Sunday 19 November 2017

The Paper Players 371 - Design Team Card

White on white, last week's challenge at The Paper Players, was a great challenge. So many different ways of interpreting it and all so lovely. It made choosing a winner difficult for the whole team!

This week, it's Sandy's CAS Warm and Cosy challenge.

With summer fast approaching, it was a challenge in itself to get into the warm and cosy mindset. I always think warm and cosy when I see a tartan, especially a red one. So the starting point of this card was actually the red tartan from last year's aptly named Warmth and Cheer DSP stack.

Then it was a short step to giving the stag from Merry Patterns a matching Cherry Cobbler jersey.
I chose copper as an accent to add more warmth to the overall tone. 

We'd love to have you join us at The Paper Players this week. If you do, please remember our few rules.
  1. Create a NEW paper-craft project specifically for this challenge.
  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 4 challenges, including ours, will be deleted without notification.
  5. Have fun!
If you live anywhere in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up demonstrator, I'd love to help you with ideas and Stampin' Up products. Please message me through my Facebook page, linked in the sidebar of this blog or leave a comment below. If you live in New Zealand and you would like to join my Stampin' Up team, message me for a chat.

Ingredients - all ingredients Stampin' Up
Card: Whisper White, Copper foil, Warmth and Cheer DSP (retired), scrap of Basic Black.
Stamps: Merry Patterns
Inks: Early Espresso, Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Versamark
Other: Copper embossing powder, Assorted sequin pack, Stitched Shapes framelits, Metallic copper thread.


  1. I just love this....your deer looks very dapper in his red sweater!

  2. Jan, I love every detail in this beautiful card! The tartan plaid, the reindeer and the boughs! WOW! Such a fabulous creation! I bet it is hard to make cards for Christmas in the summer! I never think about that. Big hugs, My Friend! XX

  3. I adore this card - I love cards with reindeer on anyway and the idea to give him a warm woolly jumper is just so inspiring - I might have to CASE this one if that's ok x

  4. Jan, I keep forgetting that you are so far away and your weather is headed in the opposite direction! Thanks for embracing this challenge nonetheless, and I absolutely love your creation. The red and black plaid background is perfect for your spray of evergreen branches and festive deer dressed in a sweater, and the ample white space keeps things clean!

  5. He is one stunning stag decked out in his red sweater. I love your card layout with the bough accents. Fantastic card! Hugs, Annie

  6. LOVE this!The plaid... the image...awesome!Have a very Happy Thanksgiving!

  7. This is just gorgeous Jan - your red tartan is indeed very warm and cosy, along with your jumper-clad reindeer. Love it!

  8. Oh this is lovely! Such a beautiful card!!