Sunday, January 4, 2015

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January 4, 2015

HAPPY NEW YEAR to everyone!  I hope the first few days of 2015 have been happy and productive for all of you!  It's Sunday, and time for the first challenge of the New Year for the Paper Players!  

I have been a guest designer the last six months and was asked to be a permanent member of this amazing team!  It is a dream come true for me!  It was the best Christmas gift that I received!  Thank you Ann, Anne, Jaydee, LeAnne, Nance and Sandy and for having faith in me!  

I also want to welcome Debbie Mageed, Karren Johnson and Shannon Jaramillo to the team!  I am so excited to be working with all of you!  WELCOME!!!!!

Now, on to the challenge!
The lovely, Anne Marie is hosting our challenge!  We are so thrilled she is back from her break!  I have missed seeing her fantastic creations!




                         We can't wait to see what you create!  


1.  Create a new paper project

2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to 

us and provide a direct link to the  post featuring
 your challenge submission.

3.  Please link your card to no more than three 

challenges, TOTAL.

4.  Have FUN! 


Stop by each member of the Design Teams' blogs for lots 
of inspiration!  
The Paper Players Design Team

I had a really difficult time deciding what I wanted to use.  I found a great textured piece that was wrapped around a wine glass that I thought would be amazing on my card.  The more I worked with it, I just couldn't get it to work.  SO ----on my very messy table was a piece of card stock that was the backing to a stamp set just staring at me.  I thought--that is it!  I stamped my typewriter in Versa Mark and heat embossed it with black powder and went from there!  Hope you enjoy my card!



I love old typewriters and I have been looking for one to purchase for a few years.  I haven't found my treasure yet, but maybe I will in the new year!


I stamped repeated rows of the Tap, Tap Tap (Stampin' Up) set to make my background paper.  I love the way it turned out!  




I decided to get started on my Valentine card stash, so I used a sentiment for the inside that would work.  



Please leave a comment if you have a minute.  I love to hear from you and cherish your thoughts!

Thanks for stopping by.  If you have any questions please contact me at: Claire.

Wishing you a wonderful week!

Happy Stampin'!
Claire




23 comments:

  1. Super cute card, Claire! Love that fun typewriter and you did an amazing job with the background.

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    1. Thank you very much, Sandy! So sweet of you! XX

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  2. I love the vintage feel to this card! How fun this would be to get for Valentine's Day. I hope you find your typewriter this year!

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  3. Great card Claire - isn't it fun to find patterned papers where you least expect it and reuse them on your projects? I love this typewriter set and so cute for a Valentine's card - here's to finding your very own vintage keyboard some day! Xx

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    1. Thank you very much, Joanne! You are always so kind! XX

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  4. Claire, such a great way to use packaging! I just tossed a bunch of that when I was straightening up my craft room the other day! Now I feel guilty but will definitely look at it with new eyes next time some goodies arrive!

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    1. Thank you, Shannon! It was a great find on my desk that day! XX

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  5. This is so cute, love that bitty heart...it was the first thing that popped out to me! So glad we got to stay on together..it will be a fun time!

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    1. Thank you very much Laurie! I am glad we are working together! SO exciting! XX

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  6. Thanks for the warm welcome to the team - I'm looking forward to the next 6 months. And what a wonderful card - and a clever idea to use the packaging from a stamp set. What better excuse to buy more stamp sets ;)

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    1. Thank you so much, Karren! It is going to be a fun time! XX

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  7. Welcome to the team, Claire! Your card is warm and wonderful...so full of texture and with a vintage vibe. You did a great job with this challenge!

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    1. Thank you very much, Ann! I always love to hear from you! XX

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  8. Oh my, this is such a fun card! I love that you stamped on the back of the stamp package, and I love all the elements you've got going on your card! That set has been on my wish list for a while!

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    1. Thanks, LeAnne! I hope you get this set soon! I love it! XX

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  9. Awesome card Claire! Congrats on your permanent placement at The Paper Players.

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    1. Thank you very much, Andrea! I appreciate your thoughtfulness! XX

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  10. Oh my this is as cute as can be, Claire! Love the vintage typewriter especially on that patterned background. I ADORE the background paper you made with the typewriter key stamp--it's fabulous! So happy to have you stamping with us again! ((hugs))

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    1. Thank you very much, Nance! You are always so kind! So happy to be on the team! XX

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  11. Whoop whoop! Welcome to the team Claire!! I am SO excited to have you join us permanently and now I finally get to work with you again! Hooray! I LOVE your card so much. Such vintage-y goodness! (Is that even a word? It is now!) I especially love that tiny pop of red on the heart. The perfect touch! Big hugs, my friend! :)

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    1. Thank you very much, Anne Marie! I am so excited to be on the team with you! XX

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  12. Claire - I'd love an old typewriter, too! What a great card. I love the monochromatic color scheme and the repeated elements. So glad that you are joining us as a permanent DT member! Hugs Jaydee

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