Hanging Stockings

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Wasn’t sure if a regular was going to get cards this year but on the 13th he called and needed 20 cards by the 16th. So I had about 10 on hand that I didn’t think he got last year so I plugged away for 2 days and got 10 more cards made. This is one of them…I made 2 with different stockings hanging…that is all I could make with the scrap that the stockings came from. The red polka dot and gray cardstock are also scraps. Trying to use them up but still can’t tell by looking at my overflowing scrap drawers! White rick rack and tiny brads from Paper Studio (didn’t think I would use the super mini ones but they are coming in handy).

CHALLENGES:
1) December Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com  – Color Challenge – use the colors provided. My shades are not exact but in the family.
2) December Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Sketch #5. I felt something needed to hang in that space and what better than stockings!!  Original sketch is from MFT Wednesday Sketch Challenge #307 (MFTWSC307)

SUPPLIES:
Patterned Paper: Stockings – Photo Play Paper Dear Santa Collection (Fa La La), Red Polka Dot – unknown
Cardstock: Bazzill (gray very old, White)
Accents/Tools: Paper Studio brads, white rick rack, 1/16 EK Success pop dots, Cutter bee scissors

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‘Tis the Season…for Ugly Sweaters

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chiefs-ugly-sweater-christmas

My co-workers and I decided to go in together and get my boss a gift card so I needed to make him a card for all of us to sign. You can’t buy a card when they know you are a card maker!! He is into woodworking so I got cool wood snowflakes, tags and wording that I was going to use to make his card. Well, it was suggested that he is a big Kansas City Chiefs fan so a Chiefs Christmas card would be perfect. So I went searching the internet and came across this ugly sweater photograph. I printed it out on Bazzill white and cut it out. I then Pop dotted it to give it dimension. I used Atlantic Heart Sketch #185 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:

  1. December Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – lift a sketch or card you have saved in your favorites.

SUPPLIES:

Image: Found on the internet

Cardstock: Bazzill (Lava, white), yellow is Paper Studio

Twine: Recollections

Embossing Folder: Darice – snowflakes

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Angel – Silent Night

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angel-circle-sketch

So here is the 2nd card using the “Away in a Manager” paper pack from The Paper Studio. I used sketch #1 in the September Card Challenge as my inspiration…just flipped so the circle was on top of the card instead of on the bottom.

I have enough paper I think I will get about 12 of these cards made.

CHALLENGES:
1) September Card Sketch Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #1. Original sketch found here http://sugarpeadesigns.com/blog/2016/05/11/sugarsketch-53/
2) Christmas in September @ Scrapbook.com – make a Christmas card.

3) Sparkles Christmas Challenge Challenge #68 – Christmas Fairies or Angels.

SUPPLIES:
Cardstock: Bazzill (Nelly),
Gold Paper: The Paper Studio (Antique Gold Metallic)
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Away in a Manger)
Accents/Tools: Cricut, Basic George Cricut Cartridge (2″ and 2 1/4″ circles), Cuttlebug embossing folder, 1/16 EK Success pop dots

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So in trying to figure out what I liked best I made this one too. I think I would rather have the angel facing to the right but I think for one card this works too!

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Triple Matte Technique

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Manger Scene

I was so excited to see The Paper Studio come out with a Christian Christmas Paper pack. Since I’m not a traditional stamper I’m always on the lookout for Christian Christmas stickers or papers. I wasn’t sure if I could use this piece of the pack because of how big the scene was but I was able to capture enough in a 5 1/4 x 5 1/4 card. I then used the triple matte technique…instead of stamping the design I used paper with a design on it. I then cut out the star from the original big piece and place it 3d on here.

CHALLENGES:
1) August Inspirational Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – Technique – triple matte technique
2) Christmas in August @ Scrapbook.com – make a Christmas card or layout.
3) ABC Christmas Challenge – Q – Q for a quick layout.
4) Christmas Card Challenge Week 38 – Anything Goes
5) Merry Monday Christmas in Summer Challenge – pick an old challenge. I picked challenge #206 – Nativity Scene.
6) Crimbo Crackers Christmas Challenge #114 – Anything Goes
7) Jingle Belles – about MUSIC … you might incorporate sheet music, musical instruments, music-themed stamps … or even make a card inspired by your favorite Christmas Carol. Just make sure you let us know what your MUSICAL elements are. Mine is based off the song “Away in a manger”

SUPPLIES:
Patterned Paper: The Paper Studio (Away in a Manger)
Cardstock: Bazzill (Artic, Matte Gold Foil)
Accents/Tools: Coluzzle, Coluzzle square, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

Snowman with Cocoa

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snowman with cocoa

Okay here is the finished product without any errors (well at least noticeable to me!)

So of course this was done at the last minute for the monthly challenge at From the Heart Stamps…not planned. I was actually not going to worry about it and just buy next months image but I saw a sketch on a challenge at scrapbook.com and thought it would work perfect and could be done quickly. Well, nothing goes quickly or smoothly when you are tired and have an hour before a challenge ends! I do like the finished product though and plan on making it in several different colors and patterned paper. I’m going through my scraps and if it would look cute paper pieced I’m making it. Need to use up supplies this year!!

CHALLENGES:

  1. Cardmakers Card Challenge @ Scrapbook.com – sketch #5 – (original is Sweet Sunday Sketch #293)
  2. Craftyhazelnut’s Christmas Challenge #270 – Use a Sentiment
  3. Christmas Card Challenges #13 – inspirational photo –  I went with all purple and white.
  4. Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #66 – Getting Sentiment – al
  5. Stamp of the Month @ From the Heart Stamps – use the image provided to get next months image free!

SUPPLIES:

Digital Image: Snowman and Cocoa @ From the Heart Stamps (currently only $1.00)

Cardstock: Dark Purple – The Paper Studio, White and light purple – Bazzill

Patterned Paper: Recollections at Michael’s

Accents/Tools: Darci embossing folder, xyron “x” sticker maker, Cricut, Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge (snowflake), gem, white flock on hat

Technique: embossing, paper piecing

 

 

 

Christmas Words

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Christmas Words w Tree

I used Sugar Sketch Challenge #41 as my inspiration.

CHALLENGES:
1) March Inspirational Card Challenge – product category – paper (or stamp) with words on it.

2) Sugar Pea Designs – Sugar Sketch #41 – make a project based off the sketch.

3) Christmas Card Challenge #13 – use the photo as your inspiration. I went with the tree and the sparkle.

4) Crimbo Crackers Challenge #101 – Die Cuts. The tree is a Sizzix die and the snowflakes were cut from a cricut cartridge.

SUPPLIES:
Image: Sizzix Christmas Tree #2 original die
Patterned Paper: MME 6 x 6 paper pad – Christmas
Cardstock: Bazzill (Raven, Pomegranate, Rain Forest)
Accents/Tools: Christmas Cheer Cricut Cartridge (snowflakes), gems, star gem, stickles (frosted lace)

Oh Merry Merry

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Oh Merry Merry

I’m trying to make a couple Christmas cards each month so I got out one of my super OLD Christmas paper packs to see if anything would work. I was hoping to use one of the sketches I wanted to play along with. Well this round sticker popped out at me and then there was a matching sticker border too. I thought it would work for the original Pagemaps sketch that is our inspiration this week at Cardmakers Card Challenge. So the card came together pretty easily. The green tag was a new Tim Holtz tag set I got for Christmas and it leaves an impressed spot where writing goes. Since I wasn’t going to write on the tag I cut out a piece I had embossed and glued it on.

CHALLENGES:
1) Cardmakers Card Challenge – Feb 7th sketch.
2) Feb Inspirational Card Challenge – Favorites Category – used a Pagemaps sketch

3) Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge #65 – Emboss it. I embossed on the tag.

4) C.R.A.F.T. Challenge #351 – Christmas

5) Christmas Card Challenge #11 – Color challenge. Or you can make any card as long as it is a Christmas card. I did not do the optional color challenge.

SUPPLIES:
Round sentiment, sticker border and paper – The Paper Studio (Happy Hootin’ Holidays)
Accents/Tools: Tim Holtz tags, ribbon, Taylored Expressions swiss hearts embossing folder, EK Success 1/16 pop dots

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