November 7, 2011

The Paper Players Challenge-PP71

If you would have been sitting in my stamp room with me when I read this challenge at "The Paper Players", you would have witnessed my jaw-dropping "wow"! Read it for yourself:

Where to start with this one?  I looked through all my packets of DSP and finally settled on a hostess DSP called "Cheerful Treat". I love the light pink gridded & flourished design on one of the sheets and picked two other designs from the same DSP package to match: that took care of the "3 different patterned papers. Now to move on to "2 different ribbons". First I lined my pink DSP with a scrunched ribbon off to one side. I accomplished this by adding a piece of Sticky Strip on the back and gluing the ribbon from behind. Now where do I stick the second piece of ribbon? I thought and thought and finally came up with a double bow and tied in a tiny piece of 1/8" Taffeta ribbon in a knot around the double bow:

Okay, two more steps...a least one punch and a sparkling of glitter. Well, I combined this one, I used 2 punches and Glimmer Paper! I outlined 2 of my pieces of DSP with the Scallop Trim Punch and then I outlined my oval with the Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch and Glimmer Paper. I was a little leery of using the Blossom Bouquet Punch on the Glimmer Paper but it cut through very easily. I cut the flowers in half and glued them around my oval using Sticky Strip:

I also added Rhinestone Brads on the inside of my die-cut snowflake for some more "sparkling glitter":

I hope you have enjoyed my card for today. It sure was a great challenge. I had to really think on this one. Make sure you visit the submissions from the design team as they are all wonderful to look at! Have a great day and thanks for visiting me!

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Very Vanilla
  • DSP: Cheerful Treat, Glimmer Paper
  • Tools: Scallop Trim Border Punch, Snowflakes Set #2 Die, Blossom Bouquet Triple Layer Punch, Sticky Strip, Ovals Die, Big Shot Machine
  • Accessories: Rhinestone Jewels, 1/8" Very Vanilla Taffeta Ribbon, Rose Red Seam Binding Ribbon


  1. Beautiful. Love the creative uses of all the elements that were required especially the glimmer.

  2. Gorgeous card Debbie. Love the ruffled ribbon and the punched Triple Doiley pieces behind the focal point. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week.

  3. I love all of the texture and layers on this! Great use of the Blossom Bouquet punch! Beautiful card!!

  4. Gorgeous, Debbie! I love your color choices. The silver glitter paper adds the just the right amount of sparkle! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

  5. Oh my glittery goodness...I love everything about this. The colors are just gorgeous and the glitter accents are just perfect. So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players!

  6. Love the green and pink for Christmas Debbie! Beautiful use of the glimmer paper--love the flower punch as a clever! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  7. I don't think I've seen that hostess DP used anywhere---but it makes for a sweet card! I had trouble with the two ribbons too, but you managed to fit them in in a cute way! Thanks for playing with us this week at the Paper Players!

  8. Well, guess what Debbie? I am going to take your "jaw-drop" and raise you one with a really big WOW!! You took this challenge and whipped up a pretty pink, masterpiece, indeed! I don't even know where to start. Ok, first, all the pretty PINK (*thud*), next that punched "frame" it off with a fabulous ribbon treatment and you have a stunner!

    I agree with LeAnne, I dont think I have seen this paper featured anywhere else and now I am convinced I HAVE to have it. Thank you so much for joinin gus this week at the Paper Players for my recipe challenge. Hugs! :)

  9. Oh I love this Debbie! The creative way you used the doily punch behind the oval is awesome. Love the fun colours for Christmas too...fabulous work as always! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

  10. Debbie, I LOVE your paper choice for the recipe. You did an outstanding job choosing your ingredients down to the beautiful bow and glimmer paper. It is such a bright and cheery card. Just delicious! Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players this week!


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