A Quick Beary Christmas Card for PP655

by Joanne James27. August 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 LeAnne to host this week and she has my favourite, a sketch challenge for us to work with:


I thought that the main panel on LeAnne's sketch was crying out to frame something, so decided to create a quick and easy Christmas card using the panel with an aperture to frame a Memories & More card from the Beary Christmas set in the upcoming mini catalogue. - take a look:


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

The new Beary Christmas Memories & More cards feature polar bears, trees, presents and patterns and are just great for quick and easy Christmas cards. I added a small one featuring a large sentiment and trimmed slightly to a Balmy Blue card base, then taking a smaller panel of Balmy Blue, cut a square aperture using the Stylish Shapes Dies then ran the whole panel through my diecutting machine with my (retired) Wintry 3D embossing folder - check out the lovely embossed effect in more detail on the close up below:

I added a Real Red ribbon and bow to complete my card. So simple, yet the embossing adds a really pretty detail. I'm linking today's card up over at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown where they are asking us to make Christmas cards that feature an embossing folder this week.

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'll be back tomorrow with another project. Until then, happy stampin'!



Comments (12) -

LeAnne Pugliese
LeAnne PuglieseUnited States
8/28/2023 2:26:38 AM #

I love that you used the Memories & More pack as well as that snowflake embossing folder!  That bright red ribbon really finishes it off nicely!

Suzy Hinton
Suzy HintonUnited States
8/29/2023 3:25:29 AM #

Cute card, Joanne. I like how you did the layers. The polar bear suite is so cute.

Claire Broadwater
Claire BroadwaterUnited States
8/29/2023 10:30:30 PM #

Joanne, this is so fun!  I love the DSP and the fabulous embossed panel of snowflakes.  The red ribbon adds a great pop of color.  Perfect for the holidays ahead.  Aren't you smart to get started on your stash!

GillUnited Kingdom
8/30/2023 12:55:40 PM #

I love the colours you chose for your card Joanne.  The sketch is great and that embossing folder is gorgeous! Thank you for joining us this week at 52 CCT. Gill, DT

Ida P. Krause
Ida P. KrauseUnited States
8/30/2023 6:49:38 PM #

Very cute card. I love that you used the sketch to "frame" the fun designer paper.  Also love the embossed snowflake background.

Ann Schach
Ann SchachUnited States
8/30/2023 11:56:03 PM #

I absolutely love it, Joanne! The embossed frame sets off the Memories & More card perfectly. You can't beat quick and easy...especially when you create a card which is this adorable!

Fran Wing
Fran WingUnited States
9/1/2023 2:38:32 AM #

Joanne, your polar bear footprints in the snow is a perfect take on LeAnne's sketch! I really like the clarity of the colors and wish I would get busy and start on some Christmas cards. I'm stuck in Halloween at the moment.
Xoxo, Fran

VickyUnited Kingdom
9/1/2023 8:59:29 AM #

What a fun card with those bear foot prints in the snow! This design would work really well with some gorgeous designer paper too. I love the details - the embossing and the ribbon. Vicky x

jaydeeUnited States
9/1/2023 12:15:27 PM #

Joanne, I love all that texture on the front of the card and I had completely missed the polar bear prints!  Fabulous use of the sketch

Kathy Hunter
Kathy HunterUnited States
9/1/2023 7:10:00 PM #

Such a fun card with lots of visual interest.   Thanks for sharing your lovely creation with us at 52 CCT this week.    Smiles,  Kathy DT

Tracy B
Tracy BAustralia
9/1/2023 10:55:14 PM #

I love how you used the embossed panel to highlight an element on a busy designer paper. Such a lovely creation. Thanks for playing along with us this week at 52CCT. Hope to see your creations again.

9/2/2023 6:29:42 PM #

oh Joanna, très jolie création, pleine de fraicheur et moderne, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

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