Delicate Ornaments for The Paper Players…A Peek from the Holiday Catalog


It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This week,  Claire is treating us to a fun color challenge: Bermuda Bay, Kraft/Crumb Cake, Old Olive. I just had to play with some of the items from the new Holiday Catalog…even if it did mean making a Christmas card using non-traditional colors.  I hope you enjoy today’s card!


The Stampin’ Schach Design Tips
This finished card measures 4-1/4 inches wide x 5-1/2″ long when folded.

  • The dies have it! Creating beautiful die cuts is simple with Delicate Ornaments Thinlits dies.  Cut from Gold Foil and overlayed onto Bermuda Bay, this ornament sports Pearls, a Gold Cord bow, and a gorgeous Winter Wonderland embellishment.


  • Sentimental! The sentiment Merry & Bright is from the Holly Jolly Greetings stamp set.  I love this set because all the words are separate…allowing you to make countless combinations!  You can even make the phrase “Have a holly, jolly Christmas”! I just love this old Burl Ive’s tune, don’t you?


  • I’ve got this! One of my favorite backgrounds is created with the stamp from You’ve Got This.  This time I inked it with Old Olive and stamped off twice before stamping it onto Very Vanilla cardstock.  A few Crumb Cake speckles are courtesy of Gorgeous Grunge.


I had a blast inking up these new sets and using new embellishments!  The new Precision Cutting Plate does make cutting out intricate dies, like the one I used today, easier.  I really can’t wait to play again with the Embellished Ornament set and the coordinating Delicate Ornaments dies.  In fact, I would LOVE to play with everything in the new Holiday Catalog!  But that will have to wait for another day, since Lexi and I are in Albert Lea, MN.  As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away! Until next time…


  1. I love this colour combo for a Christmas card. This is definitely my case for my Christmas cards this year.

  2. Another “WOW” card, Ann!
    Diane Gil

  3. Oh Ann how I adore your style! LOVE this card! What a way to take this color challenge to new heights! Thanks for your constant creative inspiration!

  4. Love these non-traditional colors for a beautiful ornament. The gold overlay is stunning!

  5. Very pretty, Ann! It is so exciting to see some of these new products! And this gold ornament is just delightful, especially with the embellishments…and of course I love the grungy background!

  6. Gorgeous! Do these fancier dies go with the ornaments set we already have?

  7. Stunning card! The ornament is beautiful and I love how you used the weave pattern stamp behind it.

  8. Ann, LOVE your card!!!
    got a quick question regarding the new stamp and die set. will they coordinate with the set that retired? i looks like the sizes might be the same …and if they aren’t, could you influence SU! to make MORE coordinating stamps/dies to work with what has been retired? that would be AWESOME!!!

  9. Ann, I LOVE this beautiful card! I just ordered that set and now I can’t wait for it to arrive. The gold foil looks amazing with the color combo! You certainly made my colors shine this week with this gorgeous creation! THANK YOU! XX

  10. Ooooh, Ann that is beautiful, I love it !!! Tfs,
    Hugs Frenchie,

  11. Wow that ornament looks fabulous Ann and finished beautifully with the pearls and embellishment. So many fabulous sneak peeks – I can’t wait for my pre-order box to arrive! Hope you and Lexi had a good day too.

  12. Wow, that ornament is just gorgeous, Ann! Love the intricacy, and the embellishment in the middle, too.

  13. Chris R. from Iowa

    Very fun! I love the gold foil sheets you used and the pearls are the perfect touch. I would have never gone with this color combo but it works here! I haven’t seen the catalog yet so I can only dream of what is in it. When I finally get the catalog I will have to play a Burl Ives Christmas record! Have a safe trip home. How did Lexi do?

  14. This is beautiful Ann, love the ornament!!

  15. The card is gorgeous. Who would have thought those colors would work ? I just love it.

  16. Love this! This is one I am going for in the Holiday Catalog! I can’t wait to play!

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