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:

  • 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,


  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.

  2. What a wonderful card.
    my new challenge blog start on the 10th november and i hope to see you.

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

  4. nice card with bright colours..

    brown sugar challenge

  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!

  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 glad you joined us at CraftyCatz this week...x

  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

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

    Thanks for sharing with us at the LMMS challenge!

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

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

  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

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

  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

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

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

  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)


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