Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator - Coldwater, Michigan -

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

keeping up with Christmas adventures

Having discovered that I need more Christmas cards more quickly, I set myself a mini-challenge to see how many days in a row I can make a new card.  Tonight I decided to get one more done for the tic-tac-toe challenge at Jingle Belles; I've scored diagonally "punch - red or green - dry or heat embossing", or the right column "dry or heat embossing - ribbon - stamping".  I was using the Paper Players sketch, and I interpreted the diagonal lines as ribbon and the chevrons as bows, so this card fits in at SUO Challenges, too!

stamp sets - Christmas Collectibles, Petite Pairs; ink - Gumball Green, Versamark; Stampin' Emboss powder - Pewter; card stock - Gumball Green, Real Red, Velllum, Whisper White; bakers' twine - Cherry Cobbler; ribbon - 3/8' stitched Gumball Green, 1/4" stitched grosgrain Whisper White; punch - Christmss Ornament; Big Shot with Ovals framelits; Stampin' Dimensionals

The card I made yesterday when I invented my little mini-challenge doesn't qualify for any challenges, but it's pretty so I'll share it with you:
stamp sets - Festive Flurry, More Merry Messages; ink - Pool Party, Versamark; Stampin' Emboss powder - Silver; card stock - Brushed Silver, Coastal Cabana, Whisper White; designer series paper - Winter Frost; Big Shot with Festive Flurry Framelits; Stampin' Dimensionals

Realizing how many new cards I need gave my Pinterest browsing a focus point over the last several days, and it's pretty likely that this card is a CASE, but I don't have one pinned, so it could be a combination of ideas, or just the way the paper, stamp set and framelit coordinate...If it looks like yours (or a friend's), let me know, please!


Julie Gearinger said...

Love your tic-tac-toe Christmas card and the combination of challenges!! Thanks for sharing with us at SUO Challenges- it is perfect for our Ribbon and Bows Challenge :-)

SmilynStef said...

I love both of these ... the colors in the second one are so peaceful ... so glad you played with us again at jingle belles.

lauren bergold said...

oh wow, miss kathe! you've done it AGAIN... and AGAIN!!! both of these are utterly amazing! wow! thanks for joining us a second time to play JINGLE BELLES tic-tac-toe! ♥

Anonymous said...

Both of your cards are beautiful! Love the way you incorporated all of the different ribbons! Thank you so much for joining us at SUO Challenges!

Karen Barber said...

Beautiful cards.....both of them!!