Christmas Joy To You PP666

by Joanne James12. November 2023 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 this week and I have a festive colour challenge for us to work with:


Red, green and gold is one of my favourite festive colour combinations so I wanted to see what you would all make with it this week. You can add any other colour of your choice; for today's card I added a little Old Olive and using Jen M's square layout over at Freshly Made Sketches made a traditional Christmas card to add to my growing stash - take a look:


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

The sketch layout was perfect to showcase a large panel of designer series paper, so I chose a vibrant holly pattern from the Joy of Christmas paper pack. I used the slanted panel to feature my bold sentiment from the 'Joy To You' stamp set, which I stamped in Real Red onto a white panel cut with one of the Scalloped Contour Dies to which I added a holly and pine diecut embellishment:


I wrapped my panel of DSP with some gold simple elegant trim (great for saving bulk on cards that need to be mailed at this time of year) and added a bow to my foliage to complete my card. This card actually came together quite quickly once I'd decided on my elements; the paper does much of the hard work with such a busy pattern, it really doesn't need much else. So what will you make with this week's colour combination? Whilst these colours are my festive favourites, you don't have to make a Christmas project with them - the choice is yours!

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; I had a super busy day yesterday, with a flying overnight visit for my university-loving daughter and a hockey match for the youngest of the James Juniors. My laundry service has gone into overdrive once more, so today will be spent ironing and baking and hopefully squeezing in a little crafting to finish a few projects that are in bits on my desk. I'm usually one of those people that makes one thing at a time, but since I've had to snatch a quick 30 minutes here and there over the last couple of days, I've started several things and am yet to finish a single one! Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow to share one of them. Until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (10) -

Tracy Grauer
Tracy GrauerUnited States
11/12/2023 3:19:15 PM #

Such a great card and these colors are wonderful!

Jen Timko
Jen TimkoUnited States
11/14/2023 3:05:00 AM #

Love your take on the sketch!  The big sentiment with that holly is so great.  So glad you joined us this week at FMS!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
11/14/2023 4:25:18 AM #

Beautiful, Joanne! The holly and pine accents are striking. This is such lovely paper. It is the perfect backdrop for the bold sentiment. Thank you for the wonderful color challenge!

11/14/2023 5:45:57 PM #

lovely card , congrats 💐☺️ happy day

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
11/15/2023 6:27:41 PM #

Such a beautiful array of colors and patterns...that DSP is so pretty and your little embellishments work perfectly!  Awesome challenge this week!

jaydeeUnited States
11/15/2023 8:21:12 PM #

Joanne, this is some of my favorite DSP and you showcased it beautifully.  The large scalloped sentiment is fabulous.  The touches of greenery are the perfect way to finish off your card

Fran Wing
Fran WingUnited States
11/16/2023 4:00:47 AM #

How smart to jump off with Jen M's layout, Joanne! It was a perfect beginning to a beautiful card. I love the combination of all of the elements - the printed paper, die cut sentiment and seasonal objects, perfectly set off by the gold twine.
Xoxo, Fran

Suzy Hinton
Suzy HintonUnited States
11/17/2023 1:11:22 AM #

Joanne, I loved your choice of colors for this challenge. The traditional red, gold and green really shine on your card. I love the bold sentiment and patterned paper.

Jan Clothier
Jan ClothierNew Zealand
11/17/2023 2:06:35 AM #

A lovely use of this great set. I like the way the you've rounded the corners of the larger elements to visually marry up with the scalloped edges of the sentiment.

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
11/17/2023 2:12:04 PM #

Joanne, I just love this festive creation!  I think this holly DSP is fabulous!  Your little holly leaves and bow add so much detail!  The scalloped sentiment layer is lovely, too!  Perfect!  

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