Sunday 14 January 2018

The Paper Players 376 - Design Team Card

After last week's Punny Valentine Challenge at The Paper Players, we have an exciting colour challenge for you: three core colours plus one other of your choice.

I had a bit of trouble including a fourth colour but went for using some touches of copper to help accent the sentiment.

I enjoyed using a new set from the Occasions catalogue, Perennial Birthday. Apart from a number of great birthday sentiments,  the other stamps in the set are floral bits and bobs to let you build up a garden or bouquet, so I was pleased to see that it could also create a more masculine offering.

After repeat stamping HAPPY BIRTHDAY in the three colours on the background, I made a cluster for the second part of the wording. The sentiment is in Dapper Denim. There's a scalloped circle in Tranquil Tide on a copper foil circle. That's popped up on dimensionals over a pair of Everyday Labels in Eastern Palace DSP. Then there's a bit of copper metallic thread tucked in behind.

At The Paper Players, we'd love to see what you do with these colours. Here's a reminder of the few rules to keep in mind.
  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. Entries linked to more than 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!
If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Sale-a-bration is on and there's a new Special Occasion Catalogue out. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. 

If you live in New Zealand and you would like to join my Stampin' Up team, message me for a chat. And, of course, you can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand.

Ingredients - all products Stampin' Up
Card: Dapper Denim, Very Vanilla, Copper foil, Tranquil Tide, Eastern Palace DSP
Stamps: Perennial Birthday
Ink: Dapper Denim, Tranquil Tide, Lemon-Lime Twist
Other: Layering circles framelits, Everyday Labels punch, dimensionals, Dapper Denim enamel shape (retired), Copper metallic thread


  1. This is a fun idea and a great design! I love that stamped background...awesome!

  2. What a great card, Jan. I love that it is gender neutral and features the fun and trendy repeated sentiment. Copper is the perfect accent color too—great job!

  3. Jan, I love the touch of copper - and such a fashionable color again. It really does pop with the other colors. I also love your layout and the repetition of the sentiment. Fabulous use of the colors

  4. Love the addition of your copper, Jan!

  5. I sort of glossed over this stamp set, but your card made me sit up and take notice of it! I think it has lots of little images that will be fun to put together! I can't wait to see what you make with it next! Great masculine take on the colors too!

  6. The layout is effective here, and I love how the sentiment has become the image. Simplicity rules here!

  7. Great background stamping Jan, and I love the loopy thread and touch of copper!

  8. I love repeat sentiment stamping and should do it more often. Wonderfully creative use of the colors and that pop of copper is eye-catching! Hope you're having a great week!

  9. Jan...the repetitive sentiment in the key colors was brilliant. The medallion piece is the perfect additional it all!

  10. Jan, your repeated stamping is a brilliant way to bring in all the colors in the combo! I love the copper tread and medallion! I hope you are having a wonderful week! XX

  11. Jan, thanks for your comment on my card. When I saw your card in the gallery I was SO tempted to CASE it LOL. I love the repeat stamping and the addition of copper thread, your cards are always so clever. Cx

  12. I love the touch of copper on your card Jan and your design is a great way to showcase this stamp set for less overtly feminine cards. Great layering on your focal point element too. A great card!