Thursday, October 20, 2011

The Paper Players: Red and Green CAS Christmas

Do you ever feel like companies get carried away with success? 

Basic Grey paper is a great example.  Don't get me wrong - I do love Basic Grey.  But there was a time when I knew about and looked forward to each new release.  I could name all of the paper collections. I could picture the patterns in each release.  I always got the small pad and a good supply of the 12x12 patterns that I loved.  Now it seems like every time I turn around there is a new collection or multiple collections.  They come and go so fast - I can't keep track.  Of course, all of this could be impending old age as there is an unmentionable birthday in my future!!

Lately, I have been feeling that same way about embossing folders - and I LOVE embossing folders.  When Cuttlebug introduced them, each new release was a time of celebration for me - I'd order them all and use them all right away.  Now that we have Cuttlebug - including all their multi-packs and other permutations such as European Exclusives - and Sizzix, Quickutz, Crafts Etc., Darice and a whole bunch of European imports - they are all starting to look the same to me!! 

Having said, a great way for me to get excited again is to visit Sue Nelson's Heart Prints Gallery.  That woman does amazing things with embossing folders.  If you haven't been there, I highly recommend that you visit.  I particularly love her all-white cards using multiple folders.  Even in my overwhelmed state, just this morning I found folders I absolutely HAD to have and they are already on their way to me!!

Last week, I got an order that included this darling Sizzix stockings folder.  It's perfect for Stampin' Up's Stitched Stockings!



Embossing folders are always a perfect special touch for Clean and Simple challenges such as this one by The Paper Players:


Obviously....my overwhelmed state hasn't slowed me down much - I am still adding embossing folders to my stash!  But perhaps I have become slightly more...selective!
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up Stitched Stockings
  • Paper: Stampin' Up Garden Green, Poppy Parade, Whisper White, Silver
  • Ink: Stampin' Up Garden Green, Poppy Parade
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up Stocking Punch and Scalloped Border punch, Stampin' Up Dots Embossing, Sizzix Stockings Embossing Folder, misc ribbon, Nestabilities Oval and Scalloped Oval

10 comments:

Lesley Croghan said...

Hi Kim,
Oh so adorable! I just love that embossing folder and you know what, I feel the same way about Basic Grey! LOL! That is SO funny! Thanks for playing with our CAS Red and Green challenge at the Paper Players!
Hugs,
Lesley

Pauline said...

What a fab Christmas card, and that embossing folder is gorgeous!! I agree with you about so many choices in the crafting world - if only we could have it all!

Ann Schach said...

What a wonderful clean and simple card, Kim! I LOVE the stocking embossing folder! You are so right...it is the perfect accent to use with the Stitched Stocking! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

Cindy said...

I love the clean lines and perfect use/balance of the colors. Very well designed! Thanks so much for sharing this beauty with us at The Paper Players!

LeAnne said...

What a cute folder--perfect for the stocking! It is such a sweet card! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players!

Julie Marshall said...

What a simply great card...I love that embossing folder. Great choice of colors and the pop of glitter is just perfect. Thanks so much for sharing with the Paper Players this week.

Anne Marie said...

Oh my word is that embossing folder ever CUTE!! Thanks for the link...I think I'm going to go shopping now. Lol! Your card is so clean and perfect for Christmas, Kim. I especially love the pop of sparkle and that bitty bow. Too cute! Thanks so much for joining us at the Paper Players this week! :)

Andrea L - EnchantINK said...

I loved reading your thoughts about too much of a good thing ... and could totally relate. I also find ... the more I have the more bored I get with what I have! What a terrible state! I am determined to be more selective, too ... and try not to buy things I am going to get bored with too quickly! LOVE THE CARD!!! Sensational embossing. SU! had not release a huge amount of embossing folders here in OZ yet ... but I am SURE I could do with some more! Hugs xx

Bonnie said...

You're right. There is so much to choose from that it's overwhelming sometimes. This is the perfect folder for this pretty stocking!

H2 :) said...

Love both your E/F choices here Kim & that itty bitty polkadot bow is so sweet. Great card Kim. :)