Party On Party Animal For The Paper Players

by Joanne James23. April 2017 11:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! The awesomely talented Sandy is the hostess this week and she has a great sketch for us to work with:


I took the opportunity to use up some of my retiring designer series paper and create a fun birthday card using products from the Party Animal Suite - take a look:


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

Be A Party Animal - I chose to feature the paper covered in a quirky animal print, complete with party hats, on my central panel. This is such a fun design with unisex appeal. Such fun for a birthday card, and even better value now that it's reduced in price to only £7 a pack!

Add A Party Hat - I added a fun party hat embellishment, tied with an Emerald Envy Taffeta bow, above my sentiment banner for my focal point. I backed it with a plain stitched square in Crushed Curry for an added pop of colour. 

A Party Bright Colour ComboThe Party Animal Suite is full of bright, bold colours for wild adventures and birthday celebrations and my card today features four of the main ones:

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 Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

This sketch is a real keeper - I can think of so many ways to use it! Thanks Sandy for the inspiration.

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 
 Crystal Komera
Valentyna Komisarenko
Deanne K
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 am looking forward to spending time pottering in the garden today, making the most of the lovely weekend weather. I can't wait to see what you create with our sketch this week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; I'm looking forward to I'll be 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 (5) -

jaydeeUnited States
23/04/2017 14:58:32 #

Joanne, love this bright, cheerful take on the sketch.  Your little party hat with the ribbon is the perfect finishing touch and the ribbon does a wonderful job of bringing the background color to the front.  Fabulous card


LaurieUnited States
23/04/2017 20:09:37 #

What a fun card! I like the bright colors and cute sentiment and paper. Awesome card Joanne!


Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
24/04/2017 11:39:23 #

Joanne, this is a fabulously fun card!  Love these bright and happy colors and the way you've featured the  party hat charm.  Great use of the sketch and a perfect birthday card!


26/04/2017 16:22:39 #

How bright and cheerful it is?!!! The colors are totally cute and fun, perfect company for the animal print paper and the birthday theme.


Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
27/04/2017 01:02:30 #

This is such a fun card, Joanne!  I love that party animal paper!  The little party hat charm is just perfect and the ribbon pulls it all together!  A fabulous card for any one!  Hope your week is just wonderful, My Friend!  XX


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