It's Sunday and time for another Paper Player's challenge! This week the super talented Jaydee is challenging us to create any shaped card other than a rectangle or square. All right Jaydee, you really had me stumped on this one! I had no idea what to do, except that I wanted to do something a little more interesting than a circle or oval. But once I came up with an idea, I had so much fun with it!
I saw a cute card in Papercrafts Magazine this month that was shaped like a gingerbread house. That card, however, used an e-cutter which I do not have. So I went about trying to create something similar using what I did have. I used a lot of ingredients and it took me a couple of evenings to finish it up, but I'm pretty happy with the way it came out. Please don't ask me for a pattern or directions because I don't have any! I totally made this up as I went along. You can scroll down to my list of ingredients at the bottom of this post which should explain most of it.
I couldn't resist including this project with the Festive Friday challenge this week, which is to chose any of their challenges of the past year. I didn't play along with the "Sweet" challenge the first time around, but this seemed like a great opportunity to do so. I hope my ginger folk are sweet enough!
The sentiment on the inside was just perfect, I thought. It's actually a combination of sentiments from two stamp sets, Sweet Season and Teeny Tiny Wishes. As you can see there is only a little section holding the front and back of the card together so it's a little on the fragile side, but it does fit into a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" envelope. I used a Crumb Cake envelope to match the card, and lined it with some DSP from the Brights Stack to add some more color.
Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Scentsational Season (gingerbread people), Sweet Season (sentiments), Joyous Celebrations (mistletoe), Create a Cupcake (heart), Teeny Tiny Wishes (inside sentiment)
Card Stock: Whisper White, Real Red, Crumb Cake, Soft Suede
Designer Series Paper: Brights Stack (for envelope)
Ink Pads: Black Stazon, Real Red, Soft Suede, Gumball Green
Marker: Basic Black
Tools: Big Shot, Ovals Die, Holiday Collection Framelits, Envelope Liner Framelit, Scallop Edge Border and Small Heart Punches
Accessories: Real Red Stitched Grosgrain Ribbon, Brights and Regals Candy Dots
I hope to see you all over at The Paper Players with your shaped card creations! Please pay a visit to the rest of the Design Team and see their fabulous creations, too!
Happy Holidays to the folks at Festive Friday, too!
Inky hugs :)