I'll be hosting a fun new challenge for November to help everyone get their Christmas Card stash looking a bit healthy before the silly season gets into full swing.
Every Sunday in November there will be a new card challenge prompt going onto the blog, and for people who complete all four challenges and add your card photos to the Christmas Card Gallery by November 30th, your names will be put in the draw for a Christmas themed prize, drawn on December 1st.
The idea with this challenge is to get a production line going, so as added incentive to make more than one card, for those of you who decide to make at least five cards for each challenge prompt, you'll get your name added to the draw an extra time for each set.
For example, for completing all four challenges and uploading the images to the gallery by November 30th, you'll have your name in the draw. BUT if you say make five cards for two prompts, you'll get your name in the draw another two times, or if you complete at least 5 cards for each prompt, you'll end up with your name in the draw five times! If you are making multiples, you can decide if all your cards will be the same design, or a different design for each one, based on the prompt that is put up. Just make sure we can see all the cards when you photograph them!
OK here we go, hope everyone plays along!
CHALLENGE 1 - USE A DOILY, RIBBON, BUTTONS or LACE
This is a nice easy challenge to kick of proceedings! Here is my example:
This was such a fun, quick and effective christmas card to make!
I made the cards from white Bazzil cardstock. Then I used a small paper doily, and then added a large circle punch of Basic Grey Fruitcake "Yuletide Wintermint" paper. I used the Making Memories Magnetic stamp set to stamp the word Merry on some white cardstock, and then trimmed those to mount another bit of Basic Grey Fruitcake "Yuletide Wintermint" paper. The Merry was then added with some foam tape to give it some lift, and finally the button was added.
So, show me what you can make using a doily, button, lace or ribbon (you can use just one, or all four in your creation) and add it to the Week 1 gallery here.