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Monday, April 17, 2017

returning to Christmas challenge adventures

In addition to no time for blog posts, I also haven't been able to create any Christmas cards.  I was determined, in January, not to let that happen, but as I wrote yesterday, something had to give :(  Fortunately, I've got time now, just in time for my most favorite annual theme at Jingle Belles - Peace on EARTH (day)!  While I was thinking about where to look for something to re-use, re-purpose, re-cycle, or up-cycle, I used the last tissue from a box printed in green circles that reminded me of wreaths!  
stamp set - Wondrous Wreath (on envelope); ink - Cherry Cobbler (on envelope); designer series paper - Adventure Bound (retired); card stock - Red Glimmer, Early Espresso; Big Shot with Wonderful Wreath framelits and Christmas Greetings thinlits; Heat & Stick powder and Dazzling Diamonds stampin' glitter

I try to put a Christmas card choice on the Card Buffet each month; the first one this year was inspired by the photo inspiration at Christmas Chard Challenges:

stamp set - Sweet Home; ink - Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake, Versamark; card stock - Crumb Cake, Whisper White; Big Shot with Home Sweet Home thinlits

I put off buying the Sweet Home and Home Sweet Home sets, but I'm glad I gave in - it was really fun putting this little gingerbread house together!


SmilynStef said...

Both cards are fantastic ... so glad you found time to celebrate Earth Day with us at jingle belles.

Rema said...

Both cards are awesome!Thanks for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges.

Lori said...

Both of these cards are beautiful! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges! -Lori DT

lauren bergold said...

beautiful cards, as always... soooooo glad you saved that gorgeous tissue box (!!?!?!) as well! thanks for joining our earth day celebrations at JINGLE BELLES! and thank you for being the one who suggested, in our first year, one of my very VERY favorite JB traditions!!! <3 <3 <3