Sunday, August 8, 2021

The Stockings Were Hung - Stampin' Up! Sweet Little Stockings - Paper Players 553

The Paper Players challenge is back with a fun color combination for you this week.  Claire has given us 3 classic colors to work with; Real Red, Old Olive and Daffodil Delight.  My first thought was bright summer flowers but then I took a 180 degree turn and went with Christmas!  I can't wait to see how you use these colors so play along and share your creation in our gallery!

  The Sweet Little Stockings bundle wasn't on my preorder list the first time I went through the catalog as I wasn't really into the little animals but then I took a closer look at the rest of the stamps and coordinating dies and realized it was so much more than a cute animal set.  The stockings were so cute and the line images are perfect for a bit of coloring; big enough not to get lost on a card front but small enough that it didn't feel like it took forever to color! And coloring is what I did!

  Just a few details to point out as it's really a very simple card for the most part!  The stockings are colored in the challenge colors using Stampin' Blends markers and then die cut and strung up on baker's twine.  I used an itty bitty hole punch to make the holes in the loops.

  The sentiment is stamped in Old Olive and then the Basic White panel is embossed with the Subtle embossing folder for just a bit of extra texture.

  The card base is stamped with the Knit Together background stamp which is a really fun way to immediately make a card for colder weather.

  I used a few of the smaller dies to decorate around the stockings; bows, stars and the little holly sprig on the smallest stocking.

  Check out the Design Team inspiration and then join the fun!

Anne Marie

  Thanks for looking!  Did you stamp today?

Stamps: Sweet Little Stockings, Knit Together

Ink: Memento black, Old Olive

Blends: Real Red light & dark, Old Olive light & dark, Daffodil Delight light & dark

Paper: Old Olive, Real Red, Basic White, Daffodil Delight

Accessories: Stockings dies, dimensionals, Subtle embossing folder (retired), baker's twine, adhesive rhinestones


  1. Amanda, what a fabulous way to use my color combo! I am amazed how many went with XMAS. I didn't even think of that. These sweet stocking are so fun and certainly "VERY MERRY"! Your embossed background adds so much texture and the little yellow stars are just perfect! Have a great week, My Friend!

  2. So cute!! What a fun holiday the stockings!

  3. What is it about stockings that are just so appealing? Love your card, Amanda! Perfect idea for the colors this week! Have a wonderful day!

  4. Isn't this a cute bundle? You could make all your cards just using this set! You've colored those stockings perfectly and the embellishments are snazzy! Love it all!

  5. Absolutely adorable, Amanda! I can't wait to use this set. I LOVE the little accents you have added, like the stars and the bows. What a perfect way to use this week's challenge colors!

  6. Amanda, I felt the same way when I saw this Bundle. Not I think I'll have to get it. I love those stockings and you colored them perfectly. I also am amazed at the texture the Knit Together stamp gave your card. It's the perfect background for your stockings. Very cozy and comfy! Love it. Hope you're enjoying your week.

  7. Oh, Amanda. How fabulously CUTE are those stockings. I love them hanging on their banner... such a fun card and a wonderful use of the colors. this card made me smile.

  8. I love that you chose to go the Christmas route too Amanda - and I especially love the combination of the knitted background stamp with those colourful stockings - such a great way to use this stamp (which I have been on the fence about as I couldn't see how I would use it!) I will be watching for more inspiration!!

  9. What a fun and festive holiday card, Amanda! Your shading is beautiful on the stockings and I love all of the fun details you added.


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