Oct 17 2011

25 & Counting

Good morning (or whenever you are reading this!)  It is a gorgeous SUNNY day…definitely feels like fall, though!  This will be a QUICK post because I have two classes coming in today!


The Paper Players has a Clean & Simple Christmas Red & Green color challenge for today that I decided to play along!  I wanted to fit in the Freshly Made Sketches challenge, but ran out of time because of my sinus headache this morning…just didn't feel like getting up earlier than I needed to…lol!



I used Stampin' Up!'s 25 & Counting stamp set!  It is a fun set that can be used for something OTHER than an Advent Calendar!  It is one of the sets we are featuring this week on Create with Connie and Mary Holiday Edition, our second full week of Christmas!



I started with a 6×6 base of Real Red, folded in half to 3 x 6.  I added an Old Olive layer on top, stamped with Merry & Bright from Merry & Type Stamp Set in Basic Black in the lower left corner.  I LOVE the typeset greetings in this set!  I added a strip of Letters to Santa DSP across the top and then covered the seam with some Cherry Cobbler Quilted Ribbon.  I love how Real Red and Cherry Cobbler blend so well together!  I stamped the Sant from 25 & Counting in Real Red on Whisper White, then colored in parts with the Basic Black Stampin' Write Marker.  I also colored in the 24 with Old Olive and Blush Blossom for the face.  I punched with the 1 1/4" Circle Punch and layered it on a Real Red 1 3/8" Circle.  I used the Crop a Dile for the hole in the top and added Cherry Cobbler Bakers Twine to tie on the ribbon.  I added a little bit of bling by adhering a Rhinestone Jewel to his belt buckle for some bling!


So, that's my Red & Green Christmas Theme Clean & Simple Color Challenge card for The Paper Players!  Enjoy!

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12 People have left comments on this post

Oct 17, 2011 - 05:10:04
Rose Kerry said:

Very cute card, love that size and the little santa tag is adorable.  Fun card!

Oct 18, 2011 - 06:10:49
Patti Willey said:

I love it! Might double as a money card? Looks great!

Oct 18, 2011 - 10:10:20
Lesley said:

This is adorable Connie. The long card shape works so well! That little Santa is just adorable!  Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players. Sorry about your sinus headache!!! Hope you are feeling better today. 

Oct 18, 2011 - 12:10:03

Charming! Love the black pop of ink on that green and the cute tag hanging on that ribbon!

Oct 18, 2011 - 01:10:37
Ayana said:

Love this card! You did a wonderful job with your take on the sketch…

Oct 18, 2011 - 05:10:15
Cindy Hall said:

What a sweet card.  I love the simplicity.  Thanks for playing with us at The Paper Players this week!

Oct 18, 2011 - 10:10:51
LeAnne said:

So cute!  Santa is as sweet as can be!  Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week! 

Oct 20, 2011 - 01:10:08
Tara Bilbao said:

Connie, this is such a great CAS card. I love not only the long, narrow layout but your perfectly placed sentiment and little santa. Fantastic job on the challenge. Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players this week!

Oct 20, 2011 - 10:10:39

You're right Real Red and Cherry Cobbler DO blend together well!  Love the shape of this card and the sentiment is so crisp and clear!  Great job…so happy you played along with us at The Paper Players!

Oct 21, 2011 - 11:10:50

What a sweet clean and simple card! The Santa tag adds just the perfect touch of cuteness!  Thanks for playing with The Paper Players this week!

Oct 21, 2011 - 10:10:28

I love this card Connie!  You are right, I love the font used for the sentiment and the little Santa is just perfect.  Great design.  Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

Oct 22, 2011 - 02:10:01

Hi Connie! Oh boy, do I just love this one! That little santa just makes me smile and he is showcased wondefully. I'm really loving the Cherry Cobbler and Real Red together, too. Thanks for the inspiration! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! đŸ™‚