Thursday, September 6, 2012

My Creative Time Designer Challenge

Happy Thursday everyone! September is off to a great start, and I am here with a really sparkly Christmas card to share as part of our new Designer Challenge.


Emma has decided to replace Throwback Thursday in favor challenges that members of the Design Team come up with. This week, Veronica, from VK Create, challenged us to recycle or reuse a product that wasn’t intentionally made to craft with. I decided to incorporate wrapping paper into my card (thanks to the lovely Shar!).




Okay! The really cute paper that you see on the bottom portion of the card is actually wrapping paper. I bought it at Hob Lob . . .  2 season’s ago, I think. I love their paper, it’s really thick and the rolls have so much paper on them.

The top portion of the card is covered in patterned paper from the original My Mind’s Eye Lost & Found collection.  It has glitter, and y’all know how I lurve my glitter! I did a perimeter zig-zag stitch around the top of the card with my sewing machine. I then diecut a border using my Super Star dies with Aqua Mist felt. I sewed that directly to the card (VERY SLOWLY!) where my to papers met.

I used Expression to diecut some snowflakes using the Christmas/Noel Solutions Cartridge. The red snowflake was cut at 2.59” x 2.18,” the aqua and vellum ones were cut at, 1.79” x 2.18.” I used the base snowflake for the red, and the other two are actually the shifted image. I used my spray adhesive to coat them, and I covered them with Martha Stewart Glitter in Garnet & Blue Topaz. SPARKLES, yeah!!!!

For my sentiment, I used one of last new releases, Warm Holiday Fun. The sentiment is what actually inspired the card. Personally, I fell like sentiments should fit in with the design of the card. It’s an integral part, so that’s where the glitter and shiny paper come in.  Anyway, I stamped the sentiment onto a strip of vellum with Versamark Dazzle in Frost, and I embossed it with Pewter Zing embossing Powder from American Crafts. Cut a notch in the end, and adhered it with red line adhesive. I put a glittered brad from Hob Lob through the snowflakes, and adhered it to the card with red line dimensional adhesive. Super cute right?!

Anyway, thanks for coming by. I adore you lovely people. I wish you all a blessed day! Oh, a while back someone wished I would do a layout . . . Monday!!! I’m not a scrapper so wish me luck!

Edited to add: If you want Warm Holiday Fun, I would suggest you order it now, because I talked with Emma, and she mentioned that they keep selling out!


  1. Very cool use of wrapping paper!!

  2. Awesome card who would've thunk 2 use wrapping paper .... wait 4 it... Oh Trell did...tee hee so glad you so creative and think out of the box all the time...makes for fantastic show and tell from Trell..Thanks for sharing all your neato pateeto ideas....

  3. Trell ~ Oh what a FABULOUS crad for Christmas! LOVe ALL the details ( as usual) but how CLEVER to use wrapping paper! That it TOTALLY recycling!!! How funny you mentioned THICK wrapping paper ~ I LOVE using it! Sometimes I find it VERY hard to find around here at a decent price! Santa does have a budget!!!

  4. Pretty card! Love that snowflake!

  5. This is awesome, Trell! I LOVE that you used wrapping paper (why haven't I thought of that? LOL). And I totally agree with you on Hobby Lobby's wrapping paper - it's the best! Thanks for playing!

    - Veronica

  6. This came out so super cute!! Love it! I love everything you have been making lately, you are so talented! Watched your video last night! Great job, thanks for the bow tutorial!

  7. This is GORGEOUS! I've used gift wrap for a layout before but never on a card. It looks awesome! Terrific job as always. Love that snowflake SO SO SO MUCH! hugs - Glora

  8. Oh Trell, super love this card! Your color and pattern combo choices are always so spectacular! :) WOW!

  9. What a super job on your card...I love it. Need to get some vellum as I think it looks perfect on flakes. I also use scraps left from wrapping...there are some nice designs.
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  10. Ahhh... I am ALWAYS in suspense to see what your Creative mind will come up with! Beautiful Work Trell! Every detail on your beautiful card
    makes your work really stand out. Again beautiful work!
    Many Sweet Creations...

  11. WOW Trell,BEAUTIFUL job with your Christmas card!It looks AWESOME!!!:)

  12. Dude!!! This is awesome!! You are the card makin king!! I love everything about this!!! Love this idea!!


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