Sunday, August 30, 2020

Cherish the Season for PP506

 Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Ann is hosting our Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.  
Check it out and play along with us!
Tic-Tac-Toe Challenges are always a lot of fun because there are SO many options to inspire your creativity. You can pick a row across, down or diagonally and use the elements in that row for your project. If you are feeling particularly daring, you could always go for ALL of the squares. 

 My card features elements from two different rows on the board:  
  • Stitching - Ribbon  - Die Cut  
  • Ribbon - Embossing - Gems/Dots.

I also covered that  Metallic square, with the foil paper and silver embossed sentiment. I couldn’t quite hit ALL of the squares on the board but I think 6 is a pretty solid effort. 

I decided to open up a the Cherish the Season stamp set and the coordinating Sounds of the Season Dies from the Stampin’ Up!® August - December Mini Catalog to create this fun and festive Christmas card. I went with simple, traditional colors with accents of foil and sparkle. I love how it came out and I hope you do as well. 

*I’ve listed the measurements below along with a full supply list for this card at the very end of the post. 

Color Combo:

I was VERY inspired to create with the current sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches. Sometimes simply seeing a particular card layout can instantly make me think of a stamp set that I want to create with and that is exactly what happened here. 
Card Measurements and Details:
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock - 4 1/4” x 11”, scored at 5 1/2” 
  • Real Red Cardstock  - 4” x 5 1/4” 
  • Whisper white Cardstock - 3 7/8” x 5 1/8”, embossed with Dainty Diamonds 3D Embossing folder and then spritzed with a mixture of rubbing alcohol mixed (70% or less) with a few drops of Champagne Mist Shimmer Paint
  • Real Red Cardstock - die cut 2 3/8” x 4” rectangle from Stitched Rectangle Dies, heat emboss sentiment using Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder, Versamark ink and a Heat Tool
  • Silver Foil Sheets - die cut bells, color leaves on the larger bell using Shaded Spruce Stampin’ Blends, add Red Rhinestones to the “berries” on the larger bell and to the top  of the bell on the two smaller bells
  • Green Foil - die cut leafy accents
  • Crinkled seam binding and rhinestones
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card) - 4” x 5 1/4”, stamp sentiment in Real red ink and add another leafy die cut and die cut foil bell, color leaves and berries on the bell using Stampin’ Blends
Finally, a peek inside the card. I added a coordinating sentiment along with another die cut foil bell. It just keeps the festive party going from the front of the card.   

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday September 4th, 2020

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

Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

Thanks for stopping by today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You can click on any of the photos to go directly to my Stampin’ Up!® online store

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Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

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  1. Your card is gorgeous and so festive, Anne Marie! I love those bells and bought some myself. Amazing how you used the sketch and SIX Tic Tac Toe squares too!

  2. Beautiful card, Anne!! I love the bells with the touch of holly. Your card is lovely with the silver and touch of red & green. I always have trouble using red/green and end up with blue, silver or white Christmas cards. I always try to use red/green....

  3. Well, you certainly rocked that challenge hitting six elements, Anne Marie! And what a gorgeous card with the silver bells and foiled foliage, and that embossed background adds a wonderful, subtle effect! Another elegant beauty!

  4. Great traditional Christmas Card Anne Marie. Love the bells and how you used them for the sketch challenge. Beautiful thanks for sharing.

  5. Those jingle bells are great, this is lovely!

  6. Love, love, love your card this week Anne Marie - I spy an FMS winner too I think, so perfect for their sketch! Those foil jingle bells are fab - so much so, you finally convinced me to add them to my wishlist this week!

  7. LOVE!!! The bells are awesome....makes me long for Christmas!!

  8. These bells were absolutely perfect for the sketch. What a wonderful card this is. So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

  9. Such a gorgeous card, love the embossing and foil accents. Perfect for the holidays!

  10. I love those jingle bells! The embossing adds so much detail, too! Just a gorgeous card all around!!!!!!!! Have a great weekend, My Friend!!!!

  11. Anne Marie, this is gorgeous. I love the classic red, white and green and the fabulous shine from the silver bells. Wonderful use of this set, my friend

  12. Such a beautiful card, Anne Marie! The foil is gorgeous...and I LOVE the embossing. Perfection! You definitely rocked the challenges!

  13. This is a lovely Christmas card with the traditional colors and metallic accents. I like the layering and sketch design that showcases those ornaments perfectly!

  14. A pretty card, just enough goodies on it to make it shine.


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Have a great day! :)
Anne Marie