Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Celebrate the Occasion Challenge #44

Happy Tuesday and welcome to the last CTO challenge for the year! CTO is having a design team call that ends today, so if you haven’t applied yet, get busy! With that said, while I have enjoyed my time on the CTO Design Team I decided not to reapply. I wanted to give others a chance to be on a DT. And, the second reason was because I made it to the 2nd round of the Spellbinders Design Team Competition. Which brings me back to reason number one, had I not been on the CTO Design Team, I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have had the confidence to try for My Creative Time or Spellbinders. So, everyone needs a chance and I’ve learned that you really never know unless you try. I’ve been making cards for only one year, so I feel really blessed and thankful to have come this far.


Now, the challenge for this week is to make a shaped Christmas card. I’ve had this card planned since the summer! Can you believe that? I think this is my third card with a snowflake, so I guess that means I have a things for them. This is a Gypsy designed card. The snowflake is on the Christmas/Noel Cartridge. The base of the card and the top layer are Aqua Mist from Papertrey Ink. The second layer is Kraft from PTI as well.



Now, here is the deal, I have a stamp that says. “Seasons Greetings.” It’s not a photopolymer stamp – it’s acrylic and I think when I pulled it off of the acetate, it stretched. Long story short, it doesn’t stamp straight and since I really wanted to use that sentiment, I decided I would just write it myself. I highly doubt that you will see me writing my sentiments like you see here. I got a new computer and I haven’t purchased the newest version of Microsoft Word, or transferred the files from my old computer, so I have a serious lack of fonts.

The card itself is simple. I will say that just so it wouldn’t look flat, I adhered the top cut with dimensional adhesive. When I want a little dimension, I highly prefer the Stampin’ Dimensionals, when I want more, I used the Sticky Doos from Hobby Lobby. To finish my card, I took some adhesive gems and adhered them to the points of the snowflake. Really simple to make.

That is it for me. I am so thankful you took the time to visit my blog. I hope everyone has a super blessed day and just incase I don’t post again before Sunday, a very Merry Christmas. I work retail and I’ve been super busy lately.


  1. Beautiful, great handwriting, thanks for being a part of CTO!

  2. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the colors, and your handwriting is beautiful!!!

  3. This is simply beautiful! I am highly impressed with the handwriting I could never get mine looking do good! You are very creative and I love the feel of your work. You inspire me to push myself. I have enjoyed being on the DT with you.

  4. Look at you being all hard on yourself when you made another perfect card! I am so excited you made second round for Spellbinder's. I love snowflakes too. I am making snowflakes in July just because I can. :) I love your handwriting. Keep making those beautiful sentiments. OpenOffice.org has a great replacement for Word. I love it better than Word & it's free. DaFont.com will help you start a new font collection. I love FontFreak too. Merry Christmas sweetie. I hope it's a beautiful and blessed day for you and your family. Hugs, DeeAnn (lylacfey Cricut MB)

  5. Wow!!! Beautiful card and your handwriting is gorgeous!! I would never be able to write on mine. It has been fun creating with you on the DT here and I wish you luck with Spellbinders and MCT!! Merry Christmas to you and yours and may your New Year be the happiest ever!

  6. Beautiful Card. I love the snowflake. I wish I had your handwriting! Merry Christmas to you also.

  7. This is beautiful!! I have that cart and need to go find that snowflake!
    You don't need Microsoft or stamps... your handwriting is beautiful!!


  8. Trell your card is beautiful! I hope to see you @Joann before Christmas! I need your email so I can show you my cards! surfnfroggie at aol dot com

  9. absolutely beautiful. The color choice is gorgeous and using kraft to back the aqua is unexpected and therefore, even more impressive. good luck on the spellbinders dt search.

  10. Hi there, Cute card. I think you did a darn good job writing that sentiment by hand.


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