Hello there, and happy Saturday to you!  It’s time for another theme challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown and this week we’re looking for cards that depict an old fashioned Christmas.  This can be interpreted in a number of different ways – vintage, retro, or traditional.

I didn’t know what I was going to do for this challenge until I remembered I had designer paper that showed ornaments that, to me at least, looked like something from the 1950s or 1960s.  I looked around the internet for sketch ideas and found the current challenge at Your Next Stamp.  I had a scrap of the ornament paper that fit perfectly into the sketch, so I decided to give it a try.  The package of designer paper has coordinating solids (well, actually a very subtle variegated print, but mainly solid) so I used a burgundy and an olive green to supplement the ornament paper.  The designer papers did most of the work for me!

52CCT 11-19-2016


If you need additional inspiration, go on over to the 52CCT blog and see what the rest of the design team has made.  Then show us your own interpretation of an old fashioned Christmas by linking a card of your own to our challenge post.  You have until 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, November 25 to enter the challenge.  Thanks for stopping by today!

Stamp: More Merry Messages (Stampin’ Up)
Cardstock: Naturals Ivory (SU); Vintage Ornaments, Spearmint, and Maraschino Cherry designer papers from Fruitcake collection (Basic Grey)
Ink: Cherry Cobbler (SU)

4 Responses to “52 Christmas Card Throwdown – November theme challenge”

  1. Lovely! I love Christmas baubles and decorating the tree is always such fun. I think these papers are perfect for the challenge and the layout is super. Such a festive card. xxxx

    PS – There is the biggest all year round Christmas shop called Bronners near Frankenmuth, Michigan. It’s full of the most wonderful Christmas ornaments!!

  2. Magnifique Patricia, les couleurs douces et l’esprit ancien sont bien la, Biz

  3. I love this Patricia – you have captured the essence of the challenge beautifully! It reminds me so much of my childhood Christmasses. Thank you so much for your beautiful work, Gill xx

  4. The layout works so well with the patterned paper. Thanks for joining in challenge #52 at YNS.

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