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Cozy Cupfuls for Paper Players # 407

Hi Everyone.

It's my pleasure to host the Paper Players challenge this week and I have a sketch for you:

One thing I need to remember... when designing a card with a lot of white, small details disappear.  You might be looking at my card and thinking:  "How the heck does that correspond to the sketch? " Good question!  Even though you can't see it, there are score lines above and below the stamped images and along the bottom.  It looks like in real life, but TOTALLY disappears in photographs!

To create my card, I used a stamp set from Power Poppy called Cozy cupfulls.  I used a couple of different images from the set and stamped them repeatedly across the top of my card.  The, I sat down to color the images with my Copics.  Of course, I had to add a little shimmer and shine!  Here's a closeup

PP407 closeup (1 of 1)

I really wanted to go with a blue and white card, with just a couple of pops of red.  I used red for the heart on the tag and also for the candy cane in the cup.  There's also a slight touch of green on the leaves of the mistletoe... and I cheated and added a touch of red to the berries on that, too :-)

Here's my full card:

PP407 cozy cupfulls (1 of 1)
I hope you will play along with us this week.  If you are looking for some inspiration, our design team have some amazing creations for you.  Each of them has interpreted the separation a little differently - and I love that.  It makes a sketch much more versatile if you can personalize it a little.

Check out the fabulous cards from our design team:

On a personal note:

I might have posted a Christmas card today, but I am NOT ready for fall, never mind Christmas.  As I sit here typing this blog post, I can see that some of the trees have already started turning.  Many of our summer visitors have also left - many of them multiple weeks early.  It's really early for the blackbirds to have left - but there isn't a grackle, starling or red-winged blackbird to be seen.  Those guys generally don't leave until end of September!

Our flowers really have been magnificent this year and the birds, bees and butterflies have been loving them.  I managed to capture this amazing shot of a Monarch on one of the echinacea flowers.

Monarch (1 of 1)

What a lucky shot!  We have seen a few around and the milkweed that we planted seems to have been a very good draw for them - and somewhere for them to lay their larvae.

Here's another shot:

Monarch2 (1 of 1)

Many of our neighbors have said that we are "lucky" to have the wildlife visit us.  There's really no luck about it :-)  We are a completely chemical free garden and ensure that the plants and grasses that we put into the ground have been organically, locally grown and are designed to be in this particular location.   We also provide water, housing, undergrowth, plants that provide not only food, but shelter and nesting material.  When I can capture shots like this, and feel so blessed to have the wildlife visit us, I know it was completely worth the effort :-)

I'll be back tomorrow with another card.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Cozy Cupfuls, Power Poppy
  • Cardstock:  110# Neenah Solar White
  • Inks: Copic Markers


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Darlene LeMar

Yourcards always make me smile...thank you.

Anne Marie Hile

I love how you used the score lines for the sketch! There is so much fabulous detail on the stamped image, the clean layout really makes it shine. This was a really fun sketch this week! Your butterfly photos are stunning! There is just so much beauty in nature. You provide a wonderful environment for all of your little “visitors” and I know they appreciate it. Hugs!


Love this card, Jaydee....what a beautiful image and you've colored it in some of my favorite shades!!! LOVE the sketch too...can't wait to use it for my next CHristmas card stamp camp! And of course, I love the butterfly shots! My sister and I have been seeing lots of Monarch caterpillars as well as Monarchs themselves, as we have lots of milkweed around! They're so pretty!

Joanne James

Love the way you interpreted your own sketch this week Jaydee (which was awesome by the way!) with this beautiful CAS card - perfect for the festive season and I love all that white space. Fabulous butterfly photos too - what a wonderful reward for all your hard work.

Jan Clothier

Such stunning photography! You are amazing! As you are with cards as well. I love that line of gifts, so beautifully coloured. The clean look of the card is really appealing too. Great card, great sketch!


This is really beautiful! I love the font on the sentiment too, it looks great under your image. Fun sketch!!! So many different ideas!

Annie A.

Loved the sketch this week, Jaydee, and I know I'll use it over and over! Your card is so modern and pretty...love the colors! Hope you're having a good week ~ Hugs, Annie


Jaydee this was a fun sketch, and I totally see it in your pretty card, score lines or not. I love Power Poppy but only have a few of their digis so far. You've inspired me to invest in a "real" stamp set. And wow, what a picture of that butterfly! Gorgeous!

Barb Derksen

Oh my GOSH, I can't get past your butterfly macro! The thing I like about close ups is it means you took the time to notice something so incredible, and its cool you shared it with us!

Jaydee your card is so pretty. I think the glitter totally finishes your card off and makes it oh so festive.

Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card. It is in my favorite colors! The score lines are genius and those shiny, turquoise gifts are beautiful! I would frame this card! Such a great sketch and so many wonderful entries! Just WOW! Now, on to your visitor in your gorgeous garden! These pictures are spectacular! You are so talented! Enjoy your weekend, My Friend! XX

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