Saturday, August 25, 2012

Merry Monday Challenge #29, Paper Play Challenges Week 34 and My Time to Craft Challenge #185

Hello friends, so glad that you've decided to come visit me again!  You are the reason that I keep doing this - hoping that I am giving someone a little piece of inspiration.  I realized that I have made a lot of cutesy cards lately and wanted to make something that was a more reflective of the true meaning of Christmas this time.  This sentiment seems to sum it up quite perfectly - I think.

Tonight I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Merry Monday Challenge #29 (based on this great sketch)

Paper Play Challenges Week 34  - Sentiment as the Main Image/Focus
My Time to Craft Challenge #185- Christmas in August (my second entry to this challenge).
Thanks to all the challenges for the opportunity to play along!  Here's the inside too:

Please stop back again anytime - I love to know you've visited!  Hope you like this card. Til next time - Hugs and Happy Crafting!
Supplies (all from Stampin Up!): Cardstock - Cherry Cobbler (base), Very Vanilla and Lucky Limeade.  DSP - Festival of Prints Designer Series Paper Stack (NEW and available in the Holiday mini catalog). Sentiment and inside stamping is all from a stamp set called First Christmas (Holiday mini). I colored the sentiment stamp with my SU markers in Cherry Cobbler and Lucky Limeade before stampin it on the Very Vanilla then I used my Sizzix Big Shot and the Apothecary Accents Framelit to cut the shape around the sentiment (I cut a second piece in Lucky Limeade and layered behind the first one).  That gorgeous texture at the top of the card base is made with one of the Delicate Designs embossing folders.  The ribbon is  the 1/8" tafetta ribbon in Old Olive.  


  1. This is beautiful Danielle, I love that you embossed the top portion of the card too!

  2. Very nice card, this paper is wonderful. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  3. awesome christmas card!
    thank you so much for joining us at MTTC!!!

  4. Great card, love the colours & layout!

    Thank you for sharing with us at My Time To Craft, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  5. Love it! These gorgeous criss-crossed DSP is fabulous. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday this week!

  6. I love that Christmas lattice paper and the embossed strip! They show off the wonderful sentiment perfectly! And the inside is such a wonderful surprise! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday last week! Sorry it's taken me so long to let you know how much I enjoyed your card!


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