Thursday, July 7, 2011

Christmas in July with The Paper Players

You may be getting tired of seeing them, but I am loving getting a head start on my Christmas cards. This one is also fairly flat and will be easy to mail. I may try some more of these, since I now have my LO  and it came together fairly quickly once I had decided how to do this.
The Paper Players challenge 54 is the theme "Christmas in July" this week, so I decided to pull out some of my older Stampin' Up sets and see what I could come up with....using "Window on the World" I stamped the window image twice, once on Kraft and then on ivory for the curtain. I cut with a craft knife the inside of the window, including the curtain, replacing the curtain with the one from the ivory image, which I mounted over a piece of white card stock stamped with the trees from "Lovely As a Tree". The wreath then was stamped and colored, with added gems from Basic Gray. I thought this lovely paper from K&Co reminded me of wallpaper. Hope you enjoy and will check out this fun challenge, get a start, we are only 5 months away from Christmas!!

Card Details:
Paper: Stampin' Up certainly celery, design paper "Yuletide" K&Co
Images: Window on the World, Lovely as a Tree, Heard from the Heart, Stampin' Up
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, SU real red
Other: Basic Gray gems, ribbon from Walmart


Kathy and Lucky said...

You are on a roll!!! This is stunning with the window and the wreath, great Christmas card. I am seeing more and more Christmas cards being done.

CraftinGranny said...

What a great picture scene and gorgeous card. I'm into doing Christmas now myself. Even started some on line shopping. Maybe cause it's so darn hot and humid...LOL Have a fab weekend dear friend. "Hugs" Carol

Lauri said...

What a pretty Christmas scene! The paper does remind me of wallpaper, too! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

Tui Nathan said...

This is gorgeous ... such a clever creation and very realistic ... well done!!!
Thank you for the joining us this week at Paper Players!

Olga said...

I never get tired of seeing your cards, this one is just as beautiful as all the others! Have a wonderful weekend!

The Other Patti Sue said...

You are so ahead of the game! I'm with Olga... never get tired of seeing your cards (0= Love this it's absolutely beautiful!

jaydee said...

Patti, fabulous scene card. From the wallpaper, the rustic window frame, the lovely as a tree stamp (which looks perfectly in scale, too!) to the wreath.... all of these elements lead to a wonderful festive card. I swear, I can feel the warmth from the fire behind me as I look through the window :-)
so glad you joined the Paper Players this week

Ann Schach said...

What a beautiful card, Patti! I love the scene that you have created through the perfect! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Amber (bambi64) said...

I really like this! Beautiful!

Anne Marie said...

SO festive and beautiful! I love all of the detail in the window and that pretty paper. A wonderful Christma card! Thanks so much for playing along with us at the Paper Players this week! :)

Always Playing with Paper said...

Very cute and I love that it is flat and easy for mailing! Well done you! Happy to see you back at the paper Players Patti!