Sunday, July 24, 2011

Worth the Wait: {PP56}

Happy Paper Players Sunday everyone!  What a great way to start off the week--with a sketch from The Paper Players!  This week the fun and fabulous Anne-Marie is our hostess and she has designed this awesome clean-and-simple sketch for you to try:
Now, the sketch is a square but I know Anne Marie won't mind if you make a traditional A2 card like I did.  I noticed a few other design team members snuck in a standard size too!  :-)  I love the circle elements in the sketch and couldn't get my mind off of buttons for this one.  So I built the card around some [retired] large designer buttons to make a welcome baby card for some friends of ours who recently welcomed a baby boy!
In addition to the buttons, I wanted to use the new Not Quite Navy 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon I had left over from my ribbon share.  This ribbon is gorgeous and I love it in NQN!  I'm totally hooked on flagged ends too and my craft scissors made a quick flag on one end of the ribbon.  The other end I just looped around and adhered with snail adhesive then applied the whole piece of ribbon to my card base with sticky strip.

With the buttons and the ribbon selected, I had three colors for the sweet little turtle from Fox & Friends: Daffodil Delight, Not Quite Navy and Tangerine Tango.  The sentiment from Word Play, inked in Early Espresso, was the perfect companion to the slow and steady trio of turtles!

The buttons each received a treatment with Early Espresso Baker's Twine to dress them up nicely!  And here's a peek at the inside:
 Be sure to check out the rest of the Design Team inspiration:
The Paper Players Design Team
We hope you'll play along with us this week--we enjoy peeking at your creations and sharing the fun with you!  You have until Friday, July 29th at midnight (PST) to link up your creation over at The Paper Players--we hope to see you there!

stamps: fox & friends; word play, a word for you
ink: early espresso, not quite navy, tangerine tango, daffodil delight
paper: very vanilla, crumb cake, early espresso CS
xtras: scallop squares duo die; early espresso bakers twine; polka dot impressions folder; not quite navy 1 1/4" striped grosgrain ribbon.


Lauri said...

Nance, such a great card!! I love that turtle!! and I agree, I love the striped ribbon (I have it in every color and hate to part with it!) Love your take on the sketch!

June Houck said...

Nance, what a great sentiment and perfect with the turtle. I love it! I like the bold colors you've chosen for this baby card.

I hope you are having a great summer!

Ann Schach said...

Absolutely adorable! A perfect baby card! You have inspired me to use the wide ribbon!

Anne Marie said...

Nance, this is SO fun! I love the sweet colors and that sentiment is perfect for a card to welcome a wee one to the world. Love it! The buttons, the texture and that fabby ribbon just tie everything together perfectly. Another winner! I'm sure your friends will love it! Hugs! :)

Linda Callahan said...

Sweet baby card - turtles are perfect with the sentiment.........I for one thought it was the longest 9 months ever! And it didn't go any faster the second time :) This is such a cute sketch and you just made it cuter !

Joan said...

Awesomely cute card, Nance. Those turtles are terrific! Love how you used the buttons for the circles too! I would have just used paper.....I'm off to do the I'll think outside the box! You're such an inspiration.

Theresa Prior said...

What a sweet baby card - I love the turtles! Theresa x

LeAnne said...

Cute as can be!!!

Carrie Gaskin said...

Absolutely adorable! I just love the colours you've chosen on this one.

jaydee said...

Nance, I am totally in love with this fabulous card. I love the buttons, the polka dots, the stripes, the turtles... and would have never thought to use this sentiment for a baby card, but it's perfect! All round... LOVE IT!

Tui Nathan said...

Oh my .... Nance, this is a super card, with super colours and I so love the sentiment for a baby card ... ingenious! The super-size buttons are just gorgeous, I was trying to use them this week too, but it just wasn't happening ... Love your creation Nance!!!

Diane - said...

Nance this little turtle is PERFECT for a baby card and love the colors. I especially like how the buttons are laced with twine then mounted over / under on the focal point. Too too cute.

Margaret said...

A great baby boy card! I seem to struggle with wanting to make them 'girly', must be the whole sweet baby thing... I think I'll have to try the turtles next time!