A Merry Beary Christmas PP663

by Joanne James22. October 2023 08:00

Today it's Sunday and time for this week's new challenge over at The Paper Players! It's the turn of the fabulous Jaydee to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge for us to work with:


I decided to use one of my Beary Christmas Memories & More cards with a pre-printed sentiment for the front layered panel of my card and the rest of the design evolved from there. Take a look at my finished card:


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

I cut down one of the large Memories & More cards and used the colours of the card to create my card base and layers. Although I used the co-ordinating envelope from the co-ordinating pack, I didn't use the card base. Instead I added a Very Vanilla layer that I added some soft stencilling to using one of the retired Butterflies and Flowers Layering Decorative Masks, adding some red rhinestones to pick out the pattern centres. I also added some Real Red baker's twine to the card and a wooden snowflake element from my stash:


These Memories & More cards are great to use for quick and easy Christmas cards; they are easy to step up too with the addition of a few additional bits and pieces. I think this card has something of a Scandinavian feel to it - what do you think? Leave me a comment below - I'd love to hear your thoughts.

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; we are having a relaxing weekend as it is the start of the half-term break. 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 (7) -

jaydeeUnited States
10/23/2023 8:12:16 PM #

Joanne,  I love the unexpected Christmas colors and that little snowflake is the perfect finishing touch.  Thank you for rocking my challenge this week

Nora Noll
Nora NollUnited States
10/23/2023 10:54:24 PM #

The colors on this card are so beautiful. I LOVE that paper that you used. Great design.

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
10/24/2023 7:38:14 PM #

Joanne, I just love this mix of patterns.  The red, white and blue is so special!  The little wooden snowflake and red twine add so much texture and dimension!  I think this is a happy card!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
10/25/2023 12:28:32 AM #

Love this...the way the sentiment has a shadow behind it makes it even more fun! And what a cool background too!

Suzy Hinton
Suzy HintonUnited States
10/27/2023 4:34:53 AM #

Joanne, I love the nontraditional colors and the fun patterns on your card.

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
10/27/2023 4:03:21 PM #

Absolutely fabulous, Joanne! I LOVE everything about this card. It definitely has a Scandinavian feel. You have inspired me to pull out my Memories & More cards and create away!

Ida P. Krause
Ida P. KrauseUnited States
10/27/2023 7:00:47 PM #

Very pretty card.  Loved the soft stenciling and the wooden snowflake.  How neat to use a preprinted sentiment.  Everything worked so well together.

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