Sunday, December 5, 2021

Sparkle of the Season for PP570

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Jaydee is hosting our monthly Theme Challenge.
Well, technically it IS winter for so many….but not here in South Texas. We have the air conditioning on! It’s not terribly hot right now in the high 70’s, however the humidity has been REALLY high this week. I guess it could be worse, right? (Thinking back to the ice storm this past February that basically shut down the city for a week….) It just doesn’t feel like “December weather”, but thankfully making holiday cards gets me right in the spirit of the season! 

For this Theme Challenge I grabbed one of my favorites in the August - December Stampin’ Up! Mini Catalog, the Sparkle of the Season stamp set and coordinating Seasonal Swirls Dies. Both will be retiring really soon and the dies are on sale right now. So, if you are thinking about getting them, now is the time! :) 

*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: 
I decided to used the Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper since it coordinated so well with the leafy sprigs on the wreath. I also used the Evening Evergreen Shimmer Vellum for one layer of the wreath which really adds a wonderful pop of sparkle which is tough to see in the photos. Of course, I also added some Wink of Stella Glitter Brush to the little stars on the Real Red wreath, because well, you can never have too much sparkle. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Evening Evergreen Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2"
  • Real Red Cardstock: 4” x 5-1/4"  
  • Basic White Cardstock: 3-7/8” x 5-1/8”, embossed with the sprig pattern from the Wintry Embossing Folders
  • Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper: 1-1/2” x 5-1/8” 
  • Real Red Cardstock: 1/2” x 5-1/8”, die cut the detailed edge using the Basic Borders Dies
  • Soft Succulent Cardstock: die cut one wreath from Seasonal Swirls Dies
  • Evening Evergreen Shimmer Vellum: die cut one wreath from Seasonal Swirls Dies
  • Real Red Cardstock: die cut one (star) wreath from Seasonal Swirls Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: 2-3/8” x 1/2”, stamp sentiment in Evening Evergreen ink
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap to stamp foliage (2 each), then die cut
  • Red/White Ribbon from the Playful Pets Trim Combo Pack
  • Rhinestone Basic Jewels: one medium and six small
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 4” x 5-1/4"
  • Painted Christmas Designer Series Paper (inside card): 4” x 3/4"
Finally, here is look inside the card. I added a strip of DSP, some of the stamped foliage and the Merry Christmas sentiment. Another card ready to mail out this week! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our  Theme ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday December 10th, 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. LOVE this beautiful.

    It's pretty here today with lots of fresh snow, but 70 sounds really nice to me!

  2. I always love your layouts, Anne Marie! Such a pretty card!

  3. Everything flows together beautifully, Anne Marie! This is charming!

  4. Your cards are always a treat for the eyes, Anne Marie! This wreath is gorgeous, and looks fabulous against the embossing and the designer paper. Have a wonderful week!

  5. I need to use this set a few more times before it retires! Your card is great inspiration for me! I love the multiple layers on the wreath and the fun border; great details! Have a great week!

  6. Love the festive red and green against the sharp white and that wreath is fabulous - the shimmer vellum adds a real touch of beauty! Think cool thoughts and send some warmth my way - it's freezing here!!

  7. Anne Marie, I love this so much! The festive DSP is so pretty and the wreath is gorgeous! You know I love that sentiment!

  8. Anne Marie, this is so clean and beautiful. I am without a doubt CASEing it. I love this paper and you used it beautifully. Enjoy your weekend.

  9. Anne Marie, I love the mixes of light/dark for the red and green. It adds a wonderful touch of light and shade. I also love that DSP that you used for the vertical. Fabulous card, my friend. Thank you for rocking my challenge this week


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Anne Marie