Thursday, June 19, 2014

Season's Greetings

Hello and good afternoon friends. It's been a busy day of basketball and lunch with friends. Thankfully all the games were early instead of later today. We didn't do so well but I guess you can't win them all. 

Today I am sharing a new challenge that is going on over at the Tis the Season blog. It's all about circles and the option of making a square card. 


For my card, I used papers from a Teresa Collins 6x6 paper pad called Christmas Home. I decided right off that I was going to make a shaker card. The circle in the middle just seemed perfect for this technique! 

I chose to make a square card for the optional trimming in the challenge. I used Lawn Fawn's circle stackables dies for the shaker portion. For the background of the circle, I used a (retired) embossing folder from SU called Starburst as I've always thought it looked like snow. For the sentiment, I used a stamp from the Lawn Fawn set called Walk in the Park. I stamped the sentiment in white embossing powder from Recollections called Snow. I tried to figure out a way to add the light pole that is in the set as well but it just didn't look right. I adhered everything together and added some silver sequins inside. 

The ribbon was just another added touch as I felt the circle looked lonesome on the card all by itself. The seam binding ribbon is from Stampin Up and the color is called Cherry Cobbler. It's one of my favorite colors! 

This is a pretty simple card and I can't wait to send it out to someone special for Christmas!

We do have a few challenge rules we'd like to ask you to follow: 
  • Your project must be a new Christmas project created for this challenge. 
  • We ask that you provide a link back to our site or use the Challenge Graphic within your post. 
  • If you combine challenges please limit them to no more then 4 including ours. 
  • You are welcome to use any Brand of product you'd like. 
  • HAVE FUN!!!
The Challenges are open for 2 weeks so there is plenty of time to play along. We will close the challenge on Tuesday July 1st @ 12pm EST. Check out what the Design Team created below.. We can't wait to see what you create!!

Hope you will be able to join us this challenge and show us what you can do with this sketch! 

Happy Stampin, 


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