Celebrate The Season With Merry Little Christmas PP367

by Joanne James22. October 2017 09:00

I've had a busy week which has necessitated a few days off from blogging, however since today is Sunday it's time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of my sweet friend Claire to host this week and she has my favourite kind of challenge, a sketch, for us to work with:


I love this sketch - so many creative possibilities! I took the opportunity to combine with this week's colour challenge over at Global Design Project and create a Christmas card using one of my favourite Merry Little Christmas papers - take a look:


Here's the low-down on today's card:

Merry Little Christmas - I love a gingham pattern, and this Merry Little Christmas paper pack has two gorgeous ones. This modern, festive black and olive combination was the starting point for my card today. I paired with a banner of retired black glimmer paper for some added understated festive sparkle.

Tags & Trimmings - I decided to make the sentiment the focal point of my simple layered panel, so that I could make the holly and bells embellishment really stand out. I stamped two of the holly leaves and added a simple line with a marker pen to the other two and embossed three berries in white onto Old Olive cardstock for some co-ordinating holly berries. 

Trim Your Stocking Jingle Bells - I cut out my stamped pieces along with two gold foil jingle bells with the Trim your Stocking Thinlits Dies. These are perfect for embellishing the stockings that you can make with the dies in this set, but are also useful as card embellishments too. Finally I added a little gold thread to finish my card.

Here is the visual summary of the key products used on today's project for you to pin for easy reference:


You can see all of my Product and 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

Before you reach for your ink and papers, check out what our amazing team has created to inspire you this week:

The Paper Players Design Team
Laurie Schmidt
Nance Leedy
Sandy Mathis 
Here's a quick recap of our challenge rules:
1.  Create a new paper project
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us and provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge submission.
3.  Please link your card to no more than four challenges, TOTAL.
4.  Have FUN! 


I look forward to seeing your interpretations of our sketch in the gallery this week. Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; we are at the start of a week's half-term school holiday for both James Juniors so our weekend is an unusually restful one - bliss! I'll be back tomorrow with another project that also uses today's sketch; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

Table built using Product Table Builder by The Crafty Owl - Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator.

Comments (10) -

LaurieUnited States
10/22/2017 1:44:49 PM #

I LOVE this color combo..the papers are so fun, and your cluster of holly and bells so pretty!! I may have to order some of that paper...just beautiful!

Have a great day!

ElizStewartUnited States
10/22/2017 3:11:06 PM #

Absolutely love your card... so fresh and different!

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
10/22/2017 3:23:10 PM #

Joanne, I just LOVE this card.  That green and black check is my favorite paper!  Those gold jingle bells and black glimmer paper made me smile!  I am going to have to CAS this beautiful creation!  The twine and gold thread finish it off perfectly!  Thank you for making me sketch shine!  Have a fantastic week, My Friend!  XX

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
10/24/2017 4:16:40 AM #

Like so many of your cards, Joanne, this is just stunning! Old Olive and Black really do work well and now I'm keen to try it out. The black glimmer paper works a treat.

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/24/2017 3:50:32 PM #

I hope this card won some sort of mention at GDP because it is AWESOME!  LOVE those little bells and holly greenery!  And for some reason, I am hoarding this paper....I want to create something really spectacular with it, especially after seeing this!

sandymUnited States
10/26/2017 1:57:17 PM #

Joanne I love both your cards using the sketch this week, but this one in particular. Love the colors, the plaid paper, and especially love the die cuts. Gorgeous!

Annie Abrahamson
Annie AbrahamsonUnited States
10/27/2017 2:50:28 AM #

My favorite this week!  I'm loving that color combo with the black and green and your cluster of bells, leaves and gold thread is fabulous!  Hope you're having a great week ~ hugs, Annie

Robin Feicht
Robin FeichtUnited States
10/27/2017 11:47:04 AM #

Sharp Card!  Love the gorgeous plaid and the gold together.

jaydeeUnited States
10/28/2017 4:51:00 PM #

Joanne, I LOVE the gorgeous green and black combo and the plaid paper is a perfect backdrop to those beautiful little bells.  Fabulous take on the sketch

Deanne K
Deanne KCanada
10/29/2017 12:44:02 AM #

Gorgeous!  I love everything about your card Joanne!!!!!!!!!

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