29 August 2013

Christmas with The Paper Players

Hi All! Four posts in four days, can you believe it!? Summer must be over....

I wanted to share a little card I made in response to The Paper Players' challenge this week. Here's the sketch:

And here's my card:

Once again I used a standard A2 base in Colonial White. I cut the Ruby cardstock layer at 4 1/8 x 5 3/8 inches to give a slight border for my patterned paper. I used Close To My Heart's new Frosted paper pack for the patterned papers and the Frosted Stickease assortment for the doily/snowflake accent. To make it more interesting (and sparkly!), I added a strip of Red Shimmer Trim to that awesome chevron pattern paper, and then dotted the doily with red and clear sparkles from my stash. The sentiment is from the new "Yuletide Greetings" stamp set (by Close To My Heart) and is stamped in Ruby Exclusive ink. 

Here are a couple of close-ups:

And here is the card once again:

I really enjoyed the simplicity of this sketch. It's perfect for letting the beautiful patterns in this paper shine. 

Hope you enjoyed it, too!


  1. Beautiful card, Kim! Great job following the sketch.
    :) Marie

  2. Lovely...the red shimmer tape looks striking with this paper. Love it!

  3. Just gorgeous Kim! I love the sparkly detail and mix of patterns you used. Very elegant, indeed! Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  4. Absolutely stunning, Kim! I love the rhinestones that you added. This is a gorgeous image. Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  5. Ooh, this is SO pretty, Kim! I love the red and blue color combo and that snowflake is just stunning. So love the gems you added to it. Such a pretty font on the sentiment, too!