Sunday, June 26, 2022

Christmas Scottie for PP597

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Joanne is hosting our Sketch Challenge
Sketch Challenges are always so much fun and this one is certainly no exception! I just love having a card layout to get that creative mojo working. It’s always so fun to see how everyone uses the sketch for the challenge too. I hope you will join us and play along this week!  

*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.
As son as I saw the sketch I was inspired to make my first Christmas card of the year! Pretty random, right? Haha! I guess what I meant to say was that I was inspired to INK UP a new stamp set from the upcoming July-December Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog which starts on July 1st. The Christmas Scottie stamp set and coordinating Scottie Dog Punch were the first items on my preorder earlier this month. As a pet lover, I just can’t resist a cute dog or cat stamp set! Even though this is technically a Scottie dog, it reminds me so much of my beloved Emmitt the Schnauzer with that scruffy face. The set features three adorable images and the punch cuts out the “standing” Scottie along with a fun little bow. 

I wanted to feature all of the different Scottie images on my card and though it would be fun to create a little scene on the front of the card with this week’s sketch. My original plan was to have the little dogs “holding” the embossed sentiment and then I thought it would be fun to incorporate the sentiment into a stack of glittery gifts highlighted with the new Red Glimmer Paper. Because once the glimmer paper comes out, it’s tough to resist adding “just a little more”. For that reason, I also added little strips of the glimmer paper to their little collars along with a rhinestone “tag”. 

I also used the new Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper for the background. This paper is AWESOME and will also be available July 1st. The Basic White background behind the dogs is also embossed with the Gingham Embossing Folder for added texture. I love how this card came out and I hope you do as well. :) 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Basic Black Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4”
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4”
  • Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper (available 7/1): 5-1/8” x 3-7/8” 
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 5-1/8” x 1/2”, 2 pieces, die cut with the scalloped border from Penned Flowers Dies
  • Basic White Cardstock: 5-1/8” x 2-1/4”, emboss with Gingham Embossing Folder
  • Red Glimmer Paper: 1-5/8” x 7/8” and 3/4” x 3/4” (plus scraps for the dog collars)
  • Basic Black Cardstock: 1-1/2” x 3/4”, heat emboss “Merry Christmas” sentiment in white embossing powder
  • Basic White Cardstock: scrap for stamped scottie dogs, punch one and fussy-cut the other
  • Black Baker’s Twine and Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Basic White Cardstock (inside card): 5-1/4” x 4” 
  • Gingham Cottage Designer Series Paper (inside card): 3/4” x 4” 
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I stamped the last of the little Scottie dogs and a fun coordinating sentiment. I love how he is looking at the sentiment, too. Of course, this little guy needed a festive sparkly collar as well. So stinking cute, right? 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our fun Sketch ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday July 1st, 2022

Be sure to stop by and say hello to The Paper Players Design Team: 
Anne Marie Hile (that’s me!) 

Thanks for visiting today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You c
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Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

Big hugs, 
Anne Marie

Please note, the following products will be available starting July 1, 2022 in the July - December Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog: 
  • 159744 Christmas Scottie Bundle (stamps and punch)
  • 159740 Christmas Scottie Photopolymer Stamp Set
  • 159743 Scotty Dog Punch
  • 159651 Gingham Cottage 12” x 12” Designer Series Paper
  • 159578 Red & White 6” x 6” Glimmer Paper
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  1. Anne Marie, great minds think alike with our DSP choice!! I l love the little dogs and the added glimmer! I may need that set now, lol! Have a great week!

  2. Oh my word, how cute are these little Scotties. I love the plaid and the color combo. Just perfect! Good for you starting your Xmas cards, too! Have a great week!

  3. What's not to love about dogs? Dogs with glitter colors and adorable eyes, plus waggin tails! This is fabulous, Anne Marie!

  4. Your Scottie dogs are so adorably cute! Love your take on the sketch!

  5. I knew you'd rock my sketch this week Anne Marie, given you are a lover of layers too! Those Scotties are adorable - I'm loving the red festive look!

  6. Adorable, Anne Marie! I collect Scotty dog items, so you better believe this bundle is sitting in my craft room. The glittery package adds the perfect bling, and the inside is too cute. LOVE it!

  7. Anne Marie this is A.D.O.R.A.B.L.E!!! what a wonderful use of the sketch - this card just makes me smile!


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Anne Marie