A Cup Of Christmas Cheer

8/9/20 DT Favorite at Sweet Stampers Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! Happy Huuump Day! Hope you’re having a wonderful week! Can’t believe next week is the last week of July already… where has this year gone?! It’ll be Christmas again before we know it and I’ve really been in Christmas mode! I’ve popped in this morning to share a card I created for The Outlawz Challenges. I put the finishing touches on a couple cards that were on the table in my studio yesterday afternoon and this is one of them, and it’s for the July Progressive/Freebie Challenge. Our sponsor this month is Twinkle Lane Designs who provided us with the Gingerbread Treat digital stamp set. How stinkin’ cute is this little guy?!

I found several varieties of this cool front step card on Pinterest several weeks ago and traced one version to the Stempeleinmaleins blog where I had to convert the A2 size measurements to inches. I tweaked the measurements for this Christmas card to make it a little wider to accommodate the digital image I printed, so it’s 5-1/2″ square overall.

I created the card base from kraft cardstock. All the coordinating papers I used are from the Echo Park Wise Men Still Seek him 6×6 paper pad which can be used for either feminine or masculine projects. I colored the image with alcohol markers, trimmed it and layered it on tan paper. The digital stamp set included two sentiments so I punched one for the front with a scallop punch and layered it on a slightly larger die cut oval. I added a few copper flat-back pearls to finish the front.

For the back, I cut the other sentiment with a die and layered it on a slightly larger punched scalloped oval which I adhered to another patterned paper from the paper pad. This left plenty of room to write a custom message and signature.

And one more look, folded flat for mailing… totally loving how this turned out!

Sharing in these additional challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #235 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Sentiment as Focal (no twist)
2. ABC Christmas Challenge: N is for No Fuss, O is for Over the Top (Over the Top)
3. Christmas Craft Creations: July Challenge – Christmas Characters










4. Lemon Shortbread Challenge Blog: #124 – Anything Goes
5. Sweet Stampers Challenge: #46 – Christmas in July
6. The Paper Girls Challenge: #204 – Christmas in July
7. Winter Wonderland Challenge Blog: It’s Hip to be Square

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse Brown Box kraft cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest Baronial Ivory cardstock, Echo Park Wise Men Still Seek him 6×6 paper pad
Stamps: Twinkle Lane Designs Gingerbread Treat digital stamp set
Ink: Nuvo alcohol markers- 379, 416; Spectrum Noir alcohol markers- TB1, GB8, GB9; Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker, Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Pentel Slicci gold pen
Dies/Punches: Spellbinders Classic Ovals Large and Small dies, Marvy Uchida extra small and medium Scallop Oval punches
Accessories:  Tombow Mono permanent adhesive, Bearly Art precision craft glue, KaiserCraft Copper flat-back pearls

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will come join us in The Outlawz Challenges! Lots of fun going on! Thanks so much for stopping by – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig