Sunday, December 11, 2016

Paper Players 325 Bethlehem

Happy Sunday, peeps!  Boy, winter has descended upon us here in SE PA for sure!  Brrrr!  We will have to bundle up for church and an open house we are attending today!  Jaydee is our hostess for today's Paper Players challenge...and it is a beautiful one!

I've been fighting a wee bit of a cold and if I had felt better, I might have re-done my card; it's not bad but the idea in my head didn't quite match the execution!   But time is crunched so I am "letting it go", as the song from Frozen reminds me!  Here we go:

I won a gift certificate from Sugar Pea Designs and the first thing that jumped in my cart was this beautiful Bethlehem scene die!  I cut it out from some (retired) Brushed Silver cardstock and mounted it on a white base that was stamped with the stars from Christmas Pines and gold-embossed with a sentiment from Papertrey's O Holy Night:

The die also has this sweet little star, so I cut it from some Brushed Gold cardstock, but I added some additional shimmer with a Wink of Stella pen.....SO pretty!

The final touch was to add some gold twine at the bottom!

I hope you'll find time in your busy schedules to play with our last challenge of 2016!  How can that be?  It's also time to say goodbye to our Guest Designers; I personally have enjoyed creating with them immensely! Be sure to stop by the PP blog to see their final creations as well as the regular DT's creations, and give them all some love!

I bought this little wooden Nativity scene at Goodwill last year after Christmas (a great bargain) and Cassidy was excited to play with it:

She got out all her other "little people" and their accessories, and built a corral for the animals:

and now they're one big happy family:

Truly the spirit of Christmas!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!


  1. I think your card is absolutely that die. Feel better and stay warm. It's 65 here at 8 AM :-)

  2. I love your card! I realized while making my Christmas cards that I don't have many religious stamps. I love yours, and also the dies. I may have to purchase them.

    I wish you a very Merry Christmas!

  3. So sorry you have been a bit under the weather, LeAnne. The weather lately is enough to make us all feel yukky! My hubby is fighting it too! Your card is lovely and I love all the embossing, the scene you created and the sentiment! I don't feel it needs to be's perfect just the way it is! Love the Brushed Silver cardstock and the gold cord! Just beautiful! TFS! Stay warm's snowing here this morning. Rain tomorrow. Feel better soon!

  4. Hope you feel better soon! Lucky you ....what a great die to win!I love it in that brushed pretty. The sentiment is beautiful embossed,too. Lucky Cassidy too, the nativity looks like fun to play with...what a great find!Have a very Merry Christmas!!!

  5. I love your starry sky above that beautiful diecut! Perfect card for Christmas! It has been such a fun year designing with you at the Paper Players! Thanks so much for having me! And Miss C has the right idea for sure!

  6. Oh my goodness do I ever love this card!! It's beautiful LeAnne!! Love Cassidy's Nativity, she's so creative!!

  7. oh! I really want this stamp! Beautiful card ~ Merry Christmas!

  8. LeAnne, I sure hope you are feeling better today! I love this card. The true meaning of the season! It made me smile! Cassidy looks like she is having fun with the "Little People"! I am a huge fan of them! Wishing you and your beautiful family a VERY MERRY Christmas and all the BEST in the New Year! Lots of Love and hugs to you! XXX

  9. This die looks great in silver and gold. Beautiful card. I'm not sure what you would have changed! I hope you are feeling better. Thanks for such a fun year. I loved every minute of it!

  10. This die is gorgeous, LeAnne and I love it in silver! Your snowy gold sky is magical and sets the whole scene for your lovely card! Wishing you, Cassidy and your sweet family a wonderful holiday!

  11. LeAnne, I love your card and think it worked out exceptionally well. I love the die cut in the silver and the sentiment in gold. Stunning and magical. Gorgeous. Thanks for rocking my challenge again this week and I hope you are feeling better

  12. Oh my this is so gorgeous LeAnne!! I haven't ever tried to combine the two silver and gold together, but you've pulled it off beautifully here! Sorry you've been sick! Hope you are better by the time I'm caught up!! LOL!! Thanks for the SAB!! YAY!

  13. Hope you're feeling better now LeAnne - I just love this card, it reminds us all the true reason for the season, which is no bad thing! Love the glittery star too.


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