Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Non-Traditional Christmas

This week The Paper Players have a neat challenge....Create something Christmas (or holiday) with non-holiday stamps or colors.  I don't know why but the minute I saw this challenge I immediately thought of the Aviary stamp set. Maybe its because I love to watch the birds in my yard all winter, but the Aviary set is different enough that it doesn't scream "pick me for a Christmas card"? I don't know, but that's the set I grabbed :)

I also used some DSP from last year called Candy Cane Christmas. For me these aren't very traditional Christmas colors, as I am more of the group that uses very rich, warm earthy colors for Christmas. Using a color such as Blushing Bride on a Christmas card is definitely not something I would normally do.

Go check out the design team inspiration, these ladies got very creative with this challenge!

Supplies(all supplies are SU unless otherwise stated):
Stamps: Aviary, Forest Festivities(front sentiment), Many Merry Messages(inside sentiment)
Paper: Naturals White, Blushing Bride, Baja Breeze
Ink: Blushing Bride, Garden Green, Real Red, Baja Breeze, Early Espresso
Accessories: Paper Piercing Tool, Dimensionals, sponge


  1. Lisa, this is too fun! I love the birdcage with the presents below and those colors just add to the fun of it! Thanks for joining The Paper Players this week! :)

  2. Lisa, this is adorable! You really hit this challenge on the head.....those little presents are sooooo cute under the birdcage. Great colors and a fabulous layout! So glad to see you again at The Paper Players!

  3. This is sooooo cute! Love the tiny packages under the cage!

  4. oh WELL DONE, you! i ♥LOVE♥ this! and i especially looooooove how the only specifically xmassy thing is the sentiment! you've rocked this challenge, missus! :)

  5. Oh my gosh, this is so stinkin' cute! I don't have this set, but with all the creative things being done with it, I think I might need it! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  6. Oh my gosh...this is just over-the-top adorable! I LOVE the paper choice..so cute and cheery! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  7. Well, I'm sure glad you decided on Blushing Bride for this card because it looks fantastic! How cute are those little, bitty gifts? So cute with the Avairy set. You are so creative! Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  8. What a clever use of this set. I love how it popped into your mind. This is so adorable. I love the little gifts under the bird cage. Thank you for playing along with The Paper Players this week!

  9. Great job Lisa, I love the paper you paired with the stamp set! The little presents look so adorable. Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.


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