Sunday, November 28, 2021

Be Jolly for PP569

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, I am super-excited to be hosting our monthly Sketch Challenge.
I have said it before and I’ll say it again, I LOVE a good sketch challenge so I couldn’t wait to design the layout for this week. This sketch is one that lends itself nicely to showcasing different patterns of Designer Paper in the background which was what I wanted to focus on for my card. I knew I wanted to make a Christmas card this week so I decided to start by using the Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper. This DSP features a fun mix of plaids, stripes and polka dots in traditional holiday colors and worked perfectly with the Be Jolly stamp set.  

*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:
The Be Jolly stamp set has quickly become one of my favorites for Christmas! The images in the set are so whimsical and can be colored easily which is an added bonus. I affectionately refer to this little guy as “jazz-hands Santa”. He’s so cute and that “Be Jolly” sentiment suits him perfectly!  

It’s a little tough to see in the photos, but I accented the white areas on Santa’s hat and jacket with some Wink of Stella Glitter Brush. It adds so much sparkly detail which is never a bad thing in my opinion. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Real Red Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2"
  • Pear Pizzazz Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4"  
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (3 pieces): 1-13/16” x 5" (red/green plaid), 1-13/16” x 2-7/16" (green plaid), 1-13/16" x 2-7/16"(red stripes)
  • Real Red Cardstock: die cut the largest scalloped circle from the Layering Circles Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: stamp the Santa image in Momento ink, color using Stampin’ Blends and die cut using the larges circle from the Layering Circles Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp sentiment in Momento ink, trim around the edges and cut the sentiment into two pieces
  • White Glitter Organdy Ribbon
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels: colored using Dark Old Olive Stampin’ Blends
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4"
  • Heartwarming Hugs Designer Series Paper (inside card): 7/8” x 5-1/4" 
Finally, here is look inside the card. I simply added in a little strip of DSP, a coordinating sentiment and a cute little bird image to “keep the party going” from the front of the card. That tiny bird just makes me smile with his itty-bitty holiday hat!  
On a quick personal note, I wanted to share a photo of our new foster pup with you today. This is Miss Jewel. She’s about 1-1/2 years old, weighs about 19 pounds and looks to be maybe a Whippet/Italian Greyhound mix. She has been with us for about a week now and is settling in nicely. She was rescued from a high-kill shelter in South Texas and is currently available for adoption through Tracy’s Paws Rescue. Isn’t she adorable? 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for my  Sketch ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday December 3rd, 2021

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

Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

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Have a HAPPY day today! 

-Anne Marie

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  1. Jewel is absolutely adorable! I love her face and her ears! You are such a kind soul! I love that you do this for pups! As for the sketch this week. I LOVED IT!!! Your card is adorable too! Love that Santa image! Take care!

  2. Anne Marie your fun Santa is jolly indeed and I love your festive mix of papers too. Great sketch this week!

  3. Love the plaid papers and jolly santa! I just LOVE this's such a fun one.

  4. Who wouldn't be jolly after seeing this delightful Santa card AND the adorable Miss Jewel!

  5. First, I LOVE your sketch, I can't wait to play with it some more! Your little Santa looks quite at home on top of all those Christmas-y plaids! And little Miss Jewel...she IS a gem! I hope she finds a home in time for the holidays!

  6. Perfect images and paper combo! I love the traditional feel of the paper but the fun and fresh look with the 'jazz hands' Santa (I lol'd for real with that one!). Fun ribbon treatment too! Thanks for an awesome sketch this week! have a great week!

  7. Anne Marie, I just LOVE this sketch! It is a keeper for sure! Your card is so fun and festive! Your mix of patterns is perfect and that sweet little Santa steals the show!

  8. Adorable, Anne Marie! The classic fun and festive papers are the perfect backdrop for this cutie patootie Santa. It is a wonderful I will definitely use again. Have an awesome weekend!

  9. Anne Marie, your card is a festive and fun take on the sketch this week. I have to say that Miss Jewel is just beautiful! I've rescued two pups and they are so full of love and appreciation. I hope she finds her forever hoe very soon.


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Anne Marie