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Paper Players 273 & New Goodies! – jkcards

Paper Players 273 & New Goodies!

Another rainy day means another crafty day! I managed to get a few projects finished in the morning and then I took a ride over to Scrap-A-Latte to see Renee for a little bit. When I got back home there were some goodies waiting in the mailbox for me! I love new stamps and I especially love it when they are from a new company! I used some of the new stuff on today’s card and little project! After dinner I went over to see Heather for a bit, she had a procedure done on her back and I wanted to keep her company for a little while. She also needed her wreath fixed so I brought over the hot glue gun and took card of that! Upon arriving back at my house I sat down and played for a while. I have been crafting later and later, the creativity either comes early in the morning or late at night lately. I’ll take creativity whenever I can get it!

My card and project that I have for you today is for this week’s Paper Players challenge…

Paper Players #273

Ahh… a Tic-Tac-Toe board from Sandy! You know how I can’t resist trying to cover the entire board, let’s see if I managed to! The card base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My background consists of a piece of Night of Navy and a piece of paper from a 6×6 pad that I picked up while I was in London. The pad is called Silent Night and it’s from First Edition by TrimCraft. A piece of Gold 1/8″ Metallic Ribbon is adhered around the back and then the panel is adhered to the card with some Easy Runner Grand Adhesive. The HAPPY is from the Simon Says Stamp Happy and Smile Photopolymer Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Hero Arts White Embossing Powder on Basic Gray and adhered over the ribbon with Foam Tape. My Christmas is cut out from a piece of Gold Foil Sheet with the Simon Says Stamp Happy Winter and Christmas Dies. I adhered it to a piece of Solar White 110lb cut out with the same die and then to the card with Multi-Matte Medium. The snowflakes are from a new die set from Concord & 9th called Take a Bough. They are cut from American Crafts Glitter Paper and also adhered to the card with Multi-Matte Medium. A few Gold Pretty Pink Posh Sequins are adhered in the middles of the snowflakes and finish off the card. Now that super cute Christmas Tree is also created with the Take a Bough Dies and is cut from Garden Green. After the branches are all assembled (there is a great video HEREΒ showing you how to do that!) I slidΒ them onto a bamboo skewer that I colored with Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink. My star is cut from a piece of Champagne Glimmer Paper twice and adhered back to back on the top of the skewer. Around the tree is a strand of the Concord & 9th 3MM Red Sequin Strand, it’s looks just like garland! I LOVE that little tree and the fact that you can also use the dies to make snowflakes is just cool! Get it… snowflakes… cool! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my card and tree for this week’s Paper Players Tic-Tac-Toe challenge! Let’s See Snowflake, yup, Patterned Paper, yup, White, yup, Blue, yup, Sparkle and Shine, yup, Embossing, yup, Ribbon, yes, Tree, check and Die Cuts, definitely! I covered all nine boxes! WEE! Thank you so much for coming by today! I wish you all a satisfying Thursday! πŸ™‚

If you are interested in the new Concord & 9th Products you can visit their storeΒ HERE!

Paper Players 237-WM

Paper Players C&9 Tree-WM

Products used:


Stamp Set: Happy and Smile Photopolymer (Simon Says Stamp)

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb (Neenah) and Night of Navy (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty Paper: Glimmer (American Crafts) and Gold Foil Sheet (Stampin’ Up!)

Patterned Paper: Silent Night 6×6 Pad (TrimCraft)

Dies: Take a Bough (Concord & 9th) and Happy Winter and Christmas (Simon Says Stamp)

Embellishments: Gold 1/8″ Metallic Ribbon (Stampin’ Up!) and Gold Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: Easy Runner Grand (Home & Hobby), 1/8″ Scor-Tape, 3M Foam Tape and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and Fun Foam


Ink: Walnut Stain Distress (Ranger)

Card Stock: Garden Green (Stampin’ Up!)

Specialty: Champagne Glimmer (Stampin’ Up!)

Dies: Take a Bough (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Red 3MM Sequins Strand (Concord & 9th)

Tools: Big Shot and Bamboo Skewer

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26 Replies to “Paper Players 273 & New Goodies!”

  1. Wow Justin! That tree is just too cool and the card is gorgeous! I have got to check out the video later. I wonder how they came up with that! Keep it up and I’m going to be wishing rainy days on you just to see how crafty you get! LOL

    Raining here too today. I had planned on finished a bit of last minute shopping but I decided it can wait for another few days. Instead I will start wrapping the Christmas gifts I have already purchased. I remember when I was younger I used to love to wrap them and I always made them fancy with pretty bows and used tons of ribbon. These days they get paper and a tag and that’s it. I guess I’m just getting old and crotchety!

    You have yourself an enjoyable crafting day. Tomorrow is still your favorite day of the week right? Love & Hugs to you my creative friend! XO πŸ™‚

    1. Thanks Grace! Yes, the tree is amazing and very clever! LOL! I can craft just fine on a sunny day!
      It was nice here yesterday. I used to love to wrap Christmas presents too, I think we live in the gift bag age! It’s not just you!
      I have a lot of crafting to get done today! Yes, Friday is still my favorite! Love to you!! XOXO πŸ™‚

  2. I should have the Take a Bough dies arriving in the mail any day. I stumbled on them over the weekend. What a great idea! Goes without saying – love it.

    1. Thanks very much Michael! The tree is awesome! I think that you should make your tree now! LOL! πŸ™‚

  3. What a gorgeous card, Justin! I love the blue and gold together (I always think to use silver with blue), and your paper tree is to “die” for, lol! Thanks so much for playing along with my Tic Tac Toe challenge at The Paper Players! Hugs!

    1. Thanks so much Sandy! I love blue for Christmas and gold is my favorite! The tree is awesome! Thanks for a great challenge this week! XO πŸ™‚

  4. Gorgeous card, Justin, and a very cute tree. I love the snowflake dies and I’ll have to get some. Thanks. Have a great weekend.

  5. Justin, this is just fabulous! Thank you for being an enabler! I had to order that die! I adore that little tree and your card is just gorgeous! You rocked this one! SO happy you joined us at The Paper Player this week! XX

    1. Yay! Thanks Claire! The tree is super cool! Glad that you enjoyed the projects! Enjoy your weekend! XO πŸ™‚

  6. Yay you did it again Justin – all 9 boxes! Such a fab card too – I love the blue/gold colour combo and those sparkly snowflakes are gorgeous. Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players for our tic-tac-toe challenge this week!

    1. He he! Thank you Joanne! Glad that you enjoyed the card! You have yourself a wonderful weekend! πŸ™‚

  7. *LOVE* that tree, Justin! Christmas is past, but I can hardly wait to make one of those winter trees.

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