Peace On Earth

As You See It Challenge #215

The Fill in the Blank challenge at the As You Can See It Challenge #215 Challenge is to fill in the blank ” __________ brings me holiday joy”. To me, Peace, Joy and Celebration of the reason for Christmas brings me joy. Time to rejoice, time to be with family, time to be with friends and to experience Peace in my life.

My card for the challenge does not have a lot of stamping only the sentiment which is from GKD’s Holiday Frame illustrated by Melanie and the PennyBlack Drop Nativity and Gilded Drop dies complete this CAS card. A little bit on coloring on the background layered on some GKD Tranquil Teal cardstock.

Shaped Tag

GKD December MMC

The December challenge over at Gina K. Designs is to create a tag for any occasion. I’m stepping out of the tag shaped box by using a decorative tag shape from SSS Holly & Pine Frame die. I cut the die in glitter paper and then two other times for layering. My image is from GKD’s Holiday Season which was stamped on the Silhouette cut files for this stamp set. I also used a blank cut file glued to the back of the image for the lucky gift box recipient.

So of course since there are three grandchildren, they each need their own gift tag. The bucket hat snowman is from GKD’s Season’s Greetings while the middle colorful snow”girl” was from the Holiday Season stamp set. Here’s hoping that the tags survive gift opening and can be saved as ornaments for next year:)

Red, Green, and Gold

This card will be entered in the CAS Colours & Sketch Challenge.

The colors used are Shaded Spruce for the leaves, Cherry Cobbler for the flower and cardbase, and gold for the greeting and layer. The stamp set used is Merry and Bright by Gina K Designs. I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder. I rarely think of layers for a CAS card, but this one has a lot of white, so I think it will work for CAS.

Traditional Christmas

I am entering the following card in the Retro Rubber Challenge.

I used the stamp set from Gina K Designs, called Merry and Bright; it was released in 2017. The colors used are Shaded Spruce, Cherry Cobler, White, and Gold. I followed the colors for this week’s color challenge at Split Coast Stampers, CC768. The flower and leaves are fussy cut. I used GKD/Thermoweb Rectangle dies for cutting the sentiment. I used the Cuttlebug Swiss Dots embossing folder.

I like this card. Once I made up my mind on the shape for the sentiment, it was easy. I could see making more if I need to.

Non-traditional Christmas

I created a card in silver and navy for the Mod Squad non-traditional challenge. The card was posted from Split Coast Stampers, but decided to share it here.

Joyful Christmas

I used an older set from Stampin Up called Joyful Christmas. I stamped the poinsettia two times on In the Navy cardstock, and embossed it with Ranger Silver embossing powder. I fussy cut the poinsettia out and layered it. I used a Darice embossing folder and partially embossed it. I added a silver strip of paper between the embossing and the sentiment. The white paper is GKD Artists Choice. It was heavy enough that the paper didn’t rip after being embossed, like the thinner paper did.

I like these colors. This is one of my favorite sets for Christmas, and I have a lot to choose from.

Non-Traditional = Metallic

Mod Squad Challenge — Non traditional Christmas

Judy’s challenge at the ModSquadChallenge is to create a Christmas card using NO Red or Green the traditional Christmas Colors. So I guess if I can’t go with tradition, I’ll attempt to bring in some shine. Using some metallic, shiny patterned paper cardstock with some lovely snowflakes as my background, I die cut Santa’s sleigh multiple times with the final one using some Tim Holtz black metallic cardstock. After adding a little bit of white bakers twine and a sentiment from SSS, non-traditional it is.

Thanks for looking and 21 days until Christmas!

Day 1 – and a ….

Double D Challenges – Twelve Days of Christmas Part 1 Challenge

Partridge in a Pear Tree….but wait where’s the tree! For my card for the Double D Challenge of Twelve Days of Christmas, I chose Day 1 “Partridge in a Pear Tree” but only after searching through some stamp sets for what I believe is a partridge. My partridge and the sentiment were both from a 2008 The Cat’s Pajamas clearly swanky stamp set. The frame stamped in GKD’s Christmas Pine ink is also a GKD stamp from Christmas Wishes. In lieu of an actual tree, even though you cannot make it out clearly, I did emboss the checked layer of patterned paper with a Darice tree embossing folder and the “golden” pears were found online and fussy cut. The sprig of leaves is a Tim Holtz Sizzix thinlits die that I trimmed down to fit.

Thanks for looking and happy to play along in another fun challenge from Double “D”.

Winter White Snowflakes

Dies R Us Challenge Winter White

When I viewed Johanna’s gorgeous snow globe for the Dies R Us Challenge I decided to play along, too. After all what’s one more Christmas card! The challenge was to design a winter white card with at least 1 metal die. So my card uses White cardstock and some white-ish pearlescent paper from Denami Designs, and SSS white glitter paper. My dies are Memory Box Snowflake JOY die, Cheery Lynn Designs for the other snowflake and Honey Bee’s Believe word die. I think the combination of papers gives some depth to the card. I’m just so surprised that I don’t have any smudges on this winter white creation; however, it’s not in an envelope yet.

Thanks for looking. Have a great day!

You’re So Tweet!

My card is for the As You See It Challenge. It is a color challenge of Blueberry Bushel, Granny Apple Green, and Pineapple Punch all SU colors.

The colors reminded me of a tropical place, so I used the Toucan Do It set by Catherine Pooler Designs with these cute tropical birds. I stamped my images on Gina K Designs Artist’s Choice cardstock with Versamark Black Onyx ink, then heat embossed with clear embossing powder. Each image was colored with the SU markers that matched the challenge color list and I added Tombow orange colored markers for the beaks and flowers. The gems are from The Paper Studio and a Crafter’s Companion Sparkle pen was used to add a bit of sparkle to the leaves and flowers.

I enjoyed this challenge using product that I owned.