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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  1. What a delightful card Anne Marie! I just love red and aqua together, so this make my heart happy!

  2. So cute, and I agree, Poppy Parade and Pool Party (all those "p"s!!!) are a great combo. Your Santa is super fun and he works great with the sketch! The anole is cute too!

  3. Poppy Parade and Pool Party do go well together. I didn't realise that the paper had a texture too it - nice touch from SU and a good idea by you to exploit it. The snowflakes add to the total effect. It's such a cheerful card, Anne Marie, it's just delightful.

  4. Absolutely adorable, Anne Marie! This paper was the perfect choice for this sketch. I was trying so hard to resist it, but you have just sold me on this bundle!

  5. So cute..and FUN! I love the image and the paper..very festive!

  6. OK.. have to start with your little visitor. Those little hands kill me :-) What an adorable and wonderful little visitor and I love him silhouetted on the palm frond!
    Now... your father Christmas is absolutely adorable, too! I also love how you used the ribbon as the divider for the sketch. Fabulous card, AM. Thanks for rocking my sketch this week

  7. I love this bundle Anne Marie and being able to use the framelits on the papers too is a useful time-saving bonus! Your Santa is so cute and a genius idea to use the diagonal striped paper too. A great card!

  8. Anne Marie, I just LOVE this card! It is layers of wonderful! That little Santa makes me smile! You also used my favorite color combo! Just fabulous, My Friend! Have a fantastic weekend! XX


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Anne Marie