Sunday, July 3, 2016

North Pole --PP302 and SSC130

July 3, 2016

It's Sunday and time for a new challenge at The Paper Players and Sunday Stamps!  


The sensational Sandy is our hostess this week at The Paper Players.  Today is a special theme challenge, Christmas in July! What better way to cool down from the steamy summer temperatures than with a frosty holiday card. Cards for any winter holiday are welcome.  The sketch at Sunday Stamps was perfect for the card I had in mind.  We can't wait to see what you create!

The Paper Players are thrilled to announce that our Guest 
Designers, Linda, Hannelie and Colleen were invited to stay on board for another 6 months. We are SO excited that they all agreed. Hooray!  

My card is created on a Real Red card base.  The next layer is Whisper White and it is embossed  using the  Decorative Dots embossing folder from Stampin' Up!.  The next layer was cut with patterned paper using the SugarPea Designs  Zig Zag Stitched Rectangle Dies.  I cut a Garden Green Tag with the SugarPea Designs Gift Tag Dies.  The white tag was stamped using the Santa's Gift Tag stamp set from SugarPea Designs and cut using the same dies.  I stamped Santa and 25 Dec. in Versa Mark ink and heat embossed them  with green and red embossing powder.  The red North Pole tag was cut using  My Favorite Things Stitched Fishtail Flag die.  I stamped it in Versa Mark and heat embossed it with white embossing powder.  

The little elf is from the SugarPea Designs Merry Makers stamp set.  It is stamped on Neenah Solar white and colored with Copic Markers.  The matching dies were used to cut out this little elf.  Wink of Stella was added for lots of shine.  I added a ribbon on the top of my tag and was so excited to complete my first Christmas card.  Thank you Sandy for giving me a push to get started on this year's stash.  

So happy you stopped by my blog today!  Please leave a message!  I love to hear from you!  

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.

The Paper Players Design Team

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 four 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 

Challenge Guidelines
  • Feel free to use any brand of product you have. 
  • Please Link up a new project created for this challenge (no back links). 
  • Enter as many times as you'd like.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday, July 15th@ 6pm EST. 
This challenge will run for 2 weeks.

You can see what the rest of the DT created for inspiration by clicking on their names below. I hope you will check out their blogs and then come and play along with us.


  1. That little elf is just too cute Claire! I love the tag against the neutral present paper background too. Very festive!

  2. That elf licking his lips is SO adorable! Makes me want a candy cane,too. Cute card!!

  3. Sandy, you knew that this card was going to leave a pawprint on my heart. I knead this set! Your card is adorable... but I think not quite as adorable as the photos of Ollie - especially the one curled up with the yarn. Fabulous :-) I must admit, I'd be tempted to tick the "naughty" or "nice" box depending on the recipient :-)

  4. This is just too darn your sweet elf!

  5. This elf is adorable! Love the colors popping off the b/w pattern paper. Looking forward to joining the PP challenge this week!

  6. Well, this is just too darn CUTE! I can't decide what I like the best because it all looks so great. I'm thrilled to be hanging around with The Paper Players through the end of the year.

  7. This is adorable! I love that you made a tag! The elf is sweet as can be!

  8. This is so cute that I played along with the sketch challenge too! That tag is adorable, especially with that background paper! You always have the cutest images, too...that little elf looks like he is hard at work! SWEET!

  9. Such a cute card, Claire. Love the papers and I am always so impressed with your coloring skills!

  10. Super cute card, Claire! Love that little elf!


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