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25 Days of Christmas Day 5 and The Matchup #5

Another late night of crafting! I had plans to make two cards instead of combining my challenges but that fell by the wayside. My Cyber Monday order from Ellen Hutson came and I had a Christmas set from Clearly Besotted to use. 


I matched it up with Bo Bunny Mistletoe paper. That paper pad is full of bright reds, greens and light blue but I found a few dark prints to go with what I had in mind.

I colored the poinsettia with copics and fussy cut it. I should have cut it with my Scan N Cut to save time! I used Sketch 569 from SCS for the card layout.  I added some Gold Wink of Stella to the poinsettia middle but it didn’t show up in the picture.  In real life, it’s quite sparkly!

Have a great night!


Stamps: Clearly Besotted Poinsettia Christmas

Ink: MFT Chili Powder, Elf Green, Memento Tuxedo Black

CS: MFT Chili Powder, Whip Cream

PP: Bo Bunny Mistletoe

Other: copics, SU Gold Cording Trim, Gold Wink of Stella

25 Days of Christmas Day 4 and The Matchup #4



Tonight’s card is a matchup of CAS-ual Fridays stamps and Bella Blvd paper. I actually cut into two 12×12 sheets for this card. I don’t usually do that but Bella Blvd doesn’t make 6×6 pads and I really wanted to start using up some of this pretty paper I’ve been hoarding!


I was looking through challenges this morning and I discovered CAS-ual Fridays has a newer challenge blog called CAS-ual Chic for those that like to layer on their cards instead of making them CAS. So I made a card for this challenge since I knew I didn’t want a lot of white space. I made my own patterned panel with the snowflakes stamped in 5 colors. I already had this stamp set on my desk and it was perfect for their snowflakes challenge!


CCC06 CASual Chic


2015 Card 122 -CASual Fridays  Snowflake Greetings


I just love how this turned out! I used MFT Blueprints 23 to cut out the stitched panel, the sentiment block and the scalloped border. I added some SU Silver Cording Trim. Really loving both the silver and gold! They add a nice touch to the card without a lot of bulk.


Have a great night!



Stamps: CAS-ual Fridays Snowflake Greetings

Ink: SU Soft Sky, Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Old Olive, Garden Green

CS: SU Real Red, Whisper White

PP: Bella Blvd Christmas Cheer

Other: SU Silver Cording Trim, MFT Blueprints 23

25 Days of Christmas 2015 Day 3 and The Matchup #3



I’m actually blogging from the computer tonight since I finished my card before 11pm!


Today’s Matchup is also my daily Christmas card. I matched up C.C. Designs and Basic Grey. I had to go digging for a Christmas image since I had no rubber stamps. I was quite surprised! I looked through my boxes of printed digis and found Christmas Emma to color up. The paper is Aspen Frost from a few years ago.  Since I have more time to type, I wanted to explain a little about my “matchup” challenge. I made a spreadsheet and listed all the stamp companies I could think of off the top of my head and then did the same thing for paper companies. I repeated each column until I had several months worth of matchups. (Fun fact: no matchup repeats!) Some companies I only have a few stamps/sets and paper pads so this really will be a challenge if I can keep up with it over the next several months. I also pulled out 12×12 paper for the paper companies and hope to use them on layouts at some point. I knew better than to give myself a goal of a card and page a day lol!  I was going to wait until the new year to start this but I figured I should start while I was motivated 🙂


Here is my card~

2015 Card 121 - CC Designs Christmas Emma


I used my MFT Blueprints 6 for the first time on the card layout. Each piece was cut out with a die from the set. I also used one of the Blueprint sketches since I couldn’t decide how to lay things out. You can see all the sketches HERE.


Have a great night!



Stamps: C.C. Designs Christmas Emma digi

CS: PTI Stampers Select White, MFT Kraft

PP: Basic Grey Aspen Frost

Other: copics, MFT Blueprints 6, hemp cord, Xmas Red stickles 

25 Days of Christmas 2015 – Day 1

Hello! I am kicking off my 25 Days of Christmas with a Stampin’ Up! card. I got a lot of new sets from the Holiday Catalog and need to work on inking them up this month!

This card uses the Joyful Season stamp set and Season of Cheer dsp. The card layout comes from Create with Connie and Mary.


I used the berries stamped off once with Smoky Slate ink to mimic snow. The cardinal was watercolored with Cherry Cobbler ink with a touch of Tangelo Twist on his beak. The ground is Tip Top Taupe. I added some silver cord for interest. The sentiment was stamped with Mossy Meadow ink and I added the word Joyful inside.

Here is the sketch~


Thanks for looking!