Pop Of Pink Balloon Celebration

by Joanne James19. June 2016 09:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! This week is a very special one for us - we are celebrating our 300th anniversary - isn't that just AMAZING?! It's the turn of the awesome Jaydee to host and she has chosen an appropriate theme for her CAS challenge this week for you to play along with - Celebration:


To celebrate this occasion we have blog candy to give away, and lots of it! The team has assembled not one, not two, but ten grab bags full of stamping goodness! To be eligible to win one, all you need to do is play along with our challenge this week. You can play as many times as you like, but each needs to be a new project (no back linking, please) and see The Paper Players blog for our other challenge rules. Winners will be selected from all PP300 challenge participants using Random.org and will be posted on Saturday June 25th.

For my card this week I decided to go with and a little pop of pink and a big party balloon for my celebratory card, using this weeks Freshly Made Sketches sketch (upside-down, of course!):

Here's the low-down on today's card:

Celebrate Today - Every celebration needs a balloon or two! I decided to go with a large pink one from the 'Celebrate Today' stamp set. This balloon was the perfect focal point for the sketch and the co-ordinating Balloon Framelits make cutting it out a cinch.

A Pop Of Pink - I decided to use a piece of the Pop of Pink specialty designer series paper for my background. The gorgeous black and white papers with a pop of pink (and a little gold too) were the inspiration for the colour scheme for my card. 

Touches of Gold - Whilst I didn't use any of the gold patterned Pop of Pink DSP, there are a number of subtle gold elements that make this card: the gold foil trim, the heat embossed sentiment and sparkle of the balloon and the trailing gold sequins.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

I haven't been with the team all this time, but I can honestly say I am so pleased to have been a part of it for as long as I have - these gals are truly inspirational, supportive and all-round top notch in equal measure and I sure hope I can be a part of the next 300! Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Linda Callahan
Hannelie Bester
Colleen Begley
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 four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 

I look forward to seeing your celebratory CAS creations in our gallery this week and reading your kind comments on our blogs. Don't forget we have 10 bags of blog candy to give away too, so you should definitely consider an entry this week. You have to be in it to win it! I'm not telling you what's in my grab-bag  - it's a surprise! - but I can guarantee it's full of crafty goodness. We are shipping worldwide, so everyone can join in!

I'm not sure what today has in store for me, other than it will certainly involve some pampering of my husband by myself and the two children as it's Father's Day. Happy Fathers Day wishes to all of the men out there celebrating along with us today! 

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


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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

Comments (11) -

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
6/19/2016 3:06:49 PM #

Love that big bright balloon!  The added gold sparkle looks fab!  Perfect celebratory card!


DonnaUnited States
6/19/2016 3:13:48 PM #

What a great and fun card, I love it!  TFS!


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
6/19/2016 4:13:41 PM #

JoAnne, I just love this color combo!  All that gold is so festive!  Great layout, too, My Friend!  Such an exciting challenge!  Have a great week!  XX


KarrenJNew Zealand
6/20/2016 8:36:18 AM #

Fabulous card, Joanne!  The pink, black and gold go beautifully together and you've made a gorgeous card.  Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.


LaurieUnited States
6/20/2016 12:26:43 PM #

VERY festive, and so creative! I love the bits of gold, especially the trailing gold sequins. It's not a celebration without some balloons!


jaydeeUnited States
6/20/2016 2:44:30 PM #

Joanne, I love the pink with the gold and that fabulous star balloon.  The trailing sequins are the perfect finishing touch for your celebratory masterpiece.  So glad you are a part of our team


Colleen Begley
Colleen BegleyUnited States
6/21/2016 1:34:03 AM #

This balloon with its sequin tail is super cute. I'm really liking the pink with gold accents and I just got this DSP before I left for my work road trip. Super cute card, Joanne.


LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/21/2016 2:10:30 AM #

Woohoo, I love all the gold glamour you've got going on this awesome creation!  Those sequins just take the cake..the upside down sketch rocks, too!


Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
6/21/2016 8:35:51 PM #

This card is gorgeous, Joanne! I love all the pretty gold accents!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
6/23/2016 1:27:18 PM #

This is fabulous, Joanne!  Such a sophisticated color combo of black and pink but especially elegant with the pop of gold.  Delighted to have you on our team and be celebrating PP300 with you!


Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
6/25/2016 3:39:33 AM #

Absolutely stunning, Joanne! I love the Pop of Pink paper...and the gold really makes it "pop" even more!  Thank you for inviting me back to be part of the 300th challenge!


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