Whimsical and Feminine Holiday Card

Last week at this time, I was delving into the serenity of nature,  creating a clean and simple masculine card to remind us to just breathe deeply.  This week’s card is the opposite – a whimsical and feminine holiday card espousing the joy of the season.  It’s Sunday, and time to play with The Paper Players!

whimsical and feminine holiday card
This week, Laurie has a versatile sketch for us. It presented me with the opportunity to play with the amazing Whimsy & Wonder specialty designer series paper.  With it, I created a fun and feminine holiday card.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

whimsical and feminine holiday card
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I had so much fun making this card.  Laurie’s sketch provided a great foundation for showing off the Whimsy & Wonder paper.  The angled silver panel was embossed with stars to coordinate with the stars in the designer paper.  The adorable holly leaves and Christmas present were fussy cut from two other patterns in the same collection, while a Wonderful Snowflake paper embellishment was colored with a Mint Macaron blend to make a perfect backdrop for the leaves and present.

whimsy and wonder holiday card

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  1. So festive and fun, Ann! I love those little presents. this is one of my favorite suites in the Mini Catalog and you really made it shine!

  2. Ann, what can I say? I love collage cards and this is stunning! Your design is soft and shining. Just beautiful!

  3. Definitely soft and feminine and so pretty with the embossed foil and snowflake detail too Ann. You encouraged me to break into my pack of this paper too today, so thanks for that! Gorgeous as always!

  4. I’ve barely touched this paper yet! I love how you showed it off and added the extra silver foil! The snowflake and fussy cut berries are great details! Hope you’re havinga fantastic week so far!

  5. Ann, Love the soft colors and glimmer of your wonderful Christmas card. I am hoping to do a few Holiday cards this week too. Thanks for pushing me in that direction.

  6. Ann, I did CASE your card for my entry at The Paper Players. I gave you a shout out. Thanks for the inspiration.

  7. Such a pretty card. I love the colors. I pinned it so I could CASE for some of my own Christmas cards.

  8. How beautiful! I love the nontraditional colors for Christmas!

  9. Elizabeth Stewart

    Ann…absolutely love your inspiration card this week. The paper and element combination are beautiful.

  10. And what a joy this card is! So fun and pretty, definitely the opposite of last week and I love it just as much! I love non-traditional colors for Christmas and that pink ribbon fits the bill!

  11. Adore the softness of your card. Really like the looks of pastel cards. Makes for a great change.
    Changing the sentiment; I was thinking that would make for a lovely birthday/wintery card. I do have a couple of friends whos birthday is right around Christmas.

  12. Just when I think I don’t need the latest from Stampin’ Up!, you design a card that requires that I rethink my premise. What a gorgeous card! I love the starry background and the beautiful pastel colors. You’ve done it again, Ann!

  13. Love the soft colors! Very pretty card, Ann!

  14. Love this card. Just Beautiful!

  15. Ann, this is so lovely! I am in love with the feminine colors and feel of this beauty! Every details if amazing! The little package with the pink bow made me smile! You certainly made this sketch shine! Have a lovely week, My Friend!

  16. This is wonderful! I love it—every snowflake and tree and star! Very creative and fun! TFS

  17. Love this card, Ann!

  18. Color choices are awesome on this lovely card. So soft looking.

  19. Ann, this is such a beautiful, whimsical creation! I love it so much that I would like to create one exactly like yours and be able to post it, giving credit to you. Do I have your permission? If not, I understand.

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