Sunday, December 6, 2020

Christmas In The Woods for PP520

Happy Sunday! Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, the lovely and talented Joanne is hosting our Theme Challenge. 
Less than 20 days until Christmas, have you mailed your cards out yet? I’m getting mine out this week, so this challenge was quite timely. I had the piece of the Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper sitting on my desk, so that was my starting point for this card. This paper is my favorite from the Stampin’ Up!® August - December Mini Catalog. I’ve used it a LOT to create cards fo so many occasions. 

*I’ve listed all of the measurements and details for my card below and there is a full supply list at the very end of this post.
Color Combo:
Now that I had the DSP, I knew the colors I wanted to use. I pulled out the In the Woods Dies because that detailed tree is such a great focal point for a card, especially in Gold Foil. I added lots of dimensionals behind the cut out ares to really make it pop and some rhinestones for added sparkle. 

I also love the “snowy slope” die in this set. I cut out three pieces of Whisper White and layered them up to create some extra interest to the “ground”. I also added texture and some sparkly shimmer spray, which is tough to see in the photos. Then I popped on a simple layered sentiment from the Joy Dies and finished the card off with the little banners and ribbon for added detail. Ha, I just realized that the only stamping on this card is on the inside! Die cuts and DSP for the win! 
Card Measurements and Details: 
  • Shaded Spruce Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5 1/2”  
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock: 4” x 5 1/4” and a small banner punched strip for the banner
  • Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Whisper White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 2”, 3-7/8” x 1-1/4” and 3-7/8” x 1”, die cut top of each piece using the “snowy slope” from the In the Woods Dies and emboss with Subtle 3D Embossing Folder
  • Gold Foil: scrap to die cut tree and a banner punched strip for banner
  • Die cut “Joy” sentiment using scraps of Poppy Parade and Shaded Spruce Cardstock. To make it easier to adhere the Poppy Parade word, use an Adhesive Sheet to the back of cardstock before die-cutting
  • Poppy Parade ribbon from All the Trimmings Ribbon Combo Pack and Red Rhinestones
  • Whisper White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4” 
  • Plaid Tidings Designer Series Paper (inside card): 1” x 5-1/4” 
Here’s a peek inside the card. I simply stamped the sentiment using the Peace & Joy stamp set and added an extra strip of the Plaid Tidings DSP. All ready to pop in the mail to spread some holiday cheer! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our  Theme Challenge. We’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday December 18th, 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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Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

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  1. What a pretty little tree, this is charming!

  2. Super cute card. Love the details on your tree!

  3. A warm and cozy card...I just love plaid and the gold adds such a nice touch!!

  4. Beautiful, traditional colors, gorgeous tree! YIKES! I haven't gotten all my cards out yet, I'd better get crackin'!

  5. Anne Marie, this is so pretty! I adore that gorgeous plaid background and that precious little tree! Those red rhinestones steal the show! SMILE!

  6. Oh, Anne Marie! This plaid paired with the gold foil tree is stunning! And those red rhinestones...YOWZA! A perfect classic and classy Christmas card!

  7. Love it - that plaid is perfect and the gold foil tree just pops! Such a pretty card! :)

  8. The gold foil tree is absolutely gorgeous against the wonderful plaid background (love that dsp!). And those strategically placed red rhinestones are the bomb! What a lovely Christmas card Anne Marie!

  9. Anne Marie, fabulous use of the plaid paper and it is stunning with the gold tree. Just gorgeous, my friend. Hope you have a fabulous weekend


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Anne Marie