Welcome to this week’s Paper Players color challenge.

By Su mohr for Paper Players Design Team and Freshly Made Sketches; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Beautiful Boughs dies, Subtle Textured embossing, Swirly Frames stamp set, Noble Peacock Foil; #christmascards #holiday2019 #cardchallenges #colorcombinations #beautifulboughs #pinecones #handmadecards #handcrafted #diy #cardmaking

Foil Boughs


The colors are Merry Merlot, Pretty Peacock, Cajun Craze, and a neutral. I chose white.

My layout is from Freshly Made Sketches.


First, I captured the color, Merry Merlot, in the card base, followed by a layer of Whisper White Cardstock, embossed with the Subtle Textured embossing folder.

Next, I stamped the circle in Merry Merlot ink, using the stamp from the swirly Frames stamp set. I usually stamp before embossing, but this worked.


The boughs and pinecones were cut with dies from the Beautiful Boughs die set. A piece of Noble Peacock Foil was used for the boughs, and Cajun Craze Cardstock was used for the pinecones.

TIP: I positioned the pinecones under the boughs before gluing them on the circle.

The sentiment, “Merry Christmas,” is from the Perfectly Plaid stamp set, and it fit “perfectly” in the label die from the Beautiful Boughs die set.

The last detail was adding a few Merry Merlot dots, cut with the 1/16″ Handheld Punch.


Here’s a second card using these colors. Click on it for details.

Thank you for visiting me today. I hope you’re enjoying looking at the Holiday 2019 Catalog. Everything can be ordered now, while supplies last. Keep scrolling to see my Product List.

For more inspiration, check out the Paper Player’s blogs.

The Paper Players

Product List


Subscribe to receive my blog updates via email.