Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Paper Players...Feathered Friends...


I have been meaning to play along with Paper Players for a while, but its been crazy!

Then I discovered that my Retro Rubber teammate Debbie Mageed is one of their guest designers and it's fun to support your teammates and see what else they are up to. So I kept my eye out for a week I could join in.

This week is that week ;)

I love the theme..

I decided to make an updated version of a previous card of mine - I like re-using layouts. I also wanted to make something for my bestie Lemon, she is now officially in the TA (UK reserve army) SUPER proud of her and all her hard work. So she should get something fun and unusual.

The cloud paper is gorgeous, but over powering, so I used a small square of it. I thought it would be framed nicely by the white square card blank.

I used several scraps to build the rest of the card - the yellow sun, the spotty border, the blue strip for the birdies and the blue paper for the congrats die cut.

I adore my Martha Stewart bird on a wire punch, I have had it for ages..

The sentiment die is by Simon Says Stamp, it always comes out so clean. I attach these fussier die cuts by running them through a Zyron..always best for fussy die cuts, they stick so well and no messy glue everywhere!

I am super pleased with my card, it's a bit quirky, just like my girl Lemon.


Update: Just realised it is supposed to be did I miss that?! Sorry!


  1. Love this card Claire! What a fabulous design and I agree that birdie punch is delightful! Hugs Carole Z X

  2. I think it's still pretty CAS, there aren't that many elements and it's a lovely use of paper. Love the cloud paper with that sun, so nice. I still love that bird die, so fun to reinvent the uses for that. x

  3. Oh this is a fab design Claire… I love the cute birds on a wire… and the cloud and sun background is just perfect for them! :-)
    Hope you have a lovely evening!
    Big hugs, Sue B xx

  4. I think this is very crisp and clean looking! I just love that strip of birdies, so cute!

  5. I think this is very crisp and clean looking! I just love that strip of birdies, so cute!

  6. Lovely card! Your friend will certainly love it...and I am loving the colors and patterns and the BIRDS! Thanks for sharing this with us at the Paper Players this week!

  7. Claire! I am so happy to see you on the Paper Players!! I think your card is great and CAS. The birds on a wire are very cool and perfectly fit the wonderful details. Thank you for playing along with the Paper Players theme challenge this week! I hope you will play again soon!

  8. Love your card Claire with your row of birds across the middle - so glad you like my challenge theme this week and were able to join us. Thanks for joining my CAS bird challenge over at The Paper Players this week!


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