Friday, October 21, 2011

Pines & Poinsettias Christmas - PP68

Red & Green.  Clean & Simple.  I have been mulling over the Paper Players challenge for a few days in between teaching a couple stamping classes (which I loved) and dealing with the flood coming from inside my pantry wall at 3 a.m. (which I didn't love.  Yes, it has been quite a week!).  I can do red & green, but what is Clean & Simple really?  I tried to think "Clean & Simple" as I was arranging and rearranging pieces, but my card was crying out for more.  I like layers.  I like details.  I like the little extras.

So, here is my Red and Green card, which depending on your definition may or may not be Clean & Simple.

The picture I took here is not the greatest.  I didn't realize until I uploaded it that you can't really see the 3 tiny pearls in the middle of the poinsettia, and because I used markers to color the stamp, it is not as brilliant of an image as usual.  I just adore the buttons from the Holly Berry Bouquet Buttons in the Holiday Mini Catalog.

Stamps:  Pines & Poinsettias (Holiday Mini 123762 [C]; 123764 [W]), Teeny Tiny Wishes (115370)
Ink:  Real Red & Wild Wasabi Markers, Wild Wasabi pad
Paper:  Real Red, Wild Wasabi, Very Vanilla, Holly Berry Bouquet DSP (Holiday Mini 124004)
Accessories:  Holly Berry Bouquet Buttons (Holiday Mini 125636), White Bakers Twine (124262), Basic Pearls (119247), Dimensionals (104430), Mini Glue Dots (103683)
Tools:  Big Shot, Scallop Circle #2 Die (113469), 3" Circle Die (122125), 2-1/2" Circle Punch (120906), Modern Label Punch (119849), Word Window Punch (119857), Scallop Trim Border Punch (118402)

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Take time for yourself today to create something fun!  I know it saved my sanity this week!

Thanks for stopping by,



  1. Love the floral print that you added to the card. Beautiful use of the colors. Thanks so much for playing along with the Paper Players this week!

  2. Beautiful card! I love the choice of stamps and DSPs. Wonderful layout, too. Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players!

  3. Such a beautiful holiday card, Renae! As a layer and detail lover myself I can understand your dilemma with CAS. I go through it all the time. I really think you did an awesome job with this one! Love that button accent, too. I actually just got that DSP yesterday and because of your card, I am totally inspired to rip it open and use it! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)