Sunday, December 1, 2013

Evergreen Theme for Paper Players #174

Hello and Happy Sunday to you! Can you believe it is December already? Were did the year go? This week at the Paper Players, the lovely and talented LeAnne has given us an "Evergreen" Theme Challenge. What I love about this challenge is that there are many different ways to be inspired by it. 

When I first saw the theme, I knew I was going to use the big ol' "evergreen" tree from the Christmas Lodge (ret.) stamp set...although I wanted to make my card without the color green anywhere on it. Here is what I came up with: 
I am in love with the Winter Frost Specialty DSP in the SU Holiday Catalog. Something about the mix of cool blue hues really makes it stand out on holiday cards. I added a pop of Silver Glimmer Paper in the background and heat embossed the tree for some added shine. I used some Island Indigo Candy Dots for the "ornaments" to dress the tree up a bit too. If you haven't bought those Candy Dots in every color yet...DO IT! They are an awesome accent and super easy to use.
Please join us over at the Paper Players The challenge is open through Friday, December 6th, 2013 at Noon (PDT). Stop by and say hello to the rest of the Design Team to see what they are sharing this week. 
The Paper Players Design Team
CLICK HERE to order anytime 24/7 from my Stampin' Up! website

Follow Me on Pinterest


  1. Gorgeous. Love the decorations on the tree.
    Hugs Desíre {Doing Life}

  2. I love that you chose these papers to highlight your tree, Anne....and what a beautiful tree it is too! LOVE the ornaments! Thanks for rocking my challenge!

  3. I love your colors and that tree embossed in silver is perfect! :-)

  4. This is so beautifully elegant and the candy makes perfect ornaments!

  5. This is a lovely card. . . .it takes your breath away!

  6. So pretty. Love the tree in silver.

  7. So, so pretty Anne Marie! Your tree embossed in silver over Pool Party is gorgeous, what a great idea. Love all the details in each of your layers, too. BTW this is the second time I am trying to comment. Blogger ate the first one, ugh!

  8. This is a stunning card, AM! I love all the icy blues and the silver "tinsel" tree is fabulous--especially embossed on Pool Party. So many lovely layers and perfect details, my friend!


Thank you for taking the time to leave a comment!
Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie