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Welcome back, stamping friend, to another challenge with the Paper Craft Crew!

This week’s challenge, PCCCS219 is another great sketch, I think you’ll have enjoy:


I love all of the elements in this sketch; remember, you don’t have to follow the sketch exactly – as long as the basic formatting is the same (you can flip it on it’s side, or upside down!).

Here is my card:

reason for the season PCCCS219

I used a gorgeous stamp that carried over from last year, and can be found in the Annual catalogue; it’s called Reason for the Season, and it has this beautiful poinsettia image.

Instead of going traditional red and green, I decided to use Rich Razzleberry, Sweet Sugarplum and Emerald Envy.  First, I stamped the outline image in Rich Razzleberry onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock, then stamped the flower in Sweet Sugarplum.  For the leaves, I inked up the stamp with Emerald Envy, stamped off once onto scrap paper, then stamped onto the image.  I coloured the centre of the flower using my Delightful Dijon Stampin’ Write Marker.

I used the Project Life Corner rounder punch on each of the corners of the Whisper White, and on the layering piece of Rich Razzleberry cardstock, then layered the pieces together using Stampin’ Dimensionals.  I cut a gold Metallic Foil Doily in half, and glued it to the back of the Rich Razzleberry piece.

On the larger Whisper White panel, I stamped the splotches from the Timeless Textures stamp set in Rich Razzleberry ink randomly, then glued the stamped image panel to the front.

The sentiment, from the Santa’s Sleigh stamp set, was inked in Rich Razzleberry ink, and stamped onto a piece of Whisper White cardstock.  I used my Paper Snips to cut banner tails into each end, then used my Bone Folder to gently curve the cardstock.  It was attached across the bottom of the stamped image using Stampin’ Dimensionals.

I used the Gold coloured Baker’s Twine that comes in the Baker’s Twine Trio Pack, and wrapped it 3 times around the top of the image panel.  I taped it onto the back, then tied 2 bows  and attached them to the Baker’s Twine using Glue Dots.

The final touch was to add a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels to the card front, then attach it to the card base of Rich Razzleberry cardstock.

I’m quite pleased with how it turned out – what do you think?  I’d love to read any comments you’d care to leave!  Did you remember that there were Christmas products in the Annual catalogue?  I know it’s so easy to forget, once we have the Holiday catalogue in our hot little hands! 🙂   If you don’t already have a Stampin’ Up! demonstrator, and would like to order any of the products I used to create this card, just click on the images below, and you’ll be taken directly to my online store.

I hope you’ll link up your card for this challenge – be sure to go to the Paper Craft Crew blog page, check out the cards made by the rest of the Design Team, and you’ll find the link there.

Until next time – happy stamping!

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I've always liked to create things, but I'm not a great artist, or sculptor, or any type of 'traditional' artist - but I love to create! I love the satisfaction of a completed project. Whether a card, painting or other project - as long as it can create a smile, evoke a feeling, or some type of reaction in the recipient. I hope you will enjoy sharing my creations, and occasional ramblings; I'd enjoy having you create with me! :)

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