Bundled Up for Paper Players #421

Mountain Holiday for Paper Players #422

HI Everyone.

Happy Sunday.  It's the fabulous Joanne's turn to host our Paper Players challenge:

I immediately thought of Christmas florals, but decided against it.  I know!  Me deciding not to do florals! :-)
Instead, I needed a card for a special couple who love winter sports.  I'd purchased the Ellen Hutson Essentials - Mountain Holiday specifically to make a card for them.  I wanted to keep it CAS but added texture with background paper and some embossing on the focal panel.
I used a die from the Stitching Lines dies to create a little texture underneath the skis.  I also added a little glimmer from my gel pen.  Here's a closeup:
Mountian holiday closeup (1 of 1)
I colored the images with the colors from the challenge and popped the focal layer onto fun foam.  I found some fabulous corrugated card stock in my stash.  I have no idea where it came from!!!  I glued that to my card base and then adhered the front panel.
Here's my card:
Mountain Holiday for Paper Players (1 of 1)
I decorated the envelope, too.  Here's the back of the envelope:
Mountian holiday envelope back (1 of 1)
Then I added a little interest to the front of the envelope:
Mountian holiday envelope front (1 of 1)
Don't you love the play on words?  :-)
I hope you will join us and play along this week.  As always, if you are looking for some inspiration, you can check out the fabulous creations from our very talented design team:

On a personal note:

I thought I would share a few photos from the recent snow storm.  It wasn't a lot of snow, but it sure looked pretty!

I managed to get out and take a couple of photos.  I love the red lanterns covered in snow, especially with the little trees behind:

Candles (1 of 1)

The summer grasses also look great in the snow.  They provide shelter - and food - for the brids and little critters that visit our garden.

The wetland looked fabulous, too. 

Winter wonderland (1 of 1)

One of my favorite new decorations this year, is this fabulous wreath.  It hangs on the large mirror in our dining room.  It's a 24" wreath and I love the colors and pinecones with the red ornaments.

Wreath (1 of 1)

And here's a photo of the cushions that started this entire red theme - remember..... I am NOT A GOLD girl and I'm not that into sequins, either.   Wouldn't believe it after looking at the cushions, would you :-)

Cushions (1 of 1)

I love the plaid blanket/throw, too.  So do the cats.  They love padding on it - hence all the loose threads!

I'll be back tomorrow with another card - and a little blog fun.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Stamps:  Essentials by Ellen - Mountain Holiday
  • Card stock:  Neenah Solar White #80 and 110#


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Fun card! Love the images...and such a great design. Love your photos too...so warm and cozy.


Jaydee, this is such a cute card! This is just perfect for your friends who love winter sports. I love the corrugated panel. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous pictures of your home, too! I also love the wreath.

Ann Schach

Oh my gosh, Jaydee! I love the texture...and this adorable image! Cute! Cute! Cute!

Claire Broadwater

Jaydee, your friends will love this special card you created just for them! I love the corrugated background and the stitching under the skiers! I always wanted to snow ski, but that will never happen with my bionic knees. LOL! Your home is so beautiful and festive! I was never into gold, but this year I totally changed my great room and I am loving it. Now, sequins are right up my alley! Those red lanterns are so inviting, too! I wish I could visit you and share a cup of tea! Have a great Christmas, My Friend!

Elizabeth Stewart

Jaydee... fun, fun, fun! Such a great card for these stamps. Also love the crinkly background. Someone else did that during this challenge... and I was equally mesmerized!
I can't thank you enough for this year...the team's support and friendship were so precious to me throughout treatment. I have loved being on this DT...it has been so much fun! I will definitely miss the camaraderie each week. I am not disappearing though, I still plan to play along each week!

Anne Marie Hile

What a fun card, Jaydee! I especially like how you added the stitched framelits underneath the little skiers. The corrugated background is a fantastic pop of texture as well. Snow much fun! Thank you for sharing the beautiful photos of your home, as well. Those lanterns are stunning and your couch looks so festive and cozy.

Jan Clothier

As always, Jaydee, you've come up with a clean and creative masterpiece. The touches of texture and those stitched ski lines - wonderful. Your photos have been a great source of pleasure over my time with the team. Thank you.

Joanne James

What a fun card Jaydee and perfect for a winter sports fan! The colour really pops against the white but I think the thing I love most about your card is the subtle added textures - the stitched detailing is lovely and that corrugated card base just fabulous! Your house looks so cosy too!

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