December 4, 2011

2012 Christmas Card Challenge Week #1

Hi y'all!

It's an exciting day today!  We are starting our new year at the Christmas Card challenge blog.  We've got some great new challenges, an amazing and talented new design team, and some cute stamps up for grabs each month.  I am totally blessed to be a part of such a wonderful team.  Sparkle has been the best, and the ladies on the team are always a joy to work with.  Not to mention, I'm completely ecstatic at the end of the year when all I have to do is send out my cards.  Huge bonus! lol  I do hope that we can inspire you to join us each week and help build up your stash of cards throughout the year. 

So, onto our first challenge, which is to create a One Layered Christmas card.  For this weeks challenge, click HERE.

Here is the card I made for this week.

I wanted to go with a "less is more" kind of thing.  This is as one layered as I get. lol  I kept it simple, and without a sentiment for now.  I couldn't decide on what I wanted to say, so I figured I'd leave it alone, until I knew what I wanted to do.  I love the simplicity of this card.  The traditional Christmas colors are beautiful together, and the debossing adds just the right touch, for me.  I think I might make a few of these, in different colors maybe, and take them to work.  I've combined the following challenges into my card as well:

Colour Create #85 - Red, White & Green
Pals Paper Arts #122 - Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke & Very Vanilla
Raise The Bar #86 - It's Beginning To Look A Lot Like Christmas

As always, the cards posted on the CCC blog are fabulous.  I hope we can tempt a few of you to play along with us each week.  Either way, I would recommend at least checking them out. :)

Stay crafty my friends!

What's in it?
Paper:  SU! Whisper White & Riding Hood Red cardstock
Stamps: The Girls Paperie Tinsel & Twig
Ink:  Black Staz On
Accessories:  Cuttlebug, Winter Wonderland Embossing Folder, Maya Road Acrylic Snowflake, Artichoke Satin Ribbon


Pop, Paper, Scissors said...

Wow! I love this.

Valerie said...

That card is beautiful Steph!!! Love your CAS design and texture. I'm going to try desperately to keep up this year :)

Anita Hovey said...

Beautiful card Steph!

Sparkle said...

Such a lovely card!!

Sharon said...

A beautiful card. Simple and very, very elegant! That ribbon is lush!
Thanks for joining us at the Colour Create Challenge,
Sharon xx

Nina Dee said...

This card is simply fabulous! I love everything about it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Pals Paper Arts! :)

Joan B said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Alanna said...

Oh this is just beautiful! So simple yet elegant! The bow is just perfect, as is the debossing!

Alanna said...

PS. I'm a new follower! Found you via a secret location ;)

Kerry Steger said...

Steph, this card is just stunning!! I love your CAS look to this card! Thanks for playing along with Colour Create this fortnight!

Thanh Vo said...

This is such a pretty yet simple card, Steph!

I hope you are enjoying the holidays with your family and that you had a wonderful Christmas. Thanks for joining us at Raise the Bar for the December Challenge.