52 Christmas Card Throwdown – Nordic Christmas

I am back from my trip to Russia—Amazing! And decided I need to get back to crafting. My first card was designed for the Nordic Christmas Challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  I was on a timeline, so I made on this card in less than 15 minutes. I used a new Christmas Paper pack – Simple Stories – Cozy Christmas – 6×6 Paper Pad. I fussy cut the “Joy” sentiment from the same paper pad. I used two dies – Deer Trio by Memory Box and Birch Trees by Impression Obsession.

nortic christmasI also entered this card into Christmas Stampin’ All Year Long – non Traditional Colours (brown/neutral tones), Jingle Belles – three different patterned papers (I used three different papers from the paper pad-one for the snowflake background, one for the textured snow, and one for the sentiment.), Winter Wonderland – layer it up (I layered the background, one snow hill, the trees, another snow hill, the deer, the birds, and finally the sentiment), and Sweet Stamping Christmas – Christmas Critters (deer and cardinals)

UPDATE: I received an Honourable Mention for my card at Nordic Christmas Challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.

Simple Honorable Mention Button copy



  1. JoAnn B. says:

    Very nice non-traditional colors on your card. Love the deear and birch trees. Thanks so much for joining us at CSAYL.

  2. I really like the soft neutral colours, the snowflake background is fabulous! I do like the pop of colour with the little cardinals. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week.

  3. fabiola says:

    superbe Myrna, j’aime tout ces flocons et cette scène forestière, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

  4. Tracey F. says:

    This is gorgeous! A lovely color palette you’ve used. Thanks for playing along with us at CSAYL.
    Tracey, DT

  5. smilynstef says:

    Hard to believe that’s a 15 minute design … it is fantastic … love the fussy cut sentiment and those pretty trees … so glad you joined us at Jingle Belles.

  6. lauren says:

    oh my gosh, what a gorgeous card, and yes, i’m with stephanie on this… i would NEVER guess it was a 15-minute design with all the gorgeous details! along so happy you’ve come to play with patterns with us at JINGLE BELLES! :)

  7. Lorraine says:

    A gorgeous card.

    Thanks for joining this weeks challenge at Winter Wonderland.
    Lorraine x

  8. Mixamatoasties says:

    Fab card.

    Thanks for sharing at CASS.