It doesn't look like there will be any snow in our South Texas forecast for this Christmas, but I check because we would love it!! I created today's card sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps using the Figure Skates Multi Step Clear Stamps and paired it with some of the tiny silhouettes doing lots of fun icy activities which are part of the Icy Pond Multi Step Clear Stamp set!! I create this card for the Splitcoaststampers' Virtual Stamp Night Challenge call Always Winter which required a winter themed card.
Here is the last challenge for 2018, as the CCEE Stampers will be taking a little time to concentrate on family and friends during the holidays. Of course, we will be back on the 3rd of January to start another year of fun challenges, hope to see you here, too!
We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for your continued support of our challenges every week, we love that you play along with us.
Wishing you all a Merry and Safe Christmas and New Year.
Now onto our challenge for this week .....
Apparently the 8th December was Gingerbread Decorating Day and yesterday 12th December was Gingerbread House Day. So for our challenge this week create a card or project that is a Gingerbread theme.
The gingerbread man is from PSX while the sentiment is from Unity. Check out these other gingerbread delights:
A busy and eventful weekend kept me from getting my Kitchen Sink Stamps Let's Make a Scene design ready for posting last night, and as luck would have it, I am glad it did. I decided to check on the Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge this morning and see if I could use it for today's card. The challenge is Assembly Line Stamping. Nothing could be more perfect for me today because I have mailed out all my Christmas cards and have started receiving some from new people who were not on last year's Christmas card list. I need a bunch in a hurry! Although I am a pretty fast stamper, it usually takes me about 45 minutes to create a Let's Make a Scene design. Using the Assembly Line Method, I was able to stamp 5 cards in an hour which is just how many I want to send out today!! Win-win!! I am entering this card in the following challenge this week: Splitcoaststampers Technique Challenge 720
The CCEE Stampers are rounding out the year with Frances Byrne serving as our December Challenge Hostess. Frances is a huge fan of Elf on a Shelf and his many antics. Therefore she has asked that we all include at least one elf on this week's card. I had a lot of fun with this one, but I think I will go back and decorate the tree with sequins to make it a little more festive. Most of the images and dies from this card are a part of the Ready for Christmas set by Stampin' Up. The elf is from Stampabilities. This is the card closed.
In today's post sponsored by Kitchen Sink Stamps, I am sharing a quick and easy gift card holder I learned from Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator Judy Garza at a recent Stamp a Stack workshop she hosted.
This gift card holder is standard A2 size and therefore fits in an invitation envelope perfect for Christmas gift giving. The basic construction requires a 4.25 inch by 11 inch piece of colored cardstock and a 3.5 inch by 7 inch piece of white cardstock. The colored cardstock is scored at 2 inches and at 7.5 inches. The white cardstock is scored at .5 inch and at5 inches.
I then attached score tape as shown below and attached the white panel.
This created the popup pocket for the gift card. When closed, the gift card slides down into the bottom flap of the card.