Let’s BBQ with Photo Play Paper

 


Hi friends, happy Father’s Day! Hope you have plans for the day to celebrate all those special men in your lives. Today is a great day for a BBQ, isn’t it? Perfect time to share this last masculine guy card I made this week for Photo Play Paper featuring their fabulous Man Card collection.


It’s not often I get to spend Father’s Day in person with my dad, so I am feeling particularly blessed this year. We actually had our big celebration yesterday, so that the whole family could get together. And yes, I did barbecue for my dad….. ribs and corn on the cob, topped off with a homemade apple pie. Such a happy day.


I thought this BBQ card would go along perfectly with our menu for the day. Lots of fun plaids and die cuts, layered with journaling cards and crisp black cardstock. I added a pair of crisscrossed stickers tied with twine to the front of the card, and finished off with another pair for the inside.

If you’re on Photo Play’s mailing list, you will have received the instructions for my cards in your inbox this week. If you missed it, you can CLICK HERE for the instructions and HERE for the free cut files.
Thanks for stopping by! Hope you have a wonderful day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - Black Onyx - 10 PackPhoto Play Paper - Man Card Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Man Card Collection - Ephemera

Twine

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Whale of a Good Time


Happy Fri-YAY, friends! Thanks so much for stopping by!
I have to say, this past week has really gotten by me. We are down a person at work, and I have been filling in with lots of extra shifts and days. And unfortunately, that has left me little time to visit, and no time at all for crafty play. So today, I’m reaching way back into my archives to share a project from last year, this whale of a cute birthday card.


Every once in awhile, I like to challenge myself to pull out an old collection kit and see what I can do with it, and that’s just what I’ve done here with this super-retro RSVP line from Basic Grey. I started with papers from the 6×6 pad mixed with some vintage PL cards (American Crafts, I think?) for the background. The whale is from the old snippets booklet. Do you all remember those? Finished off with vellum tape and twine, die cut photo corners and enamel dots. My goodness but Basic Grey used to pack their collections with tons of embellies.


We’re supposed to hit 80 degrees here today! Maybe spring has finally arrived.
Hope it’s a beautiful weekend in your neck of the woods, too!

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Just My Type with Photoplay Paper


Hello, hello friends, thanks for stopping by! It’s a happy day here at my house… a BIG day! My little missy Nik turns 20 years old today! Time for some happy celebrations! And a perfect time to share this card I made for Creativation (CHA) with Photoplay Paper’s adorable Mad4Plaid Happy collection.


I just can’t help but smile over this bright and fun line, and those silly plaid pups get me every time. This sweet guy is perched at his typewriter, writing a little love note. I added stickers to one of the 3×4 journaling cards to create my scene, and pieced a snippet of another at the bottom of it to create a tag design for the front of the card, and go along with my writer’s theme.


A pair of plaid prints were layered with one of the larger 4×6 journaling cards for the background. I popped up some elements with foam tape for dimension, and finished off the tag with a bit of twine.

Hope this lovely Friday finds you all very Happy! And hope you have a wonderful weekend, too! We are actually predicted to get a wee bit of snow again on Saturday. Crazy!


The supplies I’ve used are linked below:

Photo Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Happy Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackLawn Fawn TANGERINE Single Cord Lawn Trimmings LF786Fiskars - Border Punch - Scallop Sentiment

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Smiles with Photoplay Paper Mad4Plaid Happy


Happy Monday, friends! We’ve just finished up spring break here at our house, and although my kiddos keep busy these days, this happy mom got to spend the last several days hanging out with my girl. We packed a ton into three short days, and I miss her like crazy already…. but my heart is full and happy. So today I thought it was fitting to share a card I made for the Creativations (CHA) show with Photoplay Paper’s Mad4Plaid Happy collection.


Mad4Plaid Happy has the cutest little dog images throughout the collection. This one here is from one of the cut-apart journaling card sheets. I simply added a small twine bow for accent, and layered the card with banner strips and bright patterned papers.


An Elements sticker for a quick and easy card sentiment.  Matte enamel dots add a touch of dimension. I snipped a couple of tiny squares of paper in half for photo corner embellishments.


Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope you all have an amazing day!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Happy Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Happy DayPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Happy Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Happy ColorsPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Happy Collection - 12 x 12 Double Sided Paper - Happy FlowersPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Happy Collection - 12 x 12 Cardstock Stickers - ElementsPhoto Play Paper - Paper Crane Collection - Enamel Dots3M Scotch DOUBLE-SIDED FOAM TAPE Permanent 7504

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Mad 4 Plaid Happy Hooray with Photo Play Paper


Hip Hip Hooray! It’s Fri-YAY!
Every time the weekend rolls around feels like cause for a little celebration, right? So today I thought it was fitting to share this happy, celebratory card that I made for the Creativations (CHA) show featuring the adorable new Mad4Plaid Happy collection from Photo Play Paper.


This adorable collection is a continuation of PhotoPlay’s ever-popular Mad 4 Plaid series. And as the name suggests, the line is filled with fabulous plaid prints in a range of scales and designs with a bright and happy color palette so perfect for spring. And if you’re a dog-lover like me, or just a fan of the cutest little critters ever, then this latest line is sure to leave you feeling, well….. happy!


For my card, I used alternating layers of crisp white cardstock mixed with a range of plaids from the patterned papers. The cute doggy, the flower, and the hooray banner are cardstock stickers, popped up onto one of the cut-apart journaling cards. I added little twine bows and an awesome new matte enamel dot to the dog’s collar, too.


Mad4Plaid Happy is shipping now, and best thing is…. all PhotoPlay products are still on sale right now at Scrapbook.com! Hooray! 😉

Thanks so much for stopping by! Wishing you all a very happy weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Mad 4 Plaid Happy Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Paper Crane Collection - Enamel DotsFiskars - Border Punch - Scallop Sentiment

Other: Twine

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Creativation 2018- Paper Crane with Photo Play Paper


Hello, hello, friends, and thanks for stopping by! Hope you all are having a wonderful week! Today I’m back with another card I created for the Creativations (CHA) 2018 show. This time, a card for the Photo Play Paper booth featuring their super adorable new collection, Paper Crane.


This card is a 5×5 design, with lots of layers of the pretty papers and a staggered die cut pattern of circles and squares. I added crisp white cardstock to set off the background, and inked the round window to match the beautiful teal color of the papers in this line. A bit of twine pulls out the color of the bonsai tree.


One of my favorite elements from this new collection are the layered stickers, which I used here mixed with cardstock stickers to create the focal point of the design. Love the extra dimension from the stacked stickers… and the bit of sparkle from the glittered areas, too.


Paper Crane will be available this month and is shipping soon! And best thing is, all Photo Play Paper products (including this one) are currently on sale at Scrapbook.com!

And P.S.
Join Photo Play Paper in their Project Care: Thousand Origami Cranes

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Join PHOTOPLAY in their Project Care program, benefiting children and their families at Phoenix Children’s Hospital! To participate in this unique program, simply create an origami crane, using any paper of your choice, and send them to the PhotoPlay office. Complete folding instructions, including a video link, can be downloaded HERE. Our promotional pdf also shares the heartwarming story of a Thousand Origami Cranes.

When you are done folding your beautiful crane(s), send them to us at:

PHOTOPLAY PAPER
7931 E Pecos Rd, Suite 164
Mesa, AZ 85212

Thank you for joining PHOTOPLAY and helping us make a difference!

Thanks for stopping by! Wishing you all a wonderful weekend!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Paper Crane Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackPhoto Play Paper - Paper Crane Collection - Layered Cardstock StickersSizzix - Framelits Dies - Dotted CirclesMay Arts OLIVE Twine String BurlapHero Arts - Dye Ink Pad - Shadow Ink - Mid-Tone - Tide PoolRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - Round

My Creative Time: Stitched Squares Inside & Out dies

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Happy Day with Therm O Web


Hi Friends, happy Monday! Today I have a quick and easy card to share featuring some mixed media fun with Therm O Web deco foil. I don’t know how things are in your neck of the woods, but I have definitely been feeling the winter funk with all these grey days we’ve been having lately. So thought I would turn to some bright and happy papers for my inspiration, and experiment with a fun and funky foiled background made with a favorite stencil and gorgeous Antique Pearl Transfer Foil sheets from Therm O Web. Absolutely love the bright and girly look of hot pink mixed with the elegant touches of gold. And check out the fabulous texture on that foiled background.


The shiny look of foil continues to be very trendy in the papercrafting community these days, and I am excited to say that Therm O Web has just extended their deco foil line to include even more foil colors and patterned foil, too, and lots of innovative new ways to use them. Can’t wait to share with you the new stamp and foil stamp sets that were released at the Creativation show, and are coming soon.


For this card, I created the textured foil panel you see here with Deco Foil transfer gel applied through a stencil.  This process does require a heat laminator, but it is sooo easy to do. And works with virtually any stencil in your crafty stash. I used a cool webbing stencil from the Crafter’s Workshop for my design. And the paper is from Photo Play Paper’s adorable Bloom collection. I’ve got the complete step-by-step tutorial up on the Therm O Web blog, if you’d like to learn more.

Thanks so much for stopping by! Hope your week is off to a great start!


The supplies I’ve used are linked and/or listed below:

Therm O Web - Premium Cardstock - 8.5 x 11 - White - 12 SheetsPhoto Play Paper - Bloom Collection - 12 x 12 Collection PackTherm O Web - Transfer Foil - 6 x 6 - Antique PearlTherm O Web - iCraft - Deco Foil - Transfer Gel - 4 OuncesTim Holtz Distress Ink Pads - Tattered RoseRanger Ink - Tim Holtz - Mini Ink Blending Tool - RoundRanger Ink - Palette Knife Set - Black - 4 PiecesTherm O Web - Foil Laminator - 12 Inches

Other: Twine