Hello!  I realize it seems a little strange to be talking about Christmas on the day before Easter, but really, is it wrong to be in the Christmas spirit of giving and love all year round?  I think not.

Since it’s the first Saturday of the month, it’s time for another sketch challenge at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.  Our challenge hostess for the month of April is Louise, and she’s designed a sketch that’s perfect for using up scraps of designer paper or cardstock.  I have a tendency to hang on to all sorts of scraps “just in case I’ll need them sometime” – well, this card was the perfect time to use a lot of the scraps I’d been hoarding from one of my Basic Grey paper pads.  I did not cut into any whole sheets of designer paper for this card. (For that matter, even the card base was left over from another card.)  I did take the liberty of stretching the sketch out to a rectangle and turning it onto its side.  The sentiment from one of my older stamp sets fit nicely in one block. I drew in some faux cross stitching to connect the different designer papers, tying this card into the current Shopping Our Stash challenge.  As I was moving some things on my desk earlier this week, I found these dyed Prima flowers that were left over from a card I’d made quite a while back.  The color matched nicely for this card, so I decided to add them, attaching them with some brads.  The designer papers, the flowers, and the brads all count toward the “hoarded items” for the current Clear it Out challenge.

52CCT 04-04-2015

Go hop over to the 52{C}CT blog to see what the rest of the design team has created.  Then get your creative gears going and make your own Christmas or wintry card with this sketch, and share it with us using the linky tool provided at the 52{C}CT site.  We’d love to see what you do!  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamp: Happiest of Holidays (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler (SU); designer papers from Aspen Frost 6″ x 6″ paper pad (Basic Grey)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (SU)
Other: Cherry Cobbler marker (SU); flowers (Prima Marketing); brads (Recollections)

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