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3/19/2016

Christmas Card Club Challenge - Design Papers

Good evening. I'm a bit early with my card for the Christmas Card Club Challenge, which was selected by Granmargaret of Granmagarets Cards-n-Stuff. Margaret's challenge choice was to use 2 design papers.

Recently saw a Catherine Pooler Patterned Paper Framed Die Cut Card video, and decided to try the technique for this particular challenge. My CASE is not exactly like Catherine's, but I liked the result. Hope you will too. (and check out the video when you have time).


 
All the papers came from 2 different 6x6 Christmas packs. Use the gray background as a neutral so that the colored strips would show better.
 
- Rectangle dies from Mama Elephant for the narrow strips, then added a different MFT stitched rectangle to make the larger strips. The hardest part of this: was trying to keep attractive spacing between the strips and keeping the 'points' sort of even.
 
- Die-Versions sentiment die from a white snippet, covered with Versamark, and heat embossed with Ranger's Silver Pearl. After gluing this on the card front, used some Stickles Diamonds to dot some sparkle around the letters. Also added some Diamond Stickles to the centers of the tiny snowflakes on the gray background. IRL it does add some sparkle. This was a cute technique to try, and there's plenty of strips & 'inner snippets from the rectangle cutting' to use on other cards.
 
Please do check out the other club members' interpretation of this challenge. Their blog links are on the right hand of the side bar.
 
A new St Paddy's card was added to the Cards by Friends, so hope you'll have time to enjoy some of the pretty cards we've been so blessed to receive from some lovely cardmakers.
 
Still behind on crafting, blogging, and commenting, but hopefully tomorrow I can do some visits! God Bless and thanks for visiting this evening. Hugs

40 comments:

Loll said...

Clever way to incorporate lots of different patterned papers. Such a fun technique, Mary! xx

Maxine D said...

Great card Mary - love your use of the paper and dies, and the neutral gray behind is so effective.
Blessings
Maxine

Christine Harrop said...

Very clever use of the patterned papers Mary It looks so effective and modern. Hugs Christine x

Rita said...

Fabulous use of papers here Mary. Looks great too. Better go and put my card up as I had to rush out last night. Have a Good Day my friend. Hugs Rita xxx

Sarah said...

What a fabulous design Mary, it will lend itself to all manner of occasions depending on the papers. That would help me work my way through my stash. Hope you are well xx

Zoe Tant said...

Oh Mary you have been very clever with this design to meet the challenge. Love the combo of papers and the simple sentiment that says it all. Zx

Sue said...

Hi Mary, Love the card.

Hope you are having a nice weekend. Sue

coldwaters2 said...

Hi Mary this is a super festive card I love how you have added the strips of papers the background makes the perfect showcase for such lovely papers
hugs
lorraine x

Rainey's Craft Room said...

A lovely array of Christmas papers and a great design too.
Lorraine

scrAPpamondo said...

Wow!! Great way to use snippets!! Love your choose of DP and the sparkling snowflakes! You have made a fab work for this CAS! Thanks for sharing the technique with the link to Gina's tutorial!
Have a great Sunday!

My Card Attic: Hazel said...

Very clever use of PP's Mary! LOVE it! Hazel xx
My Card Attic

Bonnie said...

This is an amazing way to use some of that paper that's stashed away! Kudos for getting the points even and the spacing perfect! We're back to Winter here this morning. Hope you're still enjoying Spring!

Pat said...

This is a great idea and has made such a pretty card Mary and love the patterns you have used with the beautiful stars in the background. This is definitely a technique to remember! x

Donna said...

What a fun card! Love all the different papers you used. Great technique! Have a wonderful week!

Sandy said...

Perfect for the challenge Mary -- It is nice to see something different and your sentiment is perfect for your card!
sandy xx

cuilliesocks said...

Hello Mary, fabulous use of papers, and they are all so lovely, great for the challenge, Kate x

jimlynn said...

Very pretty patterned paper and love the entire design on this! Yep, LOVE it!
Lynn

dutchess said...

wow I love it ....that just so clever....love your paper choices all the colours work so well together xxxxx

Petra Swart said...

What a great way to use lots of those patterned paper pieces lying around, Mary - love the selection you have used - such lovely colours!!! The starry bg is fabulous!!!! Such a lovely card!!!
Have a great day!!!!
Hugz

Redanne said...

Wow Mary, your card is an absolute delight! This is such a clever and effective idea, I am going to try and remember it for when I start my Christmas cards - probably in November..... Hugs, Anne xx

Birgit said...

Love the way you pieced these different papers together. And it is all even...hard for me to do:)

Lisa said...

This is so awesome!! I love the design and the papers!! It's stunning!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Pia S said...

Oh, I very much like the effect of the paper strips! It's really Christmasy and festive, yet unique and original! Great job!!

rachel said...

a very clever make Mary - I like this idea so very much - fabulous - and thanks for your kind words lovely lady! Hugs Rachel x

Carol said...

What a fabulous make Mary, love the technique here and will have to check out the video. Carol x

pam said...

Fabulous card design Mary, clever way to use many paper design, great sentiment.
Pam x

Stampsnob. said...

Very creative I really like this design .Lis

Kathleen said...

What a very novel idea great display of the DP's.
Just to let you know that we have had a new Julian Fellows program for the past 3 weeks (! hour long each week). Doctor Thorne - period Drama and I really enjoyed it, the plot was easy to guess but I think was worth it.
Maybe you will be able to get it on one of your networks.

Kath x

Gibmiss said...

Hi Mary
Stunning card... What a fabulous idea...
Hugs Sylvie xx

Donna said...

Great design Mary and stunning card!

scrappymo! said...

Brilliant idea, Mary. What a great snippets card...as well as a great card for our theme this fortnight.

I sure love our club...we get to try so many things we may not have thought of otherwise Not to mention the nice friends...

Donna Ellis said...

Mary, I like your take of her technique! Really pretty and a fun way to use lots of papers! Thanks for the video link, too! Hugs, de

Pippa said...

Great idea to use up card/paper stock, very effective.

Olga Fink said...

What a great way to use our pattern papers! It is really a beautiful card! I'm inspired!
xoxo Olga

Team Clark said...

Love all of these pretty angles. Beautiful, Mary!

Brenda said...

This is a neat card Mamma Mary! I love how you used your papers, I will have to watch that video. Great way to use up scraps I'm sure. I love the star background, it makes for a nice backdrop to the Christmas papers. Your sentiment stands out really nice too. Now, I'm off to watch that video! Hugs, Brenda

Mrs A. said...

Brilliant card for Granmargarets theme. nifty bit of sticking and gluing going on here and the result is perfect. hugs Mrs A.

Gerrina said...

Fun design and very festive card! Hugs, Gerrina

Kim Heggins said...

Wow...what a fabulous card Mary! I love all your choices of patterned paper, what a great way to deck the halls! Wishing you a very Happy Easter.

Princess Judy Palmer said...

This is a fun idea. I like how you used those frames. Very nice!