut them all out. For the bird I used Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate and Lost Lagoon, his feet are Hello Honey, the flowers are Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral and the branches are Soft Suede. A little White Signo Gel Pen and Sakura Black Gel Pen make his eye a little more realistic. All of the pieces are then adhered to the background with either Foam Tape or SNAIL. I just love that bird and can’t wait to try him out in other colors!

FMS 186-WM

And last but certainly not least is my card for this week’s Pals Paper Arts color challenge…

PPA 251

I got to use some new goodies from the upcoming Stampin’ Up! 2015-2016 Annual Catalog which you can order from starting June 1st! The card base for this one is Whisper White and I ran a piece of the Vintage Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape down the left side. A piece of Tempting Turquoise is embossed with the Spring Flowers Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. I used some Fun Foam and SNAIL to adhere it to the card. The flag on top of that is a piece of paper from the Sweet Taffy Designer Series Paper Pack. The butterfly is from one of the NEW Host Sets called Floral Wings. I stamped the butterfly in Daffodil Delight, the flowers in Melon Mambo and the leaves in Pacific Point. Since the dies aren’t available yet I used my Paper Snips to cut them out and adhered it to the card with Foam Tape. Some pearls go down the body and a few random Pretty Pink Posh Sequins are scattered around the card. Finally my greeting is form the same set and it’s heat embossed in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Daffodil Delight and cut out with the Bitty Banners Framelits. A fun, bright, cheery card even if I do say so myself!

PPA 251-WM

So there you have my catchup post featuring my cards for this week’s Paper Players, Freshly Made Sketches and Pals Paper Arts challenges! I hope that you enjoyed them all and thanks for coming buy to see them! Have a great Monday! 🙂

Products used:

Paper Players Card:

Stamp Set: Lovely Amazing You Photopolymer (Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Rose Red Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah)

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum (Stampin’ Up!) and Glitter Paper (American Crafts)

Designer Series Paper: All Abloom Stack (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Tiny Coin Envelope and Calliope Flourish (Simon Says Stamp)

Punch: Banner Triple (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Natural Hemp Twine (Hemptique), White Tea Lace Paper Doily (Stampin’ Up!), Pearls (Brasil) and Spring Mix and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL, Crystal Effects, Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger) and Mini Glue Dots

Tools: Big Shot

Freshly Made Sketches Card:

Stamp Set: Bird and Branch Color Layering Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Sahara Sand, Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon, Soft Suede, Crisp Cantaloupe and Calypso Coral Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Card Stock: Solar White 80lb and 110lb (Neenah) and Soft Sky (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Bird Frame Cuts (Hero Arts)

Adhesives: SNAIL and Foam Tape

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam

Pals Paper Arts Card:

Stamp Set: Floral Wings Photopolymer (Host, Stampin’ Up!)

Ink: Daffodil Delight, Melon Mambo and Tempting Turquoise Classic Stampin’ Ink (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Embossing Powder: White (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Bitty Banners Framelits (Stampin’ Up!)

Embossing Folder: Spring Flowers (Stampin’ Up!)

Embellishments: Gingham Garden Designer Washi Tape (Vintage, Stampin’ Up!), Pearls (Brasil) and Spring Mix and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL, Crystal Effects and Foam Tape

Tools: Paper Snips, Heat Tool and Fun Foam

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14 Replies to “Paper Players 245, Freshly Made Sketches 186 & Pals Paper Arts 251”

  1. Good Morning Justin, Great, great, great post today. (Get it three greats?!) I like the velum envelope with the little note on the first card. The little bird was certainly not a shape I expected as I scrolled through the post. So cute. Love the colors and the eye is very nice. I am kine of glad you didn’t put a gem/rhinestone in there. The colors on the last card are so bright for this overcast day. I’m happy you had a good Sunday. I got to go to brunch with family, for no occasion, just we haven’t seen each other in three weeks. Have a great Monday.

    1. Hi Nancy!
      Thanks! Ha ha! Yes, very clever! I’m so happy that you enjoyed all of the cards! A surprise brunch sounds like a lot of fun! My weekend was good, glad that yours was too! 🙂

  2. Hi Justin!
    Great cards!! You know my favorite is the bird card. Love that bird! I also love the vellum envelope on the first card. Cool new SU butterfly!!! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Hello Gerri!
      Thank you! I also am partial to the bird! It’s a really cool set! 🙂

  3. Hi Justin,
    Glad to hear you had a fun weekend. The photo’s from your class are great to see! The new butterfly stamp from upcoming catalogue is gorgeous and nice to see sneak peaks of new goodies. Can’t wait till I can order!
    I started my Dads birthday card this weekend once then was not happy so started again! LOL! Then discovered leak under sink at 11:00pm, like you do! Have good Monday. xo

    1. Hello Michelle!
      Yes! I did have a great weekend and the class was so much fun! The butterfly is great and the colors are fantastic! Sometime cards are the hardest to make for people we really love! Oh no! Sorry about the leak, but that is the way it goes! Oh, I have booked my tickets and will be in London the 1st thru the 16th of September! XOXO 🙂

  4. Three cards! Christmas in June!!! Ok I’m pushing it but what a nice treat to come home to after a long Monday at work. LOVE LOVE LOVE your first card, so Vintage, love the colors,velum, doily and the glitter. I am in love with the bird card, not a huge bird lover, except for cardinals, but I’m really interested in this stamp set. Love your color choice. Third card s brillant!

    I had an awesome weekend, panted my garden, and played. Actually made 5 cards, awesome for me. Three days of work left them I’m heading to Flordia. Its for work but I squeezed in 4 days of relaxation, cant wait

    1. LOL! Ha ha! I’m so happy that you enjoyed my triple threat Monday post! LOL! I had fun putting the cards together and I couldn’t wait to use the bird set! So cool!
      I’m so glad that you had a great weekend! It really was lovely here and I did manage to just enjoy some of the day! Wow! 5 cards! That is awesome! Oooh! Lucky that you are going to get to go to Florida! Good for you! Enjoy! 🙂

  5. Love your card, Justin! The paper and dry embossing add so much texture and depth. Perfect use of the colors in the challenge! So glad you joined us this week at Pals Paper Arts!

    1. Thank you so much Peggy! Always fun to play along with you guys! Have a great week! 🙂

  6. Your cards are all wonderful Justin! I adore your gorgeously coloured little bird and I also love your creative take on the sketch by using the branch! Thanks for joining us at FMS this week!

    1. Thank you very much Narelle! I really loved the sketch and that bird stamp is so cool! Enjoy the rest of your week! 🙂

  7. Fabulous cards, Justin! The wee vellum envelope with the tag is inspired and I love how you’ve interpreted the sketch – very clever! Thanks so much for joining us at The Paper Players and Freshly Made Sketches.

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