Sunday, August 26, 2018

Happy Holly Days, PP407

Hi friends! It's Sunday and that means time for a new challenge at The Paper Players. This week the amazing Jaydee is our hostess with a sketch challenge. I think it's a great one - leaves so much room for interpretation.

I had so many ideas for it but in the end, decided it would be a great way to give some focus to a pretty piece of patterned paper. I've been on a kick to jumpstart my Christmas cards lately, and as such settled on this holly paper and a coordinating sentiment. It's a super simple card, but as is typical for me, I spend all my time deciding what to make and very little actually making the card. Anyone else out there like that?

Stamp Sets: Happy Holly Days (Hero Arts)
Card Stock: Ivory (Simon Says Stamp)
Patterned Paper: Christmas Wonderland (Carta Bella)
Ink Pads: Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Tools: Big Shot, Ovals Dies (Sizzix)
Accessories: Gold Sequins (Assorted)

Thanks so much for stopping by! Please leave a comment, and then head over to visit the rest of the Design Team at The Paper Players. We hope you'll play along with our challenge this week, too! 

Inky hugs :)


Anne Marie Hile said...

So pretty, Sandy! That beautiful paper is perfect with the sentiment and the sequins are a perfect touch. I’m right there with you about spending a lot of time planning out a card. I think that is how creative minds work though. Sometimes I think it would be easier if we didn’t have so many supplies to choose from. Haha! I agree with you about jumpstarting those Christmas cards. It’s going to be here before we know it, right?

LeAnne said...

Oh yes....if I could just DECIDE what to make and DO it, I would save so much time! But I guess that's part of the creative process! I love your pretty paper and that beautiful sentiment...simple yet very elegant!

Joanne James - The Crafty Owl said...

Ditto - I often spend longer thinking about the card than actually making it Sandy, clearly we all have something in common on this one! Nothing wrong with a straightforward approach when you can use your card to showcase a beautiful paper like this one though, and I love the punny sentiment too. I have been on a Christmas-card making roll this week, which is probably a good thing as I've made hardly any all year!!

Jan Clothier said...

That exactly describes me! Lots of thinking and not much doing followed by a burst to the finish! I agree that the sketch was just begging to show of some lovely papers. The pun is great too.

laurie said...

LOL..yes me too! Your finished card is awesome! I love the paper and coordinating pretty!

Annie S. said...

Sounds like we are all kindred spirits! Just yesterday I sat at my desk and just thinking and looking at stuff for over an hour! The DSP is beautiful and definitely the star of the show with the perfect sentiment!

Just Me said...

love your card ..someone is going to love getting that card for Christmas. Thanks for sharing.

Being Mrs Miles said...

I always admire when you can make Festive cards when its not cold or snowing yet LOL! What a lovely card, traditional but fun with the sequins too. Great take on the sketch, for sure.

Jaydee said...

Sandy, I am obsessed with that sentiment! I love the fact that you put it on an oval and the red strip underneath separates it beautifully from that wonderful DSP. A gorgeous card, my friend.

Claire Broadwater said...

Sandy, this card is Holly Jolly! I love the DSP you chose and the simplicity of your card. The DSP steals the sentiment steal the show. I love the little oval! I hope you have a wonderful weekend, My Friend! XX