Oct 15 2015

CCMC377 Jolly Christmas

Oh wow…can anyone believe it is the middle of October already?  Before you know it, we’ll be talking about Thanksgiving in the US and Christmas shopping!  Nooooo!!!!  I’m not ready!


But, it’s Thursday and you know what that means!  It’s the Create with Connie and Mary Challenge!  We have a super fun sketch for you to try this week.  You’ll be amazed at how different all the designer cards are!  Here’s the sketch!


CCMC377 copy
And here’s what I did with it!  I kept it simple…and square!  I love the Red Candy Dot for Rudolph’s nose!


CCMC377 Jolly Christmas
 Here are the details:

  • The base is 5-1/4 x 10-1/2 Night of Navy cardstock, folded in half.
  • On the 5 x 5 Whisper White layer, I added 1/2″ strips of Merry Moments Designer Paper, then a 1/4″ strip of Gold Metallic Cardstock on top, in the criss-cross pattern like the sketch.
  • I inked the Jolly Christmas greeting with Night of Navy Ink, then removed the color on the holly leaves with a Blender Pen and re-colored with Old Olive and Real Red Markers.  I also stamped the greeting again with Red Red Ink on scrap Whisper White, and cut out the Jolly banner to adhere over the Night of Navy one with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
  • The reindeer was stamped with Soft Suede ink on scrap Whisper White, hand-cut and added to the front with Stampin’ Dimensionals, too.
  • I used a Red Candy Dot for his nose.


I really like the clean design of this card with lots of white space!  OK…now go check out the rest of the Challenge Team to see what they did this week over on Create with Connie and Mary!


And remember, we just opened our October Create with Connie and Mary Mini Session.  Here are some details…it’s not too late to sign up!


* Includes FIVE step-by-step tutorials for projects…THREE card sets, each with 4 cards and TWO 3D items…perfect for your club or stamp camp!
* All FIVE projects are available once the mini collection opens so you immediately have all projects (and tutorials)
* Plus BONUS cards done by Connie and Mary throughout the month!
*Mini session is available NOW!

Sets used for this collection:

  • Holly Jolly Greetings
  • Vintage Leaves (or Lighthearted Leaves could be used!)
  • Your Presents
  • Happy Scenes
  • Thankful Forest Friends
  • BONUS:  Reason for the Season

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9 People have left comments on this post

Oct 15, 2015 - 01:10:23

I just love that reindeer; he looks great with that wonderful sentiment! The candy dot nose is the perfect touch!!

Oct 16, 2015 - 12:10:47
Carol Carriveau said:

Very cute!

Oct 16, 2015 - 06:10:52

I love the rich colours of this Christmas card – SO beautiful!

Oct 16, 2015 - 02:10:21
Lisa Young said:

So cute! The reindeer looks like he’s jumping over a fence!

Oct 17, 2015 - 09:10:58
Chris Slogar said:

Night of Navy is a nice change of pace for Christmas, and I love how this all looks a little retro! Very cool!

Oct 17, 2015 - 12:10:58
Susan Mac Donald said:

I like how you’ve done the deer’s nose; this adds so much to the card. a great masculine card, for a birthday or Christmas card.

Oct 18, 2015 - 12:10:39
Joanne James said:

Love how this card came together Connie; the reindeer with his red nose is adorable and the multi-coloured sentiment looks fabulous against the white background.

Oct 20, 2015 - 08:10:27

#1 love the color combo, #2 love the reindeer, #3 love the red nose, #4 the washing strip are great!

Oct 20, 2015 - 10:10:10
Lisa Martz said:

Love it! Very festive!