Jingle Jingle Jingle in Red and Green PP618

by Joanne James20. November 2022 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's my turn to host - it's Clean and Simple Week and I've made it festive for you:


I am properly in festive card making mode now, so I chose CAS Christmas! Your project can be any kind of Christmas card, as long as it's clean and simple. What do we mean by clean and simple? Your project must:

  • have minimal layers and embellishments
  • have plenty of open space
  • be simple and uncluttered

I used the lovely Kim's sketch over at Freshly Made Sketches this week and in contrast to last week's card, today I'm using the Colour Hues palette of scarlet red and green for a traditional festive affair - take a look:


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

For the vertical element on my card, I stamped and diecut a candy cane using the Sweet Candy canes bundle, creating a two-tone effect by using my Stamparatus and inking first the red sections with sponge daubers, stamping then cleaning my stamp and adding the green stripes. For the horizontal elements, I used a combination of a heat-embossed white sentiment stamped onto my Garden Green card front and the word 'jolly', both from the 'Jingle Jingle Jingle' stamp set, which I stamped in red, outlined in green, and fussy cut and popped up on dimensionals overlapping my candy cane.

I added a couple of simple green sprigs and a flat jingle bell trinket tied with twine to complete my card:

Simple, colourful and fun - and I repeated the sentiment on the envelope too for a little extra pizzazz.

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:

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!

Enjoy your day; today we are at home with both of the James Juniors spending the day catching up on homework, having spent most of yesterday out on the hockey pitch (one win 8-1, one loss 5-0 - I'll leave you to work out which score belongs to which!) I shll be cooking, ironing and hopefully fitting in a little crafting too (fingers crossed!) I'll be back tomorrow 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 (12) -

Jennie Maier
Jennie MaierUnited States
11/20/2022 2:18:32 PM #

Such a cute card Joanne! Love the little jingle bell! Have a great week!

Nancy E Leppek
Nancy E LeppekUnited States
11/21/2022 1:50:26 AM #

I really love your card but that envelope is just as wonderful. Such a nice way to really make your Holiday cards shine!  Thanks for being with us at Color Hues.

Kim S
Kim SUnited States
11/21/2022 12:39:41 PM #

I love your mix of those two stamp sets!  The little jingle bell is such a fun touch! Thank you for playing along with us at Freshly Made Sketches.

Lesley Seabrook
Lesley SeabrookCanada
11/22/2022 7:40:17 PM #

Joanne I love your card!  Congrats on your win at FMS!  well deserved!  Your card caught my eye right away, super use of the candy cane to fit the sketch, I love the two fonts for the bottom of the sketch, so creative!  Oh, and that little bit of colouring with a mask (?) on the card base is terrific!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
11/23/2022 1:59:36 AM #

Oh, I saw this over at the FMS blog...it is a winner for sure!  GREAT way to combine those sets for a fun, festive, traditionally-colored Christmas card!  

Laurie Schmidt
Laurie SchmidtUnited States
11/23/2022 3:09:23 AM #

What a fun card!! So cute and jolly!

Cindy Beach
Cindy BeachUnited States
11/23/2022 2:00:04 PM #

I knew this one was a winner as soon as I saw those fresh crisp lines and wonderful colors! How I love the bell trinket and matching envelope!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
11/24/2022 5:52:03 AM #

So fun and cute, Joanne! I love how you adorned the candy cane with mistletoe and a flat jingle bell. The matching envelope is great!

jaydeeUnited States
11/25/2022 3:32:02 PM #

Joanne, I love the hint of polka dots on the base of the card.  I love the little addition on the candy cane and the touch of gold for the sentiment is the perfect way to add a little shimmer and shine.  Gorgeous card

Christy Stanford
Christy StanfordUnited States
11/25/2022 6:47:16 PM #

So beautiful, Joanne!  Love your dual-color candy cane and how you embellished it.  I think it's funny we both did candy canes with a green background but our cards look totally different from each other Smile That jingle bell accent is perfect!

Anne Marie Hile
Anne Marie HileUnited States
11/26/2022 4:45:21 AM #

What a fun card, Joanne! Love the soft pattern stenciled in the background and that little bell is the perfect touch. Such a fun challenge this week! Hugs!

Tracey McNeely
Tracey McNeelyCanada
11/30/2022 6:27:05 PM #

Definitely a Jolly card Joanne! Your backgrounds and stenciling really set up the scene! Thank you so much for sharing at the Color Hues!

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