Holiday Home Side Step Christmas Card for The Paper Players

by Joanne James30. November 2014 07:00

It's time for a new challenge over at The Paper Players today and this week the lovely Jaydee has a fun tic-tac-toe challenge for us:

I'm linking up today's card with Merry Monday where the challenge is to use red, green and white on a Christmas card, and Create with Connie and Mary where they have the following sketch layout:


When considering Jaydee's grid I was drawn to the top horizontal line - tree, transport and white - although I ended up completing two more lines too (see if you can work out which ones!). One of the reasons I purchased the 'White Christmas' stamp set was for that cute little car and this is the first time I've used it! Here is my card:

I took some artistic licence with the sketch and turned it upside down and made it into a side stepped card - I think you can see all the elements though. I used Smoky Slate for my card base and having made my folds, I began to customise it. For the main panel, I added a Whisper White snow drift and a road for my car to travel along, then stamped my car, complete with Christmas tree, in Memento Black onto Whisper White, coloured with my Blendabilities and Stampin' Write markers and fussy cut it out and popped it up on dimensionals:


For my stepped side, I added a snow drift of dazzling diamonds glimmer paper at the front, along with a bold satin bow. The house that is the destination for the travelling Christmas tree is on the layer behind, again coloured with Blendabilities and decorated with a mini wreath and some glimmer snow, and a few fir trees. The layer at the rear has a couple more trees and two more houses, this time in Smoky Slate and stamped in Versamark and heat embossed in white, as these houses are in the background of the scene. Here are a couple of additional views from this side of the card:


Here's a close up of the houses:

This was a fun card to create and the Holiday Home houses and co-ordinating framelits work really well on a stepped card. This week's tic tac toe challenge offers lots of opportunities to be creative, so be sure to share your creation with us at The Paper Players!  Check out what the other designers did as well:

Back tomorrow with another other project; until then, enjoy the rest of your weekend and happy stampin'!


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Comments (26) -

11/30/2014 12:33:48 PM #

Beautiful card!  I absolutely love those stamp sets and that colour palette.  Stunning.

Gale S.
Gale S.United States
11/30/2014 1:08:17 PM #

I just love this card! How very creative!

Sandy M
Sandy MUnited States
11/30/2014 2:05:19 PM #

I couldn't wait to comment on this card, Joanne! Absolutley fabulous! I love that little car too, and what a wonderful fancy fold!

YaphaUnited States
11/30/2014 2:45:26 PM #

Fantastic card, Joanne! I love the houses on the sidestep. Super clever!

Jenny Engelke
Jenny EngelkeUnited States
11/30/2014 3:22:41 PM #

Quite clever! I love the way you've incorporated the sketch from Create with Connie and Mary! Amazing!

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
11/30/2014 7:14:42 PM #

LOL, did you hear my jaw drop all the over here in the USA when I saw this card?!  It's AMAZING!  You are so clever & creative!  Just wonderful!

DebUnited States
11/30/2014 7:55:31 PM #

Oh my goodnes! This is such a FUN card! I love your interpretation of the sketch! Very clever and creative! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

BonnieUnited States
11/30/2014 8:39:45 PM #

What a great scene, Joanne! Love the step card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Deanne @ Three Trees
Deanne @ Three TreesCanada
11/30/2014 10:58:11 PM #

Love the sparkly snow filled hills!  Fantastic card!!!  Thanks so much for playing along with us at Merry Monday.

Deanne Smile

Linda W
Linda WUnited Kingdom
11/30/2014 11:08:59 PM #

This is fab .... I love the little scene you've created.  Linda (GD Merry Monday) xx

Laurie schmidt
Laurie schmidtUnited States
12/1/2014 2:14:01 AM #

This is so clever..what a fun scene you created on a step card!

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
12/1/2014 4:51:47 AM #

Absolutely adorable! So clever and creative!

Susan Joyce
Susan JoyceAustralia
12/1/2014 6:11:13 AM #

Love your side step design Linda, awesome card.  Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Lilian Yeh
Lilian YehUnited States
12/1/2014 6:43:24 AM #

Lovely card! Love it!

Lisa Martz
Lisa MartzUnited States
12/1/2014 3:01:39 PM #

Wonderful!  I love how you used the houses as the banners and flipped (mirror image) the design.  Love all the tiny details!  Really makes it look like a little neighborhood.  Thanks for playing the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge this week!

Debbie Henderson
Debbie HendersonUnited States
12/2/2014 12:05:47 AM #

Such an adorable card and scenery you created! Thanks for playing Create with Connie & Mary this week!

Marybeth United States
12/2/2014 3:15:18 PM #

This is just the best card! I love it! So very creative! Love the station wagon with the Christmas tree on top.

Lisa Young
Lisa YoungUnited States
12/2/2014 11:22:37 PM #

What a cute card! Love the way you customized it - so creative! Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary.

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
12/3/2014 2:46:17 AM #

Joanne, everything about this card is wonderful!  I love the fold, the little car, the snowy hills and the precious neighborhood!  You are so talented and creative!  XX

Melissa L Davies
Melissa L DaviesUnited States
12/3/2014 3:10:55 AM #

WOW! This card is incredible! I love all the little details in the scenery! Thanks for joining us in the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary

Connie Babbert
Connie BabbertUnited States
12/3/2014 12:15:16 PM #

So clever...the row of houses is perfect for the trio on the sketch!  I bought that set for the little car (and snowman), too!  Darling card!   Thanks for playing along with the sketch challenge this week on Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Brown
Mary BrownUnited States
12/3/2014 7:25:23 PM #

What a totally clever way to use the houses as the banners!  DELIGHTFUL card!  Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Margaret Raburn
Margaret RaburnUnited States
12/4/2014 2:54:17 AM #

What a great interpretation of the sketch this week!  The side-stepped houses are perfect for the sketch; love all the glimmer paper and red ribbon! Thanks for joining us this week for the Create with Connie and Mary sketch challenge!

Jodi McKinney
Jodi McKinneyUnited States
12/4/2014 3:38:14 AM #

Wow Wow Wow Wow Wow - knock my socks off Wow!  Creative perfection!

Nance Leedy
Nance LeedyUnited States
12/4/2014 12:36:25 PM #

Oh WOW!  Everything about this card is brilliant, Joanne!  Wicked clever use of the sketch, the side-step card, the snow drifts, the road, the's all fantastic.  I've never made a side-step card (gasp!) but I want to CASE this one!  Fabulous job!

Pauline A
Pauline AUnited Kingdom
12/16/2014 10:41:59 PM #

Lush, love, your one talented lady x

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