Have yourself a merry little Christmas

Hi friends! Welcome 2023! Sure can’t believe it’s here already… seems like we just rung in 2022! Our new challenge is live this morning over at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog and I’m excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #48 – Anything Christmas Goes! I used the Hot Off The Press Forest Snow Globe Chipboard Kit as the focal element on this adorable shaker card done in neutrals. I typically don’t use tan and gray together, but this totally works!

I cut a standard A2 size top-folding card base from Neenah Classic Crest 110# Solar White cardstock, a layering panel from kraft corrugated paper and four strips of CutCardStock Shadow Gray cardstock in varying widths. I created the focal shaker element using the Hot Off The Press Forest Snow Globe Chipboard Kit, and enhanced the globe with a layered circle frame cut from CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Silver cardstock. I colored the tree, rabbit, deer, geese and base with alcohol markers. I sprayed the background with Tattered Angels Pewter Color Wash and flicked silver paint from a Posca silver paint pen over it. Finally, I created snowbanks with layers of Solar White cardstock. I assembled the snow globe and added a pinch of homemade snow mix consisting of Stampin’ Up Snowflake sequins, Neat & Tangled sequins, Spiegelmom Snowy Fields sequins, and Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Seed Beads. The final step was adding a sentiment from the Concord & 9th Tiny Trees Turnabout Stamp Set stamped in Catherine Pooler Black Jack ink.

I cut the inside panel from Solar White cardstock and embellished it with strips of CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Silver and Shadow Gray cardstock used on the front. I stamped a sentiment from the Concord & 9th Home for the Holidays stamp set in Catherine Pooler Black Jack ink.

Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #202301 – January Anything Goes
2. A Perfect Time To Craft: #1-2023 – Anything Goes
3. Classic Design Challenge: January 2023 #1 – Anything Goes
4. Crafting Happiness Challenges: #138 – Celebrations (Christmas)
5. Creative Moments: #241 – Christmas/Winter Celebrations
6. Di’s Digi Challenges: Any Winter Holiday
7. Moving Along With The Times: #150 – Use Kraft Card (I used corrugated kraft cardstock)
8. Once Upon A Time Challenge Blog: #6 – The Snowy Day
9. Sparkles Christmas Challenges: #144 – Sparkle/Glitter Accents
10. Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: End of Year Anything Christmas Goes

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Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, CutCardStock Stardream Metallic Silver cardstock, CutCardStock Shadow Gray cardstock, kraft corrugated paper
Stamps: Concord & 9th Tiny Trees Turnabout Stamp Set and Home for the Holidays stamp set
Ink: Arteza alcohol markers- NG06/08, BR51/84, YG10; Tattered Angels Pewter Color Wash, Posca silver paint pen, Catherine Pooler Black Jack ink
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Classic Circles Small dies
Accessories: Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Hot Off The Press Forest Snow Globe Chipboard Kit, Bearly Art precision craft glue, MISTI stamp tool, Big Shot; homemade shaker snow mix (Stampin’ Up Snowflake sequins, Neat & Tangled sequins, Spiegelmom Snowy Fields sequins, and Pretty Pink Posh Marshmallow Seed Beads)

I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing this project and will link up with us this time! We’d love to see your Christmas project! 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

13 thoughts on “Have yourself a merry little Christmas”

  1. This is terrific!!! I agree about the tan and gray working together for this outdoor woodsy Christmas card! Wonderful!

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  2. So pretty – and just the right touch of shine! Great choices – and these colors are amazing! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles Christmas Challenge!

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  3. How gorgeous, I just love all the dimension added with that corrugated paper, and such a nice winter scene! Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Christmas Challenge.

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  4. Hey! I’m back for OUAT to say thanks for linking your wintery snowy day card to the January children’s book theme! Gorgeous card! –Becca/DT for OUAT

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  5. This is a great use of KRAFT card and it works really well with this stunning design.

    Thanks for playing along with us at MAWTT and Creative Moments,

    Hugz Tinz

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  6. This is such a fun card! I really like the snowglobe scene! Thanks for sharing your creativity with us at the Crafting Happiness Celebrations Challenge!

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