Sunday, March 20, 2011

Paper Players Challenge #39-CAS Sketch Challenge

Happy Super Sunday! 
It's time for a brand-spankin' new, weekly challenge at
This week, it's all about a Clean and Simple sketch, created by Jaydee.  
For this one, I busted out my Puns from the Past stamp set. I love this set but, for some reason, rarely seem to use it. Not today! :) I also thought it was finally time to break out the First Edition Specialty DSP that I just HAD to have when the Occasions Mini Catalog launched. *sigh*  So many supplies, so little time! 


Scrunchy seam binding (dyed to match Basic Black, with a re-inker) was added to dress things up a bit. It is so easy to achieve this look by fraying the end of the seam binding, then snagging a thread from the middle and pulling it through to "scrunch it up". Thanks to the lovely, Ann Schach, for this uber-cool tip! 
For the sentiment, I simply added a layered oval with a tiny Glimmer Paper heart, punched from the Two-Step Owl punch. I also added a little more sparkle with 3 "faux-brads" by punching the tiny circles from the Two-Step Owl Punch. Who says that punch is ONLY "for the birds"? By-the-way, I think Glimmer Paper is, quite possibly, the coolest thing EVER. I just wish it came in more colors.
Of course, my card wouldn't be complete without a dressed-up inside. I added more sparkly hearts and used the Dotted Scallop Ribbon Border punch. When I saw the sketch, I KNEW that punch was going to be used somewhere on my card. I also left some space for a heart-felt note to an amazing friend.
I hope you will join us at The Paper Players this week with your "sketchy" CAS creation! :) Be sure to check out what the rest of the DT has shared this week, for some inspiration. Thanks so much for stopping by today. Be sure to leave a comment to say hello before you go. Have a very HAPPY day today! 


By request, here is the SU! Supply List: 
Stamps: Puns from the Past
Ink: Basic Black Classic ink and a tiny bit of Basic Gray classic ink (with a blender pen) for the handles of the "graters"
Papers: First Edition Specialty DSP, Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla and Basic Black card stock
Accessories: Two-Step Owl punch (hearts and tiny circles), Square Lattice Embossing folder, Dotted Scallop Ribbon border punch, Very Vanilla Seam Binding (dyed to Basic Black), 1 3/8" x 5/8" Oval punch, 1 3/4" x 7/8" Oval punch, Sticky Strip and lots of Stampin' Dimensionals

31 comments:

  1. Fantastic Card, Anne Marie. Great background with the text and all the little details are great. I LOVE the inside !

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  2. LOL, I just LOVE this!!! I should have used this image for a thank you card I needed last week...it would have been perfect! FUN!!!

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  3. Very nice card, I would never have thought to use glimmer paper and the owl punch to make 'faux brads'...

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  4. What a cute card, love the image and the color, my favorite combo!!! I got the glitter paper and haven't used, they do need more colors, like spring for Easter, can't you see them as eggs. So CAS, I can do that now :). I so know what you mean by the "dong-dong" on Law and Order, love Sundays for the mini-marathons 3A to 11A, yippee I am a happy girl. Have a great day!

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  5. Anne Marie this is ADORABLE!
    I have the Puns from Past and love them but run out of ideas. I reall LOVE how you separated the sentiment from the image. Love it!
    Hugs.

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  6. What a "grate" card! I love the color combination, and the First Edition DSP looks perfect! The scrunchy ribbon is fabulous, and the perfect touch! And thanks for the shout out!

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  7. Oh my, how adorable is this! What a fun card, Anne-Marie :) Hope all is well with you! Blessings on this SONday :)

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  8. This is a terrific card AM...love that stamp set and the DSP together! I think the coolest part is the ribbon you dyed in black and then pulled the thread to make scrunchy! Absolutely fabulous!!!
    Smiles,
    Lesley

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  9. Beautiful card, Anne Marie! I love the scrunchy seam binding treatment. Love the colors and the DSP with the stamp set you used.

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  10. Oh Anne Marie, you have done an incredible job with the sketch. Fun image, colors and I just love your ribbon treatment. Wonderful!

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  11. I love your interpretation of this sketch and the inside is just as wonderful as the outside! Wonderfully fun card!

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  12. Love the pun used with the image. Clean and simple and really, really cute! I've got to try the scrunchy seam binding ... yours looks so good.

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  13. LOVE it Anne Marie!! Puns from the Past is a fave and you've used it to perfection here. Love the dyed-to-match scrunchy ribbon and all the little touches of glimmer paper! Fabby, my friend! :-)

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  14. OMG!!! This is awesome!!! I love that image, and what you did to the seam binding!! Love the red and black!!!
    Fabulous!!

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  15. This is so cute Anne Marie! Just love what you did with that seam binding.

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  16. I have got to bite the bullet and try my hand at scrunchy ribbon ... love it! Your card is so darn cute with those hand graters on it! Hope to come play along this week ... great sketch!

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  17. I always love your cards, Anne Marie.... this one's no different. Great details, super cute!

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  18. Oh, how adorable is this?!! those cheese graters are just too stinkin' cute and that sentiment... perfection! Such a wholesome card inside and out... I can't stop looking at that dotted ribbon border punch. It's yummy!

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  19. Oh how awesome is this?!! Great (or should I say "Grate"?) pun! I love punny cards!

    Thank you for sharing the tip with the seam binding. Great idea!

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  20. Love the images with the sentiment!! lol!
    That ribbon is great too!!
    I did play along with the sketch tonight!
    Going to have to take pics tomorrow and upload sometime during the week!!!!
    Hope you had a great weekend!
    Maria

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  21. Such a striking card! Love your scrunched ribbon, and the colour combo. The inside is so very beautiful, too.

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  22. I love this! My Mom had a grater exactly like that when I was leaning to cook. The black white and red give it a great retro feel too.

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  23. i love these colours....awesome card!

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  24. Really pretty card! Black, white and red seem to be popular right now. Thanks for stopping by my blog, too!
    stampingsolutions.blogspot.com

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  25. This is such a GRATE card - ha ha ha ha! :) Love the classic color combo and great CAS layout! Love the rouched ribbon too - I think it's time for me to try it out! :) tfs

    PS - Followed you here via SC blog thread! :) http://crystalscraftingandrambling.blogspot.com/

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  26. Super super cute! Miss Talented!
    Hugs. Pauline

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  27. This is a "grate" card. It is so darn cute. TFS

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  28. Such a "grate" card! Love it. You really handled the challenge with this one. TFS!

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  29. hee hee, love the pun! Great colours and clean cut lines too :-)

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  30. Oh my gosh, this is adorable! I love it so much. So, so much. Great trick with the ribbon, too.

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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie