Paper Craft Crew 73 & Merry Christmas!!

Merry Christmas everyone!! I hope that you have a day planned with family and friends and that you get everything that you want for Christmas! It’s funny how your outlook on Christmas changes through the years. It used to be all about the gifts and now for me it’s about knowing that the people that are important to me are healthy and happy and that I get to spend time with the ones that I care about. Not just on Christmas but all through the year. Time is precocious and we need to remember that. Speaking of people, Andrew’s surgery went well and he is comfortably recovering at home. He read all of your comments yesterday and remarked that people can be so nice. He thanks you for keeping him your thoughts as do I. I also want to thank all of you for your visits and comments, they really brighten my days and keep me going! It may sound cheesy but your guys are the best!

Today is not only Christmas day but it’s also time for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge…

PCCCS073 Sketch 12-25-2013

Since yesterday’s card was so simple I needed a nice full one today! My card starts off with a base of Smoky Slate Card Stock and a piece of Pool Party for the background. I used my Stamp-a-ma-jig to stamp the greeting from the More Merry Messages Stamp Set in Cherry Cobbler. The strip across the middle is a piece of paper from the Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack backed with a piece of Cherry Cobbler. I adhered some Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon around the back with Sticky Strip before I adhered it to the card. Two flagged pieces, one Smoky Slate and one Cherry Cobbler, sit behind a piece of Bermuda Bay that I cut out with the Labels Collection Framelits Dies. The Festive Paper-Piercing Pack is used to pierce just the sides. My snowflake is cut out with the Festive Flurry Framelits Dies from a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper. In the middle is one of the Frosted Finishes Embellishments backed with a piece of Cherry Cobbler that I punched out with the 3/4″ Circle Punch. The small chevrons along the bottom are cut out with the Circle Card Thinlits and adhered with Stampin’ Dimensionals. Two Basic Jewel Rhinestones and another piece of ribbon tied in knot complete the card. I love the Bermuda Bay and Pool Party with the Cherry Cobbler, you know me, I’m all about non-traditional! I hope that you enjoyed my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch. Stop by the blog and check out the other Designer’s projects and enter yours in the gallery. Thanks so much for stopping by to see me. I wish you and all of your peeps a very Happy Christmas! 🙂


Stampin’ Up! products used:

Card Stock: Smoky Slate, Pool Party, Bermuda Bay and Cherry Cobbler

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Designer Series Paper: Winter Frost Stack

Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin’ Ink

Stamp Set: More Merry Messages Clear Mount

Framelits: Festive Flurry and Labels Collection

Thinlits: Circle Card

Punch: 3/4″ Circle

Embellishments: Frosted Finishes, Basic Jewels Rhinestones and Bermuda Bay 1/8″ Taffeta Ribbon

Tools: Big Shot, Stamp-a-ma-jig, Festive Paper-Piercing Pack, Paper-Piercing Tool, Sticky Strip, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

More Merry Messages CM

Circle Card Thinlits Dies

Festive Flurry Framelits Dies

Labels Collection Framelits Dies

Winter Frost Designer Series Paper Stack

Silver Glimmer Paper

Festive Paper Piercing Pack

3:4%22 Circle Punch

Bermuda Bay 1:8%22 Taffeta Ribbon

Frosted Finishes Embellishments

Basic Rhinestones

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0 Replies to “Paper Craft Crew 73 & Merry Christmas!!”

  1. Merry Christmas, Justin!
    I love the card! The Cherry Cobbler paper really is a what makes this card pop! Gorgeous, stunning, and beautiful really doesn’t even begin to describe it. Yes, it is amazing how life changes as you get older. Enjoy every day! I didn’t need anything, because I already have it all. Family, friends, health, food, shelter and love. Andrew is in my prayers, and I hope he’s doing well. Have an awesome day! Take some pictures of your nephew and family to post. Be Blessed and stay safe. Hugs, Donna

    1. Merry Christmas Donna!

      Thank you! It definitely is funny how your outlook changes. I feel the same, I’m thankful and lucky for what I have. Thanks for thinking of Andrew. He is doing good. I hope you have a lovely day too! I’ll remember the pictures! Hugs to you too! 😉

  2. Merry Christmas, Justin!
    Thank you for sharing all your beautiful creations. I look forward to your blog post every day. I actually read yours (I just look at the pictures in most blogs). I wish Andrew the best in recovery and hope you have a wonderful Christmas!

    1. Merry Christmas Gerri!
      Thank you for taking the time to stop by and see what I’m up to! I’m glad that you like my ramblings too! Thank you for thinking of Andrew, he is doing well. I hope your Christmas is happy and filled with love!

  3. Merry Christmas Justin! I wish good health and happiness for you in 2014! You are so kind to share your creations with us. You provide a daily dose of inspiration. I look forward to reading your posts every day! Thank you! This card is beautiful…another great color combination and I love your attention to the details. The paper piercing is so creative by not going around the entire framelit. Never thought of that! So glad that Andrew’s surgery went well and that he is on the mend. You are right, the things that matter most are health and happiness of our loved ones. Enjoy your day and hope you are surrounded by the ones you love!

    1. Merry Christmas Karen!
      I wish the same for you! I’m so happy to have you share in my daily musings! I’m glad you like the card! Yes, Andrew is doing well, thank you for thinking of him. It definitely is true, as long as my friends and family are good then I am happy! I hope that you have a lovely Christmas! XO

    1. Denise,
      Thank you for spending a little time with me each day. I appreciate your visits! Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too! I hope 2014 is the best year yet!

  4. Whew, what a day so far. Always so busy. Waiting for food in the oven and then it’s pack everything up and head over to my sister’s for Christmas dinner and presents. Thank you Justin for sharing your creativity and life with us each and every day. Merry Christmas Justin, to your family, friends and everyone who visits here each day.

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