Tuesday, April 3, 2012

Paper Players #89 - Tickle Your Funny Bone

Hello friends. This week's theme challenge from the Paper Players hostess, Anne Marie, is "Tickle Your Funny Bone".  The challenge is to make a card centered around a humorous, funny..or even "punny" image.

Oh boy did this one have me thinking.  I just did not have any humorous stamps to use.  I was bummed and almost decided I was going to skip this week, but as I was digging through my stamp drawer I came across these darling Build-A-Bear image and saying sets.  "Oh Joy" - I thought - "I can still play"!! So this is what I came up with to enter in the Paper Players Challenge #89. This follows the "punny" part of the challenge rather than the humorous.  I stamped each letter across the banner by first coloring the letter with a Black Stampin Write Marker (a wee bit time consuming process - but worth it I think).  Please don't look too closely though... I was trying to move the bottom banner layer over a bit and ended up tearing the strip a little and that last flag (drat!) so I had to stick it back together.  From a distance it still looks good - just don't zoom in really close if you know what I mean :o).  You may not have even noticed it - but it really bugs me so I have to tattle on myself LOL.  The inside of the card says "HIP- HIP- HOORAY... It's Your Special Day!"   Anyway... off I go to bed so thanks for stopping by and visiting me.  Hope you enjoy today's card - come visit again, and I love to hear from you!

Supplies (all from Stampin' Up! except Copic markers):  Cardstock - Poppy Parade, Whisper White and Peach Parfait.  Patterned Paper - Patterns Designer Series Paper Stack in brights (117155) and Big Top Birthday (122348), I hand cut the banner strip off the larger sheet to put on this card.  Textured embossing folder - Houndstooth (123134).  Stamps - Bear Hugs (baby bear and hugs sentiment) #116966 and "Happy Bearthday" from Beary Nice Wishes (118050).   Brads from the Brights collection (119740).    Punches - 1 3/4" scallop circle (119854) and 1   3/8" circle (119860). I hand drew and cut the number 1. Image is colored with my Copics.


  1. Too cute Danielle! Love the number one in the background and the "bearthday" sentiment on those sweet little pennants! Great job with the challenge...Thanks for joining in the fun at The Paper Players!

  2. Oh this card is bright, fun and just too cute! I love how you created the banner and am so glad that you did decide to play along with us this week at The Paper Players.

  3. TOO cute, Danielle! Love the banner sentiment and all the fun colors. So glad you joined us this week at the Paper Players this week! :)

  4. Yay! Glad you decided to dig through your stamp drawer! ;) Such a cute card and the careful detail of the banner does give a big WOW factor, so it's worth it in my eyes! Love how you added the 1 in the background. This will be a super sweet card for a lucky little one! So glad you joined in the fun at The Paper Players.

    ~Heidi at stuckonstampin.blogspot.com


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