Paper Players 257 & More Manhattan!

Well, the week is moving right along, it’s Wednesday already! It rained here most of the day yesterday, quite heavily in the morning but the sun did finally make an appearance later in the day! Little Daniel was at my mum’s so I got to spend some time with him, he actually says Uncle Justin now! We played with some Lego blocks for a little while and then had dinner. It’s his mum Erika’s Birthday today, a very Happy Birthday Sis! After dinner I made a card and then Michael stopped by for a bit before going to meet his brother. I ran to Target and that was pretty much the day. I do have a few more pictures from this past weekend’s Manhattan adventure with Michael. More really cool street art!

Little Italy Liberty

Now that’s a really cool Lady Liberty!

Little Italy Ga Ga

Just some mixed-media building art!

Little Italy Ship

Now that is just really cool!!!! I would like that in my house!

214 Lafayette St

This is on the door to 214 Lafayette Street. You can read more about it here!

Michael has done a few blog posts on our outing too and he has some really cool pictures of the Subway! Be sure and go over to his blog and take a look!

Now on to today’s post which is for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

Paper Players #257

For some reason when I saw this I thought Summer! My card base today is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. The background is a piece of Soft Sky and across the bottom is some Old Olive that I cut out with the Simon Says Stamp Stitched Slopes and Hills Die. My kite is cut using the Simon Says Stamp Kite Shaker Die from a piece of Crumb Cake and a piece paper from the Cherry on Top Designer Series Paper Stack. It’s adhered to the card with Foam Tape. The sun is cut from Daffodil Delight using the Mama Elephant Stitched Sky Creative Cuts Dies and also adhered with Foam Tape. I used the Simon Says Stamp Painted Summer Die and some more Daffodil Delight for my greeting. I also cut out some Fun Foam and adhered it to the back of the die cut to pop it up. A generous dose of Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen on the sun and greeting with a few Pretty Pink Posh Sparkling Clear Sequins and the card is done! I love that kite especially with the DSP! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players color challenge and the rest of my Manhattan pics! Thank you for stopping by today and I wish you all a wonderful Wednesday! 🙂

Paper Players 257-WM

Paper Players 257 Close-WM

Products used:

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah), Soft Sky, Old Olive, Daffodil Delight and Crumb Cake (Stampin’ Up!)

Designer Series Paper: Cherry on Top (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Stitched Sky Creative Cuts (Mama Elephant), Kite Shaker, Stitched Slopes and Hills and Painted Summer (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Wink of Stella Clear Glitter Brush Pen (Zig) and Sparkling Clear Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: SNAIL, 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot and Fun Foam


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22 Replies to “Paper Players 257 & More Manhattan!”

  1. WOW!!! How amazing is that street art??!…and I love that door! I’ve got the website for that building up now. So cool!
    Your card is also awesome (as usual) – I love the stitched elements and that fabulous kite! 🙂

    1. It’s really cool Allison! The door is so cool! I was surprised to learn what’s inside that building! You would have never thought right?!
      Thank you! I love anything stitched and the kite is just fun! Enjoy the rest of your week! 🙂

  2. Wow – so many amazing photos that you and Michael are posting. I’m seeing NYC in a whole new light. Thanks for sharing. P.S. Love 214 Lafayette St, inside and out!

    1. I’m so glad that you enjoyed the pictures Carol! He definitely showed me NY in a whole new way! Isn’t 214 Lafayette great?! 🙂

  3. Love your photos and the doors and what’s inside is incredible!! I also like your fun summer card today. Thanks for sharing some NYC places I’ve never seen.

    1. Thank you HJ! Yes, the doors on 214 are great and the inside is so cool! Glad that you enjoyed the card too! I’m happy that I get to show you Manhattan! 🙂

  4. Good Morning Justin:

    I just checked out the site for Lafayette St. and WOW – I wonder what the rent on that place is? Probably a figure that would make my tummy turn a bit. LOL I can’t imagine actually living in a space that big. I would probably get lost in it. It certainly is beautiful though. Thanks so much for sharing your Manhattan photos. There is always something new to see and do there.

    Love today’s card. I’ve been seeing so many cards for fall lately that it’s kind of refreshing to see a summer card again before summer is over. Your color combo is fun, just the way summer should be. You did a great job and I really love the way you insert the separate colors into each place that the die cut out.

    You’ll have to get a photo of Daniel for us soon. It’s been a while. Wishing you a Won drous Wednesday. Enjoy the day. Love and hugs, XO 🙂

    1. Hello Grace!
      214 Lafayette is really cool! Who knew that was inside there?! I’m sure that it’s really expensive but if I had the money I would host a rockin’ party there! LOL! It is huge and really nicely done! I like the roof deck the best!
      Thanks! It’s too early for fall cards! It’s only August! We always tend to rush through the end of the year! Love that kite and the hills are neat too!
      Yes, it has been a while since I have put up a picture of Daniel! I’ll have to get one when he gets back from the DR! Hope you had a nice day my friend! Love and hugs to you! XOXOXO 🙂

  5. There has been some incredible artistry in the photos! And how they got to some of the places!

  6. What a fun summer card, love the scene you created! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players! Terrific photos you’re sharing today of the street art!!

  7. i found my new home, 214 Layfette. Now funding may be an issue, but WOW!!!! goegeous art on the buildings.
    Fun summer card, I love those dies, i actually have both and have used them. thas a record for me. Happy Thursday, makes Friday so much closer

    1. LOL! That’s good Linda! Thankfully it’s big so we can share! LOL! Thank you! The card was fun to put together! I’m always happy when I can use some of the dies that I have accumulated! Yes, one more day to go! Hope your Thursday is great! 😉

  8. Justin, your pictures of Manhattan every day really make me want to get off my lazy butt and check some of these places out! What a great collection of street art! On to the card… Love! These colors are perfect for your summery card, and I love that it’s inkless! What a great combination of die cuts.

    1. LOL! You should definitely! We should go into Manhattan when I get back from London! That would be fun! Glad that you like the card! Love to make a card with only die cuts! 🙂

  9. OMG! Your pictures of the street art are amazing. We do live in a creative world full of creative people. Love your card as always. Thanks for sharing with us.

    1. Thank you so much Janell! We do live in a world of really creative people! Glad that you like the card too! 🙂

  10. Justin,
    Those street art pics are amazing!!! They are beautiful!! What incredible artists! I must learn to look up.
    Great happy card!

    1. Thanks Gerri! The pictures are really cool and a nice way to spice up the buildings! I too must learn to look more at what’s on the buildings! Glad that you like the card too! 🙂

  11. Justin, your card is so FUN! I love how you made my colors shine with all the different elements! The attention to detail is fantastic! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week!
    The door art is FABULOUS! Wish I could see it! Thanks for sharing! XX

    1. Thank you so much Claire! They were cool colors! I had so much fun seeing all of the things in Manhattan through Michael’s eyes! Happy that I got to share it with all of you! XO 🙂

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