Elegant Holiday Card for The Paper Players

elegant holiday cardIt’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players! This  week, the talented Jaydee has provided us with a fun sketch, just perfect for showing off your favorite designer paper.  As for me, I went with a elegant pattern from Stampin’ Up!’s Joyous Noel collection.  I hope you enjoy today’s elegant holiday card and FREE tutorial!

elegant holiday card

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The owl and branch took center stage on today’s card.  Die cut from Copper Foil, the detailed owl was adhered to Whisper White cardstock, and then trimmed.  He perches on a Copper Foil branch, against a backdrop of Gray Granite.  Rhinestone eyes are the perfect touch!

elegant holiday card

The sentiment was stamped in Soft Suede.  The Night Owl Thinlits collection contains the perfect die for cutting it out.  For contrast, I punched out two 1″ circles from Copper Foil, and used them as accents.

elegant holiday card

Because of the gorgeous paper and beautiful die cuts, I decided to keep things relatively simple. The only embellishments are two rhinestone eyes.

elegant holiday card

In case you would like to create your own elegant holiday card, here is a link to a tutorial I created:   Elegant Holiday Card.  The supply list is located below.  Clicking on a product takes you right to my store.  Be sure to use this month’s Host Code.  Online orders over $50 (before tax and shipping) will receive a special little somethin’-somethin’ from me IF you use the Host Code.   If your order is $150 or more, please do not use the Host Code.  You will automatically receive the gift from me, as well as your own Host Rewards.

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I hope you will join us over at The Paper Players.  We can’t wait to see what you create!  The challenge is open until Friday,  September 28, 2018 at 12:00 Noon PST.
As always, if you have any questions about the cards I create or the techniques I use, I am only an email away.  Now scurry on over and see what my fellow design team members have created.  Until next time…
  • Are you in search of a specific retired stamp set? I just might have it on my list of  Retired Sets for Sale.
  • If you are in need of a Holiday Catalog, and you do not have a demonstrator, please email me (ann@thestampinschach) and I will drop one in the mail to you!



  1. This is absolutely stunning! Wonderful! Thanks for sharing this.

  2. Oh Ann, only you could make this owl look so fabulously elegant! To think I almost talked myself out of ordering this set. Love all of the copper and the rhinestones are a fabulous touch, as always. I didn’t get a chance to tell you last week but I’m thrilled to be back at The Paper Players with you, my friend. Hugs!

  3. Oh Ann, this is GORGEOUS! I love your DSP and the copper looks amazing with it! That owl is so beautiful and just pops off the card! You certainly rocked this challenge! Have a fantastic weekend! XX

  4. I adore those papers Ann and all of the fabulous copper foil; I never would have thought you could put something on top and it not get lost, but the white owl works beautifully – as if he as meant to be there all along!

  5. Ann, I love the owl – but the copper is genius with the grey. Gorgeous card and a fabulous use of the sketch. Thanks for rocking my challenge this week

  6. That copper foil is just stunning..I love how you showcased it here. Gorgeous!!!

  7. Wow Ann, this is stunning! I love all that beautiful shiny copper foil, and the owl looks great with his little rhinestone eyes!

  8. It is utterly gorgeous and utterly elegant. That wonderful paper shouts elegance the moment you pick it up out of the packaging but the way you’ve paired it up with that owl – superb!

  9. I have to admit that I glossed over this owl in the catalog but seeing it IRL, on a card as stunning as this, makes me want to re-think him! I love how you’ve backed him with white…. makes for a very elegant little owl!

  10. Ann,
    All I can says is…. Wowzer!!!! this is fabulous! I love the use of the copper for the branch, and owl details, and the background DSP addition looks terrific together! You will make everyone buy that owl!
    Beautiful card.

  11. That’s a really neat card! Love the Copper paper!

  12. O(h WOW! how elegant. Love the copper with that gray background.
    That owl; what a hoot.

  13. Elegant and so beautiful! I love the everything about this card. Elegant and so beautiful! I love the everything about this card. Die is on my list of must haves. Smile BIG! 🙂


  14. Oh my word!! Your card is BEAUTIFUL!! Thanks for sharing, Ann!

  15. Little owl is PRECIOUS! So very pretty in copper and sitting on her throne like a queen! Great, Ann, love your card (s)!

  16. Oooooh my MsAnn that is elegant, I love it all , Tfs
    Hugs Frenchie
    Ps how’s our fur babies doing ♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

  17. beautiful; takes copper to a new level; tfs!

  18. Beautiful card!! Stunning really! Love the way you used the copper foil on the white background for the owl.

  19. Gorgeous! Love all of the Copper…it glints beautifully! No, I am normally not up at 4;30 in the morning! Our C0 dector went off and our son called 911…3 very handsome firefighters came with a huge truck to check it out…time to get a new one!!! But better to be safe than…..and they would rather check it out than not!

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