Sunday, July 22, 2018

PP402 - A Clean-and-Simple Challenge from Nance

Hi friends, so good to have you with us!  Thank you to everyone who played along with Joanne's beautiful colors last week.  Nance here, with this month's Clean-and-Simple Challenge--use negative space on your card!  The design team have some fabulous inspiration for you and you can see the idea shown on our challenge badge as well.  Basically, negative space is that left behind by either a die-cut, sponging, or any other technique that lets the bottom layer shine through!  We hope you have fun with this challenge and look forward to your creations.  

Remember, in addition to the use of negative space, this week is a Clean-and-Simple (CAS) Challenge...what do we mean by Clean-and-Simple (CAS)?
  • Minimal layers and embellishments
  • Plenty of open space, aka "white" space
  • Simple and uncluttered

Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a new paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL, including ours
  5. Please be considerate of our requests; entries that do not follow any of these rules will be deleted without notification.
  6. Have fun, and thank you for playing with us!

PP401 Challenge Winners

Hello everyone - Joanne here! It seems many of you, like the Design Team, were in favour of flowers with this colour combination. What a wonderful array of florals in the gallery this week and some interesting non-floral entries too! Apologies once again for the Inlinkz difficulties we experienced part way through this week and thank you to everyone who persevered to link up their card once the issue was resolved. Before we get to my choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of the Design Team this week.





And now for our Headliner:


Betty Wright - The Things I Do With Paper

There is so much to love about Betty's card: the fancy postage stamp diecut background that makes those fabulous diecut florals really pop against the heather, along with the subtle touches of stencilling and glassy sequins - just beautiful. Congratulations Betty on being my headliner this week!

Thank you again to everyone for playing along with us.  Congratulations to all our winners, please pick up your badges here.  Come back in an hour a for creative Clean-and-Simple challenge from Nance!



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Friday, July 20, 2018

Extension to Challenge #401

Hi Everyone.

We had an issue with InLinkz this week that had to be fixed by them.  Because we ran into the issue, we have extended submissions for challenge #401 by 24 hours.  So you have until Noon on Saturday July 21st to add your entries.

We thank you for your patience and look forward to seeing your creations.

BTW... If you haven't checked out our list of prize winners for our 400th challenge.... click here to see if you are one of the winners!

Wednesday, July 18, 2018

PP400 Celebration Theme Prize Winners and PP401: Joanne's Colour Challenge Reminder

Good morning everyone! It's Joanne here and as promised - it's time to announce the prize winners from our 400th anniversary celebrations! Once again a massive thank you and shout out to all of the amazing sponsors who generously donated prizes to us:



In addition, huge thanks go to all of you for your wonderful entries and making our 400th celebration so special. It is your participation in our challenge each week that keeps us going strong! All of the valid gallery entries were put into a random.org draw and now it's time for our winners... Drum roll, please!


PrizeWinnerEntry #
Altenew- $30 gift cardBirgit112
AtenewAcademy - $20 gift card Raga Senthil111
Avery Elle- $20 store creditCornelia - Fun Stamping38
Butterfly Reflections- Breathe Rainbows Stamp Set (US only)Linda Callahan42
CAS-ual Fridays- $25 store creditDoni High73
Cheery Lynn- $20 gift card Maria F168
Cheery Lynn- $20 gift card Sidan147
Concord & 9th- $25 gift cardBerni Cuttino27
Craftin Desert Divas- $10 store ceditMoje Szydełkowe Przygody115
Dies R Us- $15 gift cardTami Gill156
Ellen Hutson- $20 gift card - AnnieEsther Asbury127
Ellen Hutson- $20 gift cardTheresa Pollack56
Happy Little Stampers- $20 store creditSarah Stone53
Heffy Doodle- Sticky Friends Stamp Set (US only)Holly Stene81
Heffy Doodle- Sticky Friends Stamp Set (US only)Windy Ellard46
Heffy Doodle- Sticky Friends Stamp Set (US only Diane Oliver16
Heffy Doodle- Sticky Friends Stamp Set (US only)Angelic Fletcher157
Lawn Fawn- $25 gift cardNanny's Pansy Patch82
My Favorite Things- $25 store creditRoberta Stampin' Nana120
Neat & Tangled- $15 store creditGeorgiana Carson126
Newton's Nook- $20 store creditHelen Gullet134
Pink & Main- $20 store creditAshwini21
Power Poppy- $10 store creditArlene Rose96
Stampendous- $20 reward cards (US only)Stasia Sloma30
Stampendous- $20 reward card (US only)Jenny Hall3
Stampendous- $20 reward card (US only)Sherri Thacker39
STAMPlorations- $20 gift certificateScrap Card Girls130
Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate (US only) Lisa Elton83
Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate (US only) Christine Dring150
Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate (US only) Devised by Donna174
Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate (UK only) Lisa West98
Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate (NZ only) Karren J122
Technique Tuesday- $20 gift cardBetty Keefe117
The Foiled Fox- $25 store creditHearts & Crafts - Lorraine170
Trinity Stamps- Let it Grow and Lady Liberty Stamp Sets (US only)Heather Heroldt119
Trinity Stamps- $15 Gift CardHannelie Bester107
Tutti Designs- $15 gift cardEK Gorman104
Uniko- any in-stock stamp set of the winner's choiceKathy Schweinfurth59
Verve Stamps- stamp & accessory bundle (US only)Stampin Tower - Doris125
Verve Stamps- stamp & accessory bundle (US only)Karen Hasheck17
Waffle Flower- $15 gift cardPurple Jet - Jane69

Congratulations to the winners! If you are one of them, please email us at thepaperplayers2010@gmail.com by Friday, July 20th with the following information to claim your prize:

1. Your full name
2. Name of the prize that you've won
3. Your email address

Prizes not claimed by this date will be redrawn for another winner. Once notified of your details, we will dispatch your prizes as soon as possible.

And as is customary each Wednesday, here's the reminder for this week's challenge:


There is still time to play in Challenge #401: Joanne's Colour Challenge. To see the original post and to view the Design Team's inspiration cards, click HERE. We can't wait to see what you create! This challenge ends Friday, July 20th at Noon, PST Saturday 21st at Noon. (due to a InLinkz issue we had that needed fixing, we have extended our challenge another day)

Sunday, July 15, 2018

PP401 - A Colour Challenge From Joanne

 EDITED TO ADD:   Hi Players, we had a problem with InLinkz that stopped some of you adding an entry.   InLinkz have fixed it and we have extended the challenge for another 24 hours.  Entries will close at noon EST on Saturday, 21st.  Thanks for your patience as we sorted through this issue.

Hello everyone!  Joanne here and it is my pleasure to be the hostess of The Paper Players this week! A big thank you to everyone that played along with our Celebration Theme Challenge and joined the party to celebrate our 400th anniversary - our gallery was amazing and many of you left wonderful comments in support of our weekly challenges which we all truly appreciate. We will be back on Wednesday to announce the 41 winners of the prizes donated by our wonderful sponsors. 



Meanwhile today I have a bright, vibrant colour challenge for you! These colours work beautifully for flowers, as you will see from many of the Design Team cards this week, but don't be constrained by this; there are many other ways these colours could be used so use your imaginations - I look forward to seeing what you come up with.  Have fun - we can't wait to see what you create! 




Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a new paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL, including ours
  5. Please be considerate of our requests; entries that do not follow any of these rules will be deleted without notification.
  6. Have fun, and thank you for playing with us!

Saturday, July 14, 2018

PP400 Challenge Winners

Hi Everyone, Jaydee here.   Well, that was quite a party!  Huge thanks to all of you who played along and helped us celebrate and, once again, a huge thank you to all of our challenge sponsors. 

We really enjoyed seeing the fabulous creations in our gallery and it was hard to choose our winning design entries this week.

Before we get to my choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of the Design Team this week.



And now for our Headliner:
Nancy
 


Nancy's card is breathtaking.  The flowers and leaves are beautifully arranged around the heart and the balance is offset perfectly by the sentiment.  There is so much interest in the flowers with the watercolor effect and the popped elements with the nuovo drops are the perfect finishing touch.   Nancy, congratulations on being the HEADLINER on our 400th challenge. 
 
We hope you will play along with us for Joanne's color challenge tomorrow.  
 
We will be back on Wednesday to announce the winners of our sponsored prizes.  
 
 

Wednesday, July 11, 2018

There is still time to play in Challenge #400: The Paper Players 400th Birthday Celebration Theme Challenge

There is still time to play in Challenge #400: The Paper Players 400th Birthday Celebration Theme Challenge. To see the original post and to view the Design Team's inspiration cards, click HERE. We can't wait to see what you create! This challenge ends Friday, July 13th at Noon, PST.

Design Team picks and the Headliner will be announced as usual on Saturday July 14th. Prize winners following our Random.org draw will be announced with next week's challenge reminder post for challenge PP401 next Wednesday 18th July.

Sunday, July 8, 2018

PP400 - Our Second Week of Celebration

Hi Everyone.   Jaydee here.  It's the second week of our 400th mega-celebration.  You still have 
a few more days to enter into our challenge for a chance to win one of our 40 prizes.  Enter at 
our original post HERE.
Just in case you missed it last week - here is the list of our wonderful sponsors.  Winners will
be selected via Random.org and we will announce the winners on our blog onWednesday 18 July.

We have really enjoyed visiting the fabulous submissions so far and can't wait to see what you create this week.  Don't forget to check out our challenge rules :-)
  1. Altenew- $30 gift card
  2. AtenewAcademy - $20 gift card  - compliments of Jayden
  3. Avery Elle- $20 store credit
  4. Butterfly Reflections- Breathe Rainbows Stamp Set (US winner only)
  5. CAS-ual Fridays- $25 store credit
  6. Cheery Lynn- $20 gift card  
  7. Cheery Lynn- $20 gift card
  8. Concord & 9th- $25 gift card
  9. Craftin Desert Divas- $10 store cedit
  10. Dies R Us- $15 gift card
  11. Ellen Hutson-  $20 gift card 
  12. Ellen Hutson- $20 gift card
  13. Happy Little Stampers- $20 store credit
  14. Heffy Doodle- Sticky Friends Stamp Set (exclusive - not available for purchase)
  15. Heffy Doodle- Sticky Friends Stamp Set (exclusive - not available for purchase)
  16. Heffy Doodle- Sticky Friends Stamp Set (exclusive - not available for purchase)
  17. Heffy Doodle- Sticky Friends Stamp Set (exclusive - not available for purchase)
  18. Lawn Fawn- $25 gift card
  19. My Favorite Things- $25 store credit
  20. Neat & Tangled- $15 store credit 
  21. Newton's Nook- $20 store credit
  22. Pink & Main- $20 store credit
  23. Power Poppy- $10 store credit
  24. Stampendous- $20 reward cards (US winner only)
  25. Stampendous- $20 reward card (US winner only)
  26. Stampendous- $20 reward card (US winner only)
  27. STAMPlorations- $20 gift certificate
  28. Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate  (US winner only)
  29. Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate (US winner only)
  30. Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate (US winner only)
  31. Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate (UK winner only)
  32. Stampin' Up!- $20 gift certificate (NZ winner only)
  33. Technique Tuesday- $20 gift card
  34. The Foiled Fox- $25 store credit
  35. Trinity Stamps- Let it Grow and Lady Liberty Stamp Sets (US only)
  36. Trinity Stamps- $15 Gift Card
  37. Tutti Designs- $15 gift card
  38. Uniko- any in-stock stamp set of the winner's choice
  39. Verve Stamps- stamp & accessory bundle (US winner only)
  40. Verve Stamps- stamp & accessory bundle (US winner only)
  41. Waffle Flower- $15 gift card
Also, here are the challenge rules:
  1. PP400 will run for one more week. 
  2. All prizes awarded to participants will be drawn from random.org from ALL participants.
  3. Create a new paper project.  You may enter up to two times.
  4. Upload your project to your blog with a link back to The Paper Players.
  5. Provide a direct link to your blog post for your challenge entry.
  6. Please link your card to no more than FOUR challenges (including ours).
  7. TRULY ENJOY OUR CELEBRATION!  We have appreciated your participation over the last 399 challenges.
Our Past Design Team Guest Designers




The Paper Players Design Team



Challenge Rules:
  1. Create a new paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
  3. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL, including ours
  5. Please be considerate of our requests; entries that do not follow any of these rules will be deleted without notification.
  6. Have fun, and thank you for playing with us!
You still have a few more days to enter into our challenge for a chance to win one of our 40 prizes.  Enter at our original post HERE.