Sunday, September 23, 2018

A Sketch for Santa for PP411

Hello and Happy Sunday to you! This week over at The Paper Players, the lovely and talented Jaydee has a sketch challenge for us. I started out with a few different ideas for this sketch, but ended up creating a fun Christmas card using the Santa’s Workshop Specialty Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday Catalog. I’m trying to make fall projects, but clearly have Christmas on my mind right now. 
I think there was something about the diagonal line in the sketch that made me gravitate toward this paper. The white stripes in the paper have an awesome “fuzzy” texture as well. That adds so much extra detail to the card. There is also some of that same detail on Santa's hat. I do love a lot of texture on a card. 
That’s why I also decided to add some Glimmer Paper snowflakes.
Full disclosure: the Santa’s Signpost Framelits actually cut out the images on the DSP, so that makes it super easy to add a fun image to your cards. I didn’t actually stamp and color the image, but that’s ok. Even though this was a “shortcut” you never would have guessed with how long it took me to put this card together. The bow was an element I fiddled with entirely too long, but in the end, made it work. I think. Gah! 

I do have to say that Poppy Parade and Pool Party are a really fun holiday color combo! I really like non-traditional colors and this just makes me happy, along with that little pop of Basic Black. 
I DID color the little stack of presents on the inside of the card, so I didn’t entirely make this a “stamp-free” card. Ha! Thanks for a fabulous sketch challenge this week, Jaydee. I sure hope you will join us and play along. 

You can link up your project through Friday September 28th, 2018 at Noon PST.
 All of the other details can be found over at The Paper Players 

Please stop by and and show some love to the Design Team and please leave a comment here so I know that you visited today. I’ve listed all of the supplies I used to create this card below. You can click on any of the photos to shop in my online Stampin' Up!® store. 

The Paper Players Design Team
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!)
Ann Schach
Elizabeth Stewart

Have a fantastic day today! 
-Anne Marie

Ps: Just thought I would share a fun photo from our yard. The anoles are all over the place back there and I especially love when they are hanging out in the palm trees. 
Those tiny little “hands” are so cute! :)

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Friday, September 21, 2018

Merry Christmas to All for Facebook Live

 Hello and Happy Friday! Here are the projects that I featured on my Facebook Live earlier today. I focused on using the Merry Christmas to All Bundle today, which is one of my favorite bundles in the Stampin’ Up!® Holiday catalog. I also wanted to share some ideas with you for cards that are easy to mail, without a lot of bulky embellishments. 

I have a free PDF linked at the end of this post that shares all of the measurements and a full supply list for all of the projects.  

The first card uses the All is Bright Designer Series Paper. The sentiment is the superstar of the card and I just love the sparkle. I added a few little punched “Sprigs” for some dimension without added weight. One quick thing I forgot in the video…don’t forget to “dot your i” on the sentiment. My dot was still stuck in the Thinlit. But I rescued it and all is well again.  
The second project featured the Under the Mistletoe Designer Series paper. Vellum softens the pattern so that beautiful sentiment stands out. I added some punched stars in Silver Glimmer Paper for added bling without the bulk. 
The last card features the Joyous Noel Specialty Designer Series Paper. I can NOT stop using this paper right now. The foil accents are gorgeous! I had to heat emboss the sentiment to coordinate. This one is a Fun Fold that is super easy to make. I got the idea for the fold from my friend Lisa from her team swap card this month. 
The measurements are listed in the PDF below. 

All of the products I used to create the projects will be listed on the sheets, along with the measurements. 

Also, if you put in an order in my online store ($30 minimum, before tax and shipping) by Monday September 24th, 2018 at midnight, I will send you these three make and takes for free! You will receive all of the supplies to create the projects but it will NOT include any stamped images (per Stampin’ Up! policy).  

Please use Hostess Code JA9TEE62 

That’s how I will know that you ordered and will make sure that you get your make and takes. ($30 minimum)

If your order is over $150 (before tax and shipping), please DO NOT use the Hostess Code, so that you can earn the Hostess Rewards. I will still send you the make and takes, along with an extra gift. 

Remember, orders must be placed by Monday September 24th, 2018 at midnight for these make and takes. 

Thanks for visiting today. Please leave a comment and say hello. 
Have a HAPPY day! 
-Anne Marie 

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