Monday, November 7, 2016

Christmas Card Challenge

It's never too early to start making Christmas Cards.  The Christmas Card Challenge blog challenges us to make a Christmas card a week all year long.  By the time December rolls around you will have enough Christmas cards made to mail to friends and family.  This week's challenge is a photo challenge but it is not mandatory to take part in the challenge.  The real challenge is just to make a Christmas card.  I got crafty this morning and made 2 cards.  I made a gift card holder following the photo challenge and also a Christmas card.

Here is the photo inspiration:

Here is the gift card holder I made using the photo as inspiration:

I used kraft card stock for the base, belly band and coffee cup.  The design paper is from a 6 x 6 paper pad by Carta Bella - Christmas Delivery.  The image, sentiment and die cuts are by Hero Arts - Coffee cup frame cuts.  The instructions for the gift card holder can be found here:  The gift card holder will have a Starbucks gift card tucked inside for my daughter for Christmas.  She loves Starbucks! 

I was inspired by a card that I saw on Pinterest to create my Christmas card:

The image is by Stampin' Up - Snow Swirled which I heat embossed using Stampendous Detail Gold embossing powder.  I added some tiny rhinestones from Couture Creations to decorate the tree.  The card stock base is by Bazzill - French Vanilla and the gold card stock I bought at Michaels.  I will be finding it very hard to part with this card as I really love how well it turned out!

Thanks for stopping by!


La Papera Gialla said...

Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges this week! Good luck!
Monica - CCC DT

Birgit said...

What a wonderful array of cards here! Congratulations to you as well! You were the lucky winner of the die cuts from The Die Cut Club over at my blog. Pop on over and send me an e-mail so we can make arrangements for delivery.