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I love crafting, especially rubber stamping. Most weekends I can be found surrounded by paper, rubber stamps and ink.

Tuesday, August 28, 2018

Peace & Joy

Hi to all!

I hope the first two days of the work week was good to you. Mine was fairly typical. Tomorrow I head back out to Palm Springs for the rest of the week to finish, hopefully, my project there. I'm hoping that like here on the coast, the temps have cooled somewhat.

Since I'm going to be gone for the rest of the week, I wanted to get my Paper Players challenge card done last night. Jaydee has a fun sketch for us this week .

I decided to use some of the new SU items from the Holiday Catalog. This catalog is jam packed with awesome goodies.

The card base is SU Crumb Cake and the patterned paper is from a We R Memory Keepers 6 x 6" snow themed pack. I stamped the tree from the new Winter Woods set using Garden Green. The three in the back ground are "stamped off" before stamping on the paper. The one in front is stamped three times to make it darker. After the stamping was done, I cut the paper per the sketch. (I forgot to cut off the bottom of the third panel, darn!) I wanted to use Peace as the greeting and the new Christmas Traditions Punch Pack worked well. I CASE'd the idea of the banner behind the punched image from the catalog. I used a twine bow at the top and some enamel shapes for embellishments.

The inside uses more trees and the sentiment from the Winter Woods set.

I love this sketch and will use it more. I have my monthly crafty get together on 9/15 and the theme is Christmas. I plan on doing a quick M&T with some new DSP using Jaydee's sketch for the ladies.

I'm looking forward to some US Open Tennis tonight, and I have to pack.

Thanks for looking in,

Stamps: Winter Woods set and Christmas Traditions Punch Pack set both by Stampin' Up
Paper: SU Crumb Cake, SU DSP  and We R Memory Keepers patterned paper
Ink: SU Garden Green & Crumb Cake, Real Red and Garden Green markers
Other: SU Christmas Traditions punch, twine, enamel shapes, Die-namics Fishtail Flag die, dimensional


  1. LOVE your card Colleen! Hope it's OK to case. Such a beauty. Perfect for the PP Challenge!

  2. Oh, oh, OOOHHHH! I LOVE this card! That patterned paper is perfect for your vintage Christmas scene!!! So very pretty and a beautiful take on our sketch this week!

  3. Colleen, this is gorgeous! I love the rustic feel, the plaid, and those gorgeous trees! So happy you joined us at The Paper Players this week! XX

  4. Oh, Colleen! This card just jumped out at me in the gallery. What a stunning take on the sketch. I love how you softly divided this beautiful scene into panels. Love it, and always happy to see you playing along with us!

  5. Colleen... love the "rustic" feel of your card... so fun! Your interpretation of the sketch is just wonderful! Thanks so much for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

  6. Love this Colleen - so fabulously vintage, yet modern too. Gorgeous! Thanks for playing along with us over at The Paper Players this week!

  7. Love your card and would have picked it if I were one of the PP judges!

  8. Such a lovely card! Congrats on being a design pick on Paper players.


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