Saturday, November 28, 2015

Cupcake Inspiration #337 - Christmas Card

Hi again.  I told you that I would be back sooner than you know.   It's been a long time since I've taken part in a Cupcake Inspiration Challenge.  Here's the challenge that I took part in...

When I looked though this one was so cute, and I couldnt help but play along.  I wanted to do a card for a birthday, however with Christmas so close and around the corner I thought that my time would be better spent making a card for Christmas with bears on them.  When I was flipping through my stamp catalogue (my book with all of my stamps shown in it) I found a couple stamps that would work for this card and I found a couple stamps that worked, but finally settled on this stamp.  If I have time I might make a second card with one of the other stamps to enter in this challenge, but I am not sure how likely that will be.

I would love to hear what your best practices are for card making for holidays.  I would love hearing how you build a stash of various cards for the holiday or various designs.  How do you stock them so that you arent scrambling last minute to get them done for everyone on your list.  Any help or feedback would be greatly appreciated.

Getting back on track.....

Here's the front of the card...

Here's the side of the card...

Here's the image I used on the card...

Supplies Used

 Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card base and various layers of the card
Bone Folder - used to fold and crease the side of the card base
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to cut the ribbon on the card
EK Success Tweezers - used to position and place the sprinkles, and help tie the bow on the card
Stamp Press - used to attach the image stamp to which aids with stamping it on the paper
Double Sided Tape - used to adhere the image and the frame onto the card front
Foam Adhesive - used to add dimension to the sentiment for this card
Promarkers - used to colour the image with
MFT Ink  - used to stamp the wording and the sentiment in
Heartfelt Creations - Bear-y Winter Stamp Set -  used one of the images for the image on this card
Recollection Holiday Greetings - used for the sentiment on this card
Cuttlebug Machine - used with the dies and the embossing folder to create the background and the frames on this card
Large Cuttlebug Snowflake Embossing Folder - used to pinch and crease the background with the snowflakes. (cannot find a link for this embossing folder)
Labels Fourteen Die - used to cut out the frame for the main image and the sentiment and sentiment mat
Offray Red Ribbon - used for the bow and ribbon on the card
Doodlebug Sprinkles - used to add red, green and white embellishments to the front of the card
Stickles - Icicles - used to add shimmer to the card, and different parts of the gifts.
Copic Paper - used to stamp the main image onto
White Cardstock - used for the card base and to stamp the wording to.
Green Shimmer Paper - used for the background of this card
Red Cardstock - used to mat the sentiment with


  1. love your card design and that beautiful bow - thanks for sharing your project at Cupcake Inspirations

    1. Thank you so much. I kept this one pretty simple, but honestly that image and those papers :) I very much enjoyed playing along.

  2. Super cute!!! Thank you for joining us at Cupcake Inspirations, good luck!!! Amy DT

  3. This is a darling holiday card! So glad you were inspired by our Bears challenge at Cupcake Inspirations!
    Happy Holidays!
    Debbie, DT Sweetie

    1. Thank you so much. Picking just one image was soooooo difficult!