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52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Colour Challenge

For this Colour Challenge, we are asking you to try to make a card using yellow, gold, and kraft. I used a simple design made up with two fishtail banners, a tree die cut and a star punch. To add interest, I used a wood grain kraft card stock as the base, a patterned kraft card stock for the thin banner, and two tone kraft/yellow card stock for the wide banner. In the wide banner, I cut out a negative tree shape and backed it with gold card stock and decorated it three yellow stars. I also decorated the inside of the card with the tree shape and topped it with a star. The sentiment is from SSS.

gold yellow kraft 1inside the card

card5I hope you will join us! I look forward to seeing your entries!

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52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Any Shape/Multiple Layers

Our design team challenge you to make a Shaped Christmas Card with multiple layers. If you have a Cricut or Silhouette there are thousands of SVG files for different shaped cards. The die cut companies also make a variety of shaped card designs. For my card I used a die by Sizzix called, Winter Wishes Collection – Christmas – Thinlits Die – Card, Christmas Tree Fold-a-Long. I chose to use two different card stocks – one patterned, one solid. I also used gold foiled and green glitter cardstock for sentiment, star, and ornaments. Everything is included with the die cut set but paper, glue and die cutting machine. While the design looks very complex, it was very easy to make, and the results are very pretty.

Note: If you don’t have a die cut machine or electronic cutting machines you can design your own shaped cards. If you do a google search you will discover many site with free card shape templates and you only need paper and scissors. As any shape goes, you can also use a square or A2 card as well. I hope you will join us. I look forward to seeing your creations.

shaped card

shaped card 2

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52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Technique – Shaker Card

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One of my favorite card techniques is making a shaker card. I don’t make them as often as I should because they require lots of time and I have issues with getting them proper glued together. I purchased a fun village snowglobe thinlite die set by Tim Holtz called Snowglobe. When I started on this project the dies looked simple enough…NOT! There seemed liked a thousand little pieces, and vs cutting them out in various coloured card stock, I decided to cut them all out in white Neenah 80lb card stock and either ink or use my Spectrum Noir markers. This “simple” card took me over three hours to make! But it did turn out very nice. I am sure if I was to do it again, I could shave at least an hour off my time. The sentiment is from MFT, and the Stitched Snowflakes are from SSS. The  sequins are from Taylored Expressions.


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I entered my card into ABC Christmas Challenge “H” is for Homesnowglobe

UPDATE: My card was chosen as one of the Top 3 at ABC Christmas Challenge “H” is for Home

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Theme

For our current challenge, the Design Team decided on a musical theme. For my card, I automatically thought of Christmas Carols. I started with card stock with a collage of song sheets. I added a little distress ink – Tea Dye and Vintage Photo. Next I found this adorable stamp by Heather Ellis. Heather designs for MFT, releasing a new Pure Innocence stamp every month,  but this stamp is now retired. Good news though – you can however still get it in a digi stamp format at Heather’s Etsy site at . I coloured the little Caroler using my Copics markers, fussy cut him out, then layered him on the card base on top of a small stitched circle (MFT die) . The die cut sentiment is from Impression Obsession.


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52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Colour Challenge

Our current challenge is a Colour Challenge. You are to make a card using Burgundy, Lime and Cream. I had to think about this one and and finally settled on using the adorable elves from My Favorite Things - BB Santa’s Elves. I made two cards, using all three elves from the stamp set. I started by stamping the images, colouring them using my Spectrum Noir Markers, fussy cutting them out, then layered them on my card base. I used solid burgundy and lime green card stocks, and a sentiment patterned cream and gold card stock. I used a retired sentiment from JustRite Stamps in Card 1, and a sentiment from the same MFT stamp set for Card 2. For the final touches I added some gold stickles, burgundy coloured pearls, and some gold sequins.

Card 1

burgundy and green 1

Card 2

burgundy and green 2

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