Sunday, July 1, 2018

Celebrate PP400

July 1, 2018

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

What an exciting day for us!  It is our 400th challenge!!!!!!!!  

Our theme this week is CELEBRATION!!!!  We are celebrating YOU - our Paper Players.  Without YOU we would not have reached such a major milestone.

We thank all of you for playing along with us.  We also thank our past designers and guest designers who have helped us bring you inspiration for 50 weeks every year. 

The crafting community really is an amazing community and we have been lucky enough to have some wonderful sponsors offer up incredible prizes to our players.   In fact, we have 40 - yes, that is FORTY - prizes up for grabs.  Now, that's a way to celebrate! 

This amazing list of sponsors is offering prizes to help us celebrate!  We can't thank them enough for being a part of our celebration!

Listed in alphabetical order:
  1. Altenew - $30 gift card
  2. Atenew Academy - $20 gift card  - compliments of Jaydee
  3. Avery Elle - $20 store credit
  4. Butterfly Reflections - Breathe Rainbows Stamp Set (US only)
  5. CAS-ual Fridays - $25 store credit
  6. Cheery Lynn - $20 gift card  
  7. Cheery Lynn - $20 gift card - compliments of Laurie
  8. Concord & 9th - $25 gift card
  9. Craftin Desert Diva's - $10 store cedit
  10. Dies R Us - $15 gift card
  11. Ellen Hutson -  20 gift cards - compliments of Annie 
  12. Ellen Hutson $20 gift card - compliments of Eliz
  13. Happy Little Stampers - $20 store credit
  14. Heffy Doodle - Sticky Friends Stamp Sets (exclusive - not available for purchase)
  15. Heffy Doodle - Sticky Friends Stamp Set (exclusive - not available for purchase)
  16. Heffy Doodle - Sticky Friends Stamp Set (exclusive - not available for purchase)
  17. Heffy Doodle - Sticky Friends Stamp Set (exclusive - not available for purchase)
  18. Lawn Fawn - $25 gift card
  19. My Favorite Things - $25 store credit
  20. Neat & Tangled - $15 store credit 
  21. Newton's Nook - $20 store credit
  22. Pink & Main - $20 store credit
  23. Power Poppy - $10 store credit
  24. Stampendous - $20 rewards cards (US only)
  25. Stampendous - $20 reward card (US only)
  26. Stampendous - $20 reward card (US only)
  27. Stamplorations - $20 gift certificate
  28. Stampin' Up - $20 gift certificates compliments of Nance
  29. Stampin' Up! $20 gift certificate - compliments of LeAnne
  30. Stampin' Up! $20 gift certificate - compliments of Joanne
  31. Stampin' Up! $20 gift certificate - compliments of Claire
  32. Stampin' Up $20 gift certificate - compliments of Jan
  33. Technique Tuesday - $20 gift card
  34. The Foiled Fox - $25 store credit
  35. Trinity Stamps - Let it Grow and Lady Liberty Stamp Sets
  36. Tutti Designs - $15 gift card
  37. Uniko - any in-stock stamp set of winner's choice
  38. Verve Stamps - stamp & accessory bundle - compliments of Sandy (US only)
  39. Verve Stamps - stamp & accessory bundle - compliments of Sandy (US only)
  40. Waffle Flower - $15 gift card

The challenge will run for two weeks and the prizes will be awarded via from ALL participants - announced in a separate post.   The Headliner and Cut Aboves will be chosen on June 14th.  

Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a new paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. For this challenge only - please do not submit more than two cards.  This gives more people the opportunity to be prize winners :-)
  3. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  4. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  5. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL, including ours
  6. Please be considerate of our requests; entries that do not follow any of these rules will be deleted without notification and will not be eligible for our prizes.
  7. Have fun, and thank you for playing with us!

My card is created on a white card base.  The watercolor panel was created using Blueprint Sketch Distress Ink and Tim Holtz Watercolor Paper and the smooching method.  After the panel was dry, I trimmed it using the Avery Elle Wonky Stitches Dies.  I rubbed Gathered Twigs Distress Ink on a piece of white card stock.  Using the Celebration Box Dies from Honey Bee Stamps, I cut out the box and the flaps for the box.  The tissue paper, balloons and bows were stamped using the Celebration Box Stamp Set on some scraps of patriotic papers that I found in my stash.  The matching dies were used to cut them all out.  Twine was used to tie the balloons together.  The celebrate sentiment was cut using a die from Sugar Pea Designs.  I cut it out three times in SU Real Red and once in SU Blueberry Bushel card stock.  A few sparkling clear sequins were added for fun.

Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members we have two of our original Paper Player design team joining us - let's say a huge welcome back and thank you to Anne Marie Hile and Ann Schach!
Thank you for stopping by my blog today!  Remember you have until Friday, June 13th to enter your submissions. Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players 400th Challenge! I can’t wait to see your creations… and again HAVE FUN.




  1. Your card is bursting with patriotic celebration, Claire! So much fun with all the patterned papers. Love those itty bitty bow dies on the balloons. Such a great card for this wonderful occasion! So glad that The Paper Players brought us together...happy 400, my friend!

  2. Happy 400! I just LOVE your card - it's a party in a box and perfect for the awesome celebration! I hope you have a great week and Happy 4th too! Hugs, Annie

  3. What an awesome celebration card Claire! I love all the fun!! Happy 400th!

  4. Claire, your card is an explosion of fun! Love the balloons bursting out of the box, and your smooched background. happy 400th!

  5. Claire, this is just magical! I love the sense of fun and movement that the smooshed background gives. The box itself is a marvel. I've never seen this set before - what a find! I feel in the party mood just looking at it!

  6. Claire... wow! Love your 4th balloons... the patterned papers are perfect!

  7. Love this card Claire - it really is a 4th July celebration in a box! A riot of exploding pattern and colour and loving the patriotic colour scheme! So thankful that you and I got to join this fabulous team together!


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