All is calm, all is bright

12/11/21 Top Rocker at 613 Avenue Create!
1/4/22 Top 3 at Wednesday’s Creative Inspirations!

Hi everyone! I hope your week has started off rather nicely! It’s so amazing to me how quickly the weeks go by, and then weekends go by even faster! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you – I really appreciate your support! I’m stoked to be back on the CutCardStock blog today with an awesome DT inspiration project featuring our Stardream Metallic cardstock that’s on sale this month so be sure to stock up! Several weeks ago I posted my first ‘disappearing nine patch card’ which was showcased in a recent Splitcoast Stampers newsletter HERE. I enjoyed it so much that I created another one with one small variation – the use of stitched square dies! I LOVE Christmas cards in non-traditional colors, and the pink and green color combo has always been one of my favs!

I created the patchwork piece using the My Favorite Things Stitched Square STAX Die-namics cut from Stardream Metallic Fairway cardstock and several additional pink and green patterned digital papers. I cut a top-folding square card base from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock along with a layering panel from Stardream Metallic Azalea cardstock and a slightly smaller one from Solar White cardstock which I adhered together and then adhered the patchwork piece to it. Using the CUTplorations Two Reindeer Dies, I die cut two jumping deer from Stardream Metallic Azalea cardstock, layered them together and adhered them to the patchwork piece. I stamped the sentiment from the Concord & 9th Home for the Holidays stamp set in green ink, die cut it with a banner die from the Concord & 9th Home for the Holidays Stacks Dies, and adhered it to the patchwork piece to complete the card front.

I cut the inside panel from Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock and embellished it with a strip of pink patterned digital paper and a narrow strip of Stardream Metallic Fairway cardstock. I stamped the sentiment from the The Project Bin Maybe Christmas stamp set in green ink and layered the panel on Stardream Metallic Azalea cardstock.

And one more peek… I SO love this ‘disappearing nine patch card’ – and the Stardream Metallic cardstock really makes it look amazing! 

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #12 – Anything Goes with Optional Twist of Any Holiday
2. A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
3. Aud Sentiments Challenge Blog: #289 – Christmas/Winter/New Year + A Sentiment
4. Classic Design Challenge: #12 – Anything Goes
5. Crafter’s Castle: #48 – Anything Goes
6. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #118 – Anything Goes
7. Crafty Calendar Challenge: December Challenge – Christmas
8. Creative Inspirations: December Challenge – Christmas Time
9. Critter Crazy Challenges: #57 – Anything Goes with a Featured Critter
10. Cut It Up: #240 – Holiday Cards
11. International Art & Soul: #123 – Use Dies or Punches
12. Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge: December Challenge – Anything Goes
13. Make The Cards Challenge: #43 – Christmas
14. {PIN}spirational Challenges: #284 – December Photo Inspiration (the sign! :)

15. Sparkles Christmas Challenge: #131 – Non-Traditional Colors

CutCardStock products used:
Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Stardream Metallic Azalea cardstock
Stardream Metallic Fairway cardstock

Other products used:
Paper: Ephemoire Peppermint Stick digital papers
Stamps: Concord & 9th Home for the Holidays stamp set, The Project Bin Maybe Christmas stamp set
Ink: Memento Bamboo Leaves ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Square STAX Die-namics, CUTplorations Two Reindeer Dies, Concord & 9th Home for the Holidays Stacks Dies
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot, Stick It adhesive sheet

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get crafty! Be sure to check out all the awesome cardstock and other goodies at CutCardStock (adhesives, labels, stickers, pens, watercolors and ribbon to name a few). And head on over to the CutCardStock Facebook Page for more inspiration! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

14 thoughts on “All is calm, all is bright”

  1. I like your patchwork card and reindeer, beautiful color choices too! Glad you joined us at Jan’s Digi Stamps Challenge! Donna DT

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  2. Love the warm feel with the Patchwork quilt background Leslie! Beautiful non-traditional color combination. Thank you for sharing your uplifting creation with us at Jan’s Digi Blog Challenge. Looking forward to seeing you each month at Jan’s NEW challenges. Good Luck and Happy Holidays!
    (Owner & Illustrator of Jan’s Digi Stamp Shop)

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  3. What an awesome “quilted” background, love the colors, and perfect for the solid colored reindeer to stand out. Great card, thanks for playing in our challenge at Make the Cards!

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  4. What a beautiful layout – genius for a quilt design! Love that deer, too – perfect for the holidays! You’re right, the pink is just the right non-traditional color touch! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

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  5. Such a beautiful patchwork card!!! I love the warm rich shades of green and red. Thank you so much for entering our challenge at Crafter’s Castle this month….good luck :)
    Hugs… Janie
    Crafter’s Castle

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