Sometimes I enjoy making Christmas cards with non-traditional colors; such as these from Stampin’ Up’s “brights” collection.

By Su Mohr for paper Players Design Team; Click READ or VISIT to go to my blog for details! Featuring: Pine Tree Punch, Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, Eyelet Lace embossing, Layering Circles Dies, Stitched Rectangles Dies; #christmascards #holidaycards #pinetreepunch #perfectlyplaid #colorcombos #cardsketches #handmadecards #diy #handcrafted #cardmaking #cardembossing #stampinup

“Bright” Christmas


My incentive for using these colors was this week’s Paper Players challenge.


The first thing I decided was the focal point; a Christmas tree in a circle. I used the largest Stitched Shapes Die to cut the circle from Whisper White Cardstock, and the largest Layering Circles Die to cut the scalloped border from Bermuda Bay Cardstock.

The white circle wasn’t white long, because I used Sponge Daubers to cover it with Bermuda Bay and Granny Apple Green Ink.

My Christmas tree was easily created by using the Pine Tree Punch to cut the tree from the middle of the sponged circle. This allowed the Bermuda Bay scalloped circle to show through.


The background is a Thick Whisper White card base, layered with Gorgeous Grape Cardstock, and a top layer of regular Whisper White Cardstock. The two layers were cut with Stitched Rectangles Dies, and the top layer was embossed with the Eyelet Lace Embossing Folder. 


I found “Merry Christmas” in the Perfectly Plaid Stamp Set, which I stamped in Gorgeous Grape Ink on Whisper White Cardstock. It fit perfectly within one of the Stitched Rectangles Dies.

For a little shine, I added a few Woven Threads Sequins.


Get more inspiration, using these pretty colors, from the Paper Players Design Team.

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