Friday, July 13, 2007

Blogger's Challenge Friday #3

I joined the Blogger's Challenge group this week! Our challenge this week was to make a Christmas card using any stamps we wished but without using traditional Christmas colors. I thought I would be smart and combine this challenge with my hostess' make-n-take request of something "complicated". So I chose to try one of Cami's trifold cards.

I also wanted to use my new stamp set Big Celebrations. I know some people find these stamps creepy because the little people don't have faces, but I thing it's whimsical. I just love the idea of little elves decorating the Christmas tree.

So for the Blogger's Challenge, I chose to use Regal Rose and Certainly Celery as my main colors. I also used a little Sky Blue, So Saffron and Close to Cocoa to color in the tree.

Here's a picture of the inside half-way opened.

The little snowflakes are from the Snow Flurries stamp set and are stamped with Regal Rose ink on Regal Rose card stock. I love these little snow flakes so much and was so happy to see them in the big catalog this year!

I also cracked open my Many Merry Messages set that I never mounted last year. I thought the "Jolly surprises" stamp went really well with the Big Celebrations tree.


Finally, I used the Coluzzle to cut the oval opening in the front of the card.

Here's a picture of the whole thing open.

As I mentioned before, my slit punch is busted. So I used the horizontal slot punch instead and threaded ribbon through the whole to tie the card shut.

Don't forget to check out the other Blogger's challenge cards! I posted links in my sidebar to everyone's site.

Stamps: Big Celebrations, Many Merry Messages, Snow Flurries
Ink: Stazon Jet Black, Regal Rose, Certainly Celery, Sky Blue, Close to Cocoa
Card stock: Whisper White, Regal Rose
Tools: Horizontal Slot Punch, Coluzzle, Narrow Celery Grosgrain Ribbon

17 comments:

Basement Stamper said...

This is absolutely adorable! I love the little peek a boo tree they are decorating!

Leigh O'Brien said...

THAT is truly adorable! Love the tri-fold and how much you put into each panel of this.

Caroline said...

Oooh Ooh OOh! I'm so glad you commented on my blog, so that I could come and visit yours :)

SCRUMPTIOUS!!!! TFS

maggie fellow said...

really cute. I must try this new folding. Love the colors.

Sue said...

Simply A-D-O-R-A-B-L-E! And a really nice detailed post too.

Pat Huntoon said...

Stef, this is a great card!! Love the colors, and the layout.

Ida said...

Very Cute! I love the tri-fold card as well (need to give it a try) and that set is on my next order. I love those elves & also the ladies on the package. Ida

Sheryl said...

oh my! great card! I've been thinking about this set--your card showcases it well!

Denise said...

This is fantastic! I really love it!

Lisa Bohler said...

Super cute!!! I love the oval window design and the color choices!

Barbara said...

What a cute card! Pink for Christmas...it works!! LOVE the tri-fold layout.

Flossie's Follies said...

What a great card, love the pink choice.

Lori Barnett said...

I've never done a tri-fold card before. I'm gonna have to give it a try! I LOVE THIS CARD! I LOVE THESE COLORS!

rozie640 said...

Stefanie that card is Adorable, oh no, I am trying to wait until we get the Holiday mini at convention before I start buying Christmas stamps and you have just made me want this set. VERY CUTE.

debbiedee said...

too cute! I need to try one of these cards.

chelemom said...

This is really cute! Love the fold of this card!

beate said...

Wonderful sample of a Cami Trifold! That is so cute!