Dynamic Duos #19

color duo this week at Dynamic Duos is Cajun Craze & Always Artichoke.  I incorporated Ruby and New England Ivy by Close To My Heart as my base colors.  My neutral is Colonial White and burlap!  I figured burlap was close enough to Kraft to be called a neutral color.

My card is based on the sketch this week at Try Stampin On Tuesday.

trimmed down a piece of burlap ribbon for my bow.  I tied a bow on my button with a leftover strip of burlap.  The burlap ribbon goes along with the burlap pattern on my pattern paper.  The holly pattern paper is part of the Handmade Holiday line by Simple Stories. 

finished out the inside of the card with an additional piece of pattern paper from the same line.  Using lighter colored patterned paper for the inside of your cards is an easy way to embellish the inside of your card without adding bulk.  The light graph on this paper also means, this is one card that my handwritten note will actually be straight on as well!

Supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

D1520 Ornamental Cheer

D1477 Universal Backgrounds

Sentimental About Christmas-MFT

1388 Colonial White Cardstock

X5927 Ruby Cardstock

1282 New England Ivy Cardstock

Handmade Holiday DSP-Simple Stories

Z2170 Ruby Ink

Z2429 Ruby Markers

Z1760 Burlap Ribbon

Z1369 Red Assortment Buttons

Die-namics Fishtail Dies-MFT

I have also entered my card in the following challenges:

Anything Goes Challenge -Early

Aud Sentiments Challenge –Christmas sentiment  


Creative Card Crew -Christmas 

Just Keep on Creating -Christmas 

Black and More 
– Early
Christmas Makes

Ribbon Carousel Challenge -Beautiful Bows 

Simon Says Stamp β€“ Stamp It 

Stampinfor the Weekend-Early Christmas 

The Pink ElephantUse Patterned Paper 

Thanks so much for stopping by!  I can’t wait to see your creations at Dynamic Duos.  You have until Thursday at noon
(PDT) to enter!  Have you entered my
Blogoversary Blog Candy Giveaway???  If
not, enter here!

23 thoughts on “Dynamic Duos #19”

  1. Allisa, I love these colors for a holiday card and the addition of the burlap bow is awesome! It's very "country Christmas" and I love it. I had to laugh at your comment about the grid paper and writing straight…I have the same challenge. Lol! Have a great weekend! Hugs! πŸ™‚

  2. This is absolutely fabulous!!! LOVE the burlap ribbon and the colors are amazing! Thanks so much for joining us at TSOT! If you have time, I would love it if you'd join me at Technique Tuesday for our monthly challenge! πŸ™‚

  3. When an absolutely super Christmas card Allisa, so clever to achieve such elegance coupled with great texture.

    It's great to see you at Penny Black and More challenge this month, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

  4. What a fab card. I love the colour combo and the different textures! Thanks so much for joining us at Anything Goes this week, hope to see you again soon! x

  5. Wonderful card for the Dynamic Duo's challenge! I love kraft and it goes so well with these lovely colours. Your burlap addition is such a nice touch.
    Cheers, Karen

  6. Beautiful Christmas card!! Love the papers and burlap ribbon!! Thanks so much for playing along with The Pink Elephant Challenge!!

  7. You have made a lovely card here. Thank you for taking part in the Aud Sentiments Challenge this fortnight and I wish you the best of luck in the draw. Best wishes, Kym (Aud Sentiments Design Team Member) xxx

  8. this card is just beautiful, the burlap ribbon is the perfect addition.

    thanks so much for sharing your card at Christmas is around the corner at Just keep on creating, I hope you will continue to play along πŸ™‚


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