Delivering Cheer in Christmas Plaid FF00098

by Joanne James26. November 2021 09:00

This is my first post of a two-post Friday and I'm here with my card for the new challenge over at Festive Friday. 

 

The challenge that we are celebrating this week is 'Christmas Jumper Day' which is on 10th December this year. Remember the fun thing is that at Festive Friday you do not need to actually celebrate the occasion; your goal is to simply use three or more items from the inspiration list on your project. No jumpers for me this week; instead I used red, green, gold, plaid and glitter as my starting point and this is what I came up with:

 

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

Wrapped In Plaid - First up - I based my card today around a scrap of retired Wrapped in Plaid designer series paper that I found in my scraps box. I just loved the mix of colours and not only did it feature gold, red and green so use three items on the inspiration list straight off the bat, it is perfectly festive to ... 

Delivering Cheer - ... paper-piece onto the skirt of my 'Delivering Cheer' party girl. For the top half I used the armful of gifts, all coloured with my Stampin' Blends to coordinate with her skirt. This is such a fun stamp set with so many mix and match options. It reminds me of the paper dressing up dolls I had as a child! I added another scrap of plaid along with a sentiment from the same set to the inside of my card:

 

All That Glitters - I heat embossed my cover sentiment in gold, added a gold Wink of Stella bow to my parcel pile and added a trio of gold gilded gems, but the real glitter comes from the retired Be Dazzling paper that I used for my mat layer - I can't tell you what a fabulous sparkle this adds in real life:

I love the finished look of this card; this is how I imagine I look on Christmas Day, although I'm sure my family would disagree!

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 'How To' summaries on my 'How To - Tips and Techniques' Pinterest board in case you've missed any. 

How does our board inspire you? I can’t wait to see what YOU create! For more inspiration, be sure to visit the rest of the Festive Friday Challenge Design team.

Ann Schach

Beth McCullough

Sharon Hashimoto Burkert

Melanie Hungerford

Helen Jennings

Stephanie Lanzalotto

Melva Peters

Jaydee

Diane Evans

Joanne James

 

Enjoy your morning and I'll be back later with my project for the new challenge over at As You See It. Until then, happy stampin'!

 

Stampin' Up! Supplies Used:

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

Comments (6) -

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
11/27/2021 2:13:29 AM #

From the plaid skirt to the sparkly mat, this card is fabulous, Joanne! The embossed sentiment is the icing on the cake!

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Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/28/2021 11:41:51 PM #

I really like the little touches of bling in the mat and the sequins. The paper pieced skirt is gorgeous - very retro and stylish.

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Beth McCullough
Beth McCulloughUnited States
12/1/2021 6:18:31 PM #

Awesome card Joanne! How perfect to paper piece the skirt Smile

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Vicky
VickyUnited Kingdom
12/3/2021 6:23:45 PM #

A card that is taking pride of place on my dresser! So gorgeous in all its details from the plaid skirt and the armful of gifts, to the glittery frame and the gilded gems. Stunning Joanne! Vicky x

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Joanne James
Joanne JamesUnited Kingdom
12/3/2021 11:10:31 PM #

Yay! So happy it arrived safely Vicky and glad you like it. If only I could look so co-ordinated and stylish at Christmas time!

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Stephanie Lanzalotto
Stephanie LanzalottoUnited States
12/9/2021 1:09:49 PM #

I just love this image and I love the plaid paper on her dress and the inside. That sparkly frame is wonderful too. Great card!

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