Hello there, stamping friends! Happy Saturday to you! We wanted to extend special thanks to everyone who joined us last week for my Clean and Simple (CAS) Masculine Theme Challenge. There were so many fantastic ideas for cards that were perfect for guys of all ages! Now, it is time to see what caught the eye of the Design Team members this week.
Our picks for A Cut Above:
LeAnne's Choice: Sherry Eckblad
I really, really had a difficult time choosing a winner this week! There were so many great CAS samples with clever ideas, my head was spinning! But in the end, Sherry's card won out with her lovely forest scene. I love the earthy colors, her simple twine-embellished panel with lots of white space, and the clean sentiment. I can smell the fresh pine-scented air as I gaze at her card!!! Congratulations, Sherry, on being my Cut Above this week!
Jaydee's Choice: Jenny
I immediately fell in love with Jenny's card for her uncle. The rich,regal colors, so much fabulous white space, the wonderful argyle pattern, the texture on the "65" and the tag and the final touch was the knotted baker's twine.There was so much to look at on this fabulous card - so much to keep your eye engaged - and yet, it is clean and simple perfection. Absolutely fabulous. Jenny, congratulations on being my Cut Above this week.
Ann' Choice: Carla Suto
With a landslide of fabulous Clean and Simple masculine cards, it was so difficult for me to select just one! But in the end, I found that this adorable card by Carla Suto kept capturing my attention. Maybe it was her impeccable coloring...or maybe it was the whimsical image itself! Whatever it was, there was no "bogey" here as Carla scored a "hole in one" with this cutie! You're a winner in my book, Carla. Congratulations on being my choice for A Cut Above!
Lesley's Choice: Michelle
Wow, this week brought in so many wonderful CAS Masculine cards! I kept going over the submissions and kept coming back to Michelle's card. This CAS beauty really caught my eye! First of all, I just love blue and against the clean, white background...it really pops! The three different natural images look fantastic in white and then sponged over. I love that this card could be mass produced in a variety of colours. The sentiment looks great too as it ties the card all together. I am always in awe of CAS crafters! This is a wonderful card Michelle! Congratulations on being my choice for A Cut Above this week at the Paper Players.
Nance's Choice: Kim P.
There were so many fantastic guy cards this week and many that stood out for me. In the end, it was Kim’s extreme guitar dude that hooked me with the colors, collage stamping and rockin’ layout! Kim effortlessly combined colors and images to make her own designer paper and the clever way she swiped the guitar stamp just adds to the masculine grunge look. I love everything about this card…congratulations Kim, you’re my choice for A Cut Above!
And now this week's Headliner:
Anne Marie's Choice: Maureen Merritt
There were so many fantastic CAS cards for the guys this week, it was really difficult to select just one winner. As soon as I saw Maureen's card, I was immediately drawn to the clean, yet elegant, design and the awesome layout. I really like how the stamped frame is perfectly complimented by the flourish on the grungy guitar and that rockin' ric-rac trim. The little pop of textured card stock is a great touch, too. This would be a great card for guys of all ages, who love to "rock and roll" on their big day! Congratulations to you Maureen, on being my choice for this week's Headliner at the Paper Players! You ROCK!
Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! Please be sure to stop by and visit tomorrow to see the new sketch challenge that LeAnne has cooked up for us. You are going to love it!