Thursday, November 29, 2012

Paper Players Christmas

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This week's Paper Players sketch is a fun one.  You can dress it up or keep it simple.  I went down the middle.  Some white trim to gussy it up a bit and a nice red bow which screams Christmas to me :) You could easily mass produce this by omitting the bow and replacing it with a red fishtail banner as per the sketch.

Love this darling paper from MME's I Believe Christmas paper pad.  Felt bad decapitating a few reindeer as I trimmed the paper to fit the card though!  Hopefully Santa doesn't get wind of it or I may be out a few gifts under the tree - eeek!

Busy week here as I get lists going for all that needs to be done for Christmas.  Thankfully I'm ahead of the game this year in the Christmas card and letter department - yeah me!  Letter is written and if all goes well, cards will be done this weekend.

Have a great day and thanks for popping by today!

 

What's In It?  
Stamps: Merry and Bright (Verve), Amuse 
Paper: I Believe (MME), Kraft 
Ink: Black, VersaMark 
Accessories:  Curvy Bookplate Die (A Cut Above by Verve), Border Punch (Stampin' Up), 5/8 Red Satin Ribbon, Bling

33 comments:

Marianne said...

Gorgeous card Marisa. Love the paper and the Christmassy ribbon and bow. I agree that it's a perfect design for creating multiple cards, with or without the bow. Off to check out the challenge blog...

Lynn said...

Love how you let the Christmas paper do the talking on this card. Fabulous Marisa.

Viv said...

Love this card Marisa! I t looks so 'do-able'. Gotta case this one! xxx

LeAnne said...

CUUUUUUUTE! Love those papers and that big gorgeous bow! Thanks for playing--you KNOW we love to have you!

Dawn Easton said...

Love the red bow!!! It's perfect!!!

Vicki Dutcher said...

Cute card -- that paper is fun!

Benzi said...

That is the cutest paper, Marisa, and the bow is awesome. Great card!

About that decapitation...hmmm
better watch out!!! No pressies! Yikes LOL

Maureen said...

You can never go wrong with a pop of red, on a card or in a room :) So fun and festive and I'm sure Santa will appreciate it too :)

ChristineCreations said...

What fun paper Marisa! This is lovely. And I love the simplicity of the sentiment die with the beautiful bow! Very classy!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Oh, I like that layout a lot! Easy cards seem to be what I'm after lately...too much going on in life to sit and make fussy stuff. :)

Love that paper, and the artful way you placed your bling, my friend!

Cath said...

What a lovely card, Marisa! I'm so glad you linked your blog up to the Moxie Fab World Blogroll. It will be great to stop by and say "hello" from time to time!

Julia Aston said...

what a fun winter card Marisa! love that woodland paper!

Susan (rainy) said...

Down the middle is perfect.. such a lovely Christmas card!

Sue said...

totally agree about the ribbon, nothing says christmas more than a big juicy red bow! a fabulous card and great take on the sketch, must give it a whirl!
big pat on the back for being ahead of the game with your cards and letter, wish it was me!! :)

Lee-Anne said...

Yes, that gorgeous red bow/ribbon really says Christmas, Marisa! Love your choice in papers! Fab Christmas design!

Bonnie said...

Love that paper, the punched edges and that beautiful bow! Another beauty, Marisa!

Vickie Z said...

Decapitating reindeer...don't tell! Chuckled! You are definitely getting some time to stamp!!! I made several cards (my Verve sketch cards) last WE and then, life got in the way this week and not able to finish/photo/edit...will still get posted though! Love the papers and wonderful use of the sketch! Love red...and a big red bow...LOVE!

Nance Leedy said...

So stinkin' cute, Marisa!! Love that darling paper and the swirly sentiment is a perfect match to the reindeer antlers! Love the background stamping too...So glad you joined us again!

nwilliams6 said...

So crisp and clean and fun! I love the deer paper and laughed at your comment about decapitating the heads of some of them - sooo funny! If someone mass produced something like this, they would need to keep that bow - it makes this sooo special. Hope you get a lot done on your Christmas to do list this week/weekend. Hugz!

Karen said...

Just a delightful holiday card...

Casandra Bennett said...

Adorable card with clean lines. Cath sent me. :)

Butternutsage said...

hi Marissa I love this bow...and miss all our satin ribbons :( glad I was able to almost feel the luxury in yours! Have a great weekend!

Jacqueline said...

SO beautiful, love the use of PP here!

Lisa Lara said...

This is awesome Marisa.

Marlena M. said...

Beautiful work Marisa!

Amy White said...

Great way to showcase that sweet patterned paper Marisa! Love the red ribbon too... Thanks for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

maria f. said...

Love the fun feel - the super paper, the fun sentiment and the bright red bow.

Helen F. said...

Beautiful Christmas card, Marisa! The bright red bow is a perfect touch to set off that pretty DP.
PS: stopped over after seeing your name on MFW :)

Cindy C. said...

So gorgeous!!

Stacy aka Twinshappy on SCS said...

This is cute! That is fun papers.

Katina said...

Lovely! Now this is a sketch I could follow! I must remember it.
xx

Bethany said...

Such a cute card :)

Cristina said...

Super duper cute!