Sunday, December 3, 2023

Christmas Classics for PP669

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

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas…can you believe it’s already December? Our theme is fitting this week to help inspire you to work on those holiday cards. I know I have a few more to create, so this challenge came at the perfect time! I sure hope you will 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 the Christmas Classics stamp and die set from the Stampin’ Up Mini Catalog on my card this week. This has easily become one of my favorite bundles for holiday cards. I paired it up with the Snowflake Wonder Specialty Specialty Paper for the background and the Silver Adhesive Backed Glimmer Paper for the berries. Unfortunately, both of these papers have sold out. But glimmer paper is really not hard to find and I think it would be easy to create your own specialty paper with white cardstock, a textured stamp and silver embossing powder. Easy fix! 

There is a pop of texture on the white layer behind the sentiment using the Merry Melody 3D Embossing Folder. There is also the tiniest pop of pink with the Bubble Bath Soft Shimmer Paper for the leaves. 

This card may look a little familiar if you have visited my blog recently. I actually CASE-d myself! I shared the card above for the Paper Player Challenge #664 a few weeks ago. I loved the layout so much, I wanted to try it with some non-traditional holiday colors. Mostly because I seem to have a ridiculous amount of Boho Blue Cardstock in my craft room. I have no idea how I acquired so much of it. But I have always liked the blue, pink and gray combo and I thought it really worked for this card. 

When it comes to Christmas cards, do you tend to prefer classic or non-traditional color combos? 

Measurements and Details: 
  • Boho Blue Card Base: 5-1/2” x 8-1/2”, scored at 4-1/4” 
  • Basic Gray Cardstock: 5-1/4” x 4” and 4-1/4” x 3”
  • Snowflake Magic Specialty 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”
  • Boho Blue Cardstoock: 4-1/4” x 4” 
  • Bubble Bath Soft Shimmer Paper: scraps for (2) die-cut leaves and 5-1/4” x 1/2” for card interior
  • Silver Glimmer Paper: scraps for die-cut berries
  • Silver Simply Elegant Trim

Finally, here is a peek inside the card! I used a coordinating sentiment and little strip of that beautiful Bubble Bath Soft Shimmer Paper. Simple and oh, so pretty! I whipped up a dozen of these for team swap cards and kept on going to add to the holiday card stash. Speaking of, it’s about time to start getting them in the mail. 

I hope you will join us this week over at The Paper Players and share your project for our "Christmas” Theme ChallengeWe’d love to see what you come up with! You can link up your project through Noon PST on Friday December 8th, 2023

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Have a HAPPY day!

BIG Hugs, 
Anne Marie

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  1. I love Boho Blue too and it's so pretty, paired with the pink and silver! Just gorgeous!

  2. Lovely cards, Anne Marie! I like the bit of festive sparkle you added!

  3. Anne Marie, I love the pink and blue on this card - so unexpected and it works beautifully with the silver. Great use of this set, too. Thanks for rocking my challenge this week

  4. Beautiful in Boho Blue and Bubble Bath, Anne Marie! The Snowflake Magic paper was a great choice. It's a sparkly, "icy" treat for the eyes!

  5. What a lovely card, Anne Marie! The soft pastels with the shine of the silver touches is a really nice combo. I'm glad you showed the older card at the same time, because it's always amazing how a simple change in colors can render such a difference in feeling.
    Xoxo, Fran

  6. I love your card Anne Marie. Those colors are fantastic together and unexpected for Christmas.

  7. I love these pastel, modern colours Anne Marie and the white and silver give a lovely, frosty feel to your card. Such a fun 'take two' on your previous card, gorgeous!


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Anne Marie