I play with paper, stamps and ink nearly every day – I have so many opportunities to create with the products I want to play with. Somehow, though, online challenges grant me the permission I need to put some products front-and-center on my craft desk. This week’s CAS(E) This Sketch layout sent me straight to my pack of Wrapped in Plaid 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper. Yay! Here’s my card for this week’s challenge:
- Christmas Staples. There are so many staples that you just have to have for the Christmas holidays (this year and future years). The Itty Bitty Christmas stamp set is a must have – I adore nearly all 18 of these sentiments (I’m not sure I’d ever use “have a sugar-sprinkled season!” but it makes for a fun challenge). These sentiments are perfect for a variety of Christmas projects from fun to sophisticated. Here is a look at the Itty Bitty Christmas Bundle (which includes the Itty Bitty Christmas cling stamp set and Christmas Layers Dies):The Wrapped in Plaid 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper is filled with GORGEOUS patterns and colors for Christmas – so many great ways to showcase these beautiful papers. Both of the patterns on my card are from this pack of papers. You’ll also add many of these plaid pages to birthday cards and thank you cards through the year. Here’s a look at the colors and patterns in the Wrapped in Plaid 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper:
- About those Trees…My card was finished and ready to be photographed. There were no pine trees on the front of the card, but I knew I needed something else there. The plaid pattern (cropped with a Layering Squares Dies) was beautiful but not enough. I had just received the Still Scenes Bundle, so it was sitting on my desk – I immediately knew I wanted those trees from the Snow Globe Scenes Dies on the front of my card. Here’s a look at the Still Scenes Bundles (which includes the Still Scenes cling stamp set and Snow Globe Scenes Dies): With just a little surgery on the card, I was able to remove the band and sentiment, add the trees and then reposition my band and sentiment beneath the trees. Ahhh! That feels complete:
- Gorgeous Christmas Colors. With so many reds and greens in the current color families, there are so many great color combinations for Christmas. These patterns from the Wrapped in Plaid 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper feature Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce with some small bands of gold foil. Love this Christmasy combination! If you like this mix of Gold Foil, Cherry Cobbler and Shaded Spruce as much as I do, please save this for future reference:
Stamp Sets: Itty Bitty Christmas Papers: Wrapped in Plaid 6″ x 6″ Specialty Designer Series Paper, Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobbler, Thick Whisper White Inks: Cherry Cobbler Accessories: Stitched Shapes Dies (Oval), Snow Globe Scenes Dies, Layering Squares Dies, Stampin’ Dimensionals
I hope you’ll pop over to the CAS(E) This Sketch site to see the cards by the design team members and to play along with this week’s challenge.
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