Wednesday 30 August 2023

Joy of Noel for The Paper Players 655

Today I'm sharing with you a card I made while exploring a new bundle, Joy of Noel. This bundle will be available from 6 September when the September to December Mini Catalogue goes live. I love this wee bundle for the traditional Christmas vibe it gives me and the range of possibilities I see in it. For inspiration today, I used the sketch at The Paper Players, one of my favourite challenges.

The NOEL image stamps square, so I started by gold embossing it and die cutting it into individual letters, then reassembling it on the DSP panel. (I was possible swayed into thinking of this bundle as a 'traditional' Christmas set because of the gorgeous Joy of Christmas DSP that is part of the suite, with its rich reds and greens.😀)

I'm not much of a ribbon used, so I replaced the ribbon with a 'ribbon' of gold foil, cut with an extension of one of the banner dies from Stylish Shapes. Then the 'bow' was replaced with some pine die cuts and some holly berries, filled with Champagne Rhinestones. HINT - the tiny holly die cuts are much easier to manage with the sticky tip of the Take Your Pick tool.

The card front is embossed with the new Distressed Tile 3D embossing folder, which will also be available from 6 September.

If you live in New Zealand and don't have a Stampin' Up Demonstrator, I'd love to be yours. I can help you with ideas, get you catalogues and provide you with Stampin' Up products. You can leave a message in the comments or contact me using any of the methods listed in the Contact Me tab at the top of the page. 

You can shop with me from anywhere in New Zealand by clicking here, so if you'd like to own this set visit from September 6. 

As an added incentive, if you purchase this set, you'll be given a set of four exclusive tutorials to kick start your creativity as a gift from me. These tutorials are put together by me and my friend, Joanne James - aka The Crafty Owl - as a thank-you to our customers, so if you buy this bundle from her, you'll get the same deal. You'll also be invited to join our private Facebook Group where you can share your projects, ask us questions and get even more ideas. 😀 


  1. This is beautiful, Jan! I love these pretty against that gorgeous DSP, and your horizontal treatment is equally as pretty! Just a lovely card all round! Thanks for playing with my sketch this week at the Players!

  2. Jan, I love all the shine and sparkle on your beautiful card - but mostly I love the creative way you chose to use the sentiment as LeAnne's square! Come back and share with us again!