Won’t you come get in some trouble with us at Double Trouble. This week Trouble Maker is challenging us to make a Christmas in July (yep, flip that calendar people it’s July 1st already!) with a square design. And who better to make an appearance at Christmas than Santa on vacation at the North Shore. Double Dare is asking us to link up to Retro Rubber Challenge #114.
I knew exactly which stamp sets I was going to use as soon as we decided on our challenge. There’s a little old (the beach chair and santa hat) mixed with a little new (the palm tree, sand, shells & sentiment). My paper is some that I had left from last Christmas – I knew I wanted to mix in that strip of “tropical” colors.
My card is square 4.5 X 4.5 – I cut the front cover a little short so the B&T would show.
I thought it was so clever that Santa left his hat while running off to catch a wave. After all the hard work he does, I’m sure Santa deserves an extended vacation in the sun!
Thanks for stopping by…leave me a comment and let me know what you think about this fun challenge, then run over to the Double Trouble Challenge and get the rules and play along.
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.
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.
This card is all blinged out for Christmas wishes!
I took the Gold Foil Diagonal Stripe paper from the Silver & Gold Paper Packet for my base layer and then started adding Gold & Black accents. The sentiment is from the First Noel Stamp set and was embossed in Gold.
You might find this as a surprise, but I’m a football fan! To be specific a Seattle Seahawks football fan, so I wanted to share the 12th man snowman that I’m using for my Christmas card this year.
The B&T paper that I used is from the City Sidewalks Paper Packet – it reminds me of a bunch of little LED lights. I then added Sapphire and Willow papers to layer behind the Snowman. That little snowman was LOTS of fun to stamp and no fussy cutting since the Cozy Christmas has a matching thin cuts set.
If you’d like to purchase any of the Close to My Heart items I’ve featured I’d be happy to help (you can click here to go to my business page) or you can contact your own Close to My Heart Consultant.
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Take a minute to leave me a comment on my card and then “hop” over to Betty’s Blog I know you’re going to love what she has for you to see.