Friday, July 19, 2013

52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown Challenge #19 Recipe

Hello friends so happy to know that you've come by to visit me today. I'm excited to see that I have a new follower - welcome! Our hostess this month at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown (52CCT) is Patricia and she has chosen a fabulous theme challenge for this 3rd week of July.  52CCT Challenge #19 is a Recipe Challenge - we want to see you make a Christmas card using the following recipe:  1 ribbon, 2 patterned papers and 3 gems.  I really love this one as it combines such fun elements (especially the patterned papers).  Take a look at what I created to share with you this week:  
Surprise! It's a square card again - what do you know?  I'm starting to wonder if I'm in a bit of rut as I do seem to be making a lot of square cards lately.  Oh well...they do cost a bit more postage, but they are fun to make and I can easily fit a family photo in it as it is 6"square. 

The stamp is by Stampendous and it's the first time I've inked it up.  I took my colors from the patterned papers (as closely as I could using my copic markers).  The patterned paper is from Stampin Up! called Candy Cane (retired).  The ribbon and bow is some Baja Breeze Seam binding.  I find this stuff kind of hard to work with as I'm not the best at tying bows.  I probably ruined 2 of them before I got this one right :o( .  It frustrates me how easily it frays. Does anyone have a tip out there to help that?  I'd love for you to share with me.

Please pop on over to the 52CCT Challenge site and see what the rest of the DT members have made to share with and inspire you.  I'm noticing that more and more crafters are starting on their Christmas cards this month.  If that's you, you can keep the momentum going by playing along with us each week.  By the beginning of December you will have a nice little stash done and ready to mail out.  I hope you will decide to join us this week (and each week thereafter)!

Well, better get going for now. Have a busy weekend ahead of me. Til next time...hugs and happy crafting!  D


  1. Oh my goodness, what an adorable image, Danielle, I just love the tongue peeping out LOL! A fabulous, fun and festive card and you did a fab job with the recipe! I have a fondness for square cards too - a square Z Fold card is one of my faves - give it a go! Have a great weekend! Ruth x

  2. It's a really cheerful Christmas card! You picked up the colors of the DP so beautifully in your coloring of the image. I too experience that seam binding ribbon frays, but I kind of like the look of it. I use a tool called "bow-easy" to make my bows...

  3. Such a fun image and so beautifully coloured. I love the way the little girl has her tongue out! Pretty papers and I do like the colours too! The ribbon has a lovely soft drape!

  4. Love your colouring in on this card Danielle - great image too - Jacqueline xx

  5. Just gorgeous this adorable image Danielle and so beautifully colored. Love the papers you used, ... a true symphony that emerges from this card!
    Hugs Rosi


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