Goodbye Birthday Marquee Messages For The Paper Players PP390

by Joanne James22. April 2018 09:00

Apologies for the lack of blog posts this week but the weather has taken a turn for the better here in the UK so I have taken the opportunity to spend some time giving my garden some much-needed TLC and enjoying spending time outdoors with the youngest of my James Juniors who is still on Easter break until early next week. Today it's Sunday though and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the wonderful Jaydee to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge, for you to work with:


So many ways I could have gone with this one! In the end I decided that having spent some time this week sorting through the old to make way for the new, it would be a great opportunity to share some retiring favourites with you  - take a look:


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

A Birthday Marquee Message - I have had a lot of fun with this stamp set: great for invitations, birthdays and more general celebrations, Marquee messages works for clean and simple and more detailed and layered cards. Here I've heat-embossed the outlines in silver and paper-pieced the various elements together, stamping the central wording with my Cherry Cobbler Stampin' Blends. To finish I added a whole bunch of rhinestones to the arrow - it made a fair dent in a new packet, but it was so worth it for the finished effect - after all, who doesn't want their birthday message up in lights?! 

Pick A Neutral Pattern - I decided to use something with a little pattern for my background, but that wouldn't detract from my focal point sign and this black and white pattern from the Pick A Pattern designer series paper collection was the perfect choice. 

Colour Movers and Shakers - My card also features two colours that are about to retire and one that is about to move colour families as a result of the Colour Revamp. I will miss Island Indigo more than Tangerine Tango for sure, but am very exciting by the new colours that will be joining our new families in their place. My third colour, Real Red, is thankfully sticking around, but moving from Brights to Regals as part of the reshuffle. Here are today's colours should you wish to save this colour combo, but remember - you only have until May 7th to guarantee supplies of the retiring colours, so be sure to stock up before they're gone:


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. 

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
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 can't wait to see what you create with this week's sketch and look forward to visiting your blogs this week! Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly. I am hoping to get out into the garden again and enjoy the rest of the nice weather before it departs and leaves us with cooler temperatures later this week. 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 (9) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
4/22/2018 4:52:28 PM #

Joanne, I love every thing about this card!  It is bold, bright and vibrant!  I didn't buy this stamp set, but I think I might have to get it.  I love the color combo, the black and white background and all those rhinestones!  This card is perfect for anyone!  You rocked this challenge, My Friend!  Have a great week!  Glad you had time to work in your garden.  I am so ready for warmer days!  XX


brent scheffer
brent schefferUnited States
4/22/2018 7:27:50 PM #

I love these marquis signs like yours!  It is very eye catching!


Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
4/22/2018 9:37:35 PM #

This is such a funky design! I like the way you've used the patterned paper - such a good choice. I'm glad the weather is looking good for you - we had our first frost this morning and we can barely see the lawn for fallen leaves. It's a lovely card.


LaurieUnited States
4/23/2018 12:59:46 AM #

I love the retro look to this card...the papers...the sign...awesome design!


4/24/2018 9:10:01 PM #

so nice card
thank you so much for your comment in my blog
greetings from Chile


Annie A.
Annie A.United States
4/25/2018 10:23:28 PM #

This is such a bright and fun card.  I love how you paper pieced the marquee and blinged it up!  I hope you're having a great week!  I've been able to spend a couple of days in the garden myself.  My second favorite "therapy" next to crafting!  Hugs, Annie


Elizabeth Stewart
Elizabeth StewartUnited States
4/26/2018 3:27:31 PM #

Joanne... this card is fun in SO many ways... truly creative!  The dimension and papers all work together so perfectly.


sandymUnited States
4/27/2018 10:53:43 PM #

Such an awesome and vibrant card, Joanne! I love the colors and graphic images.


JaydeeUnited States
4/29/2018 3:20:04 PM #

Joanne, I love the the black, white and red - it's such a wonderful color combo and works so beautifully with your rockstar theme.  Fabulous take on the sketch!


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