Friday, November 4, 2016

Merry Christmas

** 11/9/16 Top 3 at Penny's Paper-Crafty Challenge Blog! **

Hi everybody! OMG, we're bounding into November, and Christmas will be here before we know it. How are you doing with your Christmas cards? I've made a few random ones over the last couple months to add to my stash, and have begun working on my 'big pile' to mail out... working on them assembling-line style. I'm pretty confident I'll have them finished by the first week in December!

It's time for another fun challenge over at Craft for the Craic where I began my guest designer gig last month. I'm excited to share my inspiration project for our 2 Colors Challenge - we'd love to see your project using just two colors on project. You may add a neutral color if you'd like. I created a Christmas card from leftover red and green scraps and added white as my neutral color.


This was such a fun and easy design. I used strips leftover from panels cut for my pile of Christmas cards. My scraps happened to all the same width so I alternated the red and the green to make the background which I layered on white and then green. I stamped a large sentiment in green on heavy vellum and layered it on the green cardstock.


I decorated the inside with a couple scrap pieces and stamped the sentiment in red, then layered the panel on the green cardstock. Green is my favorite color... can you tell?! :)


I'm happy to to enter this Christmas card into the following challenges:

Recipe:
  • Cardstock/Paper: Stampin' Up! Whisper White and Real Red cardstock, Stampin' Up! Trim The Tree DSP, Marco's Vellum
  • Stamps: Stampin' Up! Seasonally Scattered stamp set, Paper Smooches Holiday Cheer stamp set
  • Ink: Stampin' Up! Garden Green and Real Red ink
  • Accessories: Stampin' Up! Pearls

I hope you've enjoyed this project and have found a little inspiration to play in our challenge this month using just two colors plus a neutral if you'd like. Fun, fun, fun! Thanks so much for stopping by today - we'll see you next time! ;)
Scrappy hugs,
Leslie

16 comments:

  1. Wonderful! I love your paper choices - this is simple but not - it is great! Thanks for joining the Little Miss Muffet Challenge this week.
    Lyn

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  2. What a wonderful card.
    Hugs
    Kuni
    my new challenge blog start on the 10th november and i hope to see you.
    http://sweetstamperschallenge.blogspot.de/

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  3. Beautiful card Leslie thank you for joining us over on
    Inspiration Destination
    Dianne xx
    IDCB DT

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  4. nice card with bright colours..

    hugs,
    Dt
    Roshini..
    brown sugar challenge

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  5. BEAUTIFUL card! Love your wonderful use of scraps and the really happy feel of this Christmas card. Well done and thanks for playing with us in the DRS Designs challenge!

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  6. Hi Lesley, I just fell in lo e with your card as soon as I saw it, and what a good use of papers too...so glad you joined us at CraftyCatz this week...x

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  7. This is a great way to use scraps! I love the idea and look of this card. Thanks for sharing with Unicorn Challenges. Barbara DT

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  8. Terrific Christmas card, love the papers you used!

    Thanks for sharing with us at the LMMS challenge!

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  9. Lovely card. Love how you used so many papers :-) Thanks for sharing with us at Crafty Catz.

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  10. Beautiful Christmas card, I love the traditional colours.
    Thank you for joining Pearly sparkles challenge blog

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  11. This is just stunning, love it. Sorry, I'm late visiting you, but thanks for joining us at Penny's Paper Crafty Challenge. Cara DT x

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  12. Great creation, thanks for joining us at Creative inspirations this fortnight.
    Natalie - DT

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  13. The Christmas patterned paper background looks great, such a festive and happy card.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes November link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

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  14. Fabulous Christmas card and way to use those scraps! It's very festive with all the different papers...love it!

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  15. Superb make... I love everything about this :) Thank you so much for joining us at Pearly Sparkles. Traci DT xx

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  16. Super card, love the design and layout, thanks so much for sharing it with us over at Julia Spiri Challenge this month!
    Hugs Donna (dt)
    xx

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