Tags & Trimmings Festive Christmas Stocking Gift Box For The Paper Players PP374

by Joanne James10. December 2017 09:00

It's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players- what's more, it's the last one of 2017! It's the turn of my good friend, the lovely and talented Claire, to host this week and she has a bright colour challenge for us to end the year with:


This is a palette with lots of options - you could still craft for Christmas, or use these colours for a non-festive project, it's up to you. Our design team this week has done a little of both, so there's lots of inspiration for you. I took the opportunity to squeeze in another Christmas project, but went with a 3D gift box rather than a card today. In fact, a Christmas stocking - take a look:


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

Trim Your Stocking - These colours were perfect for a pink and girly Christmas stocking, complete with spotty heel, toe and cuff trim then finished off with a sprig of festive greenery. I've used the Trim Your Stocking Thinlits on this card previously but whatever your project, this set has an abundance of useful dies that are perfect for all kinds of embellishments. 

It's What's Inside That Counts - I love this sentiment! Whether it's a little chocolate - the content of choice of Rebecca - or money (most definitely the content of choice for my teenage niece!), the pillow box on the reverse of this stocking is just big enough for either. I haven't yet decided who this stocking will be heading for and for me how it looks on the outside is the most important thing, but one thing is for sure, for the recipient it's definitely what's inside that counts!

A Little Added Sparkle - I couldn't resist adding in a little sparkle to my festive stocking, with a silver foil bell, some mini sequin trim and a liberal dose of clear Wink of Stella on the lime green pieces - I'm hoping Claire considers silver (almost) a neutral such that I can get away with it - I just couldn't resist, those jingle bell dies are my favourite! 

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 
 Annie Abrahamson
Deanne K
Jan Clothier
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 what you create with this week's colour palette. As I mentioned above, this is our last challenge for 2017; we will be taking a two week break before returning with a fresh new set of challenges for 2018 starting on Sunday 7th January 2018. Thanks to everyone who plays along each week, to this year's guest designers, Crystal and Valentyna, Deanne, Jan and Annie, and everyone of you who visits our blogs and leaves us encouraging comments each week - it's great to know that you enjoy our creations! We will be announcing our new guest designers for the first half of 2018 this coming Wednesday, in my mid-week reminder post, so be sure to check back then to see who will be joining us to kick off the Paper Players fun at the start of 2018!

Enjoy the rest of your weekend as it will be over all too quickly; we are hoping to put our Christmas tree up and decorate the house tomorrow - then it really will feel like Christmas! I'll be back soon with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


Stampin' Up! Supplies Used: 

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

Comments (7) -

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
12/10/2017 2:34:51 PM #

Joanne, I don't know where to start!  First thank you for the kind words!  That made my day!
This project is just WOW!!!!!!!!  I have to go online and order this now.  I never even noticed it before.  That pink stocking with the polka dots is so ME!!!!!  Rebecca will cherish this.  I agree the sentiment is fantastic, too!  The two tones of green are beautiful and YES that silver bell is a neutral!  I would love to receive this gorgeous stocking!  Thanks for rocking my color palette!  Have a fantastic week!  Stay warm!  XXX

LaurieUnited States
12/12/2017 12:01:32 AM #

This is SOOO cute! what a fun stocking...so adorable.I love the silver bells.

Have a very Merry Christmas!!!!

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
12/14/2017 10:47:47 PM #

Squeal!  This is fabulous Joanne.  Absolutely love every detail and the way you've integrated the challenge colors.  The silver bell just puts it over the top--absolutely gorgeous!

Annie Abrahamson
Annie AbrahamsonUnited States
12/15/2017 12:46:22 AM #

ADORABLE!  So cute with fun details (love the jingle bells) and cheery colors.  Have a very Merry Christmas, Joanne, that is filled with family and fun! Hugs, Annie

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
12/15/2017 1:45:46 AM #

What a great girly stocking!  Love all the embellishments you added, especially the bells!  I love those polka dots too!  The recipient will love it, no matter what's inside!

Mona Pendleton
Mona PendletonUnited States
12/15/2017 2:55:00 PM #

What a fun project Joanne! Surely anyone would love to receive one of these! Love the polka dots and jingle bells! Thanks for the inspiration!

Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
12/15/2017 7:59:36 PM #

Oh this is just the best!  SO adorable and SO bright and SO happy!!!  Thanks for having me on the team this past year <3

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