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Paper Craft Crew 73 & Merry Christmas!!

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Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope that you have a day planned with family and friends and that you get everything that you want for Christmas! It’s funny how your outlook on Christmas changes through the years. It used to be all about the gifts and now for me it’s about knowing that the people that are important to me are healthy and happy and that I get to spend time with the ones that I care about. Not just on Christmas but all through the year. Time is precocious and we need to remember that. Speaking of people, Andrew’s surgery went well and he is comfortably recovering at home. He read all of your comments yesterday and remarked that people can be so nice. He thanks you for keeping him your thoughts as do I. I also want to thank all of you for your visits and comments, they really brighten my days and keep me going! It may sound cheesy but your guys are the best!

Today is not only Christmas day but it’s also time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge…

PCCCS073 Sketch 12-25-2013

Since yesterday’s card was so simple I needed a nice full one today! My card starts off with a base of Smoky Slate Card Stock and a piece of Pool Party for the background. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the greeting from the More Merry Messages Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler. The strip across the middle is a piece of paper from the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack backed with a piece of Cherry Cobbler. I adhered some Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon around the back with Sticky Strip before I adhered it to the card. Two flagged pieces, one Smoky Slate and one Cherry Cobbler, sit behind a piece of Bermuda Bay that I cut out with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies. The Festive Paper-Piercing Pack is used to pierce just the sides. My snowflake is cut out with the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies from a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper. In the middle is one of the Frosted Finishes Embellishments backed with a piece of Cherry Cobbler that I punched out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch. The small chevrons along the bottom are cut out with the Circle Card Thinlits and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Two Basic Jewel Rhinestones and another piece of ribbon tied in knot complete the card. I love the Bermuda Bay and Pool Party with the Cherry Cobbler, you know me, I’m all about non-traditional! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch. Stop by the blog and check out the other Designer’s projects and enter yours in the gallery. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me. I wish you and all of your peeps a very Happy Christmas! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Cherry Cobbler

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Designer Series Paper: Winter Frost Stack

Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: More Merry Messages Clear Mount

Framelits: Festive Flurry and Labels Collection

Thinlits: Circle Card

Punch: 3/4″ Circle

Embellishments: Frosted Finishes, Basic Jewels Rhinestones and Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

More Merry Messages CM

Circle Card Thinlits Dies

Festive Flurry Framelits Dies

Labels Collection Framelits Dies

Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack

Silver Glimmer Paper

Festive Paper Piercing Pack

3:4%22 Circle Punch

Bermuda Bay 1:8%22 Taffeta Ribbon

Frosted Finishes Embellishments

Basic Rhinestones

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