Sunday, July 30, 2017

Have A Wonderful Birthday-- PP355 and SSC 158

July 30, 2017

It's hard to believe that July is over and all the children will be back in school in the next few days.  Summer just flew by!

It is time for new challenges at The Paper Players and Sunday Stamps!

I am so excited that I could combine these two challenge this week.  I am in Indiana to see my niece star in Grease.  She is playing the role of Sandy.  I am so excited!  She is sooo talented and we are very proud of her!

The fabulous Joanne is our hostess this week at The Paper Players!  She has a Tic-Tac-Toe board for us to play along with!  WOW--so many possibilities!

Sunday Stamps is featuring my sketch.  I thought it would be fun to make square cards this time.  You know, "It's Hip To Be Square!"  

My card is created on a white card base.  I added a yellow and white gingham background and used a coordinating plaid for the rectangle strip.  My sentiment is stamped on a white stitched square.  My flowers are from Altenew Peony Bouquet stamp set and the matching dies are used to cut them out.  I used the Altenew Cool Summer Night inks.  The leaves are from the same set.  I added two banners from the matching DSP to complete the sketch.  A few sparkling clear sequins from Pretty Pink Posh were added for fun.  My Tic-Tac-Toe row is the top row:  die cut, banner birthday.  Have fun and we can't wait to see what you create!  

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.  

Teresa Kline

Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
  • We reserve the right to delete any links that do not adhere to challenge rules.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday August 11th @ 6pm EST

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Have a wonderful week! 



  1. First, congrats to your niece! She's adorable and I'll bet the whole family is thrilled! Your card is delightful...I love square cards so I hope to play along with your sketch too! Love the color of my favorites!

  2. I love your card this week Claire, especially the colour combo - those blue flowers look great against the gingham. A great sketch too - I already have an idea for it, so will do my best to play along! I hope you enjoyed the musical - how wonderful for your niece, I'm sure she will be fabulous!

  3. Oh my, this is gorgeous Claire! What a fabulous sketch and those peonies are stunning. So glad you were able to see your niece perform--what a treat. I just know you had a fabulous time!

  4. Beautiful! These are among my favourite stamps and I love how you've layered them up and matched them up with DSP. This is a real beauty.

  5. I love these colors and the DSP that you've used. Just a breath-taking card!

  6. Oh my, what an exciting time for your niece, and you must be so proud, Claire! Your card is gorgeous. I love those color layering stamps but I never line them up as perfectly as you do!

  7. What a show-stopping color combo as a backdrop for those gorgeous flowers that frame the sentiment! Very pretty card, Claire! ~ Annie

  8. Beautiful color combination - and different! I love it. Love the detailed flowers off the side of the main panel. Thank you for the great sketch this week!

  9. Claire, how wonderful for you to get to see your niece in Grease!!!! I love the colors you chose on this card. The cluster of blue flowers on that yellow polka dot paper is gorgeous. the perfect finishing touch is the blue plaid that matches your blue flowers so perfectly. Gorgeous card, my friend

  10. Such a beautiful card Claire! LOVE those colours together! And you must be so proud of your niece :D


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