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Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Dec. 25th Christmas Invitation Card" for CropStop

This 3rd week of December we have CropStop's Challenge #50: Create a Christmas Card with Non-traditional Christmas colors.

I really didn't know how to start off my card for this challenge.  The ball started rolling when I found an ice skater digi image from my files (can't remember from which shop or company).  It's been one of those freebies that I randomly saved from one of the sites I found last year.  I had this image paper pieced with silver glitter glue as accents. Then I searched for Christmas papers thinking that I could have it as background paper but instead I found some left over Nikki Sivils Christmas cut-outs which were from previous year's collection.  Thus, I decided to make use of plain non-traditional colored cardstock for card and base paper - gray and blue.  Luckily my embossing folders arrived and had made up my mind on testing them.  Thus the embossed blue background paper inside and at front of my card.  I just dabbed the tube of my white acrylic paint on the embossed dots to look like snow.  Doesn't it look great?

Anyway, I executed what I had in mind and finished off the front with a pink ribbon and bow with silver trimmings created courtesy of Bow Easy.  The card's inside is further decorated with the same pink ribbon, Nikki Sivils holly cut-out on top, and finished off with stitched gray hearts with the help of a SewEasy Piercer set against pink cardstock and then fussy cut.

My created card:


SUPPLIES:  Cardstock: Star Paper Corp., Cut-outs: Nikki Sivils, Glitter Glue: Leeho, Thread: DMC, Other Ribbon, Paint, TOOLS: Cuttlebug: Provo Craft.

I would like to share with you a CropStop 10% off with no min purchase required discount code: CTCH-2Use the discount code when checking out your puchases.  To shop at CropStop, click here.

Winner of the Challenge #50 will be announced Fri., December 23, 2011 at US timezone (EST).  Hurry! It's your chance to win a gift certificate from CropStop. =)


  1. This card is so cute! I love it. :) It would be a perfect submission for the 'let it snow' challenge happening at my blog this week. Thanks for sharing!


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