Joyful Season – The Paper Players & Sweet Sunday Sketch

Joyful Season - The Paper Players & Sweet Sunday SketchWhen I saw The Paper Players challenge this week, I knew I wanted to play along. I have been itching to ink this stamp set up and they gave me my motivation! A great sketch over at the Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge gave me my layout and the colors over at Colour Me…! gave me my colors!! This card pretty much jumped into my head complete, I just need to fuss with the details (love when that happens!).

Joyful Season - The Paper Players & Sweet Sunday SketchI was having technical difficulties with my ScanNCut…it refused to recognize the cardinal at all and only recognized PART of my branch 🙁  The branch is supposed to have more berries, but they were cut off. But I didn’t let that derail my enthusiasm, I went with what I had and fussy cut the cardinal out!

Lest you think I forgot part of the greeting…it’s on the inside!

Joyful Season - The Paper Players & Sweet Sunday SketchSpecial cards deserve pretty insides too 🙂

A shout out to my inspiration:

pp271 SSSC295CMCC Full Graphics-020Unfortunately, the Colour Me…! challenge closed 40 minutes before I finished my card so I wasn’t able to link up to the challenge but I wanted to give them a shout out for the inspiration!

I’m also entering my card into the Global Design Project as my project fits perfectly with the challenge this week:)


Thank you so much for stopping by!!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Thick Whisper White, Real Red and Old Olive by Stampin’ Up!

Pattern Paper: Season of Cheer and Merry Moments Designer Series Paper Stack by Stampin’ Up!

Ink: Real Red and Basic Black by Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Joyful Season by Stampin’ Up!

Dies: Envelope Liner Die by Stampin’ Up!; Stitched Mats: Rectangles by Lil ‘Inker.

Tools:  MISTI

Embellishments: Brights Candy Dots by Stampin’ Up!


  1. Jess Williams says:

    Really lovely card Shannon. You’ve done a great job incorporating all those challenges into one. Thanks for joining the Global Design Project this week!

  2. Brian King says:

    Shannon – This is such a beautiful showcase of this stamp set! Your work is always so crisp and clean – great combination of all of these challenges! Thank you so much for playing along with this week’s Christmas Theme Challenge at the Global Design Project.

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