Sunday, October 20, 2019

Merry Christmas to All for PP464

Hello and Happy Sunday to you!
 It’s time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, LeAnne is our hostess for our Clean-and-Simple Challenge, with a fun twist. 
Usually Clean-and-Simple week is a challenge in itself for me but as soon as I saw this one, I immediately knew what I wanted to do. I pulled out the Merry Christmas to All stamp set and coordinating Merry Christmas dies and got to work. I love these dies so much! Big, bold sentiments in a fun font? Yes, please!
The Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper has a wonderful mix of patterns and has a very traditional Christmas color combo. To make that “Merry” sentiment really stand out, I used Real Red Glimmer Paper to make it the star of the show. Everything is better with a little sparkle, right? 
Color Combo:

Since it is Clean-and-Simple week, I didn’t want to over-do the embellishments. I used the little leaf and berries dies from the Cup of Cheer Dies to add a little holly berry accent. I used Wink of Stella Glitter Brush over the leaves to dress them up a bit and popped on the glittery red berries to the leaves using Mini Glue Dots. I also added a couple of simple pearl accents in the top corner of the card, just to balance everything out. 

Card Measurements:

  • Real Red Card Base - 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Garden Green Cardstock - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock - 3-3/4” x 5” 
  • Toile Tidings Designer Series Paper - 3-3/4” x approximately 3-1/4”,  cut at an angle
  • Garden Green Cardstock - approximately 1” x 4-1/4”, then use scallop trim from Stitched Be Mine dies on one side, layer on card at an angle and trim off ends
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Real Red Glimmer Paper (inside card) - 4” x 1/2” 

Finally, here is a quick peek inside the card. A bold sentiment on the front needs a bold sentiment inside, right? I just love this coordinating sentiment in the Merry Christmas to All stamp set. I stamped it in Garden Green and added a simple 1/2” strip of Red Glimmer paper for a little extra sparkly detail. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project with our ”Clean-and-Simple Theme Challenge". We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday October 25th, 2019. 

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team

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Have a HAPPY day today! 
-Anne Marie

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  1. Awesome design! I love the stripes and the bits of glitter!!!

  2. A wonderful traditional card! I like the sparkle!

  3. Love everything about this card...the sparkle, the sweet little sprig of holly as an accent, the festive papers!

  4. Love this! Such a beautiful traditionally colored card!! The bits of sparkle are perfect!

  5. Those little berries and leaves are a perfect embellishment for that gorgeous glimmery "Merry Christmas"! Beautifully done, and I just love those Toile papers! Thanks for making my challenge look great!

  6. AM, I love the little berries and leaves and the shimmery Merry. A fabulous card. Hope you are having a wonderful week

  7. These gorgeous dies are so useful and I love the glittery diecut paired with the stripes and the little holly sprig embellishment. A great card Anne Marie!

  8. Simply perfect, Anne Marie! I LOVE the glittery Merry! Awesome job!

  9. Really like this layout and your touch of glimmer is perfect!

  10. Every detail is perfect! I love the layout and that big, bold Merry! You know I adore anything sparkly! The stripes just stand out! You certainly rocked this challenge, My Friend! Have a great weekend! XX


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Anne Marie