Hello there and Happy Sunday to you! So, it is April 1st...rather then play an April Fool's Day joke on you, I am just going to celebrate with this week's Paper Players challenge. This week, I am the hostess and I thought it would be fun to share some smiles with a Theme Challenge.
Did you know that this April marks the 36th anniversary of "Humor Month?" (<---click the link for more info) So, in honor of that, we are "getting our funny on" over at the Players. Here is my card:
I completely bought the Gnome Sweet Gnome and Gnomenclature stamp sets STRICTLY for the "Hangin' with My Gnomies" sentiment. There are other fun sentiments in these sets but this one just rocks. I have had these stamps for a while now and this week's challenge made me realize that they needed some inky-love. What better way to do that then with two of my favorite things...fussy-cutting and coloring. GAH! (kidding) They call it a challenge for a reason, right? Lol! I attempted to create a little scene for these "gnomies". The cloud is punched from the Cupcake Punch. I added it at the last minute, so I hope it works. I paired the stamps with the Sumer Smooches DSP which is coming out in the new SU! Catalog.Here is yet another close-up of my awesome cutting skills. Bwhahahaha! I tried and I can't believe I am actually going to say this but...I am actually starting to LIKE cutting out tiny images. *GASP* Maybe one day I will become the Edward Scissorhands of the crafting world and cut without rough edges...but until then, I will keep practicing.There are a lot of layers on this card and I popped each one up using Stampin' Dimensionals. All of the supplies I used are listed at the end of this post.
I am NOT even going to discuss that bow. I wanted to try to do something with all of the baker's twine that is sitting in my stamp studio. Yup, this bow took me over an hour to get t tied to and situated on the card. I don't know if I love it 100% or not, but it's always fun to try new things, right? :)
Here is a shot of the inside of the card...with one more "mini-gnomie" and room for a hand-penned note:
Thanks for stopping by! I sure hope you will hang with the Paper Players "Gnomies" this week and share your humorous creation. Please stop by and visit the rest of the Design Team to see what they have created to "tickle your funnybone". The challenge closes April 6th, 2012 at 12:00 PM (PST):
The Paper Players Design Team
Shirley Pumpkin - GD for April
Stampin' Up! Supply List:
Stamps: Gnome Sweet Gnome and Gnomenclature
Paper: Summer Smooches DSP, Real Red, Daffodil Delight, Island Indigo, Pool Party and Whisper White card stock
Ink: Pool Party (sponging) and Basic Black Classic ink
Punches: Cupcake punch (cloud), 1- 1/4 Square punch and 1- 3/8" Square punch, Word Window and Modern Label punch
Accessories: Square Lattice Embossing Folder, Island Indigo, Rich Razzleberry, Tangerine Tango, Daffodil Delight and Real Red Stampin' Write Markers, White Baker's Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Sending Love Epoxy Brads (retired) and loads of Stampin' Dimensionals
Non-SU Accessories: a couple markers, oval and scalloped oval die cuts