Are you ready for another sketch challenge with the Paper Craft Crew?!

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The cards that  you’ve been submitting for our challenges have been amazing!  It is great to see you enjoying the challenges, and participating.

There’s another great sketch for you this week – have a look:


There’s a lot of different ways you can work with this sketch; I decided to use my Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies, because I’ve been wanting to do a special ‘scene’:

PCCCS165 Hearth & Home santa

Well, what do you think?!  I must say that I’m really pleased with how it turned out!  Believe it or not, there’s hardly any stamping done at all on this card – only the greens, the bow and the sentiment!

Let’s start from the beginning; first, I started by stamping the greens, the bow sentiment onto Very Vanilla cardstock using the Festive Fireplace stamp set.  The bow & sentiment were stamped in Real Red ink; I used my Stampin’ Write Markers in Old Mossy Meadow and Crumb Cake to ink up the pine boughs & pine cones.  Die cutting them was easy, using the Big Shot and the Festive Fireplace Framelits Dies; I used the Banner Triple Punch for the tails on the sentiment.

I then used the Big Shot and Hearth & Home Thinlits Dies to die cut the window frame and window box from Soft Suede cardstock.  Have I mentioned before how much I *love* using Framelits?!  Everything just looks so professionally done, and makes your card look fabulous!

Next, I used my Paper Snips to fussy cut the Santa, the Christmas tree and presents from the Home for Christmas Designer Series Paper.  I assembled them together into a scene by glueing them onto a panel of Designer Series Paper from the Timeless Elegance pack; it has a very subtle print that I thought look perfect as a ‘wallpaper’ background.  When I was gluing the images, I would periodically place my window frame over the scene, to make sure that they were  going to be visible through the window.  Once I was happy with the placement, I then attached a piece of Window Sheet to the inside of my window frame using Tombow Multipurpose glue, then used Stampin’ Dimensionals to attach my window frame, the window box, pine boughs and sentiment.

I ran a piece of Smoky Slate cardstock through the Big Shot with the Brick embossing folder, then layered it onto a panel of Real Red cardstock.  These were layered onto a card base of Cucumber Crush, and the window scene attached to the front.

I added some loops of the Gold Cording Trim behind one of the wooden Snowflake Embellishments, and added it next to the sentiment using a Glue Dot.  To finish off the card, I added red Home for Christmas Enamel Dot to the nose part of a Reindeer Paper Clip, and clipped it to the top right corner of the window frame.

That’s it for my project – I hope you’ll  head over to the Paper Craft Crew page to have a look at the amazing cards the rest of the Design Team have put together for your inspiration.  Then make sure  you create your card, and enter the challenge!  You just may be the Design Team’s next Top Pick!

Until next time  – happy stamping!

DebSmartSignature (1)


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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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