Sunday, October 11, 2015

Thinking of You at Christmas--PP266

October 11, 2015

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players!  The lovely, Jaydee has a bright and happy color challenge for all of us to play along with.  We can't wait to see your creations!  

My base card is Real Red.  The next two layers are cut using the  Avery Elle-Wonky Stitches Dies using Cucumber Crush and Very Vanilla card stock.  I used the new Festive Flowers Floral punch by Stampin' Up! to create this gorgeous flower.  Real Red and Cucumber Crush inks were used to sponge around the petals and leaves to create dimension. 

The sentiment is from the Embellished Ornaments stamp set by Stampin' Up!  I stamped it in Versa Mark and heat embossed it with red Zing embossing powder.  A pearl was added to the poinsettia for fun!  

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Don't forget to check out the fabulous inspirations from our design team and I hope that you will play along with our challenge this week.

Challenge Rules:

 Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.

  1. Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us. 
  2. Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
  3. Please link your card to no more than three challenges, TOTAL.  Entries linked to more than 3 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification!
  4. Have fun!

All stamping products are welcome! Thank you for joining the Paper Players this week.  

Have a wonderful week!!



  1. Beautiful card. Love that poinsettia.

  2. Beautiful card. Love that poinsettia.

  3. Beautiful and simple! Love it!

  4. Your poinsettia is stunning Claire! Beautiful colors and a beautiful card!

  5. Your poinsettia is stunning Claire! Beautiful colors and a beautiful card!

  6. What a gorgeous poinsettia you've created! Awesome way to interpret these colors!

  7. Stunning card, Claire! Beautiful colors and amazing poinsettia!

  8. This is stunning Claire - your dimensional poinsettia totally steals the show! I do love the stitched base panels too - the add a nice touch of detail. Great take on this week's colours!

  9. Wow, what a gorgeous poinsettia, Claire! So much dimension!

  10. A real wow card. Love how you've used the colours in such a bold and vibrant way x

  11. Oh do I LOVE those Wonky stitches!!! Might have to get that one! Beautiful card Claire! Perfect for the challenge in christmas colors!

  12. Oh my goodness, Claire! This poinsettia is GORGEOUS. Big, bold and beautiful. Perfect take on the challenge colors and I am lovin' those wonky stitched dies!

  13. OK... How did I miss the Wonky Stitches.... mind you... I can do that - with a whole host more trouble and strife on my sewing machine... but it wouldn't look anywhere near as good. :-) They are the perfect contrast to your stunningly beautiful poinsettia. What a way to rock the color challenge!


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