Friday, August 17, 2012

Joyous Celebrations and Two Challenges


Sometimes all you need is a gorgeous piece of designer paper to create a focal point for your project. Today's card is evidence of that, and features the Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack. This is one of the best buys, I think, in the Stampin' Up Holiday Catalog. It consists of 48 sheets (4 each of 12 different designs), each 4 1/2" x 6 1/2", for $6.95.  There are plenty of patterns to keep you busy through the holidays and beyond.


The first challenge I had in mind when I created this project was The Paper Players Color Challenge. When I originally saw these colors, I thought I would make a masculine card, maybe something nautical. Boy, did I veer off course! I think it's really funny how that happens. The creative process is an amazing thing!


The second challenge is the Merry Monday Challenge, which was to create a clean and simple card using designer paper and this sketch. Here again, I planned something totally different but this is where I landed! I'm not complaining, mind you. I really like this super simple sketch and it is perfect for any occasion, with just a change of paper and greeting.


The little banner in the background is a strip of card stock that I flagged the ends of using a square punch (any square punch will do).  The Crumb Cake layer was cut using the Apothecary Accents Framelit. The greeting was cut using a large oval punch. The little bow was stamped and cut out by hand. What a quick and easy card, perfect for mass production!

Stampin' Up! Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Joyous Celebrations
Card Stock: Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler
Designer Series Paper: Festival of Prints Stack
Ink Pads: Not Quite Navy, Cherry Cobbler
Tools: Big Shot, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Large Oval and Square Punches
Accessories: Pearls

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Thanks for visiting!

Sandy




7 comments:

  1. Wow, this is terrific. I LOVE letting my DP do the work, and your little sentiment embellishment is a perfect way to showcase that new set as well as the framelits! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players as well as at Merry Monday!

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  2. Wow, you did great on both these challenges, Sandy! I love the way you did that tag with the sentiment! I'll be remembering that. Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  3. So pretty, Sandy! Love the paper and how you made your sentiment tag! Awesome Christmas card!
    Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  4. Crisp, clean and full of Christmas elegance, Sandy! I love the banner and the little bow decorating the sentiment. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

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  5. Such a sweet Christmas card - love that little bow over the sentiment! Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

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  6. Awesome work as always Sandy! That little bow is adorable! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

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  7. Very pretty card, Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

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