A Quick Christmas Card for a Sketch Challenge

Can you believe that there are only NINE weeks left until Christmas? Sketch 339As the holidays draw closer, I start to feel the days going by quickly and tend to not have enough hours to get everything ready for Christmas. Can you relate?  Each year, we sent out over 100 Christmas cards and, this time of year, I start to scour the internet for quick, simple card sketches like this one from the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  Any uncomplicated card design that can be replicated quickly is a winner in my book.

This week, I decided to join the sketch challenge and create a simple card using the Holly Jolly Border stickers and Build a Plaid stamp set.   As you can see, instead of adding a scallop, I chose to create a variety of layers at the base of the card. MissCarriesCreations-ChristmasBorderStickerCard

Even though the Build a Plaid stamp set is intended for creating plaid designs, I chose to use it as a fill-in for one of my layers. Once the base of card was complete, I stamped the “December 25th” image onto black cardstock with VersaMark™ Ink, heat embossed it in white, then layered it atop a Candy Apple stitched circle. I love the look of white embossing powder on black cardstock. 

I added a stamped Holly embellishment, a sentiment, and a few Holly Jolly Dots to complete the card. This card was so simple to create and could be made using a array of border stickers, paper scraps, or stamped images.

I hope that this card has inspired you to create something new this year for Christmas and to join the Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge.  I will be posting more cards I created using the Holly Jolly border stickers this week. In fact, I have created an entire workshop using them and I can’t wait to share them with you.

I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Spinning Coffee Treats Card

Sometimes the coffee lover in me needs to create an amusing little card like this one, and, while I was designing it, I decided that it should have a spinning cup of coffee.  Life is fun, crazy, and sometimes requires a lot of coffee.☕  I truly enjoyed making this  delightful little card using our Just Treat stamp set along with some of our Hello Pumpkin products. You can see a list of all the products I used to create this card at the very bottom of this post.

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If you have never made a spinning card, it is actually much simpler that you think. I searched on Pinterest, and found that two Pennies with a few Foam Dots worked perfectly behind the cup of coffee. Since, my blog page doesn’t allow me to upload videos, I will be showing how this card works on my Instagram and Facebook page later today, so that you can see how sweet that little spinning cup looks.

Don’t forget that the Just Treats stamp set is only available through September 30th. You can purchase it for only $5.00 with any $50 purchase. If you don’t have $50.00 worth of crafty goodness to purchase, you can buy it for $18.95 on my website and use it to create this card and many others for the upcoming holidays.  I can’t wait to see what you create!

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Just Treats Stamp Set

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Hello Pumpkin Paper Packet

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Hello Pumpkin Complements

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Decorative Borders Thin Cuts

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White Burlap Ribbon

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Watercolor Pencils

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Shaker Window & Confetti Thin Cuts

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Intense Black Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Clear Shimmer Brush

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Saffron Exclusive Inks Stamp Pad

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Stitched Circle Thin Cuts

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Thin 3D Foam Tape

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3D Foam Dots

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My Acrylix Block Starter Set

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Thin 3D Foam Dots

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3D Foam Tape

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Tombow Adhesive
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