Saturday, July 30, 2011

Challenge #56 Winners

This week at the Paper Players, we loved peeking into your blogs to see the fabulous creations you shared with us! There were so many great entries in our Clean and Simple Sketch Challenge! Thank you so much to everyone who played along and shared their beautiful creations. Before we announce our Headliner for the challenge, we want to share the Design Team's picks for A Cut Above. 

Ann's Choice:  Linda
How beautiful and clever is this card by Linda Fisher?  With a snip, snip here and a snip, snip there, she transformed these flowers from the Paisley Petals collection into a stunning focal point of her card.  And what could be a better way to complete this card than by adding bling in the form of rhinestones! Congratulation, Linda, for being my selection for A Cut Above!

Jaydee's Choice: Eli
I loved the light and airy feel of Eli's card.  The offset focal layer, the lofty, fabulously colored, balloon.  The way the circular elements of the sketch were both there, but did not detract from the focal image.  I also loved that Eli used two different colored buttons that connected the background color with the focal image.  Absolutely Clean and Simple. Absolutely fabulous.  Congratulations on being my Cut Above this week, Eli.

LeAnne's Choice - Robbie
I thought Robbie's card was the epitome of clean and simple and the images she used, along with the sweet sentiment, were just perfect for a thoughtful friendship card.  The Crumb Cake background reminded me of ocean sands, and the mellow blue medallions were just the right touch for the interpretation of the sketch.  This is an easily demonstratable card as well---something I often look for when perusing the submissions!  Congratulations, Robbie, on being my Cut Above!

Sandra's Choice - Rita
This week Rita's card instantly caught my eye. The delicate dollie and lattice folder backgrounds add terrific texture. Her bright colour combination and those super fun pinwheels all make for a fantastic card. Congratulations,  Rita on being a Cut Above this week!

Tui's Choice:  Julie Gearinger
I was caught hook, line and sinker by Julie's gorgeous card.  The tangerine tango and island indigo are so striking together, and coupled with the beautifully coloured flower - a stunning focal impact is created!  A beautiful, bright cheery card just perfect for someone who is under the weather!  Congratulations Julie on being my Cut Above for this week!

Nance's choice: Carrie
Carrie’s card caught my eye right away—well, who am I kidding—her cards always stand out!  What I love about it is how it beautifully demonstrates that clean and simple can be detailed too.  Look at those sweet little ribbon flowers each with a different center and an adorable tiny tag.  I love the fabric bow and how she’s coordinated it with a fabric center on the flower.  And those itty bitty brads add just enough shine for interest.  The classic color combination pairs so well with the equally elegant look of tone-on-tone stripes and the highlighted sentiment just pops!  All these reasons make Carrie’s card my choice this week for A Cut Above!  Congratulations, Carrie!

Lauri's Choice:  Susan
So many things about Susan's card caught my eye!  First, the gorgeous color combination...then the  outstanding crepe flower...and the pearls....and the layered image.  The combination and layers of textures makes this a scrumptious card and my pick this week for a Cut Above!

Now for our Headliner, this week: 

Anne Marie's Choice: Leena Girsa
How can you NOT smile when you see this colorful creation? Leena's card is so bright and cheerful in every way! The perfect day brightener for a friend who is under-the-weather. I just love all of the details Leena added, like the paper-pieced umbrella, the glossy water droplets and the beautiful textures. The fun just keeps going on the inside of the card, too. Such an awesome take on the CAS sketch. Congratulations to you, Leena, on making headlines this week at the Paper Players!  

Be sure to stop by tomorrow for another fun challenge with the Paper Players! The lovely Nance is our hostess and she has something fabulous cooked up for you. Have a great day today! 


  1. Congratulations to all the winners--they're all wonderful! Always a difficult choice to make too thanks to all our wonderful participants!

  2. Wow- thanks Tui for choosing my card as one of the "Cut Aboves"! Congrats to Leena for a fantastic Headliner card- love all of the bright and cheerful colors- I am sure that the recipient will feel much better once they see your beautiful card! Congrats as well to the other "Cut Above" winners- your cards are so inspirational!

  3. Great cards! :) It is an honor that you picked my card too. :) I am thankful for all your work so that we can enjoy these lovely challenges.

  4. Congratulations to all of the winners! Fabulous cards, one and all!


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