Nativity Card

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Nativity Greeting CardThe twenty-fifth card in my 25 Holiday Cards Challenge is a digital remake of a card I found on the Scrapbooks Etc. site. The hardest part was getting the lamb’s face right. Here are the details on the card:

  • Background: Night of Navy Textured Cardstock, with rectangles at the bottom to mask the bottoms of the punches
  • Star Punch and rectangles in Daffodil Delight with a Whisper White mat
  • Manger: Square and Petite Pennant Punches in Creamy Caramel; Contrasting rectangles in Chocolate Chip
  • People:
    • Mary: Oval Punch in Marina Mist with rectangle of Bashful Blue accent
    • Joseph: Oval Punches in More Mustard and Bravo Burgundy
    • Jesus: Butterfly Punch in Whisper White
    • Faces on all: Circle Punch in Blush Blossom with Basic Black Brads for eyes
  • Lamb: Scalloped Circle Punch and Oval Punch in Whisper White with accents in Basic Black

Good Luck Surviving the Fruitcake!

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My card for this week’s Stampin’ Queens Sketch Challenge (SQSC18) is the twenty-fourth card in my 25 Holiday Cards Challenge. Here’s the original sketch:

SQSC18 Design

Here’s my slightly irreverent version of the card:

Good Luck Surviving the Fruitcake

Here are the details on what went into the card:

  • Background: Crumb Cake
  • Center Background: Deck the Halls—Pattern 4
  • Center:
    • Back: Curly Label Punch in Always Artichoke with Chocolate Chip Mat
    • Top: Curly Label Punch in Chocolate Chip
    • Stamp: Bah Humbug—Good Luck in Crumb Cake
    • Pieced punches in Cherry Cobbler behind stamp to fill in center
  • Embellishments:
    • Chocolate Chip—Stitching Zigzag
    • Chocolate Chip—Stitching Straight
    • Cherry Cobbler Brads

Ugly Christmas Sweater

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Ugly Christmas SweaterThe twenty-third card in my 25 Holiday Cards Challenge is my slightly inappropriate version of the traditional Ugly Christmas sweater. Here are the details on how I made it in My Digital Studio:

  • Row 1: Wild Wasabi background with Frosty Day II—circle and flakes in Cherry Cobbler
  • Row 2: Bashful Blue background with Jolly Bingo Bits snowman and penguin, colored in with Whisper White
  • Row 3: Christmas Cheer—zigzag border 1
  • Row 4: Riding Hood Red background with Jolly Bingo Bits in Early Espresso with Pearls and Real Red Glitter Brad
  • Row 5: Christmas Cheer—zigzag border 1
  • Row 6: Bashful Blue background with Frosty Day II—flower and Jolly Bingo Bits—flower, both in Cherry Cobbler
  • Row 7: Frosty Day II—border 2 in Always Artichoke
  • Row 8: Wild Wasabi background with Frosty Day II—border 3 in Cherry Cobbler
  • Row 9: Cherry Cobbler background with Season of Cheer—Merry Christmas in Bashful Blue
  • Row 10: Wild Wasabi background with Frosty Day II—flake in Whisper White

Christmas Delivery

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Christmas DeliveryThe twenty-second card in my 25 Holiday Cards Challenge is a digital re-do of a design I found from Real Simple’s ecards. Here are the details on how I made it in My Digital Studio:

  • Background: Real Red
  • Large Square Punch: Bashful Blue
  • Gift:
    • Merry Winter—Gift in Real Red
    • Square Punch of Whisper White behind
    • Grosgrain Bow in Whisper White
  • Bird:
    • Cheep Talk—Looking Bird in Crumb Cake
    • Detail: Early Espresso behind and Early Espresso Brad for the eye
    • Beak: Petite Pennant Punch in Pumpkin Pie
    • Hat: Jolly Bingo Bits—Santa Hat in Real Red with Whisper White behind
  • Trees: Christmas Village—Tree in Very Vanilla
  • Snow Layer: Home for the Holidays—Snow Page
  • Sentiment: A Cardinal Christmas—Merry Christmas in Real Red, with default drop shadow

Star for Christmas

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Star For ChristmasThe twenty-first card in my 25 Holiday Cards Challenge came from Jennifer Buck’s design. I just changed the colors around to fit the Designer Series Paper I had. Here are the details on how I made it in My Digital Studio:

  • Background: Old Olive behind Christmas Cheer—Pattern 1
  • Large Square Punch: Holly Berry Bouquet—8 with a 1 pt mat in Old Olive, with Christmas Jingle—Stitched square
  • Horizontal Bar: Holiday Harmony II—2 with a 1 pt mat in Old Olive behind Very Vanilla
  • Star: Homemade paper* (of Whisper White with Lucida Calligraphy, 24 pt., in Cherrry Cobbler) with a 1 pt mat in Cherry Cobbler
  • Embellishment: Grosgrain Bow in Cherry Cobbler with Hand Selected Embellishments—Star, both with drop shadows
  • Sentiment: Heard from the Heart—Sentiment 3 in Cherry Cobbler

*You can download and use the Happy Holiday paper using the same basic instructions that I posted for the homemade glitter paper. Please do not sell it, but share freely as you like.


I’m Dreaming of a White Christmas

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I'm Dreaming Of A White ChristmasThe twentieth card in my 25 Holiday Cards Challenge started as one of the simple snowman staring up at the sky cards—but then it got really complicated. I wondered what else someone looking down at that snowman might see, so I created an overhead view of trees and a little girl with a sled plus some snowflakes beginning to fall. In some ways it was a complicated card, but the components are fairly simple.

Here are the details on how I made it in My Digital Studio:

  • Background: Candy Cane Lane—Pattern 1, Opacity at 40%
  • Trees: Stacked and rotated Star Punches and Flower Punches, in a variety of sizes, in Garden Green and Wild Wasabi
  • Snowman:
    • Body: Stacked Circle Punches in Whisper White
    • Hat: Square Punches in Basic Black with a band in Bashful Blue, and Holly from the Jolly Bingo Bits
    • Scarf: Frostwood Lodge—Pattern 9
    • Buttons & Eyes: Brads in Basic Black
    • Nose: Petite Pennant Punch in Only Orange
    • Arms: All in the Family—left arm
  • Little Girl:
    • Shoes: Oval Punch in Basic Black
    • Pants: Circle Punch in Night of Navy
    • Coat: Circle Punch in Baja Breeze with Word Window Punch for sleeves
    • Face: Oval Punch of Blush Blossom with All in the Family—head 10
    • Hands: Oval Punches of Blush Blossom
    • Hat: Oval Punch in Real Red (masked with rectangle of Blush Blossom at the bottom), and Word Window and Circle Punch in Whisper White for the trim
  • Sled:
    • Tag Punch in Frostwood Lodge—Pattern 3
    • Long, thin rectangle punches in Sahara Sand to create the look of slats.
    • Baker’s Twine – White knot to simulate the rope to pull the sled
  • Snowflakes: Various embellishments from the Christmas Cheer – snowflake set
  • Sentiment: “I’m dreaming of a white Christmas” typed in Arial, 32 pt.