Sunday, October 14, 2012

Bravo, Midnight Cajun! {PP117}

Happy Sunday everyone and welcome to another week with The Paper Players! I'm sorry my blogging has reduced to once a week--just can't seem to manage more than that with all my daughter's activities too!  I'll keep trying though as long as you'll keep visiting, deal?  Good.  Let's take a look at the beautiful autumn colors Jaydee is hosting for us this week:
Yummy!  These warm, rich colors had me thinking of Thanksgiving and being thankful for family and friends.  With that in mind, here's what I designed:
I recently purchased the Layered Labels set and matching Apothecary Accents dies and wow, are they pretty!  I love the detailed scroll work on the large label.  I hope Jaydee will forgive that I used Midnight Muse instead of NoN--they're so close!  I really wanted to use the chevron paper from Comfort Cafe for one of the DSP strips since the pretty Cajun Craze pattern was in the same pack.  Had to dig a little deeper for Bravo Burgandy--with only one sheet of cardstock--but the Designer Series Paper Regals Pattern Stack came to the rescue with the polka dotted BB paper.  Love those stacks!
I layered the elements of the Layered Label stamp.  Stamping the middle section again in Bravo Burgandy onto Cajun Craze cardstock and fussy cutting the oval.  The sentiment came from the Loving Thoughts set and it's difficult to see but a added an extra bit of BB cardstock to the flagged end by adding a piece cut with the Bitty Banners Framelits.  A bunch of pearls and some Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon dressed it up nicely.
As I was making this, I realized that thankful thoughts also go out for my boss.  Did you know that Bosses' Day is Tuesday, October the 16th in the US and Canada?  This sentiment, from the retired set Occasional Quotes, is ideal for the workplace.  If you're in the US or Canada, don't forget your boss or supervisor on Tuesday--they would love to receive a handmade card from you!

And, I would love to see you play along with us at The Paper Players.  Go check out the rest of the fabulous inspiration from my friends on the design team and then gather up your crafting supplies and get busy!  You've got until Friday, October 19th at Noon (PDT) before the challenge ends.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamps: Layered Labels; Loving Thoughts; Day of Gratitude; Occasional Quotes (ret.)
Ink: Midnight Muse, Cajun Craze, Bravo Burgundy
Paper: Cajun Craze, Very Vanilla, Bravo Burgundy CS; Comfort Cafe, Orchard Harvest DSP; Designer Series Paper Regals Pattern Stack
Xtras: Crumb Cake Scalloped Tulle Ribbon; Basic Pearls; Apothecary Accents Framelits; Bitty Banners Framelits; 1.24" square punch; Chantilly Crochet Trim (ret.)


Amy White said...

Wow!! You knocked this one out of the park Nance!! Love all the banners with the lace in between, and the way you've created the label with the tulle looks amazing!

Nancy said...

Great colors I wouldn't have tried, but they look beautiful together. Love all the pearls and the Apothecary die is very nice, especially love the little bit of cs added to the end of the sentiment banner and it goes without saying the inside is perfect too!

Marisa said...

Great color combo and just loving those banners. Fabulous as always :)

Jaydee said...

Nance, with such a gorgeous card how could I not forgive you for using Midnight Muse! The color scheme is rich, but you made it even more so with your layers of texture and pattern. So glad you enjoyed the challenge and thank you for rocking it!

LeAnne said...

This is just lovely...what a lot of thought and creativity you put into this! Love your "ruffles" especially!

Ann Schach said...

Beautiful, Nance! I love this layout you used. The lace and pearls are the perfect touches. The inside is awesome with the banners. I hope Jaydee forgives me too...I also used Midnight Muse DSP.

Diane - said...

Nance these are gorgeous colors and ones I would not have put together, but ooooohhhh how rich looking they are. Love your card design with touch of pearls, and especially love the flags inside. perfect finishing touch! hugs.

Margaret said...

Gorgeous! I love the tulle and the wonderful layers on the sentiment! Of course, it goes without saying that the banners are fantastic too!

H2 :) said...

Oh Nance, this is beautiful! The recipient will tickled pink to receive such a gorgeous card - definitely a keepsake! :)

Basement Stamper said...

this is beautiful, I love that labels set and your little flag banners are perfect.