Sailing Home for Case This Sketch #339
Sugar Plum Magic for Casethissketch #340 and Just Add Ink # 475

Sugarplums for Paper Players #460

Hi Everyone.

Happy Sunday.  It's the fabulous Claire's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a great theme for us:

I don't often make cards that aren't the usual A2, so it was fun finding elements to fit a taller and thinner card.  I created my card using a stamp set that I had never inked up.  In fact, I can't even remember where I got it, especially as it isn't my usual type of purchase :-)  However, I am a sucker for nutcrackers!  So I inked up the nutcracker and colored him - and he was what dictated the height and width of my card.   In the end I went with a 6 x 4 card. 

For the vertical element, I added a strip of red DSP from the SU set called "See a Silhouette".  I die-cut the focal element using my favorite stitched rectangle dies.  Still haven't found my round dies!!!

Here's my card:

Nutcracker (1 of 1)

I hope you will join us and play along with Claire's challenge.  We can't wait to see your tall and skinny cards!  As always, the design team have some fabulous inspiration for you:

On a personal note:

I'm going to get some me time in my craft room today!  I need to catch up on my Paper Player and Addicted to CAS challenge cards and hopefully will get the time to play along with a couple of challenges.  So, I should hopefully be back later in the week with some cards to share.  In the meantime, warm hugs and prayers for those of you who need a little lift tonight.



Card recipe:

  • Card stock:  Neenah Solar White #110
  • Stamps:  Pink and Main "Sugarplums"
  • DSP:  See a Silhouette - Stampin' Up!