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Paper Players 321 – jkcards

Paper Players 321

Hi there! We had another lovely day yesterday! I completely forgot that I had a haircut yesterday morning until my iPhone reminded me! After my haircut I headed over to the Stamp, Ink, Paper Store and got busy checking in my Notions order. I received lots of fun new goodies including some Pinkfresh Studio Stamps and WOW! Embossing Powder, I can’t wait to play with that stuff! After work I came home and had a quick dinner and then Andrew came by. We continued working on our little project, hopefully we will finish on schedule! Today is the first day of this month’s Card Class featuring Concord & 9th! Looking forward to seeing my students! 😀

I have been making some kits at the Store and one of the Holiday Kits still available for purchase. I wanted to let you know about it before I offered it elsewhere! It features Lawn Fawn Stamps, Dies, Ink, Patterned Paper and an Acrylic Block. There are four examples included on a sheet in the kit and supplies to make a lot of cards! If you are interested in purchasing the kit you can click HERE. Below is a picture of the Kit including a list of all that is included!


Now on to today’s post which is for this week’s Paper Players Color Challenge


My card all began with me wanting to use the new Concord & 9th Heartstrings Die! The base is Neenah Solar White 110lb Card stock with the front covered in a piece of Hunter Green. I die cut a piece of Classic Cherry with the Concord & 9th Heartstrings Die. In the lower left corner I stamped the trees from the Concord & 9th O Christmas Tree Photopolymer Stamp Set in Hero Arts Silver Pigment Ink and did the same for the greeting across the bottom. A piece of Acetate is adhered to the back and then I used the large open heart from the dies set to cut out a piece of Fun Foam. That is then adhered to the panel with E-Z Runner. I added my Silver Pretty Pink Posh Sequins to the card and then adhered the panel over the top. The small heart from the die set is used to cut out a piece of Silver Glitter Card and I adhered it to the center of the heart with 3D Foam Squares. A few Pretty Pink Posh Lime Sorbet Sequins adhered randomly compete the card! I think that the Heartstrings Die Cut makes it look like love is shining down on the Christmas trees! Corny I know! LOL! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players Color Challenge! Thank you for coming by to visit me today! Have an interesting Thursday! 🙂


Products used:

Stamp Set: O Christmas Tree Photopolymer (Concord & 9th)

Ink: Silver Pigment (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb Card Stock (Neenah), Classic Cherry and Hunter Green (My Colors)

Specialty Paper: Silver Glitter Card (American Crafts) and Acetate

Dies: Heartstrings Dies (Concord & 9th)

Embellishments: Silver and Lime Sorbet Sequins (Pretty Pink Posh)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Grand and 3D Foam Squares (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Matte Medium (Ranger)

Tools: Artisan X-plorer (Spellbinders) and Fun Foam

14 Replies to “Paper Players 321”

  1. Another beautiful, creative card, Justin. I love the diecut heart with the silver heart on top. It is a wonderful take on the challenge today. Our weather has been so unbelievably great for the middle of November. I think it’s going to take a turn down in a few days. Take care and have a great day.

    1. Thanks so much HJ! I think that Heartstrings Die is so cool! We have had some really nice weather here too! And yes, ours is supposed to get cold soon as well. We will enjoy it while we can! Hope you enjoyed your day! 🙂

  2. O.K. Justin! That’s it! Now you’ve gone and done it, you’ve pushed me over the edge! I HAVE TO HAVE one of everything in the SIP store but……….where will I put it all? How can I pay for it all? What if my girls decide to put me in the loony bin and they won’t let me have anything like my Misti? Help!!!!! Love ya, XXOO 🙂

    1. LOL! You are too funny Grace!! One day I will win Lotto and we have one of everything! No looney bin needed! Love you!! XOXOXO 🙂

    1. Thank you Linda! It’s a little different and I’m glad that you like it! Have a great weekend! 🙂

  3. Heartstrings is the perfect name for that die because I can see it is already pulling on your heartstrings to use it! Love the card! It’s fantastic!

    1. You are indeed correct Linda!! I do think that it’s a really fun die! Hope you are having a great week! 🙂

  4. OMG! I’m done, just done. I LOVE THIS!!!! and I NEED that die. I am a heart nut, I love hearts. OK, how much and can you send me one? Just a beautiful creation.

    70’s today. what a beautiful spring day!!!! And tomorrow night down to 29, Yep, thats Chicago weather

    1. LOL! It really is a fantastic heart Linda! I’ll send you an email! Glad that you like the card!
      We have had some really great weather here, not 70 but nice! The Winter is coming, unfortunately. Let’s will spring here fast! 🙂

  5. Another awesome card, Justin! Very creative using hearts and holiday stamps together. Love the shaker theme. Thanks for sharing with the Paper Players this week.

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