Christmas

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... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's my pleasure to host our Paper Players challenge this week - and it's theme week. I thought the theme was perfect for those of you who are (like me) procrastinators... and still have Christmas cards to make? Please don't tell me that I am the only person who still needs to finish their Christmas cards! Here's the challenge - with another awesome badge from Nance. Isn't that just gorgeous? Nance really does an amazing job of finding photo inspirations for our badges and this one reminds me of a Hallmark Christmas movie! For my card,... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous die-cutting queen Laurie's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and it's a color challenge: Oh! I was so tempted to do something floral with this color scheme, but fought my instincts and decided to do a Christmas card instead! I purchased a new stamp and cut set from Hero Arts called Wonder and Magic of Christmas. I got it 20% off at Ellen Hutson during her sale! Poppy Parade is another one of those colors that I just NEVER use... it's way too bright for me. Generally, during color challenges,... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's my pleasure to host our final Paper Players challenge of 2016. I decided to go with a color scheme that I use a lot at New Year - I love the crispness of the white with the cool of the silver and the warmth of the gold. I've also been known to use this color scheme for Christmas dinner table settings :-) I had this idea going around in my head to use the poinsettia from the Poinsettia and Pines set to resemble a bow on a gift box. So, I heat embossed the poinsettia... Read more →


Hi Everyone. Happy Sunday. It's the fabulous Nance's turn to host our Paper Players challenge this week and she has a theme for us - and one that is perfect for me today as I look out of my window and watch the snow slowly fall :-) We had 3 inches of snow overnight and it looks so beautiful outside. It truly is a winter wonderland! So, today's theme really is perfect and I hope you are inspired enough to play along with us this week. I decided I wanted to make a floating snowflake so die-cut two from Silver... Read more →