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Wednesday, July 31, 2013

anything goes Christmas adventure

I had some time to look at some of the challenge blogs I enjoy this week, and it seems like Anything Goes was a popular theme - at Merry Monday, again at Pile It On, and once more at Addicted to Stamps and More.  Since I saw it first at Merry Monday, of course it was going to be a Christmas card, and since I was going to pile on challenges, I checked out all my favorites.  Jingle Belles suggested the theme (Sleigh Belles Ring), Dynamic Duos conveniently requested Garden Green and Pear Pizzazz, and Shopping Our Stash wants to see our oldest punch.  I'm not sure whether the Scalloped Border is my oldest punch (there have been so many since then!), but it's one of the oldest, anyway.  I used it on a strip of glimmer paper so Addicted CAS could see some glitter, I drew some faux stitching for 52 {Christmas Card} Throwdown and pulled it all together in a sketch from unscripted sketches:
stamp sets - Joyous Celebrations (retired), Open Sleigh (retired); ink - Versamark; Stampin' Emboss powder - Black; Stampin' Write marker - Basic Black; card stock - Champagne Glimmer, Garden Green, Pear Pizzazz; designer series paper - Twitterpated (retired); punch - Scallop Border

And now that we're all in a Christmas mood, let me remind you that the Stampin' Up!® Holiday catalog goes live tomorrow!  There are so many wonderful new ideas and products, I don't know how we can choose!

13 comments:

Hayley Kew said...

What a sweet little Christmas card. The faux stitching was a nice touch! Thanks so much for playing along with us at Dynamic Duos this week, we sure hope to see you back again soon :)

Mynnette said...

LOVE the vintage sleigh image! And the glitter paper is a gorgeous accent! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Nonni said...

Cute Christmas card, it's so fun to start seeing them again... I wonder when I'll take out the Christmas stash again! :) Thanks for joining us this week at ATSM!

Patricia H. said...

I've often noticed that with some of the various shapes dies similar to the ones you've used for your image panel, there seems to be a lot of difference between the sizes of the dies. Your use of the faux stitching is an excellent way to make that wide border seem smaller. Good job! :)
Thanks for sharing your card with us at 52{C}CT! I hope you'll join us again soon.

Susie Wittwer said...

Very cute card! I thought the stitching was real! Thanks so much for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week :)

Loll Thompson said...

Fabulous card. Love the DP and the faux stitching. Congrats on combining so many challenges into one card! Thanks for joining us at ATCAS. Loll

Ruth M said...

Love the mix of greens and the glitter punched border is a wow accent! Lovely faux stitching on the sleigh label! Thanks so much for joining us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

dstandard said...

Pretty card all ready for Xmas! Thanks for playing at US!

Deborah Frings said...

Love the vintage sleigh, the pretty shades of green and the sparkle too! Thanks for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Bonnie said...

Wow! Way to go on all these challenges! Love that sleigh and the way you've framed it! Thanks for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

Leslie Hanna said...

ACK! Christmas! Not ready! Not READY! But it IS a lovely card all the same. :D

Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Louise van Vuren said...

Wow, so many challenges combined into a great card! Lovely use of the stitching too. Thanks for sharing your card with us at 52 CCT this week- good job!

Louise xx

Shana Gaff said...

Your stitching looks real! Love that sleigh and the glitter strip too! Thanks for joining us at ATSM. :)