Christmas inspiration for charity card drive
More Christmas card inspiration for the 2015 card drive

Dream Big for Paper Players #264

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a great sketch for us:

As we were away when my August Simon Says Stamp card kit arrived, I decided it was a great time to open it up and check it out.   I saw a piece of the DSP that came with the kit that said "Dream Big" and realized that it would be perfect for the challenge.

I cut out a piece of the DSP, ensuring that the "Dream Big" was kept in tact and designed the rest of the card around those colors.  I mixed the DSP with some SU Mint Macron card stock and DSP.  I then punched out an Itty Bitty butterfly from the SSS DSP and topped it with a piece of polka dot embossed vellum.  To create the body and the antenna of the butterfly, I used some silver thread wrapped around the butterfly.

Here's my card:

Dream Big

I added a touch of Watermelon Wonder at the bottom of the Mint Macron script DSP as it matched some of the colors in the SSS Dream Big Dsp.

I hope that you will join us this week and play along.  The design team have created some fabulous cards as inspiration for you.

On a personal note:
Today I finally managed to get a few hours in my craft room and it took me AGES to get back into crafting.   I cannot believe how long it took me to make just a single card.  You would think that after a few weeks away from it, I would be fresh and filled with creativity.  Sadly, that wasn't the case.  I turned on and listened to some classical music and slowly... really slowly... my creative juices started to trickle.   Slowly.. but surely I got into the groove.
I'm hoping to spend a little more time getting into the groove tomorrow, however, I also have to change out the Spring/Summer curtains and cushions for the Fall/Winter ones.  The mercury shell ornaments need to be changed out for the mercury pumpkins.   I'm certainly not ready for Fall, but she has arrived and I just have to deal with it :-)
I'll be back tomorrow night with some more 2015 card drive inspiration cards for you.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight


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Sandy M

Stunning card, Jaydee. That focal panel is perfect and I love how well it works with Mint Macaron. I have hardly touched this kit at all so I thank you for the inspiration. You'd be shocked how long it takes me to make a card, too. Too many options, perhaps! Have an awesome day :)

Claire Broadwater

jaydee, I believe those creative juices were flying when you created this gorgeous card. The sentiment is perfect and I love the mix of patterns! The butterfly is ready to take flight and the silver thread is a fabulous addition! Thank you for rocking my sketch challenge this week! Have a wonderful week, My Friend! Enjoy the beauty of the season! Can't wait to see pictures of your beautiful home in the Fall! XXX

Nance Leedy

This paper and these colors certainly are dreamy! Love how the SU colors coordinate so well with the dp. It doesn't look like the mojo is lacking to me! Great card, Jaydee!

Joanne James

What a lovely card Jaydee and a great way to showcase that fabulous dsp! I love the way you used the pastel tones for the background layers - it really makes the sentiment stand out - and that little strip of Watermelon Wonder adds a real 'pop'. I hope you continue to rediscover your creative mojo this week - it happens to the best of us!


I love this! What fun fonts they used on this DSP, no wonder you couldn't wait to use it! And I am lovin' the colors...aaaah! Your mojo looks fine to me, but I totally understand. Thank you for the classical station idea...I am listening to it right now. Sometimes, I just want to hear beautiful strains, no words!!! Have a lovely week, my friend!

Lisa Elton

I see no lack of mojo here, this is terrific!!

Jodi McKinney

This card is stunning and so unique Jaydee! I LOVE IT! I love that you took a sentiment from a piece of DSP and worked around it! The colors are so "dream"y and the butterfly is such a perfect accent! GORGEOUS!


Great card Jaydee! I love the DP you chose, and that lil butterfly sure is cute!!!

Celeste Goff

Such a beautiful card and I love that sentiment!

Marsha Lotze

Hi Jaydee,

Love your card! I mailed you a box of cards today for the children. You should receive it on Wednesday.

Always, Marsha


Hello Jaydee. It's been awhile. How you been?
What a dreamy looking card.
Me, I have been busy digging irises and getting them shipped off to their new homes.
Have a wonderful and enjoyable week

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