My First Design Team Card for The Paper Players

PP248 Masculine Birthday Card By the Tide

This week begins my three-month journey as a Guest Design Team Member for The Paper Players.  I have admired this group of talented individuals for some time now since discovering the hobby of stamping and card making and paper crafting.  I have participated in their challenges over the past year or so when I had a chance, and I always appreciated the kind and fun feedback and encouragement.  I’ve even been recognized and won a few times!  When I got an email asking if I would be interested in being a Guest Designer to inspire others, I was extremely flattered.  Also a little nervous!  I decided to commit for three months, and see how it goes.  If all goes well, I will extend to the six-month commitment requested.  So you will notice I will be posting a card each Sunday morning now that will be an inspiration for others to participate in the weekly challenge.


This week, for my debut card as a Paper Players Designer, our PP248 Theme is Masculine Card.  I decided to pull out my StampinUp “By the Tide” stamp set as I haven’t used the lobster stamp yet.

PP248 Masculine Birthday Card By the Tide knot

I had some navy blue designer series paper with nautical knots printed on it that I thought would go well, and embellished it with a jute knot to somewhat simulate the design of the paper.  (Anyone know how to do that specific knot or what it really is?)

PP248 Masculine Birthday Card By the Tide flat

I used SU Cherry Cobbler red ink for the lobster and SU Crumb Cake for the sea grass, print and to sponge the edges of all the paper for a more “rugged” look.  I finished it off with silver brads and a tan candy dots on all four corners.

So I’m off and running with ink and paper cutter and stamps as an official “Designer.”  I hope some of my fellow stampers and paper crafters will play along in the challenges.

Happy Sunday!

Cheers & Hugs,


37 thoughts on “My First Design Team Card for The Paper Players

  1. Welcome to the Paper Players! I am very confident that you will no only enjoy being part of this wonderful team but you will wish to stay forever! Your card is beautifully done and I will surely be CASEing it!

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  2. Welcome to the PP Jodi! Your cards are always an inspiration, actually your whole blog is! Love to come and visit to see what creative things you have been up too. This card is SO perfect for the challenge, and I love the classic colors..great design!

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  3. Love this card! I have the lobster stamp so I’ll try to replicate it. Lacking that fantastic background paper, but I’m sure I’ll be able to find something suitable. Beautiful design!


  4. Welcome to The Paper Players Jodi – I am so thrilled you are guesting on our DT and what an awesome card to start with! I love the colours and the paper is one of my favourites – what a great card for my masculine themed challenge this week!

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  5. Jodi welcome to the PP! I have always admired your cards, your recipes and all the other interesting things you do on your blog. Excited to have you on board!

    An absolutely perfect masculine creation. Love the nautical colors and the texture the twine adds.


  6. Fabulous, Jodi. This card has the perfect feel of a New England summer. The twine is the perfect finishing touch. So glad to have you along as our GD

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