Hip Hip Hooray For The Paper Players

by Joanne James31. May 2015 10:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players. You totally rocked Anne-Marie's sketch last week; this week it's the turn of the lovely Laurie, who has a tic-tac-toe challenge to stretch our creative brains:


I normally struggle with these, yet I seem to be on a real creative roll this week as I had a ton of different ideas and combinations for today's grid. I settled on combining my card with this week's sketch over at Pals Paper Arts and challenging myself to use something that I have lots of but sometimes use for little more than decorating an envelope: washi tape. I decided the sketch was perfect for showcasing some of the new Bohemian washi tape that I received with my pre-order goodies - here's my card:

I used a base of Delightful Dijon and a mat of Island Indigo, then cut a piece of Very Vanilla to the shape of the zig zag on the sketch. Starting at the zig zag end, I then covered my whole piece in strips of washi tape, creating an open herringbone effect and alternating between each of the three designs. Once I had covered the entire piece of cardstock, I adhered it to the card base using dimensionals. For my sentiment panel, I cut a rectangle of Very Vanilla and rounded the corners using my Project Life corner rounder and stamped it with the 'Hip Hip Hooray' greeting from the 'Bravo' stamp set in Island Indigo. I added a scattering of Bermuda Bay sequins to finish before popping this up on dimensionals too. I'm sure you've worked it out, but just in case I was following the top line of the tic tac toe board: washi tape, any shade of blue and sequins. I really quite like this card - it seemed almost a shame to cover my lovely pattern with the sentiment panel!

Before you reach for your inks and stamps, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile
Claire Broadwater
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Debbie Mageed
Karren Johnson
Shannon Jaramillo
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

I look forward to seeing how many different combinations of the grid we see in the gallery this week. I'm off to prepare lunch as we have some friends visiting today and then I have to get two of the other three members of the James household ready for trips away this week - a busy, yet fun day ahead!

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

A4 Delightful Dijon -available 2nd June

Bohemian washi tape - available 2nd June

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.


Comments (12) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
5/31/2015 1:49:59 PM #

Joanne, this is amazing!  I LOVE this paper!  It is my favorite item in the new catalog!  The colors are so vibrant and striking!  The use of washi tape is genius, My Friend!  This card makes me smile!  XXX


Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
6/1/2015 2:47:25 AM #

What a creative use of washi tape! Love the colors...this is fantastic!


Maggie Mata
Maggie MataUnited States
6/1/2015 5:51:36 AM #

I absolutely love how you made the washi tape look like actual DSP. I had to take a second look. Great card and beautiful colors.  Thank you so much for joining us this week at Pals Paper Arts sketch challenge.


KarrenJNew Zealand
6/1/2015 10:10:09 AM #

Wow, Joanne, your background on this gorgeous card looks amazing!  So clever!  


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
6/1/2015 2:22:36 PM #

Brilliant use of washi tape, Joanne!  WOW, really had to look to see that it was washi tape--it looks just like DSP.  Genius card, you really are on a roll!


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/1/2015 8:19:02 PM #

Clever, clever, clever girl!  I am still on the fence about the Bohemian line, but I am warming up to it after seeing this awesome creation.  And when I saw that sketch, I ran for the hills, but you nailed it!


Debbie Mageed
Debbie MageedUnited States
6/1/2015 10:22:20 PM #

What a bright, cheery card! Love the use of washi tape here to create such a graphic design! You really combined both challenges perfectly!!


Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
6/2/2015 5:38:05 PM #

Wow, what a striking use of washi tape! I am very impressed at how precisely you placed it. Thanks for inspiring me to use some of my own washi tape. I like to collect it but never seem to use it!


Maria Rodriguez
Maria RodriguezUnited States
6/3/2015 11:18:24 PM #

What a fabulous card, love the bold colors you used to create this geometrical design and the way you used the washi tape, how very clever indeed.
Thank you so much for sharing.
Maria Rodriguez



Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
6/4/2015 10:39:45 PM #

Absolutely wonderful, Joanne! I LOVE how you created the herringbone effect using the Washi Tape! How clever!


Shannon Jaramillo
Shannon JaramilloUnited States
6/5/2015 5:01:29 AM #

Amazing use of the the washi tape!! I'm guilty of just using it for envelopes, your technique here is inspired!!


jaydeeUnited States
6/5/2015 10:34:58 PM #

What a fabulous background you created.  I had to look at it several times - and then read it - to realize that it wasn't DSP.  I was wondering what I had missed in the catalog!!!!  I love the bold, graphic design, Joanne.  Fabulous


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