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52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Theme Challenge

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When I saw the Theme of this challenge, I thought of the skating bear from MFT – Polar Bear Pals. The stamps also show the joys of ice fishing and playing outdoors.

One Stamp-Eighteen Cards – Featuring BB Polar Bear Pals by MFT

I was asked to create 18 Personal Christmas Cards that depicted “Canada”. I immediately thought of Polar Bears, and My Favorite Things –  BB Polar Bear Pals stamps and dies were Perfect! Well you know me, I can’t create the same card twice (well I can, but this is way more fun) so I created 18 different cards using the same stamp set. Here is the results!

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When creating the cards, I used Copics, Derwent Inktense Pencils, Distress Inks to colour. I also used various dies, stamps, and punches from Memory Box, MFT Dienamics, Stampin’ Up, Spellbinders, Lawn Fawn dies, SSS, and Penny Black. Plus: papers, card stock, gems, sequins, stickers, ribbon and twine for my stash. If you have specific questions about the products I used feel free to contact me.

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Sketch

Our new challenge is a Sketch Challenge. I kept to the basic sketch and added a little holly embellishment from Avery Elle. I used various green papers from my stash. I stamped the sentiment, using a retired sentiment stamp/die set from JustRite, in two colours of ink – Stampin Up – Gumball Green and Cherry Cobbler.

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Fun with Embossing!

This week’s challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge is Embossing – Heat or Dry. Well I decided to make dry embossed cards using a couple of different stamps/die cuts/punches.

Card 1: I used Memory Box SILENT SNOWFALL Craft DIE 98670 as an embossing die. n place of my cutting mat on my Big Shot. I used a silicone mat so the die “embossed” the background vs cut through it. I freehand cut the snow hills, the the little penguin is a modified Owl Punch by Stampin Up. I added googly eyes, sequins, clear stickles, and snowfall stickers to embellish the card. The sentiment is by Papertrey Ink.

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Card 2 – I used a lined embossing folder to resemble wood siding. The “arched window” die and “a glimpse inside” stamp are from Taylored Expressions. The floral boughs were created with Memory Box Die Cutting BREEZY WREATH (cut in half using two colours of card stock) and Truly Gifted Die. I coloured the stamped image using Derwent Inktense Watercolour pencils. The tag was created using the oval and scalloped punch by Stampin Up. The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions.

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Card 3 – I used numerous products. I started by creating my background using Darice Embossing Folders SNOWFLAKE BACKGROUND. Next I stamping the little knitting sheep using the Lawn Fawn FLEECE NAVIDAD Stamp set. I coloured her using Copic markers. The little tree was created with the Christmas Tree Stamps and punch set by Stampin Up. The sentiment is from Lili of the Valley.

I entered this card into 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown – Technique Challenge – Embossing. I have also put my name forward as a possible Design Tean member for 2017

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Card 4 & 5 – Last year I cut out a number of tree shapes using my Cricut machine. Initially they were to be tags for gifts, but were never used, so this year I decided to emboss them using Cuttlebug Embossing Folder A2 – Snowflakes. I embellished them with pearls/gems and glitter star stickers. I used a couple of cute mouse stamps by Penny Black – xmouse ornament & jolly friends.

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C.R.A.F.T. – Challenge 385 – 13th of October – Tri-fold Card with Tag Insert

DTbadgeThis week, we challenge you to make a tri-fold card with tag insert. Once again, if you want to see what a  tri-fold card looks like, I would suggest you run a search through google or Pinterest. For my card I used the Baby and Snowman digi stamp by Pink Gem Designs. I also used Stampin’ Up’s Embossing folder – Northern Flurries, and a sentiment from Papertrey Ink.

Closed Card Front

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Left Flap Opened

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Both Flaps opened

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Another View. I coloured the tag insert for a boy or a girl.trifold3

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The Holy Family

The ABC Christmas Challenge this week is “Q: for Quick Layout. This layout with exactly that. I used a digi stamp from Melonheads depicting a snowmen nativity scene called, “The Holy Family”. I printed it to lay on the bottom right corner of my card. I coloured the image with my Copics markers. Next, using the retired embossing folder by Stampin’ Up folder called Northern Flurries. I embossed the left side of the card to frame the snow people. I layered the card front with a solid mid-blue panel to add a 1/4″ border and for the final touch added some gems to the snowflake centers. This card from start to finish took less than 15 minutes.

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I entered my card into the ABC Christmas Challenge – Q is for Quick layout challenge

Sweet Stampin’ Christmas August Challenge – Snowpeople