I hope you had a great Thanksgiving however you celebrated the day!  Today I am playing along with the Global Design Project and the Case The Designer.  In doing so, I broke out the Poinsettia Place Designer Series Paper for the first time.  Oh My!!!  I am in love with this paper.  I hope you will be as well.


Stampin' Up!, Christmas Gleaming, Poinsettia Place, Stitched Shapes, Jackie Beers

I love the softness of the colors in this sheet of holly from the Poinsettia Place DSP.  The color is not listed as a matching color on the package, but I decided the light background was a perfect match to Soft Sea Foam.  To break it up, I added a layer of Bumblebee, which pairs with the yellow on the leaves.

My layout is from the Global Design Project #268, Case The Designer.  Here is the card I am casing.

My Holly is a favorite, and has been since it is from the Returning Favorite stamp set of Christmas Gleaming.  I have used this holly quite a few times.  But what else would I use to match this paper. For a change of pace, I heat embossed the holly in gold before coloring with the Stampin’ Blends.  The gold doesn’t show as well as I thought it would.  But it made the coloring a dream!  And I did remember to use a tissue to clean off the embossing after I finished coloring.

The layers of the holly are cut using the Stitched Shapes Dies.  I have not used these in quite a while.  They give a bit more area between the layers.  The Merry Christmas is from the Christmas Gleaming stamp set as well.  I stamped it in Real Red and then fussy cut, which was very easy with straight lines, close to the edge for my little sentiment tag.

In casing the designer’s card, I used only a couple of items for the underneath layers.  The base of that layer is the Wonder Of The Season Designer Series Paper.  I used the piece with the gold foil writing.  The ribbon is the Real Red Sheer Ribbon.  I also added a few of the Gilded Gold Gems around the card.

Thank you for stopping in today!  I really appreciate you following my cards.  Please come back on Monday for another new project.  Also, remember to get your Curvy Celebrations Bundle or individual pieces.  You can purchase just one of the stamp sets, or just the dies.  But I love the entire set personally.  My favorite is the Curvy Christmas and the Classic Christmas DSP!  See the pictures below.  To shop, simply choose the SHOP button at the top banner of my post.



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