Happy Christmas

Hello, my friends! Well the time is finally here… the debut challenge at the Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog! All of our challenges, year round, are Anything Christmas Goes, so if you love Christmas like we do, come over and play with us! I’m super excited to share my DT inspiration project for MLCCB #1 – August Anything Christmas Goes!

I made several of these fun cards last Christmas and they were such a hit, I’m making a few more this year! I used Karen Burniston’s Twist Panel Pop-Up Die Set to make these. I cannot tell you how much fun I had, lol! I didn’t want to stop! :D


The Christmas tree on the front was created with Your Next Stamp’s Create A Christmas Tree die set. The sentiment stamp is from Stampin’ Up.


Here is a shot of the card opening up. Pardon my thumb, lol!


And here it is fully open so you can see the twist panel design. I dug into my die stash and found the stocking. The snowman is from the main die set I used for the card. The letter ‘y’ is stamped and I drew white stitch lines on it. And the Christmas tree is from the die set I used on the front.


Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Real Red, Garden Green, Whisper White, Basic Black, Crushed Curry, Pumpkin Pie and Early Espresso cardstock; Stampin’ Up Silver Glimmer Paper, Stampin’ Up Warmth & Cheer DSP
Stamps: Stampin’ Up Oh What Fun stamp set
Ink: Memento Tuxedo Black ink
Dies/Punches: Karen Burniston Twist Panel Pop-Up and Snowman Twist Circle die sets, YNS Create-A-Christmas-Tree die, My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges die, QuiKutz Stocking die
Accessories:  Sakura White Gelly Roll pen, Stampin’ Up Rhinestones

I hope you’ve enjoyed this Christmas card and will link up a Christmas project with us this month! Please help us spread the word about our fun new challenge blog! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,


Happy Christmas

** 4/9/17 Winner at Christmas Card Challenges! **

Update: This challenge blog abruptly closed down in mid-April, after only a couple challenges. :(

Hi everyone! Hope your week is off to a good start and you’re enjoying some nice spring weather! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Season’s Greetings Christmas Challenge and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for Challenge #4 – Picture Inspiration! Isn’t this photo just gorgeous?!


I created a CAS Christmas card playing off the red in the photo. I’m working on creating more clean and simple designs. It’s a challenge because I do like my layers but I really enjoyed creating this. I cased one of my own Christmas card designs from this past Christmas because I liked it so much. The simplicity is just so cool! And how about that adorable Santa hat?! :)


The front sentiment is stamped in gorgeous Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink. OMG, everybody should have some of this in their stash! The inside sentiment is stamped in Real Red ink, a Christmas classic. :)


I’d love to enter this fun card into the following challenges:
4 Crafty Chicks: #343 – Punches or Dies
Aud Sentiments: #176 – Any Sentiment Except Birthday
Brown Sugar: #243 – Anything Goes
CAS on Sunday: #104 – Sentiment
CAS-ual Fridays: #170 – No Dies Allowed
Christmas at Sweet Stampin Challenge Blog: Anything Christmas Goes for March
Christmas Card Challenges: #9 – Anything Goes with optional Mittens (no twist)
Crafty Catz: #363 – Anything Goes with optional Buttons (no twist)
Creative Inspirations: #271 – Anything Goes
Hiding In My Craft Room: #284 – Any Holiday
Little Miss Muffet: #159 – Anything Goes
Pammie’s Inky Pinkies: #1713 – Anything Goes
Penny Black and More Challenge: March Anything Goes
QKR Stampede Challenge: #236 – Spring is in the Air or Anything Goes
The Crafty Addicts: #34 – Anything Goes/Clean and Simple
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #274/275 – Anything Goes

Cardstock/Paper: SU Whisper White and Real Red cardstock
Stamps: SU Suite Seasons and Versatile Christmas stamp sets
Ink: Real Red ink, Delicata Silvery Shimmer ink, SN Crystal Clear Sparkle Overlay marker
Dies/Punches: SU Jolly Hat Builder Punch
Accessories:  MISTI

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s Christmas project and will link up one yourself! We’d love to see what you create! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,