Sunday 26 August 2018

The Paper Players 407 - Design Team Card

Welcome to sketch week at The Paper Players. Jaydee's given us an interesting one this week with three strong horizontal panels.

I'm unashamedly playing with my pre-orders from the Holiday Catalogue. Not long to wait now, people - it's live 5 September. I think it's a great catalogue and one where my wish list was long.

You'll know that I don't use that much DSP in my designs but sometimes there's paper too pretty to pass up and the Joyous Noel specialty designer paper is such a one. The earthy tones of Merry Merlot, Granite Grey and Tranquil Tide are matched with glorious copper accents. The sketch was just perfect for letting some of it speak for itself.

Just look at this stunning Merry Merlot glimmer paper that's also part of the Joyous Noel suite! Isn't it fabulous? And yes, the die cut and sentiment are also from the upcoming catalogue, part of the Merry Christmas to All bundle.

The leaf trinket from the annual catalogue and a touch of copper embossing were the perfect partners adding some more glamour but without dominating the sentiment.

I know that Christmas seems a long way away but if you want to add a Christmas card to the gallery at The Paper Players, go for it! We'd love to see whatever you choose to do with Jaydee's sketch.

Here's a reminder of our rules:
  1. Create a new paper project.
  2. Upload your project to your blog with a link back to The Paper Players.
  3. Provide a direct link to your blog post for your challenge entry.
  4. Please link your card to no more than FOUR challenges (including ours).
  5. Enjoy!
Please take note of these few rules as entries that do not comply will be deleted from the gallery. 

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Holiday Catalogue items have been excluded.


  1. Absolutely stunning Jan! That paper is already on my next order…as are a “few” dozen other things. You gals are sure helping me spend money with your beautiful creations. Ha! I just love how you added that little leaf trinket. I think it is the perfect detail to compliment that shimmery sentiment. I just realized I haven’t ordered Merry Merlot yet either. More to add to the list. Thanks for enabling me! Hugs!

  2. Oh, I have been resisting these papers but you and Joanne are killing me with these gorgeous creations! That stamp and die set I am trying to resist as well, but I will probably cave and get them! They seem so versatile! Your card is just lovely, especially with the glimmer adds just the right holiday touch!

  3. I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this card Jan - but then you know this already right, my creative twin! The DSP, the glimmer paper, the copper, the diecut sentiment - I love it all and we are totally one on this!!

  4. Love all the textures on your card..the glimmer and sparkle are so festive!

  5. Oh my! That paper is so gorgeous and love the 'Merry' die cut sentiment. This is such an elegant holiday card that really shines for the sketch challenge! Hugs!

  6. love your card the detail...thank you for sharing

  7. Hi Jan,

    And so you SHOULD delight in being a "firstie" with your new supplies, while your appetite is whetted! Your card is simply lovely.

  8. So pretty, Jan! I love all the sparkle and shine! And I see you given in and begun to make Christmas cards!

  9. Jan, I love the gold touches to your card. The richness of the red with the gold, especially with the die-cut sentiment is perfect for Christmas. Gorgeous card, my friend

  10. Jan, this card is gorgeous! I love the font of the sentiment and the shine, too! The DSP is so beautiful! Such a perfect way to showcase this paper and sketch! Wishing you a fabulous weekend, My Friend! XX