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Season's Greetings for Paper Players #220

Hi Everyone.  Happy Sunday.

It's the fabulous LeAnne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a theme challenge for us.


Well, we all know that vintage isn't my style, so this challenge took me a little out of my comfort zone.  I really wish I was more like LeAnne.  She manages to move between vintage, CAS, bold and shabby chic with an amazing ease. Me?  Not so much so!

I did remember that I had received some free papers a number of years ago when I bought a British stamping magazine and realized that they had a vintagey feel and would be perfect for this challenge.  I hadn't intended to make a Christmas card but, as the papers were Christmas-sy - then a Christmas card it would be. :-)

I began with one of the pieces of paper and ran it through my Big Shot with a tag die.  I backed it with some of the Stampin' Up! Vanilla coaster board as the paper is printer-paper thin and I knew it wouldn't hold up as a tag on the card.  The coaster board gives it a little heft and means that it will survive a trip through the postal system!

I then used my stitched rectangles die to cut out another piece of the paper and adhered it to an Always Artichoke base.  I used yet another piece of the paper and die cut some holly leaves.  It's rather a pretty music themed paper, but I needed something more, so stamped the leaves from the accompanying stamp set over the die cut.  All that was left was to stamp the sentiment in Antique Gold embossing powder and add some sparkly berries.  Here's my card:

Pp220 (1 of 1)

When I adhered down the leaves, I made sure not to glue up to the edges so that I could curl the edges of the leaves a little.  I think it adds just a little bit more interest.  Once I had completed my card I realized that the leaves were a little too "flat" and that holly leaves are shiny, so I took out my Wink of Stella glitter pen and went over the leaves to give them a little shine!

The design team have created some fabulous cards again for your inspiration this week.  I hope you will pop along to their blogs and then come back and play along with us.  We'd love to see what you create this week.

On a personal note:

It's cold and bleak and windy and I'm beginning to feel like I am back on the Yorkshire Moors.  The leaves have all gone off the trees and the fact that we can now see the houses down the street from the back of our garden reminds me of why we put in the fabulous River Birches earlier this year :-)  Mind you, we aren't out in the back garden much in winter, so privacy isn't as much of an issue.  It's the time of year when we change out the curtains and pillows to warmer tones and put away the cool greens knowing that we won't be taking them out again for at least 6 months!

I was saying to Lou this morning that I think I am at the stage in my life where I need to live in a place where winter doesn't last from the end of October through to May:-)  He wanted to put away the furnishings in our screened in porch but, I looked ahead to the weather and found it was going to be in the mid-50s for a couple of days next week...... warm enough to spend 15 minutes or so sitting in our porch :-)  I know that we will have to put them away after that as the temps will be getting to 40 as a high.  Now that is just a little too cold to sit outside :-)

We have had multiple visits from a rafter of turkey's these last few days.  I managed to get a shot of a couple of them this afternoon when I was photographing my card.  They really blend into the fall colors of the grasses and are loving eating the seeds from the flowers and grasses that we planted.

Turkey (1 of 1)


When I went into the screened in porch today to let the cats have a run, all of the cats - including the 20# big girl's blous Bailey run in the opposite direction of the turkey's and pretend they don't exist.  Not Charlie.  No.   He saw them and took a running jump towards the screen as they weren't too big for him!!!!!  Even though he is considerably smaller than he, they decided to do an exit stage left :-)

 I'll be back tomorrow with an update on the Cards for a Cause card drive.  In the meantime warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.




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Stunning card Jaydee and love that backing paper and also like the way you curled the edges on your holly and the gold embossing; Awesome. Very vintage card 4 sure.
With it being November; them there turkeys best be on watch duty :}
Woke up to 39 deg. here this morning and yesterday morning along with a cold breeze. :{ Honestly, I Do Not like the cold. Hopefully it will warm up.
Enjoy your day and have a wonderful evening and stay warm. You may have to get yourself alittle space heater to put on your porch


Gorgeous card! I love the embossing with the vintage paper!


What a gorgeous card, Jaydee! I've been MIA for awhile, busy with costumes and life. Drat it all, the older the girls get, the more time they take! :oP

Fall has been GORGEOUS here and I was chatting with a crew of interpreters at CW last week and we all agreed October is the perfect time to come visit--it's still warm-ish, but fall is upon is, and there aren't as many visitors. It's been stunning month over there! :o)

Turkeys? Oh wow! How exciting! That Charlie is a card! Too funny he thinks he can take on those big ol' birds!

Off to catch up.


P.S. Hi Lou!

Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, I just adore the vintage feeling of your card. The Christmas themed background paper is gorgeous and oh, those holly leaves are fabulous on the music paper! I love the 3d effect of the curled leaves, too! STUNNING, My Friend! XX


That background paper was a perfect choice, and along with the leaves and sentiment, it's such a gorgeous vintage card!

We awoke to a family of turkeys outside by our deck last month,too. I got a pretty good shot with the camera on my phone. They are fun to watch!


I am delighted with your choice of almost looks Tim Holtz-ish, but whatever it is, I LOVE IT! The holly leaves & berries are a wonderful touch! Thanks for the wonderful interpretation of my challenge, Jaydee!

jodi mckinney

Beautiful vintage card, Jaydee!

Andrea W

Fantastic card Jaydee! You would never know vintage isn't your style.

Monika Reeck

You have a great DP for your Vintage card Jaydee and I adore the embossing in gold on red paper and nice leaves there..looks like an old leaf...and nice add of the red glitter on the laeves, I ADORE YOUR CARD.. I am sorry I just have time to visiting the DT member cards all are adorable..and now I visiting you today :-)

I try to make vintage card again this entry is #6 if you have time to visiting me back and maybe leave me some love too I would be soo thanks and happy...big hugs, Monika from Germany


Colleen.... funny you should make the comment about turkey's and November:-) The first time we ever saw a rafter of turkey's was on Thanksgiving a few years ago. We said that they came to our house because we were vegetarian :-)


Thank you, Claire. Vintage isn't a comfortable style for me. Luckily I had this great DSP :-)


Thank you, Jodi.


Thank you, Andrea. Really appreciate the encouragement :-)


Laurie, thank you... the DSP really was a lucky find in my stash! So glad you saw a rafter of turkey's, too. What surprises me is the range of noises they make. We heard them making noises this week we haven't heard before and I love how they talk to each other across the stretch of our woodland. Isn't it fabulous that we can now take photos on our phones!


Thanks, LeAnne. Yeah - it does look Holtz-ish... I need to check the make but it came as a freebie with a UK crafting magazine... It was a really lucky thing for this great challenge. Love that you pushed me out of my comfort zone.

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