Season of Magic – Color Dare #320

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.

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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!


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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.


With Love

It seems like FOREVER since I’ve been in the Craft Coop.  A busy week at work (3 PT days) and a long weekend at our cabin meant NO crafty time, but I’m back with a vengeance today.

I decided to stop by and visit an old friend, the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I can always count on Michelle for a good sketch.  Then I decided to stop byBetween the Folds and Just Us Girls where I found a little color inspiration.



My card combines papers from both Rustic Home Fundamentals and Swan Lake for a bit of glitz I added a couple of strips of Sea Glass Glitter Paper.  The banner and flowers were cut from the Flower Market cartridge.  I love how you can layer all the blossoms for different looks – I used four colors; fern, saffron, goldrush and poppy.

One card…three challenges, not bad!  Thanks for stopping by…make sure you visit the different challenge blogs and also take a minute to participate in the Color My Heart Color Dare where it’s all about PINK this week.