Hello!  Today I can finally share some exciting news that I’ve been having to keep to myself for the last week.  I’ve been selected to join the Design Team at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown!  I’m looking forward to spreading a little Christmas cheer all year round with my fellow team members, as well as building up a stock of Christmas and winter cards to send to Operation Write Home in the fall.

Since it’s the first Saturday of the month, 52{C}CT has a sketch challenge this week.  I changed it up a tiny bit by stretching it from a square to a rectangle.  This sketch is pretty unique because of the triangular shapes.  I decided to let some designer paper do most of the work for me.  I just now realized (literally, JUST now as I’m typing) that since I added a bow where the two “lines” on the sentiment panel join, I should have turned the sketch upside down so that the bow would be at the top, which would make the sentiment panel resemble a present.  UGH.  Doesn’t it annoy you when you get a bright idea just a little too late?  Sigh.  Anyway, I still do like the card as it is:



Whether you prefer to keep your cards for your own personal use or donate them to a charity of your choice, I hope you’ll consider participating in the 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown challenges!  A new challenge is presented every Saturday morning.  Link your work at the 52{C}CT site each week by 1:00 pm Eastern time on Friday afternoons.  Be sure to visit the other Design Team members’ blogs, too, and give them a little commenting love.

Supplies for today’s card:
Stamp: More Merry Messages (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Naturals Ivory, Riding Hood Red (SU); designer paper from “Very Merry Christmas” 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Echo Park)
Ink: Riding Hood Red (SU)
Other: pearls (Queen & Co.); embroidery floss (DMC)

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