This past week’s challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown is to use felt on a Christmas card.  I’ve had some felt snowflake stickers for a while, so I knew I wanted to use at least one of them on my card for this challenge.  However, I was having a hard time figuring out papers and colors and layouts that I liked.  Finally I decided to go the KISS route (Keep It Simple, Stamper) and settled on this design with only one patterned paper.  The layout is this week’s OWH Stars & Stamps sketch. I felt like the center of the snowflake needed some sort of embellishment, so I added a fancy silver doodad with a crystal brad.  Since that all ended up being fairly thick by the Operation Write Home guidelines, I’ll probably use this as an AnyHero card next winter, so it will go only one way through the postal system.  I like that the colors are a nod to the patriotic red, white, and blue, but are not quite the usual.  There is a little bit of glitter on the snowflakes (they came that way), so I’ll keep watch on this to make sure it doesn’t flake off.  It seemed pretty secure while I was creating the card, though.

Amazingly (to me), there is no stamping on this card! The papers I chose didn’t really lend themselves to adding a sentiment. I need to remember more often than I do that sometimes cards are just fine without words on the front.

Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Cardstock: Going Gray, Night of Navy (Stampin’ Up); designer paper from “Very Merry Christmas” 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Echo Park)
Other: Filigree brad (SU); crystal brads (Recollections); felt snowflake sticker (Creatology)

Hello! Happy Friday! Can you believe it’s March already? Time sure does fly when you’re having fun, and I’ve been having fun with a lot of cardmaking challenges lately. Since it’s Friday, that means it’s time for a new Sweet ‘n Sassy Digi Challenge! Are you ready for it?

This week’s challenge is All Things Girly. Make a card suitable to give a girl of any age from 1 to 101! Just be sure you use at least one digital image for the focal point of your card. You’re not required to use a Sweet ‘n Sassy digital image, but we do love seeing our challenge participants use them.

Since Spring is trying to get here, I’ve chosen an image suitable for the season. Spring makes me think of pastel colors, so I picked some from the designer paper. The sentiment is from a Sweet ‘n Sassy clear stamp set called “Christmas Tags”, but it includes several sentiments that can be used year round, such as this “thank you”. I thought the script font went well with the feminine theme. The sketch used for the layout comes from this week’s ‘ABC’ Challenges.

So, now it’s your turn to show us what kind of girly creation you can make! Link your project at the Sweet ‘n Sassy Digi Challenge site by midnight eastern time Thursday, March 7. Remember that for every project you submit throughout March, you will get one entry to be eligible for winning 3 digital images of your choice from the Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps store! If you use a Sweet ‘n Sassy digital image, you’ll get two entries! Be sure to play along every week, and to go visit the rest of the design teams’ blogs for more inspiration. Thanks for stopping by today!

Supplies:
Digital Image: Butterfly & Flower (Sweet ‘n Sassy Stamps)
Sentiment Stamp: Christmas Tags (SNSS)
Cardstock: Almost Amethyst (SU); Pure Luxury White (Gina K. Designs); designer papers from Kioshi 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: printer ink; Tuxedo Black (Memento)
Other: standard circle Nestabilities die (Spellbinders); markers (Copic)

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