Sunday, July 16, 2017

Christmas Card Challenges #17

Hey Everyone!  I've missed you all very very much!
It's been a while since Ive created something new, but I am excited to be back at it.  Its quite the process getting your hand strength back after a surgery and some of the complications that I have been through.  I am just so thankful to be able to feel my fingers again, and that slowly I'm feeling like I'm getting back on track. 

I am beyond blessed that I get to design along some of the most incredibly talented women over at Christmas Card Challenges.

This weeks challenge is:


I found this challenge slightly difficult to play along with because there were so many directions that I could have gone with this.   I was really inspired about the shape of the sentiment, and the colours of the wording "MERRY," and this is where I began!  As many of you know I love to create my cards in traditional Christmas colours, so this was fun to break away from.

As some of you may know I often make at minimum 2 of each of the cards because it helps me build my stash/stock of Christmas/Holiday cards.  I don't know why I didn't start doing this years ago.  Its incredible watching my stash grow and expand.

Here's the front of the card...

Here's the side view of the card...

Supplies Used

Paper Trimmer - used to cut the card front and the layers of paper for the card front
Tim Holtz Scissors - used to trim out the bakers twine
Bone Folder  - used to fold and crease the card front
EK Success Tweezers - used to help position the stars on the card front
Mono Multi Glue - used to attach all the layers of paper to the card front
Cuttlebug Machine - machine used to cut out the stars
MFT Stacking Star Dies - used in the cuttlebug machine to cut out the stars for the card front
Bakers Twine - used to help embellish the left side of the card front
White Cardstock - used for the card base
Black Shimmer Paper - used for the shimmer black stars
Red Cardstock - used for the red stars
DCWV - Candy Cane Lane Paper Pack - used for the main image/sentiment and the stripped red pattern paper, and the news print looking stars (cannot find a link for this paper pack, I'm thinking it's discontinued)
Black Polka Dot Cardstock - black paper with white polka dot used for the background of the card front (not the exact product used, but linked to something similar)

Thank you for stopping by!  I am so glad that you visited me!  Please leave me some love below, and let me know if you have any questions.


  1. Amanda! What a fantastic use of twine, stripes, dots and stars! I love your beautiful creation! xx

    1. Thanks so much Donna! I am thrilled with how it turned out!