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!


Shop with me – Some of the products used for this project

Stampin' Up! Christmas Traditions Punch BoxStampin' Up Basket Weave Dynamic Embossing FolderStampin' Up! Striped Burlap TrimStampin' Up! Garden Green CardstockStampin' Up! Garden Green Classic Ink PadStampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler cardstock Stampin' Up! Whisper White cardstock



Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake cardstockStampin Up Big Shot


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.

Shop with me – Some of the Stampin’ Up! products mentioned in this post.

Stampin' Up! Christmas Pines stampsStampin' Up! Labels to Love stampsStampin' Up! Seasonal Chums Stampin' Up! Burlap RibbonStampin Up Big ShotStampin' Up! Everyday Label punchStampin' Up! Seasonal Tags FramelitsStampin' Up! Whisper White Polka Dot Tulle RibbonStampin' Up! Pearlized DoiliesStampin' Up! Softly Falling Embossing FolderStampin' Up! All is Bright designer paperStampin' Up! Festive Farmhouse designer paperStampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler cardstockStampin' Up! Whisper White cardstockStampin' Up! Cherry Cobbler Stampin BlendsStampin' Up! Crumb Cake Stampin BlendsStampin' Up! Shaded Spruce Stampin Blends

Playing with Animal Outing

Tonight, I’m playing with the Paper Players again. This week they have a Tic-Tac-Toe Challenge that inspired me to use the Animal Expedition Suite.  This is an adorable set with stamps, thinlets, DSP and special embellishments that are perfect for kids cards or whimsical thank you cards as I’ve created.  For this card, I used two rows of the grid.

Paper Players Challenge #412

Starting in the upper right-hand corner, I used: green, patterned paper, leaves, ribbon and die-cut.  It’s a lot for one card, but when I saw the challenge, I knew the Animal Expedition DSP would be perfect.

I started with a base of Crumb Cake cardstock. I layered some of the patterned DSP over the top.  Stampin Up Animal Outing PP412I like the energy the zig-zag type pattern lends the project.  I used a two-inch circle punch to create the opening.  On the inside of the card, I actually added another “card base” of Whisper White, 8″ x 5-1/4″, scored at 4″.  The reason I did this was so that I could use the card for a large group. There is tons of space for everyone to add their message and sign. And, it gave me the layer I needed to add the giraffe and the rhinoceros and their little friends.

Around the opening, I used die-cut leaves in Lemon Lime Twist and Tranquil Tide to create a wreath.  Up the left side of the card, I used the leaf ribbon.  I love how it looks like a vine.  I popped up the little bird and the frog on the branch with mini-dimensionals.  The burlap ribbon anchors the sentiment from the Animal Outings stamp set that I did with Early Espresso ink and then free-hand cut out in a random shape.

I had so much fun making this whimsical card.  I thank the Paper Players for the inspiration to put this cute suite to use.


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Here are some of the products I used to create this card.

Stampin Up Animal Expedition DSPStampin Up Leaf RibbonStampin' Up! Burlap RibbonStampin' Up! Crumb Cake cardstockEarly Espresso Classic Stampin' PadStampin Up Big ShotStampin Up Animal Outing Bundle