The Paper Players #516


While, I am not one to count days....I do know that Christmas is just around the corner.  I even started my Christmas shopping.  Joanne has a new color challenge for us this week at The Paper Players.  We want to see your creations with Real Red, Shaded Spruce, Whisper White plus Silver or Gold.  I have went with the Christmas theme, you are welcome to create any theme with the colors.

I went slightly unconventional in creating my card.  My background was created with the Olive Branches Background Thin Cuts.  I was going for a  more green leaves with red berries type background. To create my card, I cut my background in Evergreen and Candy Apple cardstock.  I did a little fussy cutting to add the red "berries" to my Evergreen background.  My sentiment is from the current Craft with Heart Cardmaking stamp set.  A little stamp surgery allowed me to mix the fonts together. In keeping with the plus Silver or Gold, my panel was matted with Silver Glitter cardstock.  The card really pops in person, yet is flat for easy mailing. Here is a look at the original die-

All supplies by Close To My Heart:
Craft with Heart Cardmaking Stamp Set
Z3679 Olive Branches Background Thin Cuts
1385 White Daisy Cardstock
X6030 Evergreen Cardstock
X6038 Candy Apple Cardstock
Z3239 Silver Glitter
Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad
Z4187 Stitched Ovals Thin Cuts
Ovals Thin Cuts-Retired

I have entered my card in the following challenges:
Craft Rocket Challenges-Christmas/Winter
Crimbo Crackers-Anything Goes
Sparkles Christmas Challenge-Gold or Silver or Glitter

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:
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  1. A beauty! Love that silver so elegant!

  2. Beautiful, Allisa! I am so in love with this die cut. It's so striking with the silver glitter paper peeking through. The red berries are perfect!!!

  3. Wow, Allisa, this is gorgeous! What a fantastic die, and I love the sparkly silver behind it! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

  4. Wow - I love that die cut - and the red berries popping on it is wonderful! I also love how you layered over the glimmer paper. So festive and fun! :)

  5. This is awesome! I love how you added the berries to your background diecut! Just beautiful! And good for you, starting your shopping already. I haven't even thought about it!

  6. Wow, this is just gorgeous Allisa, with the silver glitter background and the wonderful cover die! Great way to stretch your stash by converting the olives to berries. Love this!

  7. Gorgeous, Allisa! The silver glitter background really pops. Wow!

  8. Sorry to be late with my comment! I love the silver background! So elegant! Your die cut is so gorgeous, too!


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