Sunday, July 26, 2020

To The Birthday Girl Paper Players Challenge PP501

July 26, 2020

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

The fabulous Anne Marie is our hostess this week and she has a great sketch challenge for all of us!  We can't wait to see what you create!


My card is created for my niece.  She really is a princess!  She was supposed to be in the Miss Indiana pageant this summer but, it was postponed because of Covid.  

I used a pink background and a matching striped pattern to create the background.  I cut the white panel with a scalloped die and stenciled distress ink for the polka dots.  The MFT PI Birthday Girl stamp set was used for my image.  I colored her with Copic Markers and added Wink of Stella for shine.  I also stamped her dress on the same striped paper and paper pieced the dress to match the background.  The matching die was used to cut out the girl and the crown.  The sentiment is stamped on the same pink paper in black.  It is from the same stamp set. 

  1. Create a new paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL, including ours
  5. Please be considerate of our requests; entries that do not follow any of these rules will be deleted without notification.
  6. Have fun, and thank you for playing with us!

Don't forget to check out all the amazing projects from the Design Team.  

The Paper Players Design Team

Claire Broadwater
Laurie Schmidt
LeAnne Pugliese
Anne Marie Hile
Ann Schach
Allisa Steinlicht
Mary Deatherage
Stef Perry

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



  1. Aw, what a shame she will be missing the pageant! Still, it's a sweet card for a sweet princess!

  2. Claire, I love the use of the striped paper and how you have them going in different directions. This card is so you and this little sweetie makes me smile. Sorry your niece is missing the pageant, but I know she will love this fabulous card. Great use of the sketch, too!

  3. Your niece is going to love this card - such a bright and cheery design with all the color she could want! Sure hope she gets to do her pageant soon!!

  4. What a cute card for your niece, Claire! I love the bright patterned paper and how you used it to paper piece her dress! So unfortunate that the pageant was postponed but hopefully she'll do well when it's rescheduled.

  5. Oh, Claire! Your niece will adore this card! I LOVE the paper-pieced dress and how it matches the clever!!!

  6. I'm sure your niece will love it - pink and a princess, perfect for a would-be beauty queen! I love the co-ordinating stripe detail too. A fabulous card Claire!

  7. You know I love this Claire, based on that pretty pink alone! The striped background and paper pieced dress just add to the fun. Such an adorable card. I know your niece is going to love it!


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