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Tuesday, August 31, 2010

~~Santa's Slacker's...1st Card Challenge

Joy Sikes at http://joy-purttypaperz.blogspot.com/2010/08/santas-slackers1st-card-challenge.html and I felt we needed some motivation to get started and actually complete some xmas cards this year!!  Now I am the great procrastinator of all times and never quite get done with all that I want to do around the holiday!  So we are going to start with one xmas card a week (more if possible)  from the same sketch and see what we come up with.  This card was to be a 5.25 in square and we were suppose to use Winter Woodland's cuts of some kind to start us off!!  If any would like to play along let us know in a comment we would love to have others join in!!!  This is just for fun and inspiration to keep the stress and pressure of holiday cards down to a bear minimum!!!!

Well here is my card  

Let's see the recipe is:

base: 51/8 inch square  and another at 5" 

the smaller square is a 3 1/2 in  + 3 1/4" + 3" square

I used the tag cut from the Poinsetta  cut on page 40 cut at 15/8 and 1 1/2
Cuddlebugged the lighter shade with swiss dots as well as the background of the 3" square

seasons greetings pg 63 was cut at 15/8 then tweeked a little to make it fit in square

the poinsettia's are from making memories I picked up at Tuesday Mornings and I used these jars of glue beads for the centers 

Inked with Tim Holtz Distress Ink  (Fired Brick)
and Pop Dotted with layers of foam tape for dimension

Well Joy we are on our way and I know you got yours done first!!!!  You even got a second one done!!!

Let one of us know if you want to join in!!!!


Maureen Reiss said...

very pretty card!! Love the vintage feel.

Joy said...

Ohhh...what a PURTTY card !!! Love the paper you used...oh, this is one is a beauty !!!
Glad to see you posted the thread too...thanks Sandi...you are so much better with the PC stuff than me !!! xoxoxo JOy

Blue6366 said...

Beautiful card - love the paper you used. It has a very nice elegant, vintage feel to it.

Larelyn said...

Love the idea of the challenge and your card is lovely. I'm definitely in! Do we link to the blog or the mb if we choose to join in? I'll give a mention on my blog starting next week. Right now I'm commited to the Card Fairy Bloghop Friday through Sunday. Check it out:www. handmadefromtheheart-designsbylarelyn.blogspot.com

DonnaMundinger said...

Beautiful Sandi! Truly elegant. I know what you mean about the Christmas cards so I've been doing the Bah!Humbug! challenge for over 30 weeks. Let's see if I get any of them sent. LOL