Friday, July 19, 2013


Can you believe that it is Friday already!?  You know what that means; it's time for another challenge from Christmas Stampin' All Year Long: Favorite Technique.  The twist is that the design team gets to use their favorite techniques and then you get to pick which of those to use on your own card.  It was really hard to decide what my favorite technique is, because I don't think using die cuts counts. : )  I finally decided that one thing I use a lot is embossing; both dry (with embossing folders) and heat (using embossing powder).  I've used both on this card.  I dry embossed the green panel and heat embossed the sentiment.
 Here is the inside.  I decided that with all those presents in the image, I should make the card to hold a gift card.
Our fabulous sponsor for this challenge is Broken Box Stock.
Now it's time to hop on over to the CSAYL blog for all the details and to see what the favorite techniques of the rest of the design team are.

The Squirrel and The Fox--use something spooled (ribbon)
Christmas Card Challenges #33--embossing
Desert Island Craft Challenge #58--choose at least 3 of the following (I chose #3, 6 {in my embossed panel}, 9 {it holds a gift}, 10)
1. non-traditional Christmas colors
2. paper rosettes
3. ribbons
4. put a tag on it
5. put a tree on it
6.use snowflakes
7. snowmen
8. use paint
9. make it a gift
10. use a star
There She Goes #216--metal (brads)
Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge Extra--anything Christmas Goes
Merry Monday--month long anything Christmas goes
Beat the Christmas Rush (June 25-July 24)--anything Christmas Goes

Stamps: Broken Box Stock "Gift Toodles" digi; Verve "Ornamental Christmas" sentiment
Dies: Verve "Charming Ovals" and "Scalloped Trim Trio"
Embossing folder: cuttlebug embossing folder


Borqna said...

Good luck!

Julie E said...

Such a brave soul to heat emboss! Fabulous results and what a great inside!

Jo said...

Fabulous & the inside looks just as good as the outside!
Hugs Jo x

Hazel said...

Gorgeous entry for CHNC challenge extra for July x

paper fun said...

Super cute card. Love that fun image.

Thanks for joining us at Seems a Little Sketchy.


Donna Ellis said...

What an adorable gift card holder, Heather! Sweet coloring, and very festive! Love the darling image hugs, de

wendyp said...

Super cute gift holder! Thanks for playing along with There She Goes challenge this week!

Patricia Chalas said...

Heather your card is so cute!!! I love your coloring...

MiniOwner said...

Hi Heather - five separate entries for Beat the Christmas Rush os just fine as long as each one is linked back to my challenge. :)
Sue x

Heather said...

Oops! Forgot about the links. I just went back in and added your links to my challenge lists. Thanks for the reminder!

MiniOwner said...

Thanks for doing hte links, Heather. :o)
Love this card - what a good idea to use it as a gift card.
Sue x