Sunday, July 15, 2018

PP401 - A Colour Challenge From Joanne

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.

Sunday, July 1, 2018

PP400 - A Celebration Theme Challenge with Jaydee

Hi Everyone. 

We are so excited to be sharing our 400th challenge with you and, because it is such a major occasion, and because we have some incredible prizes to be won, this is a two week challenge.

Our theme this week is CELEBRATION and we are celebrating YOU - our Paper Players.  Without YOU we would not have reached such a major milestone.

We thank all of you for playing along with us.  We also thank our past designers and guest designers who have helped us bring you inspiration for 50 weeks every year. 



The crafting community really is an amazing community and we have been lucky enough to have some wonderful sponsors offer up incredible prizes to our players.   In fact, we have 40 - yes, that is FORTY - prizes up for grabs.  Now, that's a way to celebrate :-)  Prize winners will be randomly selected through random.org and announced on our page on July 18.

We really hope that you will play along with us over the next two weeks and help us celebrate.  We also hope that you will visit our amazing sponsors.

As it is our 400th challenge, we have two of our original Paper Player design team joining us - let's say a huge welcome back to Ann Schach and Anne Marie Hile.

Before we get to the wonderful cards our design team have created to help us celebrate this week, let's take a look at the fabulous prizes from our  very generous sponsors.

Listed in alphabetical order:

  1. Altenew - $30 gift card
  2. Atenew Academy - $20 gift card  - compliments of Jaydee
  3. Avery Elle - $20 store credit
  4. Butterfly Reflections - Breathe Rainbows Stamp Set (US only)
  5. CAS-ual Fridays - $25 store credit
  6. Cheery Lynn - $20 gift card  
  7. Cheery Lynn - $20 gift card - compliments of Laurie
  8. Concord & 9th - $25 gift card
  9. Craftin Desert Diva's - $10 store cedit
  10. Dies R Us - $15 gift card
  11. Ellen Hutson -  20 gift cards - compliments of Annie 
  12. Ellen Hutson $20 gift card - compliments of Eliz
  13. Happy Little Stampers - $20 store credit
  14. Heffy Doodle - Sticky Friends Stamp Sets (exclusive - not available for purchase; US only)
  15. Heffy Doodle - Sticky Friends Stamp Set (exclusive - not available for purchase; US only)
  16. Heffy Doodle - Sticky Friends Stamp Set (exclusive - not available for purchase; US only)
  17. Heffy Doodle - Sticky Friends Stamp Set (exclusive - not available for purchase; US only)
  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 rewards cards (US only)
  25. Stampendous - $20 reward card (US only)
  26. Stampendous - $20 reward card (US only)
  27. Stamplorations - $20 gift certificate
  28. Stampin' Up - $20 gift certificates compliments of Nance (US only)
  29. Stampin' Up! $20 gift certificate - compliments of LeAnne (US only)
  30. Stampin' Up! £20 gift certificate - compliments of Joanne (UK only)
  31. Stampin' Up! $20 gift certificate - compliments of Claire (US only)
  32. Stampin' Up $20 gift certificate - compliments of Jan (NZ 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
  36. Tutti Designs - $15 gift card
  37. Uniko - any in-stock stamp set of winner's choice
  38. Verve Stamps - stamp & accessory bundle - compliments of Sandy (US only)
  39. Verve Stamps - stamp & accessory bundle - compliments of Sandy (US only)
  40. Waffle Flower - $15 gift card


Isn't that a fabulous list - and a wonderful set of prizes?   Remember, prize winners will be randomly chosen from all of the challenge submission cards uploaded to the challenge. 

Challenge Rules:

  1. Create a new paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  2. For this challenge only - please do not submit more than two cards.  This gives more people the opportunity to be prize winners :-)
  3. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  4. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  5. Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL, including ours
  6. Please be considerate of our requests; entries that do not follow any of these rules will be deleted without notification and will not be eligible for our prizes.
  7. Have fun, and thank you for playing with us!
Finally, let's see what our design team have created as their CELEBRATION card:


Our Past Design Team Guest Designers:



The Paper Players Design Team

Elizabeth Stewart




Now it's over to you and we cannot wait to see what you create to help us celebrate.  The design team will be back next Sunday with some more inspiration for you.