Paper Players 225

And it’s Monday again. I had a nice relaxing weekend, something I don’t usually do. I still managed to get some stuff done, not as much as I wanted to but it happens! Yesterday was semi-productive. I got the tree out up and now I need to find the decorations. I ran to BJ’s last night with Heather and then we went over to see Brian & Kim. Andrew stopped by too. Not a bad way to end the day! I can’t believe how fast Christmas is approaching. I need to get my cards out this week. Have you started or finished your cards yet?

Monday and it’s time for another Paper Players challenge. This week we have a theme challenge from Nance…

Paper Players #225

Hmm… a fancy holiday project to me means lots of glitz! I began today’s card with a piece of Whisper White Card Stock. My background is a piece of Basic Black that I heat embossed (I know, shocking!) the tree from the “Vintage” Christmas Lodge Stamp Set in Silver Stampin’ Emboss Powder. My frame is a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper that I cut with the Stitched Rectangles Dies along with a piece of Window Sheet. Before I adhered the Window Sheet to the frame I heat embossed the greeting from the “Vintage” Greetings of the Season Stamp Set in White Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum and put it in between the frame and Window Sheet. Some sequins are sprinkled on the black and I doubled up on the foam tape so they would be able to move around nicely. I like the way that the vellum obscures the sequins so it’s a little bit of a surprise when you shake the card and they all come up! I hope that you enjoyed my sparkly card for this week’s Paper Players challenge. Thanks for visiting and here’s to a very good Monday for us all! πŸ™‚

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Stampin’ Up! products used:

Stamp Sets: Christmas Lodge (Vintage) and Greetings of the Season (Vintage) Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Silver and White

Card Stock: Whisper White and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Specialty: Window Sheet and Silver Glimmer Paper

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Lawn Fawn Large Stitched Rectangles, Pretty Pink Posh Sequins and 3M Foam Tape


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38 Replies to “Paper Players 225”

  1. I agree with Michael. I love this card. I love the embossed tree and the surprise of the sequins hidden behind the vellum sentiment. So creative.

  2. Justin….I read your blog faithfully and enjoy every detail. I apologize for not commenting more often. This card is stunning. It’s glitzy yet has a very calming effect. Your a genius!

    1. Thank you so much Jayne! I really appreciate you coming by and thanks for taking the time to comment! So glad that you enjoyed the card! Hope you had a nice day! πŸ™‚

  3. I love this card! Your first photo looks like what Pam Morgan was talking about at the catalog kickoff on Wednesday about the bokeh background. Then BAM! SURPRISE! It’s a shaker card! Thank you for sharing this card with us.

    1. Thanks Leanne! I love the bokeh look! We need some plain circle stamps! Thanks for stopping by! πŸ™‚

  4. me four! I love this card, very elegant. My tree has been out of the basement and plugged in for a week now, but not decorated yet, some cards done and some not! oh well, not gonna stress about it either!

  5. To me fancy means elegant and you can’t have elegant without sparkle! This is a fabulous card, one that anyone would love to receive. AND, of course, you made it a shaker card which I am in awe of! If the card is looking for a good home my address is……………..LOL

    My cards are done and mailed. My gifts are wrapped and those that needed to be mailed have been. My tree is up and decorated and yesterday I managed to make my first batch of Christmas cookies. I made a recipe from Betty Crocker which I had never done before. It’s kind of like a tart but is actually chocolate chip cookie dough with a Reese’d peanut butter planted inside. Talk about sweet! The above are the best parts of retirement. Plenty of time and very little stress. πŸ™‚

    Hope your Monday is marvelous and that your folks can avoid the weather scheduled for our neck of the woods on Wednesday and Thursday. Hugs, G

    1. Thanks so much Grace! I thought that you would enjoy all of the sparkle! I really do love the shaker cards! It just adds so much! LOL! It’s on it’s way!
      I wish I could say that my cards are done. The tree is up but not decorated. I haven’t even thought of shopping yet! I need to get my butt in gear! Your cookies sound fabulous!! I love peanut butter!!
      My Monday wasn’t too bad, I hope that you had a good day! We are to get a nor-easter tomorrow, lots of wind and rain but at least it’s not snow! πŸ™‚
      Hugs to you!

  6. Hi Justin! LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your card today! Oh my! Just gorgeous. You never cease to amaze me. πŸ˜‰ I’m still working on my cards, running a bit late this year. Tree is up and some shopping is done. Not all of it but I’ve made a pretty good dent in it. Need to wrap what I’ve got. Hope your Monday is a good one!

    1. Hello Karen!
      Thank you! I’m glad that I still amaze you after all of this time! I too am running very late this year, but they will get done! Tree is up but not decorated and no shopping has been done! πŸ™‚

  7. I love this card too!

    Your first photo looks like what Pam Morgan was talking about at the Catalog Kickoff on Wednesday about the bokeh background.

    Then BAM!


    It’s a shaker card too!

    Thank you for sharing this card with us!

  8. Fabulous card! I have to start my Hanukkah cards yet! Where does the time go? Almost finished working on my closet, but I will start gathering my card stuff later. Hope the rest of your Monday is gooooood and that your Tuesday is even better…Nancy B

    1. Thank you Nancy! I still haven’t started my holiday cards, you are not alone! Time just whizzes by! I wish the same for you my friend! πŸ™‚

  9. WOW Justin, this card is beeeeeeeeeeeutiful!! I love how the sequins give a bokeh effect behind the vellum. Definitely a black tie, first class card! How do you keep coming up with such original ideas? My cards are posted, I will be making gingerbread this afternoon, still a couple of gifts to buy for my 19 year old son aaaagggghhhhh – what to buy? – any hints? Have a great Tuesday πŸ™‚

    1. Thank you very much Kelly! I am just lucky when it comes to cards! Now if I could just make that work for the lotto! LOL! I haven’t even thought about shopping yet! Hmm… 19, anything technology! When all else fails a gift card is always a winner! πŸ™‚

  10. Hi Justin,
    This card is absolutely gorgeous! Probably even more stunning in person. You know my address as well.(Sorry Grace). LOL! I thought you were gonna make your decorations. Guess you ran out of time, time creeps up on us way too fast. Cards are addressed, just need to be put in the mail. Presents are all basically gift cards. Trees up and decorated and the cookies I baked last week are all gone, given away of course! Ok, ok,l had maybe 3 or 4! Maybe 5. Ha – Ha! So, now it’s just waiting for the day before and then l’ll be prepping the food. If you have no where to go your always welcome here! Lol! Take care and enjoy the rest of your night! πŸ™‚ Hugs Donna πŸ™‚

    1. Hello Donna!
      Thank you! It’s quite shiny! LOL! Ha! I’ll see if I can make another one! Ha ha! I kid myself when i think that I will have time to make decorations! Silly Justin! I still need to make cards! Better get to it! Mmm… homemade cookies are the best! I would love to come by you, but I get to see Daniel! Hope you had a good day! πŸ™‚

  11. This is so elegant..and very fancy indeed! Perfect for the challenge. Thanks for joining us this week at The Paper Players!

  12. This gorgeous card certainly meets this challenge. Fantastic creation, I love the sequins hiding under the velum.

    LOL, cards made but not mailed. I’m am so far behind

  13. Love this card Justin! Very glamorous and definitely fancy. I love the way that the vellum hides the sequins and that this card has a surprise shaker element too. I have had the busiest week; holiday cards are made but not written and sent yet! Good job there’s still 13 sleeps to go!! Thanks for joining us over at The Paper Players this week!

    1. Thank you very much Joanne! Fancy was the thing this week at the Paper Players! I still have to make my Christmas cards so you are still ahead of me! have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  14. Love this Justin! Very fancy indeed. Love the surprise shaker element and how the vellum hides the sequins. Black and silver is perfect for this challenge and I’m so glad you shared it with us! Hope your holidays are FANCY!

    1. Thank you Nance! Great challenge, I always have fun making my cards for you guys! I hope that your Holidays are wonderful! πŸ™‚

  15. Justin, this is just gorgeous! I love the shaker element and the vellum! You definitely created a black tie beauty! Thank you for joining us at The Paper Players this week! XX

    1. Thanks so much Claire! I had a lot of fun coming up with the card! Have a great weekend! πŸ™‚

  16. Awesome card Justin! The shaker style is so much fun and I love all the silver sparkle. Thanks for sharing another creation at The Paper Players.

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