Wednesday, July 6, 2011

It's Christmas time at TPV! And something new, too!

Be sure to scroll down for a super special announcement!

It's summer - hot, humid and sunny! 
But here at The Paper Variety - it's all about Christmas and
Jingle bells! You know, deck them halls and all that stuff.
You know, Santa Claus and ho-ho-ho and mistletoe and
presents to pretty girls :)

Can you tell I'm a Peanuts fan? :)

Join us for this week's challenge,
Christmas in July!
And we even have a Christmas gift for you!!
Unlimited entries this week!

 We can't wait to see all your Ho-Ho-Holiday paper projects!

We are so thrilled to welcome a new sponsor this week!

Join us on Friday when we share more about Scraptastic Club!

Jessica from Scraptastic Club has kindly donated this SUPER SWEET scrapbooking kit! Such a cute collection including Echo Park, My Mind's Eye, American Crafts and other great supplies!

One lucky random challenge winner is going to win it! Will it be you?? :)

We understand it might not be easy for you to find some holly jolly mojo.
After all, it is July! So here are our new Design TeamA's examples to
help inspire!

Christmas photos are a rarity in our house due to the fact I'm the photographer and busy during the holiday festivities. This is probabaly one of the only ones from last year. My "sister" Mia (my parents new dog), her first Christmas present. I used Echo Park paper for this.

I'm not really a card maker but I somehow missed taking heaps of photo's from last hence the cards. Used a card kit that I had in my stash along with some rubons.

It was fun doing something Chrismas-y right in the blooms of Summer! I have tons of Christmas pictures from years past that i haven't scrapped yet, so this was a good start. I love the bright colours of this BoBunny collection - perfect match for my very colourful photos!

This was my very first Christmas page ... EVER! Since I'm one of those rare, childless scrappers, I had to borrow a photo from my dear friend, Tracy ... this LO turned out much simpler than I'm used to doing, but I think it was a lack of Christmas stuff in my stash that lead to it!

I did so many Christmas pages last year, that I don't have many photos left to scrap. I made this card using Echo Park's Wintertime. I love the fun snowman.

Jackie inspired me to also use Echo Park's "Merry Christmas" collection. I love it's warm traditional colors and designs. Lots of fussy cutting and dimension on my card, and some glossy accents on the berries :)

Now it's your turn!
Create a paper project with a Christmas theme and upload it to InLinkz below before Tuesday at noon for your chance at that beautiful Scraptastic Club prize!. Upload by Sunday evening for a chance to be featured on our blog for Spotlight night! :)

Something new!!
The Paper Variety will now be inviting one challenge participant each week to join us as a Guest Designer!! Your TPV project, short bio and blog link will be featured with our design team on our challenge reveal day! Woohoo! Would you like to be chosen as a Guest Designer? 

Here's how it's going to work.. First, be sure you're a fan of our TPV Facebook page (link located on side bar)! After you've entered your challenge project to InLinkz below, then also share your project on our Facebook wall! Just ONE wall post per person per week, please. Include "GD" in that FB post somewhere so we know you'd like to be considered for a guest designer spot! Your project needs to be posted to our FB wall no later than Sunday at 6pm EST. When we feature our weekly Sunday Spotlight on this TPV blog later in the evening, we'll also announce who we've chosen for a Guest Designer spot! The chosen GD must then promptly email us and we'll reply with details for your guest week! You'll have until the following Saturday to email us back with your completed project, blog link and short bio :) Then the following Wednesday you'll be featured with our TPV design team! Sound like fun!? We think so!! :) So start sharing those projects with us on Facebook and you might be chosen to be part of our team for a week! :)

Unlimited entries to our InLinkz below - this week only!! 
It's our July Christmas gift to you!!

Also! Beginning at noon today, we'll start featuring each designer
of our new DT daily until Monday. Be sure to join us later
when we re-introduce you to Suzanne and myself :)

Ho Ho Ho!!


  1. Fabulous layouts ladies and the prize is awesome also!!!!!

  2. Fun way to play on Facebook! Can't wait to start seeing all the wall posts :). Great Christmas projects, ladies!

  3. Wow! What a great surprise today! The GD idea is very neat! Great challenge and great work by the DT!

  4. Love all the design DT -- Great job!!!

  5. Love the design team work this is going to be a really fun challenge :)

  6. Terrific Christmas projects, girls!

  7. ho, ho, ho...the design team's projects are very merry!!! :) :)

  8. Thanks for the fun challenge! It makes me excited to go Christmas shopping!!!


  9. Ho ho ho this bee has been bzzz making Christmas cards and have now entered 3 as of 7/8 3:50pm CT.

  10. hi ladies beautiful layouts and cards.
    great prize.

    greetings karin

  11. Thanks for a wonderful challenge!! The DT projects are beautiful!

    Merry Christmas! :)
    Cheryl @

  12. Great designs by the DT!!

  13. loving all DT Christmas projects! WTG Girls :)

  14. Great Projects DT! Thanks.

    tamimatheson at hotmail dot com

  15. whew! made it to FB with two minutes to spare!!

  16. Thanks for hosting such awesome challenges. I always have a blast. ~Shen

  17. Thanks for publishing this type of applications for the month of christmas.... Nice sharing
    Now I am going to buy Christmas Gifts


We love hearing your feedback! :) Thanks so much! ~ Abby and Suzanne