November 13, 2011

The Paper Players PP72!

Sunday is usually a day of laziness for me. My husband and I travel all week long for our business so when the weekend is here, I don't want to go anywhere. Today it is cold a rainy outside. I took the morning to get ready for a workshop on Tuesday, Big Shot Club on Thursday and Advent Calendar class for Saturday. Yikes, busy week! I'm all caught up and needed something else to create so I checked out "The Paper Players Challenge" for today and they have this color challenge posted by LeAnne Pugliese:

I've been trying to show my customers non-traditional Christmas colors lately so I haven't played much with the red's and the green's yet for Christmas cards. This challenge made me think and I decided to go "Punch Art":

We have these new nifty little things called "Shaker Frames" in the "Holiday Mini Catalog". I haven't used them much so I decided to incorporate them in my punch art ornaments. I saw a similar card that used the shaker frames like this for the ornaments but did not jot down the name of the creator. I had some tiny gold beads sitting around that I thought would be perfect to fill my shaker's with:

Card Supplies:
  • Cardstock: Always Artichoke, Riding Hood Red, River Rock
  • Inks: Riding Hood Red
  • Tools: Modern Label Punch, Shaker Frames, Window Sheets, Ornament Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Textured Impressions Folder, Snowburst Textured Impressions Folder, Stampin' Dimensionals, Tasteful Trim Die, Big Shot Machine, 1" Circle Punch, Corner Rounder Punch, Stampin' Dimensionals
  • Stamps: Creative Elements, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Misc: Beads
 Thank you to Erika Clark for the idea on the shaker ornament! I have 2 posts for today so don't forget to scroll down to read the other. Thanks for stoppin' in!


  1. Wow Debbie, you are amazing. I love these ornaments! The colours look fabulous done up this have really aced our challenge this week!

  2. This is absolutely gorgeous, Deb! There are so many beautiful details, I don't know which one I like best! Love the rick rack border! The embossed ornaments are beautiful! Great idea to include the shaker feature (makes the card even more special)! The embossed background of polka dots really adds to the overall design, too! Great job with the layout and the colors! Thanks for sharing this stunning card!

  3. Totally delightful Debbie!! WOW!! I just love those ornaments made into shakers and with the beads inside. Fabulous take on the colour challenge. Thanks' for joining us at The Paper Players this week.

  4. Oh I love your card. Those ornaments are so beautiful. I absolutely love the texture and the gold! Hugs,

  5. What a cutie, clever use of the shakers. Great job.

  6. Gorgeous card! Fabulous shaker boxes and I LOVE those zig-zag rik-raks together. What a great look. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!

  7. Oh the gold with this trio of colors is beautiful! I adore your ornaments with the shaker frames! The gold beads are so fun and festive! Thanks for joining us at The Paper Players!

  8. This is one stunner of a card! I've only used the shaker frames once but you're inspiring me to try again! The gold beads are perfect! Thanks for playing with my Paper Players color challenge this week!

  9. What a great way to use the shaker frames! The ric rac trim is a wonderful embellishment too!

  10. Beautiful, Debbie! This is one of the best uses of the shaker frame I have seen! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  11. What a great idea! I found some beads this weekend when I was cleaning up my work area and wondered what I could do with them and you've just given me the answer!

    Thank you for Sharing!


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