Other than just trying to get ahead on my Christmas cards, I have found a challenge that makes it worthwhile to make Christmas cards: Christmas Stampin All Year Long challenges. This week the challenge was to use stitching; faux or real. I am also combining this with the JUGS challenge this weekd to use the technique kissing with a twist, the Our Daily Bread Designs challenge to use at least two die cuts, dry embossing and a sentiment and the Sweet Stop sketch challenge. My papers are both DCWV, I embossed the red layer with the snowflake cuttlebug embossing folder. I used labels 5 and labels 4 from spellbinders. The cross and sentiment are from Verve's "Richly Blessed" and the snowflake is from Inkadinkado. And I used black faux stitching around the base and red layers.