Friday, August 16, 2013

Paper Players with Sunday Stamps: Now and Always

I'm using a couple of new stamp sets, one of which is a set to create plaids so I had to go out and hunt down the prettiest color challenge that I could find - The Paper Players.  Then I wanted a simple sketch to show off the stamped plaid - Sunday Stamps.

Now and Always




The plaid set is very fun to work with.  A few of the stamps are single stripes and a few come in groups so it doesn't take long to put together a plaid background.  I have a lot of patterned paper but more often than not it seems overwhelming to page through it finding a match.  Now I can make my own!!

I had some exciting news yesterday - I get to guest over at Paper Smooches in September.  This just proves that NBUS works (thanks Darnell) because what really happened is that I had gotten a large order from Paper Smooches a couple of weeks ago and swore that I would use them all before they went into "the box" so the last few weeks have been heavy on Paper Smooches on my blog!!  Of course, and this won't surprise the truly addicted, I have another new order coming from Paper Smooches because I had to buy lots more stuff that would help me make great cards with the sets that I am getting free!  Sad, isn't it??
  • Stamps: My Favorite Things Grand Greetings, Plaid Background Builder
  • Paper: white
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Strawberry Slush, Crisp Cantaloupe, Pear Pizzazz
  • Accessories: Papertrey Ink buttons: Raspberry Fizz, Melon Berry, New Leaf




28 comments:

Jodi Collins aka Kharmagirl said...

This is a pure delight! GORGEOUS card!!!

LeAnne said...

Super cute, Kim! It is amazing how we justify all our stampy purchases, isn't it?! This is adorable nontheless, love the plaid you've created! Thanks so much for using the Paper Players colors in your creation this week!

Karen Motz said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! The colours are SO gorgeous and I love the clean layout!!!

OttawaMom said...

I am in love with that plaid and the buttons are the perfect embellishment! A great CAS card. Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps!

Laurie said...

I love this plaid! Gorgeous card, Kim!

Michelle said...

I'm totally buying your justifying.lol Cute card! I like that color combo. Congrats on your guesting gig.

snappy scrappy said...

Beautiful card...love the colours and the buttons!!

Jaydee said...

ooooo... LOVE the plaid on the right matched with those fabulous buttons. Great take on both challenges.
So glad you joined the Paper Players this week
Jaydee

Lisa said...

Your plaid stamping is so pretty Kim!! Congrats on your guest spot, can't wait to see what you do!

Notes by Nina said...

Fabulous card Kim, love the plaid and buttons together.

Shannon J said...

Awesome card (again!), Kim! I say, embrace the addiction!!

cm said...

Stunning card! Shannon's right: embrace the addiction!!
c

Karolyn at Paper Therapy said...

Congrats on the PS guest design gig, Kim!! So excited and happy for you! And you ROCKED that plaid builder - isn't so much fun?!! Pinned it!!

Maureen Merritt said...

Oh my gosh, I love this card! Love what you did with those MFT stamps, wow!

Hayley Kew said...

FABulous interpretation of Joan's sketch. Very unique :) Thanks so much for joining us at Sunday Stamps, we sure hope to see you back again soon!!!

Kathya said...

Very pretty card Kim. Love the plaid and the buttons. Thanks for joining us at Sunday Stamps, hope you will join us again.

Alyssa S said...

Congratulations on the PS gig! So fun!
I love this card!! The plaid stamping is fabulous with this fun color combo! And such perfect little bows too :)

Linda Callahan said...

Love this! So wonderfully bright and happy! And hooray for PS choosing you to do some designing for them! They have an eye for talent :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

You're so welcome, my friend. I think it's sweet how we enable each other! Congratulations on the well-deserved, REALLY well-deserved guest spot!!

Your card is perfection, Kims! I get so excited over plaid and your plaid with buttons is thrilling me to bits!! Another winner for SURE!!

Jody Morrow said...

That is REALLY cute card!

Marjolein said...

Just a big 'WOW'!!!
I love your background!!
Beautiful colorcombination and the layout/ sketch you used is FAB!!
Great card.
Bye,

Marjolein

Hofkissed said...

I am in LOVE with your entire card!! You rocked the challenge this week over at Sunday Stamps! Thanks for playing along... You've certainly inspired me!

NJ Stamping Queen said...

Love your plaid stamped panel and buttons. They look great with the Sunday Stamps sketch. Thanks for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps--hope you can join us again soon!
:) Marie

Joan said...

This is a fabulous card! I love your take on the sketch with the plaid panel and the words! I also love your choice to use buttons for the "shapes". Thank you so much for playing along with us at Sunday Stamps.

Patricia Barber said...

This was such a great card. Caught my eye the first time I saw it! Congrats on your MFT Favorite Find!

Colleen said...

Jaw dropping gorgeousness!!! Love the colors and the diagonal orientation of the plaid.

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

Love how you matched the colours! The plaid is a stamp?? Wowsers ... You ARE good at this card making thing, aren't you! Hugs xxx

fun stamping said...

Congrats on your shout-out at My favorite Things - well deserved - great card!