Wednesday, December 7, 2011

SNEAK PEEKS BEGIN! ...with a Paper Players Challenge

Pin It Now! Oh, wow, my friends!  I am in possession of some gorgeous new items from Stampin' Up!'s Spring Occasion Mini.  This catalog is bright, fresh, and innovative.  Lots of brand new ideas.

I used my new stash for this pretty little treat topper.  The Paper Players #75 challenges us to use non-traditional colors for a Christmas project. So I used Blushing Bride and Wild Wasabi, with a smattering of silver glimmer.

The topper was cut from a new product called Framelits Labels, there are several of the same shapes you can cut with the Big Shot and the all nestle.  Nice!

The ribbon is new also, Pleated Satin.  It comes already pleated and stitched!  I formed it into a little Christmas tree. 

I topped my tree with another newbie, LARGE Basic Pearls!  They're big, 8mm.  More is more, right?!  It's backed with a silver glimmer punch from bitty punches, and the tree trunk is another snip of silver glimmer paper.

The banner is a stamp from Pines and Poinstettias, stamped on watercolor paper, and brushed with a little Blushing Bride with a watercolor pen.

I filled them with some yummy Mint M&Ms, tucked into a Small Cello Bag.  Don't eat them, though, I'm pretty sure there's glitter in there!  Hee hee!

Here's the Paper Players Challenge.  Why don't you give it a try??

Have a blessed & creative day! Erika.


  1. Well, this is just the cutest thing! I haven't even THOUGHT about new stuff yet, but I am thinking I'll need that ribbon! Thanks for playing with the Paper Players this week!

  2. What a sweet use of the new Framelits! And this ribbon is to die for! Thanks for the peek at the new products! Thanks for playing with The Paper Players!

  3. Loving Blushing Bride as a Christmas color! That ribbon is adorable and so is the tree. The bitty punch and pearl is GENIUS!

  4. Hi Erika! Ooooh, I'm patiently waiting for my order to arrive and this is making me even more antsy. That ribbon is awesome!!! The fact that you made it into a PINK tree makes it that much better in my book. Lol!! The glitter trim is such a gorgeous detail, too. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

  5. Oh my goodness, how cute is this?! The pleated ribbon makes a sweet christmas tree and when you add in all the glitter and pearls, it's just fantastic! Such a clever idea and I'm so glad you shared it with us at The Paper Players!

  6. What a great way to use the ribbon! Fabulous! Thanks for joining us at the Paper Players.

  7. These colors are great together and I love addition of the glitter. What an adorable topper. Thanks so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players!