Before I jump into my post here, I’d like to wish everyone a very Happy Thanksgiving. I hope that you are feeling blessed today and enjoying this special holiday.
Today’s post is pretty special to me. I’m the guest designer for the Tic Tac Toe Challenge #189. If you’ve been following me, you know that I play along with this challenge as much as I can. I love combining the elements of the challenge board to come up with a card. Needless to say, I had a great time with this week’s board…
I created a fun fold Christmas Card with a classic feel…
I chose to go two different ways. First column down: December/Holiday, Twine/Ribbon, Patterned Paper and first row across: December/Holiday, Use a Die, Embellishment
I absolutely love creating paper wreaths. This one is created using SU’s Arrange a Wreath (retired) and MFT’s Sunflower Wreath dies. The banner was created with SU’s Toile Christmas stamp set and Cardinal Dies (both retired). I heat embossed it with gold embossing powder. And here’s how it opens…
Here’s a peek inside…I added a few strips of coordinating paper to give the inside some interest. I think it’s always a nice little surprise when the inside is embellished a bit.
1. Crumb Cake card base: 4 1/4″ x 11″, scored @ 3 1/2″ & 2″
2. Red Foil panel: 3 3/8″ x 4 1/8″ & 1 7/8″ x 4 1/8″ (front) & 4 1/8″ x 5 3/8″ (inside)
3. Patterned paper: 3 1/4″ x 4″ & 1 3/4 x 4″
4. Very Vanilla card stock: 5 1/8″ x 3 7/8″ (inside)
I’ve listed all the products I used to create this card below.
I hope you’ll head over to the Tic Tac Toe Challenge HERE to see the challenge designers’ creative interpretation of this board. And perhaps you’ll jump in and enter the challenge and see how much fun it is for yourself!
Thanks very much for stopping by today.
|Stamps: Toile Christmas (sentiment on front), Merry Christmas Messages (Hero Arts)|
|Dies: Arrange a Wreath, Cardinal Dies (SU), Sunflower Wreath (MFT)|
|Cardstock: Crumb Cake, Red Foil, Gold Foil, Very Vanilla (all SU)|
|Patterned Paper: Hobby Lobby|
|Embellishment: Gold Embossing Powder, Shaded Spruce Ribbon (SU), Rhinestones (colored with a Sharpie)|