Monday, March 19, 2012

Paper Playtime Challenge #70 - For The Guys


Happy Monday, everyone!! I hope you had a great weekend!! It was so beautiful and warm here...I can't believe it is the middle of March!! It's the third Monday in March, so that means it's time for a Paper Playtime Say It With Sentiments Challenge!! The theme this week is "For The Guys," and our sponsor is Crop Stop!

In honor of March Madness, which is HUGE in Indiana, I made a basketball card. I actually made this card BEFORE my beloved Alma Mater earned their way into the Sweet 16 (yay!!) I made it to give my Dad since he glues himself to the TV during the tourney :)

For this easel card, I used paper from Core'dinations and The Paper Studio. The background basketball and words were cut from the All Sports cart. Actually, it only cut the four panels of the basketball, the two on top and two on bottom. I added the rest of the orange to make it look like a full basketball.

I used the All Sports cart to cut the bball player at 4". He is wearing red and white in honor of my team, and I added a googly eye so he could keep his eye on the basket :)

I attached the basketball player with a handmade wobble so he is bobbing and weaving his way to the bucket. And speaking of the bucket...

I will admit that I am a craft horder...I keep anything that I think I might use in a project. I have a cabinet (or five!!)  full of unusual items :) This is cut from a bag that held oranges. I thought it looked just like a net.

I embossed the orange paper with the Distressed Lines Embossing folder to make it look like a hardwood floor. The basketballs are from All Sports. "Have a ball" is from K Andrew Designs Splashtastic Summer set, as is...

Buckets of Fun:

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I am entering this card in my sweet friend Karen's Little Scrap Pieces Happy Challenge. This card, and what it represents (my team...five time national champs making it back to the Sweet 16 for the first time in 10 years!!), definitely makes me happy!!

Now it's your turn!! Head on over to Paper Playtime and play along with our Say It With Sentiments Challenge, For The Guys!! I can't wait to see what you create!! Thanks so much for stopping by today!!


  1. Great card Lisa. Love the Basket.Your dad will love it. Congrats on your team. Ps I think I had a life of orange net for a while.

  2. Life was suppose to be piece. My touch pad changes my words. I was speaking of the orange packaging.

  3. Lisa, this is about the coolest card ever.. how clever to use a bag that held oranges for the net... i love all the details.. totally a "wow" card, loving the google eye so he can keep his eye on the basket, you have thought of everything.. your dad is going to LOVE this.. (i am thinking it had to be a really small bag to hold oranges)...hugs from ukaih

  4. this is just too awesome love it

  5. Good golly miss Molly!! You rock!! You are my crafting hero. This is amazing Lisa:)) Your Dad will love it. BTW our team made the sweet 16 too. I think. Gonzaga, Bulldogs! Anywho, great card.

    Hugs, Pam

  6. Wow this is so neat!! I love the basketball hoop!! I keep stuff too that I think i might use!! Where did the tickets come from??

  7. That orange bag net is too fun. I love this cart. I have heard so many people complain about the images on this cart being too cartoonish....I totally disagree. They are charming and fun....and you did a fabulous job showcasing that.

  8. This is too cute and I can't believe how amazing that little basketball hoop is. You never fail to deliver my friend!

  9. Especially like the recycled orange basket and the embossing. My Dad would glue himself to the tv also during Basketball March Madness. I enjoyed going to my high school basketball games and watch pro basketball during the championship games but not much into college sports.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"

  10. What a great card - fantastic colors!

    missstamper (at)

  11. Lisa,
    Another amazing card!! Love the basket made for the orange bag!!!

  12. Very nice card, Lisa! Any guy is going to love this!

  13. Great card. I kept one of those orange bags for a while but I never could figure out a way to use it so I finally tossed it you on the other hand were very clever.

  14. great masculine the basket.great job recycling that orange the colors.tfs

  15. OMGoodness!! I love your March Madness card!! Very cool this totally could be in a magazine! Go IU:)

  16. Great card Lisa. Brilliant use of the fruit net!
    Jayne x

  17. All of the extra touches on this card ~ the net, the ticket ~ AWESOME! I'm so happy you are on my DT! Love you!

  18. My sweet friend, you are always so clever! (Not a hoarder... just clever! ;) This card is perfect for your dad! I love the backdrop you gave the basketball player. It looks fabulous! Of course that basket is insanely marvelous and I love that you used two puns. Wonderful design, sweet inspiration. I love visiting you, my talented friend. :o)

    Hugs and blessings!

  19. What a fun easel card Lisa- I LOVE how you did the net you clever girl!!! Perfect guy card (I always struggle with those)! :)Amy

  20. WOW, this is fab! Love the basketball net, the colors, everthing!

  21. You always amaze me with your wonderful cards!! Just all the little extra touches that are so well done and thought out -- WOW!

  22. So cool, thanks for sharing!
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  23. Hi Lisa final four fabulous! Great guy card perfect for March Madness...thanks so much for joining my challenge this week. Karen

  24. Lisa, I am truly humbled and owe you a huge thank you for passing the Liebster award to my blog!


  25. What a cool card Lisa!! You are so stinken creative-really that fantastic!!! You player is so fun and love how you put him on a wobble. Great colors, great card!!!
    You rock girl:)
    Sherrie K

  26. Lisa ~ Fabulous! Fabulous! card. Love the basketball bucket, great idea. I save everything also, don't want to even know how much I have. LOL! You have depicted March Madness very well. Your team should be proud.
    Glad you had a nice warm weekend.
    Cindy Lou

  27. What a super sport card Lisa! Love the design and all your fun details! He really has his eye on the net!

  28. awesome netting! there's a challenge at Clear it Out where you need to use unusual items on your card. you could enter it! :)

  29. What a cool card! I love the tickets and the net! :)


  30. Gorgeous Lisa!
    I just love all the cuts you've added to your easel card, and that FABULOUS basket net!!
    hugs & blessings


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