Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion Challenge # 42

If you’re looking for Day #6 of MCT 12 Days of Christmas Hop, click here!

Welcome! This is my second of two projects for today and it’s a card for Celebrate the Occasion. But, before I get into the card, I’d like to announce that CTO is having a Design Team call!! The call will run from today until December 20th. I’ve had an amazing time on the DT, so I definitely encourage everyone to apply. Good luck!



We’re celebrating Christmas this week and the requirement is to not use ANY green! I’ve known for a while that I wanted to do a Christmas card with navy, and this is the first one I came up with. I might try again and add a little red or green, we shall see. It’s a standard A2 card. The base is Papertrey Ink Enchanted Evening. I used a TPC Studio stamp set appropriately titled, “Snowflake,” and my trusty VersaMark Dazzle to stamp the background. Love the embossed snowflakes! For the sentiment, I cut two mats from my Imagine – one in DCWV Silver Shimmer cardstock and the other in my regular white cardstock. I took the same stamps, inked them in VersaMark first and then into Bashful Blue ink from Stampin’ Up. I then took the, “Peace,” stamp and followed the same steps, except I used Night of Navy ink. Because I couldn’t help myself, I decided to use clear embossing powder on them as well.

To finish the card, I tied a knot with some grosgrain and added two rhinestones to the center of the Bashful Blue snowflakes. Used the .5” setting on my corner rounder and it was a done deal. Super simple. Does not have to be a snowflake – just an image that works well in the background.

Thanks for coming by! Don’t forget to stop by the CTO blog to get the scoop on applying for the Design Team. Have a blessed day!


  1. This card is beautiful. It seems so peaceful, no pun intended.

  2. This is just lovely. I just love the simplicity of the card and yet it is so elegant. A beautiful job.
    Charlotte DT

  3. Bashful Blue and Navy make a great Christmas card! Love it!
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

  4. Beautiful card!

  5. This is a beautiful card. Love the shades and patterns you chose. Thank you so much. Hugz:)


Thanks for taking the time to comment on my blog. I sincerely appreciate it. Have a super blessed day!