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Paper Craft Crew 124 – jkcards

Paper Craft Crew 124

So, believe it or not I got most of my Christmas shopping done yesterday! Woo hoo! I met up with Danielle last night and we went to the mall. It was a little crowded but we just took our time. She got most of the rest of her shopping finished too and even got her self a nice little present! I also stopped in at Hollister and got myself a new pair of jeans and a nice fuzzy lined hoodless sweatshirt. All of the stores were having 50% off or better sales so that made waiting worth it. I just have two presents left to get and I’m done. I have also decided that I will send out Christmas cards, they will just be a little late and I will use the ones that I already have made. Thanks for the comments and input, it always helps! ๐Ÿ™‚

Today is Michael’s Birthday!! Join me in wishing him a very happy birthday and a wonderful year ahead!! Happy Birthday Michael!! ๐Ÿ™‚

Well, it’s Wednesday and we know what that means! It’s Paper Craft Crew sketch day and this is what we have for you this week…

PCCCS124 Sketch 12-24-2014

My card is actually quite non-decript and would work for any range of occasions. The base for today’s card is Basic Gray Card Stock and the background is a piece of Smoky Slate that I embossed with the Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder. Across the top is a piece of Silver Glimmer Paper and over the top of that is some Basic Black that I used the Confetti Stars Border Punch on. My bannerย is a piece of Lost Lagoon cut out with the Banners Framelits and the star is cut out using the Stars Framelits. Behind the star is another piece of Silver Glimmer Paper and tucked in on the right is a piece of Basic Gray that I punched out with the 1 3/8″ Circle Punch and some Basic Jewels Rhinestones are added in a row of three. I decided that the banner looked a little plain and what better way to jazz it up than with some sequins! I used some from Doodle Bug and they are called Beetle Black. There are some matte and shiny black, shiny light gray and a few different shades of silver. Finally, my greeting is from the Good Greetings Stamp Set and is heat embossed in Black Stampin’ Emboss Powder on Vellum and tucked under the flag. I’m really loving the grays lately, especially with Lost Lagoon and Black! And there you have my Design Team card for this week’s Paper Craft Crew sketch challenge. Don’t forget to visit the blog! I hope you enjoyed the card and I thank you for stopping by! Hopefully I will get the rest of my shopping done after work and I hope that you are all finished with yours! Have a great Wednesday and very merry Christmas Eve!! ๐Ÿ™‚


PCCCS124 Close-WM

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Stamp Set: Good Greetings Clear Mount

Specialty Ink: Versa-Mark

Stampin’ Emboss Powder: Black

Card Stock: Basic Gray, Smoky Slate, Lost Lagoon and Basic Black

Specialty Card Stock: Vellum

Specialty Paper: Silver Glimmer

Framelits: Banners and Stars

Punches: Confetti Stars Border and 1 3/8″ Circle

Embossing Folder: Lucky Stars

Embellishments: Basic Jewels Rhinestones

Tools: Big Shot, Heat Tool, Crystal Effects, Multi-Purpose Glue, Stampin’ Dimensionals and SNAIL

NON-Stampin’ Up!: Doodle Bug Beetle Black Sequins


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24 Replies to “Paper Craft Crew 124”

  1. Happy Birthday Michael.
    Wonderful card for Christmas Eve Justin- believe indeed! My little grandchildren, ages 3&4 certainly do believe- it is a delight to see them so excited and full of excitement.
    Merry, Merry Christmas to you Justin.

    1. Thank you Marty! I think that it’s great to see Christmas through the eyes of children! They are really what it’s all about! A very Merry Christmas to you!! Hugs!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Good Morning Justin, Just wanted to wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy and Healthy 2015. See you next year. (Love the card too.)

  3. Hi Justin, sounds like you had a great shopping trip! I love how you also got a little something for yourself too, lol! Great card today – I like square cards, and the sparkles are very cool. Well, it has just clicked over to midnight – so MERRY CHRISTMAS JUSTIN! I hope you have the best Christmas ever my friend, sending best wishes across the world to you! Cheers, Kelly xxx ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Hello Kelly!
      Yes, I had a good mall trip! You should always get something for yourself!! Thanks! I do enjoy my sequins! LOL! I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas! I hope that Santa was good to you!! Send you hugs from NY!! XO! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. Merry Christmas Eve Justin. Your card today is wonderful and love believe on the banner very appropriate whatever age today! I really love the Coke advert with Santa always makes me smile and the song that it’s important to make someone happy! I know when your family and friends get your cards they will smile and be happy.

    1. Merry Christmas to you Michelle! Thank you! I think that we are all a little better off when we believe! Yes!! That coke advert is the best! You make me happy!! Happy Christmas!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. Happy Birthday, Michael! I hope it’s a good one. I hope you have a half-birthday in June so it doesn’t seem that Christmas takes any thunder away from your specialness.
    Stars are among my favorite motifs. Yes, I still believe, and I believe I will wish you a wonderful Christmas Eve. oxoxox Nancy B

    1. Thank you Nancy! Michael had an Oreo Cheesecake that he made, it looked delicious! I too love stars! I believe too, and you all help me to do that! I hope that you are having a great Christmas!! XOXOXOXO! ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thank you Linda! I hope that you are enjoying your family and friends and you holiday! Thank you for your comments! ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hello Justin! I do believe! Great card today! I love anything to do with stars and the fact that you threw in a few sequins just makes this all the more better in my eyes.

    Hope Santa fills your stockings! ๐Ÿ˜‰

    A very happy birthday to Michael!

    1. Hi Karen!
      Thanks! I think that Stars are great but the sequins are just super! LOL! I hope that Santa is good to you too! Thanks for the birthday wishes to Michael, I’ll pass them along! ๐Ÿ™‚

  7. Justin, your card reminds me of you. You are like a shining star that fills the night with light and twinkling delight! Your warmth and optimism would help anyone believe in not only the magic of Christmas, but the goodness in life. Thank you *so* much for sharing, not only your creative designs, but also peeks into your adventures with friends and family. When I need a lift, I think of you and how you seem to really enjoy life.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas and much happiness and good things in the New Year!

    1. Why thank you so much El! You are so kind to say that! I think you for taking time to come by and see me and share in all that I do! You give me a lift too!
      I wish you and yours a very Merry Christmas and a fantastic New Year! XO ๐Ÿ™‚

  8. WOW. I missed this. The one day I did not check out your blog and I missed this!! Hmmm, even Sue did not tell me. LOL Thanks for mentioning me!! I will pick up my card eventually!

    1. I told you that I wished you a happy birthday Michael! LOL! Yes, you can pick up your card whenever you like, soon rather than later would be better! ๐Ÿ˜›

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