Wait…it’s supposed to be the Merriest Time of Year, right? Then why am I still feeling like Christmas needs to come in about 2 months instead of two weeks?
These are just a few of the Christmas Cards that I’ve been working on. I combined some retired products with brand new ones and declared that non-traditional colors could be used too!
Even though it’s just two weeks to Christmas it’s never too soon to start planning for next year and most of the products I used will be retiring at the end of December.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my cards…do you have a favorite?
Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare.
This week the Color Dare is mixing things up with you picking the colors as long as they are BRIGHT & BOLD.
I chose to use a PML card from the Tis the Season paper packet and a few of the B&T papers. I then layered a snowflake from the Winter Flurries Thin Cuts in Silver & Red Glitter paper.
Now it’s YOUR turn! The rules on how to join are located here. While you are visiting the home page take a peek at what the other Design Team members have created…they are a talented bunch for sure!
It’s time for more trouble over on the Double Trouble Papercrafting Blog. This time Trouble Maker is requesting we use some form of embossing – heat, dry, embossing paste use one or use them all. Twisted Sister is getting in the spirit and singing “Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow” and is requesting you add a snowflake on your project. Double Dare is asking you to link up to the winter/holiday themed challenge at Three Amigos Blog Hop Challenge.
I selected a soft Christmas palette of Ballerina, Mint, Charcoal & Linen with touches of Gold and a White Glitter Paper Snowflake. I heat embossed my white snowflakes along the Ballerina cardstock and then added a die cut Snowflake from the Winter Flurries Thin Cuts.
I hope you’ll come join in the fun at Double Trouble for a chance to win one of our bags of things. I also hope you’ll take a minute to leave me a comment on your favorite Christmas palette.
It’s Friday and time for another Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge. This week the Design Team is asking you to create with Kraft, New England Ivy, Candy Apple and an option to add Gold.
These colors automatically spoke Christmas to me. Adding Kraft at Christmas is one of my favorite things to do…I guess it goes back to brown paper packages tied up with strings!
I’ve been sorting through retired stamps trying to find the perfect stamp set to make Christmas cards with…although I’ve found lots of stamps that I forgot I had and discovered a have A LOT of wreath stamps. I still haven’t made up my mind for my personal Christmas cards. I guess I better get on it!
I found this Season of Magic wreath and thought it had the perfect combination of elements to use with this weeks Color My Heart Color Dare Challenge. My Kraft CS is Neenah 80lb Smooth Desert Storm. I like that this is a lighter Kraft color and the texture of the paper makes a perfect card base. I stamped my wreath in Toffee and added boughs and holly berries in New England Ivy & Candy Apple. I layered the image panel on a piece of NEI cardstock and then finished it off with a few banners which I topped with a bow made from NEI twine. I scattered a few bitty sparkles just to give it a frosty look.
Now it’s your turn…you can head over to the Color My Heart Color Dare and find the rules to enter and join in the fun. While your there make sure you visit the Design Team members pages and let them know that you LOVE their projects.
I hope you’ll take the time to leave me some love as well…as a matter of fact, I’d like to know your favorite Christmas Color Combination I look forward to reading your answers.
I don’t know how Christmas Sweaters got such a bad wrap…personally I think this Ugly Sweater stamp set is pretty darn cute!
Do you have a friend that ‘Don’s an ugly Christmas sweater”? This card might be perfect for them. The stamp set would also be fun to use on a scrapbook page about ugly sweaters.
Leave me a comment and let me know if you’ve got any ugly sweaters hanging in your closet.
Wow! I don’t think Double Dare & Trouble Maker realized that when it rains in the PNW that Toilet Paper gets sticky…it’s one thing getting framed, but being wrapped up like a mummy was almost unbearable. I’ve finally managed to break free and here I am with our next challenge!
Mathematicians tell us that numbers are the language of the universe. Numerologists go so far as to say that the numbers in your life can define who you are and what you do. With a few simple calculations, you can find the five core numbers that offer insight into your own life.
Since there’s 5 weeks in the month of October Double Trouble has a special one week challenge featuring something, anything & everything (please no Charmin). I’m giving you an optional twist for an extra drawing for our Bag of Things! All you have to do is include a number on your card…die cut, stamped, a pair of dice, playing cards as long as it has a number you’ll get an extra entry. Double Dare is challenging you to link up to one of our previous challenges (let me let you in a little hint – Color My Heart is having a monochromatic green challenge so maybe your lucky number is the color of money!)
I’ve been working on Christmas cards so my lucky number is 25! I actually paper pieced my 25 by die cutting it twice once out of charcoal CS and once out of a cute snowflake b&t found in the Tis the Season paper packet..
I hope you enjoy my twist on this one week special challenge. I look forward to giving you extra votes when you include a number!
Happy Friday and welcome to another week of the Color My Heart Color Dare. This week we are featuring the colors of the Beary Christmas Papers. There are so many to choose from…and you’re in charge. The challenge this week is to use at least 3 (including neutrals) and as many of 9 of these colors: Fern, New England Ivy, Cranberry, Glacier, Tangerine, White Daisy, Pebble, Pewter and Charcoal.
It seems like a little overwhelming when you see a Color Dare with so many colors, but it’s amazing how many colors you can start working in when you grab that paper packet. To work in some additional colors I reached for the Dot Zip Strip and one of the PML cards from the Beary Christmas paper packet.
OK, now it’s YOUR turn! The full details on how to join the fun is in the sidebar of our homepage.
While at the homepage – check out what the other design team members have created and leave them a little love (comments make our day)!