Paper Sweeties December 2015 Inspiration Challenge

Tuesday, December 1, 2015

Ready for one more Paper Sweeties challenge for 2015? This one is is a Christmas-y palette that is perfect for making at least one more Christmas card in time for mailing. I decided to go with a Vintage/Shabby Chic look for my card.
If you haven't seen the newest release at Paper Sweeties, you seriously need to check it out, and as a special treat, ALL of the December New Releases are available starting TODAY! That's right! You don't have to wait until the 15th! I especially like the new Dear Santa set because of the sweet little stocking stamps and matching Sweet Cuts dies. For this card, I die cut the stockings in patterned paper, then cut just the cuff portion in white felt, and finally stamped the goodies inside the stocking onto white cardstock, colored them with Copics, and did a little fussy cutting. After inking the edges of the stockings with Black Soot ink, I glued the felt to the goodies, then glued both to the stockings, and popped them up onto a white embossed rectangle with foam tape. Super easy to do, and I love the texture. The rest of the card went together easily. All the pieces, except the white panel have black ink sponged along the edges. The bow is made with Paper Sweeties Tea Seam Binding, and the bling are Paper Sweeties sequins in Black Cherry, Frosting, and Gold, with the centers filled with Lime Green Stickles.

Isn't the challenge graphic fabulous! It just gets you in the joyful Christmas spirit!
I had a lot of fun creating the inside of the card, using ornament designs from the Homespun Holidays Sweet Cuts Die set, and Paper Sweeties Licorice Baker's Twine. The stocking sentiment is from the Dear Santa stamp set and the Christmas Blessings sentiment is from the Homespun Holidays stamp set. Hmmm, I think I'm going to do this again but use it as the front of a card! 

Swing by each of my teamies' blogs for some great inspiration, then create your own design for the challenge. The challenge runs for the entire month of December, and if you use Paper Sweeties products on your project, you get an extra vote. Wouldn't it be great to start the new year with a $20 Paper Sweeties Gift Certificate! 

Cheryl Lea - That's Me!
Debbie Marcinkiewicz – Paper Sweeties 
December Guest Designer:  Tracey Kelly

Thanks for stopping by, and have a blessed week!

I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Viva la Verve November 2015 Week 1 Sketch Challenge
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday: Anything Goes
TCP Tuesday Challenge #304: Anything Goes
Sweet Stamps November Anything Goes Challenge


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Jill Norwood said...

Love your sweet card inside and out! The stockings are adorable! And I love the ornaments and sentiments on the inside!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Just GORGEOUS! LOVING those stockings!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Fikreta said...

wonderful cards


Debbie said...

Beautiful - just perfect for this month's challenge! Love the felt toppers on the stocking and the decorations inside the card!

Sue Lelli said...

ADORABLE! Right down to the felt on the stockings! LOVE!

Maria said...

Oh, what a pretty card inside and out, Cheryl! Love the darling little stockings, embossed panel, and ornaments inside the card!

Jeri said...

Awesome card and the inside looks as fabulous as the outside!

Angel Johns said...

Adorable!!! I especially love that perfectly tied bow!!

Michelle said...

Love these pattern papers Cheryl!

Brenda said...

Cheryl, this is so cute! I'm loving all the texture and the vintagey feel. Thanks so much for joining TCP Tuesday Challenge at The Cat's Pajamas!

Michele K. Henderson said...

Gorgeous card! I just love all the pretty details! Thanks for making me feel so welcome to the team!
Take care!
Michele, PS teamie

Mynn xx said...

Absolutely beautiful card, Cheryl! I LOVE the vintage feel and beautiful use of deeper colors! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

Conniecrafter said...

very cute, love all the goodies peeking out from the stockings!

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Another gorgeous card inside and out!!!!

Julee (Vervegirl) said...

Oh, those filled stockings are adorable! Love the fuzzy felt trim. Thanks for playing along with VLV!

Nancy Thomas said...

What an adorable trio of stockings. The texture is a real standout. Thank you for joining The Cat's Pajamas TCP Tuesday challenge.