Monday, June 3, 2013


Here's my card for this week's summer holiday themed challenge at The Paper Players.  The new CutUps Glasses die from The Cat's Pajamas is perfect for a summer themed design!  Here, I used the glasses as sunglasses with a few fun details.

I die cut the sunglasses from red cardstock, then filled in the lenses with scraps of shiny silver paper for a mirrored look.  For even more sparkle and shine, I added a clear crystal embellishment on each side of the frames.

The frames are set over a multicolored star patterned circle panel.  The panel is adhered to a white panel along with a strip of teal tape.  I stamped the "cya" sentiment from the new Small Sayings stamp set inside a tiny speech bubble from the same set.  Those new tiny sentiments and shapes are perfect for adding just a little something to a card!

Materials Used:
Small Sayings stamp set, CutUps Glasses die (The Cat's Pajamas); Memento Tuxedo Black ink (Tsukineko); Party Teal Dawn cardstock (Clear and Simple Stamps); Real Red cardstock (Stampin' Up!); My Girl 6x6 paper pad (My Mind's Eye); circle dies (Spellbinders); silver paper, decorative tape (Target); clear crystals (Darice); foam tape


  1. What a fun card! I love the silver paper on the glasses and the dsp. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players this week!

  2. Super sweet card, Lori! Your papers and the silver glasses - awesome (I'd like a pair of those red specs!!). Fantastic summer-y card!!

  3. Great colors and I love your sunglasses! Thank you for joining us at the Paper Player this week!

  4. ACK---this is so stinkin' cute! I want some of these glasses too! PERFECT take on the challenge! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!


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