Hello friends. I hope everyone is doing well. It is sunny and hot here in Southern CA. I think some of the US is cooling down; but not here.
I am trying to keep up with the DS4J Monthly Christmas challenge; so I created an easel card for August. It is DS4J Santa's Helper; which you can purchase in DS4J shop; by clicking on the name. I love that we get a free stamp each month to create a Christmas card; so we don't have to rush at the last minute trying to get them all done on time. I decided to use a non-traditional color; so I created it using pink and purple. Imagine that? My favorite colors. LOL! I hope you enjoy it.
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I used some of my New CTMH Paper Fundamentals; which are double sided patterned paper (cardstock weight). The same pattern on both sides; but one side is a shiny version. I know it is hard to see the shiny purple tree, purple and pink gifts and the pink ornament background overlay. They are gorgeous in person. They actually have little shiny hearts on them. The purple (Gypsy) is part of the Paper Fundamentals Adventure Assortment and the pink (Pixie) is part of the Paper Fundamentals Whimsy Assortment. I am so in love with these new new papers. The printed paper is part of the CTMH Brushed paper pack.
I also had to use Anna Griffins NEW release of her Christmas dies and embossing folders. The Christmas tree was cut and then I used the embossing folder that came with it to emboss all the little details; which are hard to see on the picture. It is a Victorian Tree and I love it! I was searching for a Christmas tree on Cricut Explore; when this arrived. Such perfect timing! I also used Anna Griffin's new snowflake die that came with the set.
Double click on the picture and you can see the embossing details of the tree and snowflake.
Inside of card when closed
Gifts came from Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge
Supplies used to create this card:
Background Ornament Overlay - Cricut Artbooking Cartridge - pg 57, Cricut Explore #M4015E
Circle - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge pg 21; Cricut Explore #M458E2
Scalloped Circle - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge pg. 31; Cricut Explore #M45BEB
Inside Sentiment square - Cricut Art Philosophy Cartridge pg. 23; Cricut Explore #M41949
Inside Label around square - Cricut Artiste Cartridge pg. 61; Cricut Explore #M3E0C6
Christmas Gifts - Cricut Art Philosophy pg. 60; Cricut Explore #M455B5
Anna Griffins Victorian Christmas and Snowflake
Paper - CTMH Brushed Paper Pack - X7190B
Cardstock - CTMH White Daisy
Image - DS4J Santa's Helper
Ink - CTMH Gypsy
Bling Pearls - CTMH Bitty Opaques Z1707
Bling Purple - CTMH Purple Glitter Gems Z1936
Fur on Santa's Helper - CTMH Liquid Applique
Stamp Sets used:
Santa & Reindeer at top - CTMH Santa Claus C1567
Ho Ho Ho - CTMH Perfect Fit Holidays - B1412
Inside Sentiment - CTMH Frosted Cardmaking Workshop - D1562 (retired)
Santa's Helper clothing and bag - CTMH Gypsy
Boots - Touch Twin Tender Pink - RP188
Skin - E0000, E000, E00
Hair - Y11, Y21
I am entering this card in the following challenges:
Digi Stamps 4 Joy Monthly Christmas Challenge - Anything Christmas Using Monthly Freebie
Clear It Out - Anything Goes (Stash - bling and Liquid applique)(1 of 3) (Tuesday)
Creative Colors - (Soft Green, Shabby Pink, Creamy Yellow; plus pearls) (No limit)
Deep Ocean Challenge - Christmas in August (No limit)
Digi Choosday Challenge - Pearls & Bling (1 of 2)
Fan-Tastic Tuesday - Anything Goes (1 of 4)
Going Grey With Scrap-Creations - Animals (1 of 2)
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge - 1 image, 2 Anna Griffin die cuts, 3 reindeer (No limit)
Paper Minutes - Die Cuts (No limit)
Papertake Weekly - To Die For (1 of 5)
PDE Linky Party - Metal Dies Or Punches (No limit)
Sweet Stamps - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Through The Craft Room Door - Anything Goes (1 of 2)
Tip Top Tuesday - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Crafter's Cafe - Square Cards Only (1 of 3) (Wednesday)
Crafty Creations - Use Something From Your Stash (Bling/stamp sets) (1 of 2)
Creative Moments - Anything Goes/Animals (No limit)
Divas By Design - Pretty Pearls (1 of 2)
Hobbybook Designer Challenge - Two or more DP (Purple, Pink and background all DP) (1 of 3)
Inky Impressions - Anything Goes (No limits)
Penny's Paper-Crafty - Christmas, Children or Critters (1 of 3)
Scrapper's Delights - Anything Goes (1 of 3)
Sisterhood of Crafters - Your Favorite Color (Purple and Pink) (1 of 3)
Stampavie and More - Easel Card (No limit)
Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes (1 of 5)
4 Krafty Girlz - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Thursday)
DL.Art August Linky Challenge - Anything Goes (1 per day)
My Heart Pieces - Use A Digi Stamp (No limit)
Artbymiran - Anything Goes (1 of 3) (Friday)
Chocolate, Coffee and Cards Challenge - Bingo (Die Cut, Pearls, Yellow) (1 of 2)
Completely Christmas - Anything Goes (No limit)
Creative Corner - Girly (1 of 3)
Docerela Creations - Anything Goes (1 of 1)
Sister Act Card Challenge - Anything Goes (No limit)
STAMPlorations Challenge Blog - Stamps and Die Cuts (1 of 3)
Winter Wonderland - Anything Goes For Christmas (1 of 3)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas - Merry and Bright (No limit)
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