April 29, 2012

2012 Christmas Card Challenge Week #22


I hope today finds you in good health, and good spirits. 

It's Sunday, which brings us to another Christmas Card challenge.  This weeks challenge is to use Punches.  For all of the details, click HERE.

The idea in my head would have produced a card that looked like a gift wrapped Christmas present.  Unfortunately, I wasn't able to make the idea work to my liking.  I wanted to keep the big, bold bow though, so this is what I did with it instead.  I've had this gorgeous ribbon in my stash for over a year, and have never used it.  It took me a while to get the bow somewhat decent, but I'm happy with it.  I like the teal and rust with the cream color combo.  I wasn't sure how it would turn out, but it's pretty cool.  It's very different for me.  I'm going to enter this into the following challenges as well.

Dare To Be Sassy Thursday #122 - Christmas with a sentiment.
Christmas Stamping All Year Long #8 - Anything Goes
Jingle Belles - Celebrate Earth Day (Recycle - use your scraps.  The patterned paper and cream punched piece were both scraps on my desk)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Embellishment Challenge #4: Buttons or Bows
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge #70 - Sentiment without the word Christmas.

The cards posted at the CCC blog today are fabulous, as usual.  I do hope you'll head over and check them out, and maybe, just maybe get started on your Christmas cards for this year.  You think?

Have a great day!


SmilynStef said...

Love that big bold bow ... such a pretty color combination ... so glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Jacqueline said...

That's a fabulous bow - very sumptuous - thanks for joining in with our challenge this week at 52CCT - Jacqueline xx

Hazel said...

Glad the date went well - yay! for the next one. Love this card - that edging is very attractive and the bow is gorgeous - thanks for joining in my CHNC challenge 70 - hope to see you again soon. x

lauren bergold said...

oh ♥WOW♥ that bow is just magnificent, what a brilliant and stunning addition to your pretty card!!!

Mynnette said...

That bow looks good enough to eat!!! LOVE the bits of bling and your colors are amazing! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

Patty Chalas said...

Very lovely your card!
Thanks for participating at CSAYL this week!

Debbie said...

I love the simplicity of this. Beautiful tying of the bow. Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs and good luck in the draw.

Debbie SSD DT

Lisa said...

that bow is gorgeous. a very lovely card!

Vicki Fraser independent STAMPIN' UP demonstrator said...

I love it and I can see why you couldn't part with the ribbon for so long. It's got a great new home on the front of your card though :)

Kate said...

Love the Bow. Really like how this turned out. Thank you so much for playing with us over at Sassy Studio Designs Dare to Be Sassy Thursday.


Rochelle said...

BIG BOW LOVE! Totally scraplifting this design!!!