Sunday, August 27, 2023

Joy to You for PP655

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, LeAnne is hosting our Sketch Challenge.

Sketch Challenge week is ALWAYS a favorite for me and this is certainly no exception! As soon as I saw the sketch I was immediately inspired to create a Christmas card with some brand new stamping goodies. It’s never too early to get started on those holiday cards, right? I sure hope you will take this challenge for a spin and join us over at The Paper Players. We’d love to see what YOU create!   

*I’ve shared measurements and a full supply list of products used to create this card at the end of this post.

Color Combo:
I used quite a few sneak peeks from he Stampin’ Up!® September - December Mini Catalog on my card today. This catalog will go live starting September 6th, 2023 and is filled with all kinds of fabulous products for the fall and winter season and beyond! This card uses one of my favorite new stamp sets: Joy to You. There is nothing like a big, bold sentiment and this card has 4 to choose from. The font is so crisp and clean and the sentiment look extra fancy when they are heat embossed! 

I also used a few new products from the Merry Bold & Bright Suite which features a rainbow of bright and happy colors for the holiday season. This entire suite was first on my list as soon as I saw the new catalog! On this card, I used the Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper along with the Granny Apple Green Foil Sheets for some extra shine. I also added a little trio of Iridescent Adhesive-Backed Discs for a little pop of color around the sentiment. I LOVE these embellishments! They come in 5 colors, add fab detail and have a low profile which makes them great for mailing. The ribbon also comes from the new Mini Catalog and it ties beautifully. I love how this card came together and I hope you do as well! 

Card Measurements and Details:
  • Poppy Parade Card Base: 4-1/4” x 11”, scored at 5-1/2” 
  • Granny Apple Green Cardstock: 4”  x 5-1/4”  
  • Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper (available 9/6/23): 3-7/8” x 5-1/8” 
  • Granny Apple Green Foil Paper (available 9/6/23): 3” x 3” 
  • Poppy Parade Cardstock: scrap to die-cut 2-3/4” square from Stylish Shapes Dies, heat emboss sentiment in white
  • Iridescent Adhesive-Backed Dots and Silver & White Sheer Ribbon (available 9/6/23) 
  • Basic White Cardstock (card interior): 3-3/4” x 5”, stamp sentiment in Shaded Spruce ink
  • Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper (card interior): 3-3/4” x 5/8” 

Finally, a peek inside the card. I added a coordinating strip of Designer Series Paper and another bold sentiment. This card is a great one to make a whole bunch of…and that’s exactly what I did! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Sketch ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday September 1st, 2023

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

Thanks for visiting today! All of the products that I used on this card are listed below. You c
an click on any of the photos to go directly to my 
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Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG Hugs, 
Anne Marie

Please Note: The following items will be available in the Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog starting September 6th, 2023: 

  • 162090 Joy to You Cling Stamp Set
  • 161954 Iridescent Adhesive-Backed Discs
  • 161953 Melon Mambo & Granny Apple Green Foil Sheets
  • 161945 Merry Bold & Bright Designer Series Paper
  • 162149 Silver & White Sheer Ribbon

Product List


  1. This is festive and fun, Anne Marie!

  2. So fun to see that new sentiment and other new goodies on your card today! I am loving that Granny Apple Green foil background! It's all bright and fun and a great take on my sketch!

  3. Anne Marie, I love it. I am a sucker for a bold greeting. That paper is going on my next order, so fun. Suzy

  4. I love this fabulous Xmas card. The color combo is so bright and cheerful! The DSP is so fun! Great idea for the sketch!

  5. Very festive card. The designer paper is so fun and colorful.

  6. LOVE this card, Anne Marie! The bold sentiment and awesome designer paper are right up my alley! Of course, because of you, this stamp is heading to Iowa! You did an amazing job with the sketch!

  7. Your card is the very essence of merry & bright, Anne Marie! A great take on LeAnne's sketch - love the silver-edged ribbon!
    Xoxo, Fran

  8. Fabulous use of this gorgeous DSP, Anne Marie. I love the touch of the translucent ribbon, too.

  9. Lovely sentiment card👏💐 congrats
    Happy weekend


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Anne Marie