Sunday, November 8, 2020

Peace & Joy for PP516

Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the lovely Joanne is hosting our Color Challenge.
Color combos are always a great starting point to jump start your creativity. Sometimes when I see a color combo, I immediately thing of a stamp set or an occasion. For this combo, I think it goes without saying that Christmas seemed like the perfect occasion for these traditional holiday colors. It just so happens that the “Tis the Season Designer Series Paper from the Stampin’ Up!® August - December Mini Catalog features these colors, too. If you have visited me recently, you might now that I’m pretty much obsessed with anything plaid right now, I cranked up some holiday tunes and got to work on this fun and festive card! 
I decided to use the Peace & Joy stamp set and coordinating Joy Dies because I just LOVE a big, bold sentiment on a card. I also like that you can easily layer the sentiments together for added color and detail. The little “accent sentiments” in the stamp set are really cool too because  they are really easy to cut out and pop up. I also stamped and fussy cut two holly berries for a little added detail along with some sparkly rhinestone “berries", because berries are more fun when they sparkle, right? For that little pop of gold (or silver) from the color combo, I simply added trio of Gilded Gems. I kind of felt like the die cut sentiment and the patterned paper were the stars of the card, so I didn’t want TOO much metallic detail to compete with them.  
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Real Red Card Base: 4 1-/4” x 11”, scored at 5 1/2” 
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstock: 4” x 5 1/4” 
  • 'Tis the Season Designer Series Paper (green plaid): 3 7/8” x 5 1/8” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 2 1/8” x 4 3/4” 
  • ’Tis the Season Designer Series Paper (red plaid): 2” x 4 3/4”, adhere to Whisper White layer above and add to the green plaid layer at an angle, trimming off the excess on either side
  • Shaded Spruce, Whisper White and Real Red Cardstock: scraps to die cut three sizes of the word “Bright”, adhere together and accent the Real Red layer with Clear Wink of Stella Glitter Brush
  • Whisper White Cardstock: Scrap to stamp “Merry”, “and” along with two holly berry images, cut around the images with scissors and adhere to card using Stampin’ Dimensionals
  • Red trim from Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack, Red Rhinestones and gold Gilded Gems
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5 1/4” 
  • ’Tis the Season Designer Series Paper (green plaid, inside card): 1 1/4” x 5 1/4"
Finally, here is a peek inside the card. I added a little strip of DSP along with a stamped sentiment and some little leafy accents. Nothing too fancy but it keep the 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 Color Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday November 13th, 2020

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

Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

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On a personal note:  I wanted to share with you that we have a new houseguest. Please meet Cricket. We are fostering her for a local rescue while she looks for her forever family. She is just the sweetest and just loves getting attention. We are expecting to have her for about 6 weeks, so I’ll make sure to post updates here and there. Look at that sweet face! 
Thanks so much for stopping by. 
Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

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  1. LOVE that plaid! Such a fun and festive card...can't wait for the holidays!

  2. Your card is perfect! I so love the layers on your Bright sentiment!

  3. Oh, Anne had me at plaid! As always, your attention to detail is without equal. Cricket is a deserving of a furever home!

  4. Wonderful card - I love that sentiment and the Playful Pets red trim is the perfect finishing touch! And Cricket...SO glad you're giving her some love while she waits for the family who will love her forever. What a sweetie!! :)

  5. LOVE this pretty with the plaid background and I so want those big bold dies! And what can I say about Cricket?! She is adorable!

  6. Big bold sentiment and plaid-you're speaking my language! Love this fabulous, fun and festive card, Anne Marie!

  7. Cricket is absolutely adorable!!!! What a gorgeous little face. Thank you for fostering her :-) OK... I love your wonderful plaid card. I love the bold dies for the font. Wonderful way to showcase these fabulous colors

  8. Just gorgeous Anne Marie - love that plaid with the big die cut greeting- honestly, I love EVERYTHING about this card!

  9. I love the plaid and the big die cut sentiment! Such a fabulous and fun card! SMILE!!!!!!


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Anne Marie