Treats for the Paper Players

The Paper Players blog challenge pp419I think it’s been too long since I’ve done a challenge! Today I have a clean and simple (CAS) card for The Paper Players Clean and Simple Challenge: PP419.  A CAS card is always a challenge for me.  I looked at my stamp inventory —yes I inventory all of my stamps so I know what I have—and perhaps it was the hour. Or the holiday weekend. But the only thing that struck me as sweet was a big glass of white wine.  Maybe I should have skipped the second piece of pie before I tackled this challenge?

Stampin' Up Takeout Treats and Half Full

For my card, I used the Half Full stamp set along with the Takeout Treats stamp set. The card is on a base of Thick Whisper White. A festive piece of DSP adds a nice wintery touch.  I stamped the two glasses of wine, the bottle with the holly, and the candy in Memento ink. This is the ink to use when you’re going to get out the Stampin’ Blends and do some coloring.  To add a bit of holiday sparkle, I used the Champagne Mist and Vegas Gold shimmer paints to highlight the wine and candies respectively.

The sentiment is from Takeout Treats and is heat embossed with Copper to match the DSP. This looks like the perfect treat for decorating the tree tonight.  Enjoy the rest of your holiday weekend, and a big thank you to The Paper Players for keeping me challenged!


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Christmas Traditions TBT with Paper Players

I’m playing with the Paper Players again today.  They had a wonderful sketch challenge this week.

Paper Players 416 Sketch Challenge

It inspired me to work with the Dashing Along DSP again.  Christmas Traditions TBTIt’s retired, hence the #TBT post.  But it was ideal for the concept I had in my head to use the Striped Burlap Ribbon and finally get out the stamps from the Christmas Traditions Punch Box.

I used Crumb Cake for the card base to coordinate with the ribbon.  I added a layer of Garden Green embossed with the Basket Weave dynamic embossing folder. The color coordinates with the DSP and the embossing added texture.  The DSP is two sides of the same sheet of paper.  I wanted the layers to stand out a little so I mounted them on slightly larger Cherry Cobbler cardstock.

The sentiment is stamped in Garden Green and punched with the Christmas Traditions punch and mounted on the card with Dimensionals.  Nothing too fancy, but I am happy with the result.  Thanks to the Paper Players for a great sketch!


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Two Seasonal Chums for Tuesday

I’ve been participating in a Christmas Challenge all year. The demonstrators running the FaceBook group issue a monthly challenge to help the players prep for the holiday. The current assignment was to create some pop-up or three-dimensional cards.  I decided to keep it simple and made some Easel cards using the Seasonal Chums stamp set.

Stampin' Up! Seasonal Chums Easel cards are fairly simple to make.  I started with a base of Cherry Cobbler cardstock cut at 4-1-4″ x 11″ and then scored at  5-1/2″ and 8-1/4″.  I used two pieces of Whisper White cardstock, one for the inside cut at 5-1/4″ x 4″ and one for the base for the outside cut at 5-3/8″x 4-1/8″.  I like using the 1/8″ when I want just a small hint of a frame. You could use quarter-inch decreases for your base and DSP. Seasonal Chums Deer EaselThe key to this card is to use the part of the base that is scored in the middle as the front of the card, and only apply adhesive to the bottom half of the base.  Adhere the card front to the 2-3/4″x4-1/4″ panel. Then the card will be able to stand up.

The DSP layer is a piece of the Dashing Along DSP.  This was the bonus paper that was available last month with a qualified order.  If you don’t have that use the All is Bright DSP or Festive Farmhouse paper available in the Holiday catalog.

The Seasonal Chums are designed to be tags (super cute tags).  So the stamp has the front and back of the snowman and deer.  I stamped the image, Colored in the front with Stampin Blends in Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, and Crumb Cake.  Then I die cut them out using the matching Seasonal Tags framelits. It was very simple to cut the front of the tag off the remainder using my Paper Snips.

I mounted the images on Whisper White that I had embossed with the Softly Falling folder and then die-cut with a Stitched Shapes circle.  It kind of looks like a snow globe, right?  That is layered over a Pearlized Doily.  The sentiments are from the Christmas Pines stamp set, stamped in Garden Green for the snowman card and Cherry Cobbler for the deer card.  The ribbons are burlap and Whisper White Polka Dot Tule which reminded me of snowballs.

To provide a way for the card to remain standing, in “easel” mode, use a punched or die-cut image or sentiment and mount it on Dimensionals. The card can use that raised edge as an anchor to stand up.  I used Labels to Love punched with the Everyday Label punch.  If you have questions about how to create an easel card, don’t hesitate to contact me. I love answering questions.

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