Hey there, everyone!! For the month of December, I will be the guest designer at The Shabby Tea Room! I love playing along with that fun challenge whenever I get the chance, so I am super excited to be on board for this month! My first challenge for the month is called "The Magic of Christmas", and is inspired by a beautiful photo that you will see on The Shabby Tea Room's #91 blog post....so be sure to check it out! The challenge is to create a project inspired by the photo using pink, gold, neutrals, flowers & snowflakes.
This card probably seems a little bit bulky. But, the fun part about it is the snowflake is only slightly adhered. This way it can be pulled off the card front, and made a Christmas ornament once the receiver is done showcasing the card as is. I think that is a fun idea, and a great way to add a little gift! I created this card for some other challenges as well, and those are all linked at the bottom of the post. Here is what I created!
"Christmas Joy" supplies:
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink (vintage cream)
Paper: American Crafts (Merry Christmas: merry & bright) & Glitz Design (Beautiful Dreamer: stripe)
Stamps: Crafty Secrets (Vintage Christmas set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Stephanie Bernard Dye: chocolate)
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz (antique linen)
Snowflake Ornament/Ribbon: Michael's brand
Glitter: Doodlebug Designs
Instructions: Make card from vintage cream cardstock. Cut gold dot paper slightly smaller and adhere. Cut a floral block and adhere to the bottom. Cut banner edges to a striped paper strip, and adhere right above the floral block. Distress ink the doily and adhere to the top of the card. Stamp the sentiment below the doily on the floral block. Tie a bow from gold ribbon, adhere to the top of the ornament and accent with pink flowers. Glitter a larger pink flower, and adhere to the middle of the snowflake. Adhere the entire ornament to the top of the doily with non-permanent adhesive for easy removal.
Be sure to check out the regular designers for The Shabby Tea Room and see what they have created for the week!!
Lovely Challenges I Used Today:
-Papercraft Star #73- sketch
-Sugar Creek Hollow- non traditional Christmas
-Really Reasonable Ribbon #37- silver & gold w/ ribbon
-One Stop Craft Challenge #160- let it snow
-Totally PaperCrafts #95- let it snow
-Raise the Bar #86- Christmas
-Clearly Inspired #41- Christmas
-For Fun Challenge- Christmas