The Paper Players #503

LiWhere has the time gone?  I have totally missed out on crafting the past week!  We are going to attempt going back to school next week.....so hopefully there might be a tad bit of normalcy returning to life! I so hope everyone is getting a little bit of normal back in their live's as well!  Joanne is hosting a new challenge this week at The Paper Players.  Time to get out the bold colors and start creating!

I decided the colors would be perfect for creating some colorful donuts!  I started by inking up my donut tops in Canary and Sapphire ink.  I then went in and colored my icing and sprinkles with Copic markers. To help bring my donuts to life, I went over my Copic coloring with Liquid Glass. My complete donuts are adhered with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  When I finished creating my card, I was truly craving a donut! 

This stamp set is super cute!  I was totally sold on just the sentiments alone!  This set is part of the generous hostess rewards program offered by Close To My Heart.  Want more info, feel free to contact me or check out the details here

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1967 Sprinkled with Love Hostess Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Colonial White Cardstock-Retired
Z2848 Sapphire Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Canary Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad-Retired
Copic Markers-
Z679 Liquid Glass
Circle Stax-MFT
Stitched Panel Die-Simon Says Stamp

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Aud Sentiments Challenge-Anything Goes w/a sentiment
Dies R Us-Just Desserts (I can totally do donuts for dessert!)
Simon Says Stamp-Use Your Favorite Tool (Die Cutting Machine w/my favorite panel die)

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:

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The Paper Players #502



Time for a new challenge at The Paper Players! Laurie is hosting a theme challenge this week of Wedding/Anniversary.  I don't know of anyone getting married anytime soon, so I went with the Anniversary theme.


I combined the Anniversary theme challenge with the sketch challenge at MFT Stamps.  Congrats to MFT for celebrating their 500th challenge!  Here is the original sketch design-


To create my card, I started with a 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" panel of White Daisy cardstock. I die cut the heart shape out of the panel first and then embossed the panel with a striped embossing folder.  3-D foam tape was applied to the back of the panel to create the shaker card. The sentiment was heat embossed with silver embossing powder.  A stitched rectangle frame and additional scattered stars finish off the card.


All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:
D1283 Say It in Style Stamp Set
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
Z3239 Silver Glitter Paper
Z891 Versamark Stamp Pad
Z2067 Silver Embossing Powder
Z4182 Stitched Hearts Thin Cuts
Z4260 Stitched Rectangle Frames Thin Cuts
Fishtail Dies-MFT
Striped Embossing Folder-Retired
Z2900 Silver Star Confetti

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:
Simon Says Stamp-Anything Goes
Sweet Stampin-Weddings, Anniversaries, Love

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:
The Paper Players Design Team

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2020 Retiring Colors



One of the perks of being a Close To My Heart Consultant, is you get to preview all of the new products a month ahead of time!  With that said....I have seen the new Annual and Expressions catalogs!  Let me just say, they are AWESOME!  With the new annual catalog, comes a revamp of our colors.  The following colors are retiring: Ruby, Eggplant, Thistle, Pixie, Goldrush, Saffron, Sweet Leaf and Julep.  While it is bittersweet to see these colors retiring....there are eight new colors being added.    If any of your favorites are on the retiring list....now is the time to stock up on cardstock and ink refills!  These items will sell out fast!  You can view all of the Close To My Heart products here.

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August SOTM-Floral Celebration



Not sure how we made it to August so quickly, but here we are!  Time for a new Stamp of the Month!  The August Stamp of the Month is Floral Celebration.  This super fun set includes 20 stamps.  The possibilities are endless with this fun mix of floral and leaf images.  Here is a look at the complete set-


You can add this gorgeous stamp set to your collection for only $5.00 with a qualifying purchase.  The set is only available to purchase during the month of August! You can view all of the great Close To My Heart products here.

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