Sunday, July 31, 2016

Let the Good Times Roll--PP306

July 31, 2016

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players

The lovely Laurie is our hostess this week!  This is my favorite challenge--Tic-Tac-Toe!  I am always amazed at the variety of fantastic cards using the board.  I can't wait to see all the fabulous creations!  Have fun!

I used the last column--Masculine-Red-Die Cut.  I grew up in Indiana and bowling was so popular in the Mid-West.  The winters are so cold and many people participate on bowling  teams.  That is not so popular in Atlanta, but this stamp set made me smile.  

My base card is white.  I used a piece of patterned paper I found in an old pad that had a bowling theme.  I was jumping for joy when I found it.  I backed it with red and black paper.  I cut a strip of woodgrain paper for the bowling lane.  A Zig Zag Stitched Circle Die by SugarPea Designs was used to cut the circle.  I used Tim Holtz Tea Dye distress ink on the edges. 

The bowler and the pins were stamped on Neenah Solar white paper. The  Spare Me stamp set is from SugarPea Designs.  I colored the images with Copic Markers.  Glossy Accents were added to the pins.  Wink of Stella was added for shine to the images.  The sentiment is stamped in Momento black ink.  

So happy you stopped by my blog today!  Please leave a message!  I love to hear from you!  

Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

The Paper Players Design Team

Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!

All stamping products are welcome! Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week.  

Have a wonderful week!


  1. Hi Claire! I can see why your were jumping....that paper is awesome and so perfect for your card. Love the coloring,too. That sentiment is cute!

    Have a great day!

  2. Your card is awesome! Every design element came together so well - the glossy pins, the cute bowler, the background paper, the wood lane... Well done! :)

  3. What an adorable little boy card, Claire! My stash is seriously lacking in that category of stamps. I can't believe how perfect that paper is, too! What a find!

  4. This is so darn cute! I love the shiny tumbling pins! The bowler is adorable and that paper is perfect!

  5. I LOVE the expression on the little guy's face!
    Awesome card Claire!

  6. Oh my gosh, how cute is this!!! That DSP is perfect for your little bowler...absolutely precious!

  7. Claire, what an absolutely adorable card. Fabulous coloring, too. This card brought such a huge smile to my face.

  8. This couldn't be any cuter! Or creative! Love the woodgrain paper for the bowling lane. Your coloring is fabulous too.

  9. This card is so cute Claire! I love the bowler, perfectly co-ordinated with the dsp and those glossy pins look fabulous!


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