Sunday, February 16, 2014

Super Stars for Paper Players #183

Hello stamping friends! This week at the Paper Players we have a fun star-themed CAS (clean and simple) challenge, hosted by the lovely LeAnne. I hope you will join us and play along this week. 

For my card, I used some star die cuts I bought a while back and almost forgot about. I had stashed them away in a drawer and was so excited to find them. It was like Christmas all over again! Haha! Do you have little hidden gems like that in your craft room, too? Maybe it is a sign that I just REALLY need to clean up my stamp studio sometime soon. Who knows what else is lurking in there! 
I ran the star die cuts through the Big Shot then popped up a few layers for dimension. The sentiment is from the Really Good Greetings stamp set. I thought it would be cute for a congratulations card. The banner "tail" was super easy to make using the Banner Punch which I earned FREE from Stampin' Up! Sale-A-Bration. You could earn one too, with a qualifying order! Visit the link to my online SU! store for more details. I also used the Arrows Textured Expressions Embossing Folder to dress up the background a bit. Of course, I finished everything off with some sparkle (Basic Rhinestones and Silver Glimmer Paper) and there you have it.  
Please join us over at the Paper Players The challenge is open through Friday, February 21st, 2014 at Noon (PDT). Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they are sharing this week. Have a great day! 

The Paper Players Design Team
Before I sign off, I wanted to share a cute photo of two of my kitties, Tomas and Triple. As I was typing up my blog post, I looked down and there they were cuddled up together and purring away. I had my camera close by, so I snapped this photo of them. So cute! :) 

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  1. Great CAS Anne Marie! I really love how the colors pop against the black background, and the bits of silver glimmer. Cute picture of your kitties, too! I don't know how you get all your animals to co-exist so peacefully. My Oreo doesn't like other cats. You must be Dr. Dolittle!

  2. Such a fun card Anne Marie! I like your design and the sparkly star! Your kitties look comfortable :)

  3. LOL, I actually have star diecuts too, and occasionally forget that I have them as well!!! I love your pretty, bold use of these colors and the way you used the glimmer paper and brads! Fun!

  4. Your card is gorgeous. Love your color combo. Your kittens are adorable - I have three cats and they like to watch me craft too.

  5. love your color choices on this card. Nice and bright. The cats are so cute

  6. LOVE these colors together, AM! So bright and fresh with just a touch of glam and I love the off center placement. It's all CAS perfection! The kitties are so sweet together. ((hugs))

  7. These colors are fabulous together, Anne Marie! Love the touch of silver pretty! Your kitties are just adorable!


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Anne Marie