Sunday 3 December 2017

The Paper Players 373 - Design Team card

It's hard to believe it's already December but here at The Paper Players, we're getting right into the swing of it with Laurie's theme challenge.

This challenge really was a challenge when I hunted through my stash and found not one scrap of paper or stamp that was remotely related to Christmas baking: not a mince pie, Christmas pudding, gingerbread man or pavlova to be seen! Not even a candy cane!

So, that got me to actual Christmas baking and how to present it as a gift. That I could have a go at!

Stampin' Up's cute pizza boxes came to the rescue. After cutting out a window from the top and decorating it up, this what I ended up with. 

The box held nine pieces of Cranberry and Pistachio Nougat perfectly. I'd like to say it was made by love by me but time constraints meant it was made with love by someone else.

To go with it, I made a 3x3 card and also decorated the envelope. I stamped the sentiment in Real Red, then overstamped in Versamark. I rubbed some of the Versamark off with a baby wipe. After adding the powder, I used a paint brush to brush off any other areas I wanted to remain red. I used the same method for the sentiment on the envelope.

We'd love to have you join us in this sketch challenge. If you do, there's just a couple of things to remember.
  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. And, of course, you can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand.

Card: Cheers to the Year DSP, Gold Foil, Whisper White, Pizza box
Stamps: Merry Little Labels, Labels to Love, Oh what fun (envelope)
Inks: Real Red, versamark
Other: Gold embossing powder, Layering circle framelits, gold mini-sequin trim, dimensionals, Seasonal Layers thinlits, clear faceted gems.

All products Stampin' Up.


  1. Oh yes! This set is beautiful and probably yummy too! ;)

  2. Jan, what a gorgeous treat box and tag! That cranberry and pistachio Nougats look delicious! I am impressed you had time to make that already! The gold foil is so elegant and those clear faceted gems are beautiful! I smiled when you mentioned mince pie. It is not a favorite of mine, but my mom always made it for my Daddy and brother. They loved it. Wishing you a wonderful week, My Friend! XX

  3. What a fun and delicious idea! The tag and box looks so elegant and festive!

  4. Jan your nougat looks delicious - my mouth is watering! So beautifully presented too, the window feature in your box is very inviting. Love the gold on top of the red on your accompanying card - very festive and elegant. Great job!

  5. This challenge has made me so hungry for sweet treats and your creation is no exception. What a wonderful idea and so creative! Hope you're having a great week ~ Hugs, Annie

  6. Oh my, this is sooooo elegant, Jan! Beautifully packaged, why it even matches the baked goods inside. Your ombre versamark technique has me intrigued! Must give it a try. Lovely project, my friend!

  7. Regardless of if you made the squares or not, this is a FABULOUS gift set! I am loving these colours together.

  8. Jan, your unsuccessful search through your stamps for baking supplies sounded like mine! But wow, you rocked this challenge regardless. What a gorgeous gift set! I love it. The gold foil elements are just gorgeous.

  9. I've been meaning to comment on this forever, Jan! It is so gorgeous, and if you could win your own challenge, you would, hands down. This is so above and beyond! The gold and red are so elegant and I especially love the gold frame around the window in the pizza box! Love it!