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Sunday, November 14, 2021

Sparkle of the Season for PP567

Happy Sunday, friends…and guess what? 
It’s also my BIRTHDAY today! :)
Time for a new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Joanne is hosting our monthly Color Challenge.
This is such a fun color combo…although it really doesn’t have much “color” does it? I don’t think you can ever go wrong with classic black and white. The grey and silver add some neutral elegance which I really like. I decided to make a classic Christmas card using the Wonderful Snowflakes which are featured in the August - December Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog. These snowflake images have a shiny iridescent finish on one side and are plain white on the other, which makes them even more versatile if you would like to change up the color. The best part is, they are already pre-cut and ready to pop on your project. You can’t get much easier than that! 

*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.
When it comes to black and white patterns, the Pattern Party Host Designer Series Paper is my go-to. In this pack of paper, one side features black and white patterns and the other side features bright and cheery colors. There are also 48 sheets of 12” x 12” DSP in this pack, so there is a LOT of paper to work with. (Note: The Pattern Party DSP is a "Host Exclusive”, which means it can only be ordered when your order is at least $150) 

I decided I wanted just a little pop of silver so I went with the Subtle Shimmer Sequins as an accent. But I wanted “just a little more” (the famous words of any crafter, right?) silver for a little more pop. I don’t have any silver foil that is current in the Stampin’ Up!® catalogs…so I just made my own! I took my Versamark ink pad and pressed it directly onto the edges of the 3” x 3” Basic White Cardstock layer. Then I heat embossed the edges using silver embossing powder and the heat tool. There you have it, DIY foil paper! 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Smoky Slate Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4"
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4"  
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/8” x 3-7/8” 
  • Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (host exclusive): 5-1/8” x 1-1/8” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3” x 3”, add Versamark ink around the edges of the cardstock and heat emboss with silver embossing powder for metallic detail
  • Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (host exclusive): 2-3/4” x 2-3/4”  
  • Wonderful Snowflake
  • Smoky Slate Cardstock: 3-1/2” x 1/2” stamp sentiment from the Sparkle of the Season stamp set in Versamark ink, heat emboss with black embossing powder and banner punch ends using the Tailored Tag Punch 
  • Subtle Shimmer Sequins: adhere using liquid glue
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4", stamp sentiment and snowflakes in Momento ink
  • Pattern Party Designer Series Paper (inside card): 3/4” x 4" 
Finally, a peek inside the card! I stamped a coordinating sentiment and added a little strip of the buffalo check DSP. The little trio of stamped snowflakes kept the theme going from the front of the card. Hooray for another Christmas card completed and ready to send! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project this fun  Color ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday November 19th, 2021

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

The current Host Code is: 23JA4XZQ

Also, If you place an order over $50 (before tax and shipping) using the above host code, you will also receive a gift from me: a FREE Exclusive Project Tutorial PDFsee the sneak peek below. Each month, I partner with an amazingly talented group of demonstrators from around the world to create these project tutorials. This month's tutorial features 12 awesome project ideas to inspire your creativity! 
If your order is over $150, please do NOT use the host code. You will still receive the PDF tutorial along with an additional free gift from me.

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

-Anne Marie

Please Note: The Pattern Party Designer Series Paper is a Host Exclusive item and can only be ordered with a minimum $150 order. 

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  1. Firstly, happy birthday dear Anne Marie! And secondly - I think this is my favourite card this week! I love that bold snowflake, front and centre and the black and white gingham - just fabulous!

  2. Happy Birthday!! I just love this card..that gingham is so fun. Perfect design and way to use the challenge colors!

  3. Well, happy belated birthday (hope my card makes/made it!) and what a FABULOUS creation using these colors! I am so impressed with your DIY foil!!! Great idea, although for the life of me, I can't figure out why SU doesn't have silver foil in the catalog! Love the snowflake and the gingham as well!

  4. I like every beautiful detail, this is wonderful!

  5. First, Happy Belated Birthday! Sorry I am so late popping by...I have house guests and have been super busy! As for your card...really loving that gingham and bold snowflake! Hope your year ahead is one of the happiest! Hugs!

  6. Happy birthday, Anne Marie! This is absolutely stunning! It's so classy in these colors. I was challenged by the challenge colors, and you have made it look so easy with this perfect holiday card!

  7. Happy belated birthday!! You get to celebrate all week long now! :) I love your classic looking card. The snowflake is a great focal point and your DIY foil is genius; where there's a design need there's a way! Have a fun weekend!

  8. Anne Marie, you used all of the elements on this card beautifully. I am also impressed with your DIY foil. Thank you for sharing that!! As is always the case, the inside of your card is just as simple and beautiful as the outside!

  9. Beautiful card. The buffalo plaid is so "in" this year and I like the snowflake as your focal point.


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Anne Marie