Saturday, December 6, 2014

HIMCR # 177 - Paper Temptress Christmas Colors

HIMCR #177 - Christmas Colors!

This can be whatever colors you like to use at Christmas time!

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The giveaway is a pack of Christmas papers from!

We got to play with Paper Temptress papers this week, the papers are all beautiful. I had so much fun that I made two projects.

For my first one I used the package of papers sent to me by Paper Temptress. The paper has a beautiful shimmer to it, you can see it on the tree. It also embosses beautifully. The ribbon is two sided (at least it appears to be to me), it is thick heavy duty and very easy to work with.

I freehand cut the card, it is 5 1/2" tall x 4 1/4" wide when folded. The tree is a Cuttlebug die, the star and ornaments are from the same die and embossed with the matching Cuttlebug folder. The white background is embossed using my snowflake Cuttlebug folder. Tree and sentiment are adhered with foam pads.

Papers used:
Card base and red ornaments - Red Pepper Thick Classic Columns (you can see and feel the columns)
White background - Cryogen White
Tree - Emerald Mica/Metallic
Green ornaments and green layer under sentiment - Jelly Bean Green Pop Tones 100#
Cream ornaments - Candido Incandescent
Sentiment stamped onto - Opal Mica/Metallic I used Peeled Paint Ranger Distress Ink to stamp the sentiment.
Star - Gold Metallic
Ribbon - also from Paper Temptress - Green/Red Ladder Ribbon

This paper is wonderful for stamping and embossing.

For my second card I used some papers that a friend had sent me. I cut and embossed the ornament with the same Cuttlebug folder and die set. I wrapped ribbon around the middle of the card using the reverse side from the card above then made a little bow using the reverse side of the ribbon.

The base is a 5 1/2" wide x 4 1/4" when folded cut from a piece of White Wide Columns. You can see and feel the columns.
Sentiment panel:
Bottom - Silver Mica/Metallic
Middle - Neehah Solar Wite 80#
Top - Lapis Lazuli Mica/Metallic (text)
Red - Jupiter Red Mica/Metallic
Gold - Gold Metallic
Green - Green Felt, it has a texture of it's own that I can't get to photograph well.
Silver - Silver Mica/Metallic

The sentiment is embossed with VersaMark Ink and Snowflake Embossing Tinsel by Ranger.


  1. your cards are beautiful! I love them both! and doesn't the Paper Temptress have the most delicious papers? Thanks for the ideas!


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