Sunday, December 11, 2022

Christmas to Remember for PP621

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Ann is hosting our last challenge of 2022 with a festive Color Challenge.
This is such a rich and elegant Color Combo so perfect for the season. All I can think of with this combo is Christmas, s that is naturally where my mind went when I started creating. I sure hope you will get crafty and join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create with this Color Challenge!  

*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.
For my card, I reached for two of my “go-to” stamp sets for holiday cards: Christmas to Remember and Christmas Season from the Stampin’ Up!® Annual Catalog. These sets paired up with the Seasonal Labels Dies are just perfection. The labels fit the sentiments beautifully and of course, make it easy to cut out the images perfectly. I also added some texture to the background with the Wintry 3D Embossing Folder and a little snowflake detail with the Festive Foils Specialty DSP. This paper is currently while supplies last and is on a great sale right now too. 

I have to admit, I rarely use Very Vanilla on my cards and I think I finally figured out why. It is kind of REALLY tough to photograph. Haha! I’m not going to tell you how many “takes” I had trying to get these pictures to look somewhat decent. Gah! I finally gave up and am going with the photos that are posted. Hopefully you can see the detail well, because it is a really pretty card, I promise. 
Card Measurements & Details: 
  • Evening Evergreen Card Base: 4-1/4”  x 11", scored at 5-1/2”
  • Cherry Cobbler Cardstock: 4”x 5-1/4" 
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: 3-7/8”  5-1/8”, emboss with Wintry 3D Embossing Folder
  • Festive Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper: 3-7/8” x 2-1/4
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: scrap to stamp leaves in Evening Evergreen ink, three sets of berries in Cherry Cobbler ink and two sprigs heat embossed in gold 
  • Accent berries with Clear Wink of Stella glitter Brush for added sparkle
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock: scrap to stamp sentiment Cherry Cobbler ink and die cut with label from Seasonal Labels Dies
  • Simply Elegant Trim (gold) and Red Rhinestone Basic Jewels
  • Very Vanilla Cardstock (card interior): 4” x 5-1/4”, stamp sentiment in Cherry Cobbler ink and leaves in Evening Evergreen ink
  • Festive Foils Specialty Designer Series Paper (card interior): 4” x 3/8” 
Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I stamped the sentiment from the Christmas to Remember stamp set along with some leafy accents for interest.The tiny strip of DSP adds a perfect pop of color and sparkle to "keep the party going" from the front of the card. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Color ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday December 16th, 2022

This is our LAST challenge of 2022 as we take a break for the holidays. I also wanted to say a HUGE thank you to our 2022 Guest Designers: Cindy Beach, Jennie Maier and Christy Stanford.  Ladies, it has been an absolute pleasure to work with you this year and many thanks for sharing your creative talents with us. :-)

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!

BIG hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. Beautiful, Anne Marie! You did a wonderful job with the challenge colors. Your card is so rich and elegant. Very Vanilla IS difficult to photograph, but you did a great job with it! Have a Merry Christmas my friend, and a Happy New Year!

  2. Beautiful card 🤩💐
    Happy day

  3. Such a pretty card Anne Marie! I love that embossing folder and need to remember to use it more! And I feel the same about Very Vanilla, lol! Thanks so much for having me this past year! You ladies are all so kind and creative and it's been a joy! You'll still see me playing for sure! Happy holidays!

  4. This is beautiful Anne Marie! Perfect go-to Christmas sets. The standout here is that background pine embossing - it adds so much texture and interest, gorgeous! Festive greetings to you!

  5. Anne Marie, so much wonderful texture on your card. I also love how you placed the holly leaves and berries on opposite corners of that fabulous label. Another wonderful card, my friend

  6. A beautiful, elegant way to use these colors! What a fabulous Christmas creation!

  7. Anne Marie, this is gorgeous! I love the fabulous embossed background and the red panel with all that beautiful holly! Just so elegant! Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and all Happy Wishes in the New Year!

  8. Beautiful card, Anne Marie! Love the embossed background and great card layout, each of the accents is perfectly placed. I hear you on having trouble photographing your creations, I frequently have a tough time with all my pictures turning out blue. Thanks for having me as a guest designer on the Paper Players this year, I had a ball!


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Anne Marie