Sunday, November 6, 2011

Naughty or Nice??

The Paper Players is having a unique challenge this week; it's a recipe!  Let's get cooking, using 3 different patterned papers, 2 ribbons, at least one punch and some glitter.  Card Patterns had a wonderful sketch I though would go well with this challenge, so I combined the two to come up with this card.
I wanted to start a card and just keep adding elements and things until I had a "WOW" card.  I really like the way this turned out!  I started with cutting out a Santa Image from the Letters To Santa Designer Series Paper. Then I decided to cut out the Naughty Or Nice image and the ornaments, both also from the Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper.  I added Early Espresso Satin Ribbon behind the ornaments to help them stand out from the Old Olive Designer Series Paper.
To have a really stand-out bow, I took Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper and cut 1/4" X 4"  and 1/4" X 3" strips to have a mini-gift bow.  Here's a link for a Tutorial on paper bows:

The upper "scallop border" was done by punching 3/4" circles out of Letters To Santa Designer Series Paper then layering 1" circles in Early Espresso cardstock behind.

When I went to add the whole image to the card front, I thought it needed a little something.  So I inked up the Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder with Cherry Cobbler ink then ran it through the Big Shot. 

One fun thing...Absolutely NO stamps were used on this card!  That doesn't happen often for me!

Check out the other projects for this challenge at:
It was fun to have 2 posts in one day today:)!

Santa Christmas Card: 
Cherry Cobbler & Early Espresso Cardstock, Letters to Santa Designer Series Paper, Cherry Cobbler Ink, 3/4" Circle Punch, 1" Circle Punch, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Big Shot, Silver Brad, Early Espresso Bakers Twine, Early Espresso Satin Ribbon, Old Olive Scallop Ribbon, Dazzling Details Glitter


  1. Wow! You have created a "wow" card for certain, Krystal! I love the Santa! Your bow is amazing! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  2. Gorgeous Christmas card Krystal! Love that gorgeous bow and the Santa and the way you have added the bling.

  3. Wow, that bow is just fabulous! I love that you accented it with the baker's twine. Great look. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

  4. Beautiful bow and such a great sparkly Santa! Love how you incorporated the different DSPs in the punched circle border...clever! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players!

  5. This is really cool; that bow almost makes it look like a big CHristmas gift! Thanks for playing with us this week at the Paper Players!

  6. I really like how this one came out too, Krystal! Can I just say WOW! Beautiful mix of patterns, texture and detail. That 3-D bow is the perfect touch to wrap this festive card up perfectly. I especially like the glitter "sprinkles" you added in all the right places. So pretty! Thank you so much for playing along with my recipe challenge this week at the Paper Players! Hugs! :)

  7. Wow Krystal! Love the bow you created, great use of the sketch!! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players!

  8. Yeah! This is really Cool. Little "roses" on a card look stunning.
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  9. Oh, oh, oh, ohhhhhh - THIS is fun! Super job and excellent use of the Card Patterns sketch! We SO appreciate the inspiration and your taking the time to share your crafty time and out put with us! Yipeeee!


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