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.


57 comments:

  1. Wow! Congrats to you all! 400 challenges! I love to play along with you.
    Your sponsors are amazing and genereus!
    Your cards are so marvelous, thanks for the inspiration.
    GerJanne

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    1. GerJanne - thank you for your kind words and, we agree with you, our sponsors are amazing! Always good to see your wonderful creations in our gallery
      Jaydee

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  2. This is a giant celebration - 400 challenges!! Wow!! Congratulations on the grand milestone!! Also thanks for the generous sponsors and the prizes!

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    1. Ashwini, thank you! Aren't the sponsors wonderful to help us celebrate :-) Always good to see your wonderful creations in our gallery.
      Jaydee

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  3. Happy 400th to the PP and DT. What wonderful prizes you are offering during your celebration.

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    1. Karen, thank you! So glad you like the prizes on offer, too :-) It's always good to see your wonderful creations in our gallery.
      Jaydee

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  4. Wow! Congrats on your 400th challenge! And what a line up of prizes and sponsors - amazing! Thanks for all your work in hosting fun and challenging challenges!

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    1. Thank you! You are right, it is an amazing lineup of sponsors and we appreciate your kind words, we really appreciate it!
      jaydee

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  5. Woohoo! Congratulations ladies.....what a great way to celebrate....prizes and fabulous cards! The Paper Players Challenge was one of the first ones I ever entered way back in the early days!

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    1. Linda, thank you for your kind words - you know we appreciate them and yes, it was the early days when you first joined us! Always good to see your wonderful creations in our gallery.
      Jaydee

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  6. Congrats to the last winners. What awesome sponsors for this month, I recognize some but looking forward to visiting them all too see what they have.

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    1. Barbara, isn't it wonderful finding new suppliers :-) And we agree, they really are amazing to sponsor our 400th challenge. It's always good to see your wonderful creations in the gallery. Feel free to submit either a card or a scrap page for our challenge
      Jaydee

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  8. WOW! Great lineup up prizes and what a great array of cards as inspiration! Congrats on your 400th Challenge! That is no easy feat!

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    1. Nancy, thanks so much for your kind words... we really do appreciate them! 8 years is a long time and yet it seems to have gone by so quickly! It's always good to see your wonderful creations in our gallery, too!
      Jaydee

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  9. Congratulations on 400 challenges!! Way to go and here's to another 400!!! So good to see Anne Marie and Ann again! :)

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    1. Thank you, Christy! It's great to be back for the 400th challenge!

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    2. Christy - thanks for your kind words and we agree, it's wonderful to see Ann and AM back again :-) Always good to see your wonderful creations in our gallery, too
      Jaydee

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  10. Sounds like fun. Awesome prize list. Can someone please answer my question that I asked a few weeks ago and never received an answer? Can I participate without a blog? I don't maintain a blog anymore. I do use Instagram. Can I link from there?

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    1. Hi.... I'm not familiar with linking from Instagram - but I did find this old blog post from the Inlinkz team. http://blog.inlinkz.com/2014/05/instagram-photos-link-thumbnails/ I hope it works for you!
      thanks
      jaydee

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    2. I know how to link. I was asking if its allowed. Your instructions state blog and that you will delete if not following the guidelines. So I wanted to make sure its allowed. If it is I would like to suggest adding it to your FAQ. Thanks.

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    3. You are welcome to upload to Instagram, Pinterest, Facebook or Flickr. Just make sure you include a link back to our challenge and #ThePaperPlayers and #PP400 or the appropriate challenge entry and that comments are enabled so that we can easily visit and leave you some kind words and thanks for playing along. Hope to see you in the gallery soon!

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    4. Joanne, thanks for the update. I've added that to the FAQs

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  11. CONGRATS! to the Paper Players team!I look forward to seeing your amazing creations each Sunday, and of course participating when I can. I especially like the rotating challenge format used at The Paper Players. I look forward to celebrating with you for this 400th challenge.

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    1. Colleen, thank you so much for your kind words. We really do appreciate it and are so pleased that you enjoy the challenge format. Always good to see your wonderful creations in the gallery!
      Jaydee

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  12. OH WOW!! CONGRATULATIONS ON THIS WONDERFUL ACHIEVEMENT!!!
    You guys are a source of amazing inspiration and your themes and sketches are always so much fun to use to create our cards.
    Thank you and I'm looking forward to participate in this fun challenge.
    Big Hugs,

    Maria Rodriguez.

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    1. Maria. thanks for your very kind words. We really do appreciate them! So glad you enjoy our challenges and it's always good to see your wonderful creations in our gallery!
      Jaydee

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  13. Congrats on 400 challenges! It is such a significant achievement. I so enjoyed my time as GD with The Paper Players a couple of years ago - a wonderfully supportive team. Here's to many more challenges!

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    1. Karren, thanks for your kind words - you know we appreciate them. We enjoyed having your on the GD, too!
      Jaydee

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  14. Always so creative and always such amazing inspiration. Congratulations on your 400th challenge x

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    1. Mac, thank you so much for your kind words! We really do appreciate them and it's always good to see your wonderful creations in the gallery
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  15. hermosos trabajos
    felicidades

    un abrazo desde Chile

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    1. Elisa, thank you so much for your kind comments and for the congratulations. It's always good to see your wonderful creations in our gallery, too!
      Jaydee

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  16. Congratulations, Paper Players! Thank you so much for inviting me back for your 400th challenge. You are, and always will be, my favorite challenge. Hugs to all my Design Team friends!!!

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    1. Ann, thank you! We miss you and thanks for reminding us that your card was the first HEADLINER on week 1 of the Paper Players challenge. Hugs right back at ya!
      Jaydee

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  17. Big congratulations are in order, Paper Players! One of my favorite challenge to play along!!!! Count me in this time, for sure!

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    1. Cornelia, thank you for your kind words. So glad we are one of your favorite challenges - we really appreciate that. It's always good to see your wonderful creations in the gallery, too
      Jaydee

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  18. Congratulations on 400 Challenges and thank you to the members of the Team, present and past, for all the hard work that goes into putting on a challenge! Your designs are always inspiring! Cheers to many more challenges ahead!! Hugs, Darnell

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    1. Darnell, thank you so much for your kind comments - we really do appreciate them! It's always good to see your wonderful creations in our gallery
      Jaydee

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  19. Big congratulations on 400 and many more!!! 👏🎉🎉 Beautiful DT inspirations and what an amazing lineup of sponsors! xx

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    1. Trina, thank you so much for your kind words and we are so glad you like the inspiration cards and, we agree our sponsors are amazing :-) It's always good to see your wonderful creations in our gallery!
      Jaydee

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  20. Huge congratulations on reaching 400 challenges! What an incredible achievement and here's to the next 400! And such an amazing line up of prizes - thanks for all your hard work searching out sponsors. I'll be playing along soon. xx

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    1. Jane - thank you for your congratulations and your kind words. We really do appreciate them! So glad you like our sponsor lineup - they are amazing. Look forward to seeing your 400th challenge card in our gallery!
      Jaydee

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  21. How exciting to be on your 400th Challenge.....CONGRATULATION!!! and thanks for allowing us all to CELEBRATE this special occasion with you all in such a fabulous way. The inspiration photo really inspired my card. It was a lot of fun to make, and I'm blessed to play along.
    Karen Letchworth
    www.karen-mycuprunnethover.blogspot.com

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    1. Karen, thank you so much for your congratulations and we are so glad that Nance's awesome badge inspired your card. I can't wait to go check it out!
      Jaydee

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  22. WOW! 400 challenges is FANTASTIC!! And I always love to enter your fun challenges!! Some great prizes here too! Thank you, thank you!!

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  23. Congrats on your 400 challenges! I think this might be the first time I've played along! Way to celebrate!!

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  24. Well Done ont he Big 400!!! Love playing along when I can. Heres to the next 400!! Love Hazelx

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  25. Congratulations on a job(s) well done! What a milestone! Thanks for all the challenges.

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  26. Way to go! Here's to the next 400!

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  27. Congratulations to my favourite challenge blog on their 400th challenge! Wow!! That's amazing! I hope you keep going for another 400! I love the variety and the quality of your challenges! You're my kind of people!

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  28. Happy 400th challenge Paper Players! What a wonderful list of prizes to be won!! congrats to you all!

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  29. A HUGE congrats on 400 challenges ladies! LOVE LOVE all of the festive inspiration. What a terrific list of sponsors, thanks you to all of them for their generosity. Party on!!!

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  30. A big congratulations on your 400th challenge what a fantastic feat. I love participating whenever I can, I hope together back here with a card before it closes but if not just wanted to wish you all the best. XX Aileen

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  31. 400 challenges......Congratulations!
    Greetings Diny

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  32. Congrats on 400 challenges! That's quite an achievement! Thanks for the eye candy from the DT and a big thank you to all of the generous sponsors as well.

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  33. Congratulations on your 400th challenge! I enjoy playing along on the weeks I have extra time (and mojo is flowing - smile!).

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