Sunday, March 25, 2012

Just a Little Note {PP88}

Hiya friends! It's Sunday and you know what that means....yep, it's another week at The Paper Players!  The always amazing Ann has a sketch for us this week:

So versatile--that center shape can be anything you want and I love the sideways sentiment.  Me, I stayed pretty true to the sketch and dug out a much-loved but collecting-too-much-dust favorite set--Aviary.

I used a fresh spring color combination of Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Old Olive and Crumb Cake.  I've been experimenting with background stamping and used the birds and birdcages to stamp tone-on-tone images to the card base:


You can also see the little flowers I added with the Itty Bitty Punch pack and some leaves snipped from the Bird Punch.  And because I had the birds in their cages on the front...

I had to release them on the inside!  See how they rocked open the cage--they look a little tipsy in their excitement don't they?!  Tee hee.  I hope that you're excited to play along with us at The Paper Players this week.  Ann's sketch challenge runs through Friday March 30th at Noon (PST).  Hope to see you in the gallery!

The Paper Players Design Team
Sherry Eckblad (March GD)
Photobucket
Supplies
Stamps: Aviary; Just My Type 
Ink: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, & Old Olive classic inks
Paper: Crumb Cake, Night of Navy, Daffodil Delight, Whisper White & Old Olive CS
Xtras: Old Olive Scalloped Dot Ribbon; Scallop Border Punch; Itty Bitty Punch Pack; Bird Punch; Decorative Label punch; Basic Rhinestones

17 comments:

LeAnne said...

LOL, love your "escaping" birds! This whole card is fun, that stamp set is adorable and you have put it to great use! Love the flowers & pearls, too!

Linda Callahan said...

Definitely the "tweetest" card on the page! This is so cute - love the grouping and the tiny flower accents!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

This is so adorable I love it

Diane - oliverdi@att.net said...

Nance,
Great card and love your color choices... the deep blue really makes that yellow POP. The tiny flowers are too cute.
I always love when YOU use this set... the little birdies are too cute and so glad you set them free on the inside... hugs.

Marisa said...

This is sooooo cute, Nance!!! Love the colour combo and those birds are beyond adorable with the flower on their cages.

Lesley said...

This set always makes me smile! I love it when you use it! The colours and the sweet floral accents are super cute. Great card Nance!

Patti said...

Very pretty card. I love your color choices.

Margaret said...

Love how the card tells a little story about the birds' escape! So cute! The tiny flowers really stepped up those cages too! Very pretty card!

jaydee said...

Nance, I LOVE this color scheme. I absolutely have to try it. You rocked the Aviary set - and I love that they were released on the inside. My favorite card this week
Hugs
Jaydee

Nancy said...

This is just one of the cutest sets out there and you use it perfectly. Love the cages and the touch of flowers for each, and the inside does make you smile.
Fun card.

Joan said...

I simply adore this, Nance.....especially the little birds on the inside who have gotten out of their cage! I haven't used this set yet - I just got it - and you've inspired me to pull it out and let the birds play. There has been a robin outside singing away - so he wants me to play too.
Have a great day.

Kristin Moore said...

Oh!Oh!Oh! One of my all time favorite stamp sets and those little flowers you added are adorable! And that dotted ribbon on top of the cardstock strip- just really strikes me as beautiful for some reason! Love it!

Jenn Picard said...

Oh my gosh, this card is sooo sweet! Love the cute little flowers on the cages. I think I am one of the only ones left that does not own this set, but every time I see you make something with it, it goes right back to the top of my list:)

Anne Marie Hile said...

Ok, cuteness called and it wants it's card back! Haha! This is so "tweet" and fun, Nance! I'm telling you, they really need to put your smiling face next to that stamp set in the catty, because you use it beautifully every time! Hope your week is going well! Hugs! :)

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! This is just too cute! I love this set...you use it so well! The little flowers are the perfect touch! Great job, Nance!

Lisa said...

HOW FUN!!! Love that you've put an owl in the bird cage...so cute and clever. Marvelous color combination you've used. LOVE THIS!!

Heidi said...

Such a cute card, Nance! I think my most favorite part is the itty bitty flowers "sprinkled" throughout. The smallest detail makes the card complete. Beautiful colors and those little birdies are just so sweet. Love it!