Sunday, July 1, 2012

Paper Players 102 – Christmas in July

 

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Hey everyone!  It’s Sunday and that means another Paper Players challenge!  This one should cool you off a bit—Ann has chosen Christmas in July as her theme!

As soon as I saw this, I thought of the rub-ons I had bought from SU’s Clearance Rack!  Ever since my friend Carol used some rub-ons on her card here, they have been calling me! And I LOVE to make Christmas cards, so here ya go:

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I wanted to give Santa some color, so I used vellum and adhered the rub-on on to that, then colored on the back of it with a marker.  You can’t see it, but he has lots of sparklies on his beard:

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I added some stitching to my DP and a nice shabby ribbon, because this is also for the Jingle Belles challenge, which is to make a vintage Christmas card, and I used the sketch 137 from Pals Paper Arts:

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Squeezed those images on there---I should have made my card a bit bigger!!  Anyway, be sure to check out what all the other Paper Players designers came up with – we have four new designers sharing their talent with us for the next six months!  So glad to have them; you can peek at who they are on the Paper Players blog!

Puddle walking after a big rain!

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20 comments:

  1. First off I have to say that I love your card. The richness of the colors with that Santa image and gorgeous ribbon. WOWZA

    Second, looks like Cassidy was having a great time walking in the puddles. I taught Micah when you see water like that you have to jump and stomp in it. He loves it, his Mom...not so much.

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  2. What a fun card. Love the Santa. So you color on the back. I have to give that a try.
    That is the coolest picture of Cassidy and her dad. I love the reflections in the water and the way he is on the lookout for a fall. It would make a great fathers day card next year and when she is 21.

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  3. what an absolutely ♥STUNNING♥ and beautiful vintage style holiday card! every single element is perfectly chosen & placed... and the end result is even more than the sum of it's (gorgeous!) parts! totally lovely! ♥

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  4. Yowza, LeAnne! Your vellum Santa is tinted to perfection! Such a beautiful card!

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  5. Love this card. Your Santa is terrific and colored perfectly. I can see a little sparkle at the bottom of his beard. It must really stand out in real life.

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  6. So beautiful! LOVE that crumpled ribbon!

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  7. Ok, I clearly need to get some of those rub-ons, STAT! Wowza! This is stunning, LeAnne! I especially love the vellum santa...soooo soft and vintage. Your bow just makes me happy! It's so fluffy!! (Did you see that movie Despicable Me?) I love everything about this one...as a matter of fact, if you want to send it to me for Christmas this year, I will gladly accept it...and probably frame it. :) Haha!

    What is all of that wet stuff on the ground in your photos? Geez, I'm so jealous! We need rain so badly and although had a tiny "shower" today, it dried up in 15 minutes. Love your photos!

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  8. Beautiful vintage card LeAnne. The crumpled seam binding is gorgeous & I love how you have treated Santa. :)

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  9. I love rub-ons! Your Santa is quite handsome and oh so festive with his sparkly beard! That smooshy ribbon is terrific! And you do have a water baby on your hands!

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  10. Very clever idea with the rub-on and vellum ... the touch of color is perfection ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

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  11. Oh my! I want to jump in a puddle right now! LOL! Love the pictures you've shared...she's darling!

    Your card is fabulous too! I haven't used rub ons in a long time and I should because they don't stay sticky forever. Thank you for inspiring me!!!

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  12. A beautiful vintage xmas card!

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  13. I just LOVE that dsp you've used - so perfect for a Vintage Christmas card, and the combination of Santa and sentiment works perfectly. Loving that scrunchy Cherry Cobler seam binding too..!

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  14. The ribbon on your card is the BEST! The puddles photo is beautiful. It evokes so much emotion. TFS!

    Terry
    http://goinovertheedge.blogspot.com

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  15. I LOVE the vellum Santa! Fabulous card!

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  16. Very pretty! I love the dp and crinkled ribbon!

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  17. What a gorgeous combination of colors! Everything works so well together. I love the paper and ribbon. Lovely work!

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  18. LeAnne, Santa makes me happy! I love his rosy red cheeks and his sparkly beard. Now, this card makes me happy... but not as happy as the puddle walking photos!
    Hugs
    Jaydee

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  19. Oh my goodness, LeAnne! Just spied this over at the PP blog, and had to come tell you how cute it is! Even though, I know that, at a week old, it's already an "old" card! ;) LOVE that fabulous rub on and that bow, love the colors too :)

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  20. A wonderful card! Love the wrinkle ribbon. And feel like puddle walking myself...

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