Saturday, September 17, 2011

PP64: thanks {so much}

The challenge this week at The Paper Players is to use a Plant or an Animal in a Clean & Simple Design. Plant...easy, Animal...not so much. Yes, I took the easy way out--no judging! (And, shhhhh, I think I missed the 'Clean & Simple' part when I checked out our next challenge ;)

Living here in Arizona, we still have quite a bit of heat, so I haven't quite made the switch to fall and darker colors yet. As you can tell by this card...I'm still using plenty of color.

The first new In Color I bought was Calypso Coral. Quite a few of my girls were heart broken when SU! retired Cameo Coral, so I wanted to show them that we have a fabulous new alternative. Calypso Coral is just a tad bit darker than Cameo Coral...and can you believe that it pairs so well with Baja Breeze. Would have never guessed it! I found this combo in no other place than my Color Coach.

I also got to pair up two fun accessories new to my collection: Crochet Trim & the Tiny Safety Pins. The Crochet Trim adds just the perfect touch of femininity and the Tiny Pins are great for attaching these Tiny Tags. I love how it all came together.

Need some more inspiration? Be sure to hop on over to The Paper Players blog to see what the other girls have cooked up for you...or better yet, to upload your very own project. We'd love to see it! Thanks for stopping by.

The Paper Players Design Team

Ann Schach

Ann Marie Hile


LeAnne Pugliese

Lesley Croghan

Nance Leedy

Tara Bilbao

Sandie Conner (September GD)

Stamps: Field Flowers & Tiny Tags
Paper: Chocolate Chip, Baja Breeze & Very Vanilla Cardstock; First Edition & Walk in the Park DSP
Ink: Calypso Coral, Pear Pizzazz & Chocolate Chip Classic Ink
Accessories: Crochet Trim, Vintage Trinkets, Jewelry Tag Medium Punch, Curly Label Punch, 1/16" Circle Punch, Brown Brads and Dimensionals/Pop Dots


Rita W said...

Julie, this is so pretty! I have struggled to use the new coral, but I didn't realize it would look so wonderful with Baja Breeze. Totally making a note of that!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely stunning, Julie! I love this color combination!

LeAnne said...

Just gorgeous, Julie....I am glad they brought back a coral color, too!

Tara Bilbao said...

Julie I love this card and color combo ( I created a card with this combo this week too) I love your ribbon with the tags and safety pin. Gorgeous card!

Lesley said...

This is stunning Julie, I love this stamp set and using the Calypso colour really makes those flowers pop! Love the wee tags and the lace ribbon beautiful!

Anne Marie Hile said...

Julie, this is gorgeous! I have really been holding back from Calypso Coral as I could never find a color combo I really liked with it. But this makes me a CC fan for sure! I love all the pretty accents you added, too. Very nice! Hugs! :)

jjcreations said...

Very pretty - I love your Calypso flowers popping off the page - and I really have to get some of those little pins!!!!

Nance Leedy said...

Love this color combination and the crochet trim looks beautiful with Field Flowers! Lovely card, Julie!

Shirley Pumpkin said...

Julie your card is Beautiful!


Sandie Conner said...

Love this card. This stamp set is definitely on my next order. Such a pretty card, and your colors are fabulous!

Tawnya Bonnell said...

Beautiful card, Julie! You are probably the main culprit to me "needing" this stamp set. ☺

veronica said...

this is my favorite card! love the colors and the layout too.

Aileen said...

Love your splash of calypso coral with the Baja Breeze. The lace ribbon looks fab too. x

Colleen Dietrich said...

Great composition! I like the lace/safety pin combo, and quite frankly everything else about the card, too!