Sunday, October 29, 2023

More Christmas Classics for PP664

Happy Sunday, friends!
Time for a fun new creative challenge over at The Paper Players
This week, Claire is hosting our Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge.

Rows Selected: 
Plaid - Die-Cut - Embossing 
Patterned Paper - Die-Cut - Sequins/Enamel Dots

Tic-Tac-Toe week is so much fun! I love all of the options to really get the creative mojo working. There are so many possibilities! I decided to skip some of the fall-themed squares because I’m in a bit of a festive mood this week making Christmas cards. In the end, I ended up using elements from two rows on the board. Hooray! 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:
Right now, I am really enjoying creating with the Christmas Classics stamp and die bundle from the Stampin’ Up!® Mini Catalog. I don’t know why I waited so long to order this set…it truly makes awesome…well, classic holiday cards. I really like the detailed frames in this set and decided to make that the focal image of my card. 

To bring in a little pop of red on the holly berries I initially die-cut another frame in Real Red, cut off the berries and glued them on the Shaded Spruce frame. But I just felt like it needed a little “more” to make the berries pop. Then I remembered that I ordered the Metallic Enamel Effects a while ago, stuck them in my embellishment drawer and forgot about them. The red added the coolest pearlized effects to the berries, exactly what I was wanting. They take a little bit to dry, but the end result is SO worth it!  

Measurements and Details: 
  • Shaded Spruce Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” 
  • Real Red Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4” and 4-1/4” x 3”
  • Joy of Christmas Designer Series Paper: 5-1/8” x 3-7/8” and 5-1/4” x 1/2” 
  • Basic White Cardstock: 4-1/8” x 2-7/8” (embossed with Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder), 4” x 1-1/4” and  5-1/4” x 4”
  • Shaded Spruce Cardstoock: 4-1/4” x 4” 
  • Silver Glimmer Paper: scraps for (2) die-cut leaves
  • Adhesive-Backed Sparkle Gems and Real Red Ribbon

Finally, a peek inside the card. I simply added a strip of DSP and a coordinating festive sentiment to “keep the party going” from the front of the card. I made a few extra of these for team swaps because they were so fun to create! 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our Tic-Tac-Toe ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday November 3rd, 2023

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Thanks for stopping by.
Have a HAPPY day!

BIG Hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. Anne Marie, this is the perfect Christmas card. This color combo shouts the holidays! I love the checked background and all the red accents! The little holly is so fun, too! Have an amazing week, My Friend and Thanks for rocking my challenge this week!

  2. Anne Marie, I love it. Such a beautiful Christmas card. I love the plaid, the big sentiment and the bright bow. Perfect!

  3. I love the green plaid background of your card. All the "classic" elements work perfectly pretty! Someone will be thrilled to receive this in their mailbox this holiday season!

  4. I like your little touch of sparklel! This is lovely!

  5. Classic and beautiful, Anne Marie! The pearlized berries are fabulous...and so is that perfect bow. A gorgeous card!

  6. Anne Marie, with Halloween just ending I'm having a hard time thinking of Christmas, but I know I'll regret that in about a month. Your card is a great inspiration for me to get off my rear and start thinking about it. I love the green plaid and red bow and silver embellishments.
    Xoxo, Fran

  7. Anne Marie, because you kept the colors to just the red and green, the elements you chose for your card really pop. I love the touch of gingham and how you used the jewels for the berries. Fabulous card, my friend

  8. I am in full-on Christmas card making mode now Anne Marie and I have been using this die this week - I love it too! Great for festive cards - love the berry tip too, I am always looking for good ways to embellish these!!


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Anne Marie