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Sunday, September 15, 2019

Shine Bright

Happy Sunday Peeps,

Yes, Sunday means time for a new Paper Players Challenge. It's CAS week and hostess Anne Marie's theme is metallics, which gives us a little different thought process for making our cards. It's also a good theme for adding to our Holiday card stashes, which is exactly what I used it for.

The stamps and dies are from the new September release from Concord & 9th. The metallic papers are also from Concord & 9th. I really, really like the way my card turned out.

In addition to being able to use these fun metallic glimmer papers, I also used my new Gemini Foiling system for the sentiment. I think that I mentioned in an earlier post that I bought it for myself for my birthday in July. I haven't used it too much and I have to reread the directions each time I do. I also don't have many dies for it yet, but I do have a set of sentiments from Spellbinders that had the perfect one for my card.

The stamp and die set is called Merry Shapes. Only the dies are used on the card front.  The ornaments are cut from the glimmer papers and the ornament tops from smooth gold metallic card stock. There is a die that is a line of dots which I used to make the strings for the ornaments to hang with, and I backed them with more gold metallic paper that shows through. The colored centers of the ornaments are popped up with dimensionals to give a little dimension to the card front.

For the inside, I used stamps from the Merry Shapes stamp set. Keeping with the metallic theme, the J, Y and parts of the O - ornament are heat embossed using gold embossing powder.

This was actually the second card that I made. The first card didn't really fulfill the CAS theme, so I went back to work. It also uses the same stamp and die set from Concord & 9th. Here's the front of that cards.

The card base is a pre-printed note card from Concord & 9th. I used the same glimmer papers to cut the tree shapes and the same foiling sentiment. The stars above the trees are heat embossed with gold EP. I do like the way it all worked out, but it seems kind of busy for CAS, hence my second card.

Anyhoo, two more holiday cards added to me stash. I'm happy about that.

Thanks for looking in and have a great Sunday evening,

Stamps: Merry Shapes set by Concord & 9th
Paper: SU Whisper White thick card stock, Concord & 9th glimmer and metallics papers, Concord & 9th preprinted note card
Ink: VersaMark, SU Lemon Lime Twist
Other: Gemini Foiling System, Spellbinders foiling die, Concord & 9th Merry Shapes dies, Gemini Jr, SSS gold EP, heat tool, Misti, dimensionals, liquid glue, SU glue dots


  1. These are wonderful! I love your little foiled sentiment...it works perfectly with those gorgeous glimmer papers! SO pretty!

  2. Wow, Colleen! I LOVE both of your cards. The glimmer paper trees are absolutely stunning. The foiled sentiment is so unique. Thank you so much for playing with The Paper Players this week!

  3. All of your cards are fantastic! Wowza! Thanks so much for joining us this week over at The Paper Players!


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