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Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Kraft Christmas Cards

This month's challenge at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' is KRAFTY CHRISTMAS. We'd like to see your creations with brown Kraft paper.  The brown Kraft paper is so versatile that it can be used for elegant or cute Christmas cards and if you look at the Design Team's cards, you'll see both styles! We'd like to see what you can come up with. I'm with the second half of the team that provides inspiration mid-way through the challenge, so that means you have 2 weeks to get your card done.

Starting August 13 this challenge will have ONE posting for all of the Design Team's inspirational cards for you. We will no longer be split into two teams and are combining our forces to give you as many ideas as possible when the challenge is first posted.

Here's my DT card for this challenge--KRAFTY CHRISTMAS.  I used an adorable rubber stamp from Little Miss Muffet named Swings 'n Slides Snowballs.


I layered brown kraft paper on top of my base card of navy blue. Then I took a sheet of scrapbook paper that was plaid and cut two strips layered them with dark brown paper and put some tan lace between the plaid papers. It needed some color...I couldn't just do brown, sorry!!  The snowflake dies are by Spellbinders and I used thick white embossing powder on them. I used a CK punch to cut out my sentiment is by Cardz TV. The blue pearls are from Queen & Co. (my favorite rhinestone and pearl company).


My image is colored with Copics and I used Cool Glitter Ritz on the snowballs and the pom-pom on his hat. I used white thick embossing powder to represent snow. I used some tiny light blue rhinestones on the scallops around my image for more color. What can I say...I like color!

Our sponsor for this month's challenge is StampArt Design by Kathryne who has donated five digital images! These are some of the cutest digitals you'll find and every one is 'clean' and 'clear' when you resize it to print. And yes, I'm now noticing which companies sell 'dirty' images vs. 'clean' images!

http://stampartdesignbykathryne.blogspot.com/


The gals at Christmas at Sweet Stampin' have made some awesome cards for this challenge of KRAFTY CHRISTMAS and we'd love to see you enter this challenge. The prize is awesome and who doesn't need to start Christmas cards now?!

Thanks for coming by and leave a little comment if you like this card!

                                                                               Hugs,
                                                                               Gail

This card is entered in the following challenges:
Crafty Girls, C.R.A.F.T., Treasured Times Rubber Stamps, Winter Wonderland, Craft Your PassionFan-Tastic Tuesday, Scrap-Creations, Cards Galore Encore, The Sisters of Craft, Penny Black At All Sorts, City Crafter, Papertake Weekly, Hambo Challenges, Aud Sentiments, Craftyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge 2, Sparkle n Sprinkle Creative Challenges, Christmas Cards All Year Around (non-traditional colors), Polka Doodle, Jelly Park Challenges, Di's Digi Designs, Craftyhazelnuts Patterned Paper, Deep Ocean Challenge, My Sheri Crafts, My Bestie Norge, Eclectic Ellapu, Pumpkin Spice, Scrapbook Stamp Society, Lexi's Creations, My Craft Creations, Crazy Challenge, Love To Scrap (my color scheme is non-traditional Christmas colors), Die Cuttin' Divas, Fitztown Challenge, Digi Choosday, Sparkles Forum

41 comments:

  1. This is so pretty and I love that you showed a closeup of the image. We can really see the details. Thanks for joining us at Fitztown Challenge Blog. Hope to see you again and good luck!
    Ema
    FCB CT Coordinator

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  2. Oooo, this blue and brown is awesome together! I love that plaid and all the "snow" you've added around the image, as well as the snowflakes. Poor guy had best find his gloves or mittens, though, as his hands will freeze handling that snow - LOL. The pearls are the perfect embellishment on this card, as well as the lace, gems and snowflakes. Great job, as always, Gail, and another card to add to your holiday stash!!

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  3. This is just one amazing creation Gail! I LOVE the plaid, the gorgeous snowflakes, and the lace. What a great combination. Thanks so much for joining us at the Hambo Hoedown - Christmas in July Challenge.

    Jeannie
    Hambo Stamps Design Team

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  4. Very nice card, love the colors and patterns. TFS at DCD's challenge this week.

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  5. i love the blue plaid paper, the brown and blue together and the snowflakes; looking at them makes me feel much cooler during this heat wave. thank you so much for playing along with us this month at penny black and more.
    linda

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  6. Gail, this is darling! LOVE the image and all the texture you used! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

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  7. A great card Gail and the Frantage really looks good on the snowflakes.

    Thanks so much for joining in our Dies and Punches theme at Penny Black and More challenge.

    B x

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  8. so pretty card Gail, love the snow effect
    hugs
    céline
    and thanks for playing with us at di's digi

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  9. Such a fabulous card!! Thanks so much for playing along at CCCB!!

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  10. Fabulous card and gorgeous image. Thank you for joining us at Aud Sentiments challenge good luck Ginny ♥

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  11. Very sweet!
    Thanks for playing with us at C.R.A.F.T. Challenge this week!
    Monica - DT

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  12. Beautiful card, cute image - thank you for joining our current challenge over at http://audsentimentschallengeblog.blogspot.co.uk/
    Sandie (Aud Sentiments DT)
    http://fairytaledaydream.blogspot.com/

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  13. Gail this is a gorgeous card and super cute.

    Gr Karin
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    Thanks for join us at ScrapbookStampSociety Challenge.

    Greetings Karin DT Coördinator


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  14. Blue and brown is always a hit and the frantaged snowflakes are the perfect touch, nicely done Gail
    Hugs Julie P

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  15. Oh, I love the Frantage on your card. It looks so realistic. Beautifully coloured image too.
    Thank you for sharing your lovely card with us at Penny Black and More this month and we hope you will play along in our August challenge.

    Shirley

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  16. I just LOVE Kraft card and it looks gorgoeus with blue; it's one of my fave combos for Christmas cards :-)
    Frantage was just made for Christmas cards wasn't it?! And the way you used it on the snowflakes is awesome!

    Big hugs, Kat x

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  17. This is cute as can be! Love all the frantage on your card. So glad you shared it with us for the Sparkle N Sprinkle Creative Challenge.

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  18. Thank you for entering your lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for July - hope to see you again soon - thank you also for entering this for my Patterned Paper July challenge. x

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  19. awww, I love your card, love the kraft with the blue and that gorgeous image
    Thanks for sharing it with us in our Christmas in July challenge over at Digi Choosday and good luck
    Julie x
    My blog
    Lacy Sunshine DT member
    Digi Choosday DT member
    Sketch N Stash DT Member
    Pennys Challenges Owner & DT member
    Brown Sugar Challenges Admin member

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  20. Awwwww now he is a real cutie. Love your colour combination here, blue and craft work so well together. Beautifully coloured and great layout. Thanks for joining in with the Winter Wonderland challenge this week, and good luck
    Eileen x

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  21. Wonderful creation Gail! I love the colors and design! Thank you for joining us at the Treasured Times Challenge blog for our Anything Goes challenge! Hope to see you again next time too!
    Hugs,
    Tammy Louise

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  22. Beautiful card Gail! - Love the "snow"!

    Thanx for joining us at My Besties Norge
    We wish you the best of luck, and hope to see you back next time!

    Hugs
    Eva Gro
    DT member at My Besties Norge

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  23. What a beautiful card!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us this week at CCCB :-)

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  24. Gorgeous card. Thank you for joining us at Winter Wonderland.

    Deborah A

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  25. Hi Gail, Hope your good :-)
    I just love your card
    Thank you for entering our challenge Add a Twinkle over at Polkadoodles
    xx

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  26. Hello Gail. Oh I could look at this card for more than an hour. I am loving every single element of it. It is stunning. Thanks for sharing with us at Sparkles Forum. Caz

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  27. Fabulous :) thanks so much for joining us at the Polkadoodles challenge add a twinkle. Good Luck and we hope to see you again soon x

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  28. Beatifull card, love the snowflake effect. Thanks for joining us at Digi Choosday. Wendy (DT).xx

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  29. Fab Christmas Card. Love the colours and the addition of all the embossing powder and glitter. Thank you for joining us at the Crafts Galore Encore Use A Stamp Or Digi #7 and Good Luck!

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  30. What a beautiful card!! Love it!! Thanks for joining us at DCD this week!
    Gerda
    http://cardscreations.blogspot.com

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  31. Gorgeous card, thanks for playing along with us at CCCB!

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  32. Gorgeous Christmas card Gail. Love the image and your snow. Thanks for playing along with us at Going Grey With Scrap-Creations in our "Christmas in July Challenge" and we hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Gale DT

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  33. Lovely card, sweet stamp.
    Thank you for sharing at Penny Black & More @ allsorts and good luck x Susan x

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  34. so super sweet. thankyou for entering the sisters of craft blog challenge. michelle dt x

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  35. Ah this is great, Thank You for playing on Crafty Hazelnuts Extra Christmas Challenge this month, Love Hazel (Didos) Guest DT xx

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  36. such a stunning creation with lots of attention to detail,,, gorgeous work. Thank you so much for entering into the sisters of craft challenge and good luck. Tina DT x

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  37. Great image and fabulous colouring,love the embossed snow,and love the layout and texture
    carol x

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  38. Ooh what a gorgeous card! Thanks for sharing it with us in the "Dies and/or Punches" challenge at Di's Digi Designs
    Good luck and hope to see you in the new challenge starting today too, Donna ♥

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  39. Your project is awesome with so many wonderful details! Thank you for playing with us in the Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog's "Scheming Crafters!" challenge this time!
    Hugs,
    Leslie, DT
    Love To Scrap!
    Love To Scrap! Challenge Blog

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  40. Another beauty Gail. I think kraft goes with most colours, but kraft and blue is my favourite combo. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Sparkles this month, hope to see you again.

    Hugs
    Brenda B
    Sparkles DT

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  41. Fab card! Thanks for sharing it with us at Sparkles we hope to see you again!

    Love From Rebecca xx
    DT

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