Make the Cards Challenge #43

Time for a new challenge at Make the Cards Challenge! Our challenge theme is Christmas, which is perfect for those of us that are still working on Christmas cards! All products are welcome, so come join in on the fun!

I recently added a few kits from Simon Says Stamp to my Christmas crafting collection! Fairly certain one can never have enough Christmas crafting supplies. I rarely mass produce cards and prefer them to all be unique. Kits are a great way to get a mix of coordinating products.

This card started out super simple, so simple that I decided it needed a little something! I started with a gorgeous pattern piece of paper by Simple Stories. This print came in a 6″ x 8″ size. I used a stitched panel die and cut the main part of the poinsettia pattern. This left me with a partial sentiment that needed covered. I fussy cut an additional poinsettia to cover up the partial sentiment. To add some great texture, I covered the pattern paper in Crackle paint. Once the paint was dry, the fussy cut flowers were popped up with 3-D foam tape and a sentiment strip was added from the Rustic Bits Collection. A splattering of gold adds a touch of bling to the finished design.

All supplies by Close To My Heart, except where noted:

  • Vintage Rustic Christmas Papers-Simple Stories
  • X5959 New England Ivy Cardstock
  • Vintage Rustic Christmas Bits & Pieces-Simple Stories
  • Icicle Crackle Texture Paste-Tim Holtz
  • Z3316 Gold Shimmer Brush
  • Stitched Panel Die-MFT

I have entered my card in the following challenges:

Thanks so much for stopping by! I hope you will come share your Christmas creations at Make the Cards Challenge!

8 thoughts on “Make the Cards Challenge #43”

  1. Absolutely BEAUTIFUL my friend! You’re not alone in still making holiday cards … I still need about 20-25 more. I wish I had checked out that kit idea … this is so so beautiful! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Peace On Earth Christmas challenge! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often. We appreciate your support on our new challenge adventure!!

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  2. Wow, so pretty! Love that designer paper and this is perfect for mass producing cards! We are so thrilled that you joined us at The Card Concept and hope you can play along with us again soon! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!

  3. This is a beautiful make from designer paper! Great idea for batch making. Thanks for joining in with us over at the Holly and Ivy Christmas Challenge.

  4. Love how you stepped up the paper, I bet the crackle texture is gorgeous in real life, and the splatters really add a lot too. Beautiful card!


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