The Paper Players #479

LeAnne is having a great sketch challenge this week at The Paper Players!  I usually create Christmas cards all year long….so that I have a stash built up when the holiday season arrives.  Somehow we have made it to the end of February and this is the first Christmas card I have created this year! The sketch challenge is perfect for any occasion!  I can’t wait to see your creations in the gallery, here is the original sketch design-

My card is created with the soon to be retired Spruced Up Paper Collection.  The lovely pinecone cluster is actually part of the die cut stickers that are available with the paper.  This collection is perfect for your holiday crafting and winter scrapbooking.  Here is the complete paper pack-

I added a little bling, with a clear shimmer brush, to my pine cones. My image is popped up with 3-D foam tape for added dimension.  The Merry Christmas sentiment is stamped in New England Ivy ink.  Here is a close up of the many layers-

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

D1560 Holiday Tags Stamp Set (Sentiment)-Retired

X7253S Spruced Up Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet

X7253C Spruced Up Coordinating Cardstock Pack

Z2835 New England Ivy Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

Z3293 Clear Shimmer Brush

Stitched Frame Die-Simon Says Stamp

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

C.R.A.F.T. Challenge-Christmas

Happy Little Stampers-Christmas

Simon Says Stamp-Add a Sentiment

Winter Wonderland-Anything Christmas Goes

Check out the other Paper Players Design Team member creations for more inspiration:

The Paper Players Design Team


LeAnne Pugliese

Claire Broadwater

Joanne James

Laurie Schmidt

Anne Marie Hile

Ann Schach

Allisa Steinlicht (you are here)

Stef Perry

Mary Deatherage

Thanks so much for stopping by!  Be sure and stop by the Stamptacular Sale at Close To My Heart!  Almost all stamps and stamp/Thin Cut bundles are on sale at up to 50% off!

10 thoughts on “The Paper Players #479”

  1. I've been behind on making my Christmas cards too, so I am glad to see that you've begun to create yours! And how easy was this, with that big gorgeous pine cone sticker?! Love the natural colors, very organic and earthy! Thanks for making my sketch look awesome!

  2. Your pine cone spray makes a gorgeous centrepiece for your card Allisa and I love the subtle pattern to the panels behind. You are official on your way too now as far as Christmas card making is concerned!!

  3. Yes, indeed, that sketch worked perfectly to highlight that fabulous pinecone spray! Good for you to create Christmas cards all year long, I get too distracted by coloring flowers and such, so I'm usually working on them come fall. Beautiful card, Alissa!

  4. Allisa, how smart are you starting your cards early! This is just gorgeous! I love the gorgeous background you created to showcase this beautiful pine branch. Just lovely! Have a wonderful weekend! XX

  5. I love everything about you card, Allisa! Such a beautiful take on the sketch and a good reminder to start those Christmas cards early. I always tell myself I'm going to do this and then am scrambling in December to finish. Thanks for the inspiration!

  6. Another lovely creation! I really like to soft colors with the splash of green! So glad you joined us at Winter Wonderland Challenges!


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