Sunday, July 3, 2011

Paper Players 54


Happy almost-4th of July to everyone!  I was doing a happy dance when I saw Jaydee’s Paper Players  challenge today—Christmas in July!  Yippee! 

Challenge 54

That fits right in with my one-Christmas-card-a-week challenge to myself!  I pulled out a set from last year’s mini that sadly, did not make it into the big catalog…..but I am keeping Jolly Old Saint Nick around anyway:


Can you see all his glittering finery?

PP54 closeup 1

Oh, he’s a cutie!  Dazzling Diamonds and Chunky Red Glitter really make him a keeper!  He’s stamped on Shimmery White paper and watercolored with an aquapainter; his hat was stamped on Riding Hood Red cardstock and paper pieced so that no white would peek out from under the glitter.  I loosely used the sketch from this week’s SCS SC339, just changing it up a tiny bit!  It’s a great CAS sketch!  The sentiment is from Four the Holidays, and I didn’t have any red glimmer brads, so I colored a pink one with a Copic marker:


And here’s the inside:

PP54 inside

I hope everyone has a safe & happy 4th of July!  Make sure you slide on over to the Paper Players to see what the other designers have created for Christmas this week, and welcome Tui Nathan as our guest designer for this month!

Wee Details:

  • Stamps:  Jolly Old Saint Nick, Four the Holidays, Christmas Greetings
  • Paper:  WW, Shimmery White, Riding Hood Red, Just Add Cake
  • Ink:  Stazon, Peach Parfait, Regal Rose, Bashful Blue
  • Acc:  Aquapainter, Glue Pen, White Gel Pen, Glimmer Brads, Copic, Brads, Dazzling Diamonds, Chunky Glitter, Dimensionals



  1. Love the Santa!!! I especially love your attention to detail!!! Such a happy and festive card!

  2. Love the Dazzling Diamonds and Chunky Glitter on Santa!

  3. Oh LeAnne ~ what a fabulous card ~ the glitter is wonderful ~ I always think of you when I see Christmas cards in the summer ~ have a wonderful day....oh, and Cassidy, just slow down this getting bigger!

  4. Dazzling! I love that chunky glitter. Great Santa. I don't understand why he didn't make it to the big catalog. I guess they can't keep everything.
    Cassidy looks so serious. What is she thinking about?

  5. Fun Blingy Santa card LeAnne. Just like you said - Watch for glitter on Sunday! I'm sad that SU didn't add this set to the big catalog. One of my favs!

  6. This is adorable! I love the glitter! I, too, was sad that this set did not make it into the big catty! However, it's a keeper for me!

  7. I love all the glitter and I just love that cute Santa!! You did a Dazzling Job on this one Leanne.


  8. This card is amazing! I just love it--that glitter makes it amazing! Such a beautiful job---as always!

  9. Oh how super cute Leanne ... I love the glitter, so so lovely, it really brings ol' Santa's hat to a life of it's own. We did not get this stamp set, I wish we did cos he is just one very jolly Santa!!!

  10. Can't believe it's Christmas in July already! Adorable card. Love the glittery hat! :)

  11. Love the Razzle Dazzle! Super cute as always!

  12. You did an awesome job with this card, LeAnne! I love Santa's red glittery hat and your watercolouring on his face is amazing!

  13. LeAnne, this is so pretty! I love all of the fabby details you added to being St. Nick to life! This is a stamp set that I will be hanging on to for a long time, as well. THanks for the tip about changing the color of the glimmer brads, are a crafty gal! Hope you are enjoying your holiday weekend, my friend! hugs! :)

  14. What a CLASSIC Santa face! LOVE it, especially the heavy glitter on his hat!

  15. LeAnne, I LOVE, LOVE, LOVE, this card. Did I tell you how much I love it? It's clean and simple lines and bold focal image are fabulous. The bling... the cherry on the top for me. Fabulous job, my friend!
    Thanks, also, for my little Cassidy fix pictures. :-)

  16. absolutely fantastic Christmas card!! love the santa... i really need to ink that set up!

  17. Love Santa all decked out in his bling! The chunky glitter hat is fantastic and such great attention to detail using that RHR paper! GREAT card!


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