Sunday, February 18, 2018

You Leave Me In Stitches--PP381

February 18, 2018

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

The lovely LeAnne is our hostess this week and she has a fun "Clean and Simple" challenge for all of us!  LeAnne loves sewing and card making, so this is just perfect for her!  We can't wait to see what you create!

OH MY GOODNESS--I know you are thinking this is not a CAS card. You are correct!  I made my card a few days ago and started to write my blog last night and realized I didn't notice the CAS on the challenge picture!  I wrote LeAnne to apologize.  I offered to skip this week, but she said NO!  So, I will share my card and continue to beg forgiveness.  

LeAnne might love sewing,  me, not so much!  But, I was so proud of the stitching I did on my card.  I dug through so many boxes of paper looking for something that had to do with sewing.  I loved the paper I found.  I have had it for years.  I know it is by Authenique, but have no idea the name of the pattern.  I also had a set of stamps that I bought years ago at Michael's that had sewing items in it.  I only used it once.  I had a friend that loved sewing and I made a card for her.  I don't know the name of the stamp set either.  I let the paper do all the work, except for stamping the sentiment.  The ribbon, button and hat pin were added and that is why I struggle with CAS!   I thought the finishing touches were perfect and made me smile!  

Looking for some inspiration?  Make sure you check out all the blogs of the Design Team Members.

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 us at The Paper Players!

Thanks for stopping by my blog today!  Leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!



  1. Love love love this! Beautiful....and fabulous sentiment!

  2. I love everything about this Claire! The combination of papers is beautiful, I love your big fluffy bow and pin and your stitching is FABulous. The sentiment is just perfect...gorgeous all 'round!

  3. I couldn't wait to comment on this card! I'm glad you didn't pass on posting it. It's just beautiful and I love all the details, especially the stitching, hat pin, and DSP. I hope you have a wonderful week ~ Hugs, Annie

  4. I ADORE your card and I believe I have the same Authentique paper, or at least something similar! It's plenty CAS....mostly the work is done by the paper, right? I think your sentiment is as sweet as can be, as are the elements! Just perfect, I love it!

  5. I love all the elements on your card!From the stitching to the hat's awesome!!

    Have a great day!

  6. Oh Claire, I'm so glad it's not just me that somehow manages to completely obliterate the CAS part out of the challenge graphic and not notice! Such pretty paper and the stitching, along with the beaded pin are fantastic embellishments.

  7. I always love your vintage creations, and this is a beauty with the addition of the stitching to go with the cool pin. :)

  8. I think you did a great job with the stitching Claire... im very impressed and the paper is just perfect for the challenge. How fabulous that you were able to find things in your stash to use and give a little love to :-)

  9. I absolutely adore this card Claire - the stitching is awesome and the ribbon bow and hatpin totally make this card - LOVE it and so needed to be shared, GAS or otherwise!

    1. That should say CAS not GAS by the way - gotta love predictive text lol!

  10. Claire, your intro cracked me up as I frequently miss the CAS part, too! I absolutely love your card regardless, so many delightful sewing themed elements!


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