Paper Players 364

My apologies for my absence over the weekend! I was over Jim’s on Friday night until late and then over there again all day on Saturday. We got a ton accomplished including decorating the house for Halloween! He has a lot of stuff but we did pare it down a bit. Yesterday I had the pleasure of going into Manhattan to see my friends Jim and Diane in the morning and then from there I went over and saw Kim. We set up her new iPhone and robot vacuum. She asked me if was interested in a robot vacuum and I said oh no, I love to vacuum! LOL! Taylor had to borrow my car again yesterday so she picked me up from the train, we hung out for a bit and then I finished the evening by making today’s card and watching a little TV! I have a bunch of stuff to follow up on this morning and a few projects to get through, maybe some cabinet stripping if there is time! 😀

I love this week’s Paper Players challenge, I knew just what I wanted to make as soon as I saw it…

To start I pulled out the Hero Arts September My Monthly Hero Kit and stamped the sunflower in Butter Bar, Pumpkin Pie, Just Rust and Cup O Joe. My leaves are from the Hero Arts Color Layering Grateful Leaves Photopolymer Stamp Set and are stamped with the Hero Arts Ombre Autumn Pad. The leaves and sunflower are then all cut out with the Coordinating Dies. For my card base I adhered a piece of Desert Storm 80lb to a piece of Neenah Solar White 110lb Card Stock. My wreath is cut from Gold Mirror Card using the Hero Arts Branch Wreath Fancy Die and adhered to the card with Multi-Purpose Spray Adhesive. I added the sunflower and leaves with E-Z Runner and 3M Foam Tape. All that was left to do was stamp the greeting in Cup O Joe and the card is done! I love the leaves paired with the sunflower, I think it makes for a lovely fall cluster! I hope that you enjoyed my card for this week’s Paper Players Theme Challenge from Sandy! Thank you for starting your week off with me! Have a marvelous Monday! 🙂

Products used:

Stamp Sets: September My Monthly Hero Kit, Color Layering Grateful Leaves Photopolymer (Hero Arts)

Ink: Cup O Joe, Butter Bar, Pumpkin Pie, Just Rust and Ombre Autumn (Hero Arts)

Card Stock: Solar White 110lb and 80lb and Desert Storm 80lb (Neenah)

Specialty: Gold Mirror Card (The Paper Cut)

Dies: September My Monthly Hero Kit, Branch Wreath Fancy Die, Color Layering Grateful Leaves (Hero Arts)

Adhesives: E-Z Runner Ultra Strong (Scrapbook Adhesives) and Multi-Purpose Spray (Elmer’s)

Tools: Big Shot




16 Replies to “Paper Players 364”

  1. Hi Justin:
    Glad to hear you had a nice day in Manhattan yesterday. Today’s card is fabulous. I really like that branch wreath from Hero Arts and I’m thinking maybe I should invest in an Ombre stamp set. I’ve only used one once and I got it all messed up contaminating the colors from tapping the stamp to ink it up. Is there a secret to using those ink pads? Anyway – this is a gorgeous card and you did a fabulous job with it. Wishing you a Magical Monday my friend. Love and hugs to you. XXOO 🙂

    1. Hey Grace!
      I do love my days in the city! Thank you! Love that wreath! Yes, you need to shimmy the stamp back and forth a little to get the colors to blend! Love and hugs!! XOXO 🙂

  2. What a glorious sunflower! It looks great on the neutral card base and with the touch of glamour in the wreath. Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players again this week.

  3. Missed you on the WE. Glad you enjoyed yourself. Awesome card, love the leaves and sunflower. Had an awesome 4 day weekend. Friday hubby and I hit the apple orchard, great day. Saturday Crafty Day! And Sunday my two odest kids came over, we did brunch and enjoyed family time, awesome day

    1. Aww, thanks Linda! I have been enjoying my two days off a week. Thank you! Sounds like you had a fantastic weekend!! That’s awesome! 🙂

  4. Lovely colors, Justin. I also love the touch of gold for your wreath. Wonderful. So glad you joined us at the Paper Players this week

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