What Does The Fox Say? Foxy Friends

by Joanne James26. June 2016 09:00

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players! Thank you to everyone who joined us for our 300th anniversary celebrations last week - there were some fabulous cards in the gallery and it's your support for our challenge that keeps us going. Congratulations to all those who were winners in our grab bag prize draw - I'm looking forward to sending mine out to someone soon!

It's my turn to host again this week and I have my most favourite of all challenges, a sketch, for to play along with:


For my card this week I decided to go with some of my favourite new items from the new annual catalogue - the Little Foxy Suite:


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

More Than A Little Foxy - So I'm in love with this cute fox! The 'Foxy Friends' stamp set makes all kinds of cute baby critters and woodland animals - I think this fox is just the sweetest. The fact that he comes with a co-ordinating punch - I used it here to punch out his head for extra dimension - is a bonus and the co-ordinating paper stack makes this suite a force to be reckoned with. 

Layered Layers - My card today is all about the layers. Whilst my sketch looks quite simple, I used a total of 9 separate layers on my card. In addition to my mats and patterned papers, I used the new Layering Circles Framelits to create the surrounds for my woodland scene, added to which partial diecutting of the uppermost circle and the masked stamping of the fox, tree stump and trees, adds further depth and the illusion of even more layers.

What Does The Fox Say? - I thought this would make a fun sentiment for my card today, easily created using the Labeler Alphabet, which is perfect for bespoke sentiments and cut out with the Project Life Cards and Labels Framelits. I highlighted the word 'Fox' in Calypso Coral with the solid letters and added an enamel heart too. Oh and my fox - he says "Happy Birthday!" in case you were wondering :-)

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. 

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 what you create with my sketch this week. I have a day of sewing in store with some last minute guard costumes to make for Rebecca's school production of the Wizard of Oz this week, so my day will involve much green fur fabric - wish me luck!

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 (9) -

Linda Callahan
Linda CallahanUnited States
6/26/2016 5:28:48 PM #

I love your sketch.....and yep sketches ae my favorite challenge too!  The perfect jump start!  Your fox is oh so cute and I love the sentiment!  Adorable card!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
6/26/2016 8:34:56 PM #

CUTE CUTE CUTE!  Your little fox is adorable and I am impressed with how you lined up all those alphabet letters!  Woohoo!

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
6/27/2016 1:14:12 PM #

Oh my gosh--cute and funny--such an adorable card, Joanne.  Love this sweet little fox and all your gorgeous layers.  This sketch is awesome and I can't wait to use it again!

Anita in France
Anita in FranceFrance
6/27/2016 8:37:13 PM #

This is just adorable, Joanne ... gorgeous colour palette, lovely layers, and just the cutest little fox!  Anita Smile

LaurieUnited States
6/28/2016 1:01:04 AM #

This is so FUN! I love that cute fox and all the layers. The colors are perfect together!

Sandy mathis
Sandy mathisUnited States
6/28/2016 7:24:16 PM #

Joanne this is so, so cute! I love the adorable fox and  fun colors. Fabulous card, my friend!

LibbyUnited States
6/29/2016 1:26:32 AM #

This a wonderful sketch you have this week. And, I love the card you designed for it too! Love this little fox - can't wait until I get mine in to play around with it. Great inspiration you have given me!  

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
7/1/2016 4:03:54 PM #

Joanne, I just love this sketch!  I will use it again and again!  Your clever card is too cute!  That fox makes me smile and the color combo is fantastic!  I need to order this set!  Have a fantastic weekend, My Friend!  XX

jaydeeUnited States
7/3/2016 5:45:11 PM #

Love the colors, Joanne.  Such a great take on the sketch.  That fox is too adorable and you did a fabulous job of creating a scene around him.

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