Well, it’s been awhile since I shared a color challenge! Our family has had a lot going on including a move to an apartment until our new house is ready! While the thought of moving into a new house is exciting, a family of 5 plus 2 dogs in a 3 bedroom apartment is quite interesting to say the least! lol! Anyway, I’m just excited that I’m finally getting settled and able to get back to crafting!

I’m SO happy to be able to share with you my color challenge card for December! The colors for this challenge are Pear Pizzazz, Cherry Cobbler, and Soft Suede. I knew right away that I wanted to use the Tidings & Trimmings Bundle from the annual catalog for this challenge! The stamp set has some great images as well as sentiments and the die set is amazing!! I got the card layout idea from a snowman card that Mary Fish shared. I actually ended up making two cards for this challenge and I couldn’t decide which one I liked best so I decided to share them both. Which is your favorite? 


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Step-by-Step Tutorial

  1. Start with a 4 ½” x 11” piece of Soft Suede cardstock. Fold at 5 ½” for card base.
  2. Using green glue (or your favorite adhesive), adhere a 3” x 4” piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock to a 2 ½” x 4 ¼” piece of Pear Pizzazz cardstock as shown.
  3. Adhere to the card base using dimensionals.
  4. Use Pear Pizzazz ink to stamp the 2 stockings onto Pear Pizzazz cardstock. Cut out the stockings using die. Use the stocking die to cut out 2 Basic White stockings. Cut off the tops & glue these to the tops of the Pear Pizzazz stockings.
  5. Stamp 2 bows in Cherry Cobbler ink & die cut. Add red rhinestones to the center of the bows.
  6. Die cut 4 pieces of greenery using Pear Pizzazz cardstock.
  7. Adhere all pieces as shown using green glue and/or dimensionals.
  8. Stamp sentiment in Versamark ink onto a piece of Soft Suede cardstock. Cover ink with white embossing powder & shake off excess. Set with Heat Tool. Die cut sentiment using Layering Circle Dies. Adhere with dimensionals.

*Instructions are written for card on the left but can easily be adapted to make the card on the right.  


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