Because I was in a Christmas mojo mood, I wanted to do a Christmas card, and I wanted to use a Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree die that I've had for over a year. I have some beautiful recycled Christmas wrapping paper that my Mom wrapped my gift in last year, and I thought this die and that recycled glitzy gift wrap might really make a pretty card together.
In the process of deciding on what to do with my recycled gift wrap and my Christmas Flower Tree, I found I could fit five of Splitcoaststampers' challenges:
#1 - CC17SEP - the 2017 Christmas Challenge for September: use a Christmas tree on your card.
#2 - SCSCCMay17 - May 2017 Dirty Dozen Christmas Challenge...make a card with a Christmas tree or parts of a tree, i.e., wreath, pine garland, etc.
#3 - DD8ABC5E Alphabet Challenge: Letter "E" for Elegant/ double challenge: Letter "V" for Vellum or Victorian. Mine would be Victorian, of course.
#4 - F4A402 - Free for All..."Did You Say the Kitchen Sink?"...make a card with lots of "stuff"...layers, embellishments...extra challenge: add ribbon. This is my second entry, but it fits my style to a "T" and I've added ribbon on this one!
#5 - "Use It" challenge sponsored by Julie Gearinger, which requires using unused or forgotten stamps, dies, etc. My Memory Box Flowering Christmas Tree die has gone unused for over a year. I think it's time to give it a whirl!
Elegantly gorgeous!! You got a lot of challenges fit into this one. Made me rethink some of my cards how I elected only to place it in one challnge when of course it could fit more lol but this is beautiful for sure.with a touch of sentimental memories of your mom excluded . Wonderful!!
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Thu, Nov 09, 2017 @ 3:22 PM
WOW- this is over the top gorgeous!! Love the elegance of the paper and that die cut is perfect for this card- thanks for sharing and inspiring all of us!! So thrilled that you linked to the USEIT2017 Challenge - hugs, sweet friend!
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Fri, Nov 10, 2017 @ 2:07 AM
Beautiful combination of wrapping paper and die, a most elegant card!
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Fri, Nov 10, 2017 @ 4:58 AM
Whoa! Ab-so-lute-ly gorgeous!
Just because it was HANDMADE does not mean it was CHEAP, because why send a store-bought card that cost $4.95 when you can make it yourself for $89 worth of supplies?
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