Wednesday, January 19, 2022

There is still time to play in Challenge #574: Claire's Clean and Simple Challenge


There is still time to play in Challenge #574: Claire's Clean and Simple 
Challenge. To see the original post and to view the Design Team's cards, click HERE. We can't wait to see what you create! This challenge ends Friday, January 21st at Noon PST.

Sunday, January 16, 2022

PP574 - A Clean-and-Simple Challenge from Claire

Hi, Stampers! It's Claire here with a brand new CLEAN and SIMPLE challenge for all of you!  I am here to challenge you to think of our animal friends this winter. We can't wait to see what you use on YOUR entry this week. But, before you head off to make your projects, please check out what the Design Team created for your inspiration!

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 are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, January 15, 2022

PP573 Challenge Winners

Hi Stampers! Anne Marie here! Thank you so much to those of you who participated in my Color Challenge this week! So much amazing creative inspiration in the gallery. Thank you for sharing your creativity with us! Before we get to my choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of the Design Team this week:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

And now for our Headliner:  


Cindy B. 

Cindy’s trio of cards just made me smile! So perfect for so many occasions and I just loved how she showcased the challenge colors with that gorgeous stamp set. Congratulations Cindy! You are the Headliner this week! 

Again, thank you to everyone for playing along with us.  Congratulations to all our winners! Please be sure to pick up your badges here. We hope you will display them proudly.  Come back tomorrow for a fun Clean-and-Simple Challenge from Claire!   

Wednesday, January 12, 2022

There is still time to play in Challenge #573: Ann Marie's Colour Challenge


There is still time to play in Challenge #573: Ann Marie's Colour 
Challenge. To see the original post and to view the Design Team's cards, click HERE. We can't wait to see what you create! This challenge ends Friday, January 14th at Noon PST.

Sunday, January 9, 2022

PP573 - A Color Challenge from Anne Marie

Happy Sunday, stamping friends! Anne Marie here and I’m super-excited to be hosting our second challenge for 2022. Before I get to that, a big thank you to everyone who played along with our Theme Challenge last week. On behalf of all of us here at The Paper Players, we were so thrilled to see all of the sparkly projects in the gallery and we so appreciate you playing along. 

This week, I have a fun Color Challenge for you. I know a lot of folks are in the thick of winter weather with lots of snow and chilly weather. So, I wanted to share some cheery colors this week to take for a spin. Have fun with this combo, we can’t wait to see what you create! 


Let’s take a peek at what the Design Team has created for inspiration this week:

The Paper Players Design Team








Jennie Maier

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 are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Saturday, January 8, 2022

PP572 Challenge Winners


Hi, Stampers! Ann here!  I want so send a big thank you to everyone who participated in my "Make 2022 Sparkle" challenge. We have never seen so much sparkle and shine in the gallery! What a wonderful way to greet the New Year! Before we get to my choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of the Design Team this week:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

And now for our Headliner:  

Elizabeth Stewart 

Paper Sweetness



I couldn't resist Elizabeth's adorable card! Patent leather shoes, accented with sparkly silver bows, added so much shine! And how about the pink gemstone accents? I would definitely wear these shoes! With a sentiment like "Sparkle and Shine", could a card be any more perfect for a challenge? Congratulations, Elizabeth, on being my Headliner this week!

Again, thank you to everyone for playing along with us.  Congratulations to all our winners! Please be sure to pick up your badges here. We hope you will display them proudly.  Come back tomorrow for a pretty Color Challenge from Anne Marie!   

Wednesday, January 5, 2022

There is still time to play in Challenge #572: Ann's Theme Challenge


There is still time to play in Challenge #572: Ann's Theme Challenge. To see the original post and to view the Design Team's cards, click HERE. We can't wait to see what you create! This challenge ends Friday, January 7th at Noon PST.

Sunday, January 2, 2022

PP572 - A Theme Challenge from Ann

Hi, Stampers! It's Ann here with a brand new challenge for a brand new year! It's Theme Week, and I am here to challenge you to make 2022 sparkle by using something sparkly on your card or project!  What will it be? Rhinestones? Sequins? Glitter paper? Foil?  We can't wait to see what you use on YOUR entry this week. But, before you head off to make your project shine, check out what the Design Team, including this year's new Guest Designers, have created for your inspiration!



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 are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

Wednesday, December 22, 2021

Goodbye and Hello

Hello stampers! The year is almost over and we're popping it to say heartfelt goodbye to our 2021 Guest Designers!  Debbie, Amanda and Nancy, you have wowed us with your creativity! Week after week, you shared your fun creations with us and we were so happy to be able to craft with you!  BUT...starting January 2, 2022, we'll have a new trio of Guest Designers to play with!  Let me introduce Cindy, Christy and Jennie:  



Hi, I'm Cindy Beach. I'm a long time crafter, stamp loving card maker, and card challenge junkie. My husband and I live in sunny North Carolina. After growing up together in Maryland and traveling throughout his army career we are happy to call this beautiful state home. As empty nesters we are fortunate to enjoy frequent visits from our adult children, their spouses, and our 4 - soon-to-be-5 grandchildren. I began my blog in 2007 but had been scrapbooking and stamping long before that. When I discovered Stampin' Up! card making became my only hobby and daily therapy. I was chosen to be on the 2012  Artisan Design Team for Stampin' Up! I had no idea how much this hobby would reward me with new friends and support, and wonderful opportunities to grow and share. Loving card challenges has been a great way to learn new techniques and be encouraged to use my supplies. I am thrilled and honored to be Guest Designing for The Paper Players. This has long been one of my favorite places to play!



Hello, I am Christy Stanford.  I started scrapbooking when I was in high school over 25 years ago and I have been a paper crafter ever since!  Thanks to my husband's career, we have lived in several places in the United States as well as Japan and Great Britain; we currently reside in Germany with our soon-to-be 5-year-old son Ryan.  I started my first blog when we moved to Japan so I could share pictures from our travels, and then when we moved to England I started my second blog just to share my cards and scrapbook pages.  I was introduced to stamping in 2004 and recently had my 15-year anniversary as a Stampin' Up! demonstrator.  I love to play along with challenges and I definitely need a bit of time each week playing with paper and ink to maintain my mental health.  Every time I crack open a new stamp set for the first time, or see a challenge and know I have the perfect stamps for it, I get a little thrill.  I am so excited to be a Guest Designer for the Paper Players!

Jennie Maier


Hi, my name is Jennie Maier and I’m excited to be a Guest Designer with The Paper Players in 2022! I live in southeast Wisconsin with my hubby, Steve. We are parents to three adult children, Megan, Abby and Max.  I’ve been a Stampin’ UP! demonstrator since 2007 and started my blog in 2009 but have been pretty crafty since my kids were young. I love to play with challenges, they really help bring me out of my comfort zone and help keep my creativity alive! When I’m not creating in my command center I love traveling, walking, playing pickleball and reading. I've been playing along with The Paper Players since 2016 and I really love The Paper Players challenges! I’m so honored and grateful to be part of this creative group in 2022!

We're excited to welcome these new Players to the team and can't wait to see what they, and YOU, create in 2022!  See you then!




Saturday, December 18, 2021

PP571 Challenge Winners

 Hi stampers!  LeAnne here!  Thank you so much to those of you who participated in my color challenge this week!  I know we're all busy with our holiday preparation, so we are grateful you stopped in!  Before we get to my choice for Headliner, let's see what caught the eye of the Design Team this week:

You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!

Click here to enter

And now for our Headliner:  

Stef Perry


Stef's cute little Santa bunny with that pensive look on his face caught my eye as well as my heart! The colors and details (especially that fussy-cutting) made me come back again and again!  I love the gold edges on that sweet snowflake-embossed background too!  Congratulations, Stef, for being my Headliner this week! 

Again, thank you to everyone for playing along with us.  Congratulations to all our winners! Please be sure to pick up your badges here. We hope you will display them proudly.  Join us on Sunday, January 2, 2022 for a new year of challenges!