Hi everyone! It’s the last Sunday in October and as you know, I’ve been back on the Dare 2B Artzy blog as a guest designer for the entire month sharing inspiration projects. I’m happy to share my final project, a Christmas card created with the You’ve Got Mail stamp set, Mailbox Gift Card Holder die and Winter Plaid paper. I’ve had a great time guest designing this month along side the D2BA DT and providing you inspiration! Thank you, ladies!

Since all of my D2BA guest designer projects this month have been clean and simple, I created something with lots of distressing and tons of layers… my kind of card, lol! Can’t tell you how much fun this was! I created a card base slightly larger than A2 size (to accommodate the mail box die cut) and distressed the edges. I layered a distressed piece of the Winter Plaid paper on green cardstock, added a piece of crocheted lace and a scalloped border across the bottom, then adhered the entire panel to the card base.


I created the mail box using the die, stamped the sentiment on it, distressed it a bit, and added the flag with a tiny brad. Then I created a tiny envelope with a red heart closure (dies also in the mailbox die set), distressed it and adhered it in the mailbox. I went through my Tim Holtz Idea-ology Festive Ephemera Pack and picked out several pieces to use on this card, and distressed them all. I added a couple poinsettias from the pack to the upper left corner and proceeded to ‘stuff’ the mailbox full of all kinds of fun goodies! The finishing touch was a simple red and white houndstooth print bow on the mail box.


One final shot of the front…


For the inside, I embellished the stamped panel with some leftover strips of cardstock and paper used on the front, and distressed the edges. Really loving how this turned out!


Happy to enter this project into the following challenges:
Christmas at Sweet Stampin: October – Anything Christmas Goes
Crafty Creations: #353 – Anything Goes
Creative Craft Cottage: #98 – Use A Sentiment
Hiding In My Craft Room: #324 – Any Holiday
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends: #68 – Anything Goes
Not Just Cards Challenges: Anything Goes
Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #306/307 – Anything Goes

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up a project with us this month! Be sure to check out all the fun stamps, dies, papers and ink at Dare 2B Artzy! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

Dare 2B Artzy products used:

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: GKD White and Fresh Asparagus cardstock, SU Real Red cardstock scrap
Ink: Ranger Walnut Stain distress ink
Accessories: Stampin’ Up Scallop Border Punch, Tim Holtz Idea-ology Festive Ephemera Pack, RRR white crocheted lace and red/white houndstooth ribbon

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