Sunday, December 12, 2021

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 December 12, 2021

It's Sunday and time for new challenges at The Paper Players and Sunday Stamps 

The lovely LeAnne is the hostess at The Paper Players  this week.  She has a fabulous color challenge for all of us.  It is just perfect for the holidays.  It is the last challenge of the year, too.

The Sunday Stamps Challenge is an amazing sketch by Heather.   It was so easy to combine these two challenges this week! 

 Sketch by Heather

My card is created on a white card base.  I found this fabulous tree DSP in my stash for the background.  I used the Simon Says Stamp Believe in the Season stamp/die set.  I stamped the rectangle panel with Merry Merlot ink on Merry Merlot card stock.  I heat embossed the deer in gold and edged the oval with Versa Mark and embossed the oval with gold embossing powder.  I stamped the sentiment from the same set and embossed it with gold powder, too.  I added twine and gold gems to complete my card.  

The Paper Players

1.  Create a NEW paper, or digital, project.
2.  Upload your creation to your blog with a link back to us.
3.  Please provide a direct link to the post featuring your challenge entry.
4.  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!
5.  All stamping products are welcome.
6.  Have fun! 

Sunday Stamps Challenge

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). 
  • Feel free to combine our challenge with up to FOUR other challenges.
  • We reserve the right to delete any links that do not adhere to challenge rules.
  • Please provide a link to us or use the graphic above in your post. 
  • Have Fun!!!
The challenge will end on Friday Dec.24th @ 6pm EST. 
Don't forget to check out all the amazing projects from the Design Team.  

The Paper Players Design Team

Sunday Stamps Design Team

Claire Broadwater (me)
Stef Perry

Thanks for stopping by my blog today.  Please leave a comment and let me know your thoughts!



  1. Wow, Claire, this is so very classy! Love the bold design elements, and gorgeous gold details! LOVE that deer!

  2. Awesome card, Claire! I LOVE the addition of the banner as it really makes it festive! I have so enjoyed my time with all of you as a guest designer, and I am so sad to see it come to an end. I will be back in the gallery again as a patron when I have the chance. Take care and thanks for your kindness! Happy Holidays too!

  3. Beautiful, Claire! The gold details and embossing really set this card off. It's such a rich card, with a touch of elegance. I love the Merry Merlot tone-on-tone strip. Have a very, merry Christmas, my friend! Hugs!

  4. That tree paper is amazing! It is a perfect background for your amazing deer as well as that fabulous sentiment! Thanks for making my colors look great!

  5. That majestic deer shines in gold! Love all the gold accents as well! And that border strip is way cool and reminds me of a cool woven tapestry wall hanging! Thanks for all your sweet comments over the past year! I've really enjoyed stamping with you and getting to know the whole team! You'll definitely see me in the gallery in 2022! Have a Merry Christmas!

  6. Claire, this is a stunning and elegant card. You have totally rocked this challenge as you do most! It has been a wonderful year designing next to you and I am truly going to miss interacting with the whole Paper Players Team. I wish you a beautiful holiday season and all your dreams come true in 2022! I will definitely be checking in on the Paper Players!

  7. So elegant!! I love the gold...just stunning!

  8. Claire, I love this mixture of DSP and the earthier elements. What a gorgeous card! Merry Christmas to you all

  9. Love all of that gorgeous gold detail, Claire! Wow! Sending wishes for a very Merry Christmas and all the best to you and your family in 2022. Big hugs, my friend! :)

  10. What a great way to combine the colours Claire - the gold detailing makes this card so luxurious and I love that focal point stag! Fabulous!! Merry Christmas wishes to you my friend!


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