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Color my world with family, friends and some time to be creative making cards!


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Hello Friend

Hi, I am back today with two fall cards that I really enjoyed creating. If you have not discovered the joy of taking your die-cuts and making your own stencils, you should certainly give it a try. I shot a very amateur video showing what I did, but sadly my blog doesn’t support videos unless I upgrade. What I love best about the leaf stamp and die-cut stencil is that the stencil is bigger than the stamp and I really like the look of it. What do you think?

Here is a close up! And you can also see my inlay die-cut too.

The above card is for the Double D Challenge where the word is Leaves plus they have a mood board to inspire us.

The card below is the first card I made with this technique and it’s for the Addicted to CAS-Leaf challenge.

Card Details: Stamp and leaf die is from Stampin Up and since retired. The hello is from The Crafters Workshop. The Friend and I am so Thankful for…are from SU as well. I used oxide inks as my medium. I just love my new Postal Dies from Hero Arts! I did have to make a half mask of my leaf for the CAS card.

Now I am looking at all my dies in a brand new light! I am off to see what else I can make with a die-cut stencil! Have a very creative day! Nanc’


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CAS-Fall

Hello, Is fall showing itself where you are yet? Well if not, we are sure feeling it this week at The Paper Players. Claire is our hostess and she wants all of us to embrace Fall with a CAS challenge. As I was making my card, I was reminded of a trip my hubby and I took last fall to a cabin in the Georgia mountains to escape the world for a bit. We had such a great time. I hadn’t seen fall leaves in a long time and I was like a little kid collecting them everywhere we went. Thanks for the memory Claire!

I am going to toss my card in for my second entry over at Addicted to CAS where the word is Leaf!

Card Details: The paper isn’t black as it appears but a deep chocolate brown! I absolutely adore the die set from Stampin Up called Seasonal Layers, it is since retired as far as I know, but it it so much fun to use. After I cut out the outline of my leaves I found some patterned DSP to put behind the openings. Then I cut out the vein parts of the leaves all in dark brown to match the bottom of the card. The scalloped edge die is from MFT. The Thanks die is from Saavy.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley


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Warm Wishes and Sunny Smiles

Hello, How did it get to be Saturday already? That was a very fast week! It is time for Color Week at Just Us Girls and I am your hostess. As I was selecting my colors for this challenge, I wanted to make sure that our players and I could have a choice to embrace the end of summer or jump right into fall. I hope these colors appeal to everyone this week and you cone play along.

Card Details: I don’t often make one layer cards. The background was made with a stencil I made with a piece of acetate and some rectangle die cuts. I used Oxide Inks for my blending. The greeting is from MFT, the birds are from SU, and the palm tree landscape is from Impression Obsession.

This card was inspired by Michelle from the Card Grotto and you can find it HERE!

Come by Just Us Girls and join us! The lovely and talented Loll is still with us too!

Take care and I hope you find some time to be creative, Nanc’


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Thanks

Hello, I have a quick and simple card for you today where the embossing folder and dies do all the work. I am playing along with the girls over at Freshly Made Sketches. Nobody does CAS like Cecile and she was the brains behind this fun sketch. Now that I am finished with the card I thought of a few other things I could have done. So perhaps I will be back before it closes with another entry.

Card Details: Most the products on this card are new to me thanks to the generosity of a fellow card maker! The dies are from Spellbinders and the 3D embossing folder is just gorgeous and from Sizzix called Bohemian Botanicals, and the sentiment is Verve.

Have a wonderful creative day, Nanc’


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Hello-Happy Birthday!

Hello, I am back with my second post of the day! It is time once again for the next Topping at Seize the Birthday! Barbara is our fabulous hostess and she wants us to use either Faux or Real Stitching on our card and or projects. I was pleased to see that some of the other DT members joined Barb and did some real stitching on their cards, as I went the easy route and used stitched die cuts on mine.

I am also linking up over once again at the Global Design Project where they have a color challenge going on!

Card Details: Both tags are from MFT and cut from some fun DSP! The sentiments are a mix of Papertrey Ink and a Rubber stamp I have had for eons. The phone is also Papertrey Ink. The speech bubble outlines are from Stampin Up. Some silver twine, Nuvo drops, and dimensionals complete the card.

Now come on over to STB and check out my wonderful team’s cards and play along with us! Remember our topping is optional and any type of Birthday card will do.

Take care and stay well, Nanc’


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Let’s Get Tipsy

Hello, Here we are the middle of the month and time for the next Hues of Colors at Color Hues! Kristie has chosen a great color pairing that I am sure will be well received. I enjoyed it so much I have two cards for you today! We also have Janet joining us over there as our Guest! Welcome Janet! We are happy to have you! I would also like to thank all of you that played along with our 1st Anniversary Challenge, we really enjoyed each one of the cards in the gallery and we appreciate all of your support.

I am linking up with Happy Little Stampers for their Anything Goes with Dies Challenge!

A Few Card Details: The Heart and Ric-Rac are from MFT, the sentiments are also MFT, the Champagne glasses are from Paper Roses. Silver Nuvo drops for added sparkle!

Now it is time to head on over to Color Hues and check out the fabulous cards from the Design Team and our guest Janet! They all are so amazing!

Take care, Nanc’


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Those We Love…

Hello, I have a CAS card for you today where the image and the greeting really do all of the work.

I am playing along with two challenges; Addicted to CAS where the word is Leaf and Happy Little Stampers– Stencil Challenge.

Card Details: This fabulous stamp and greeting are together and it’s from Stampendous and called Those We Love. As for the stencil, it’s the only one in my collection that I don’t know whose it is.

Thanks for dropping by and hope you are finding some time to be creative and doing well, Nanc’


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My Love for You…

Hello, Hope you are doing well today! I am back with a quick CAS card using what is definitely becoming my signature style…another heart background! I just love how quick and easy they are with great results. Over at the Global Design Project it is time for their color challenge, and if you know me you know they are my favorite! What I loved about this particular one is you get to pick the third color yourself! I chose Blue…obviously!

I am also joining in with the fun over at Happy Little Stampers Stencil Challenge.

Card Details: The stamps are from the Stampin Up set -Whale Down and the stencil is from Whimsy Stamps-Swish. That sweet little whale is popped up with dimensionals.

I hope you have a wonderful creative day! Nanc’


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NOEL

Hello, I am back today with a Christmas Card for the Freshly Made Sketches Challenge this week. It closes tomorrow at 3pm, I do believe, so you have a little bit of time left to play along. I loved this sketch as soon as I saw it and I am glad I took some time today to make something.

I have given myself two goals by the end of this month. The first, is to have all my DT commitments done through the rest of the year for all 4 of my Design Teams. It is a big goal but I am nearly there! I only need to make two more cards and those challenges aren’t picked yet, and I am patiently waiting. Well, nearly patiently. LOL And for my second goal…That one is to have all my personal Christmas cards finished as well. I am pretty certain that won’t be a problem as I only need 4 more of those.

Do you make goals for yourself as the Holidays approach to make things a bit less stressful?

I am going to join in the fun over at Happy Little Stampers for the Christmas Challenge.

Card Details: The NOEL, snowflake, and the green leaves in the hat are from Spellbinders, the snowman is from MFT and the small greeting is a new stamp I just received from a giveaway from Freshly Made and it’s from Papertrey Ink. The Postage die is new to me also and it’s from Hero Arts! I have wanted those dies for so long!

Take care and Happy Creating, Nanc’


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Birthday Blessings

Hello, Hope you day is treating you well! It’s Sunday and time for Color Week at The Paper Players! The fabulous Ann has chosen a lovely color combo for us! As you can see I chose green as my 4th color! I needed some Birthday cards for my personal stash so I made a few of these while I was at it. I just love this stencil set from Pink Fresh Studio…as it is quick with great results!

Going to play along once again over at Addicted to Stamps and More for their Birthday challenge.

Card Details: Stencil-Pink Fresh Studio-Daisy Wreath, Sentiment-Verve, and background die is from Sunny Studios.

For more amazing inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Design Team!

Jaydee

LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Amanda Mertz

Debbie Crowley

Happy creating, Nanc’