Friday, January 8, 2010

ICCJAN10 - Christmas Card Challenge for January

Good Morning Everyone!!
Welcome to the first of the Christmas Card Challenges by Inspired Crafters. I wanted to start off with a simple sketch.

The challenge is to use the following sketch to create Christmas/Holiday Cards. I know, I know..Christmas just went by :) But it is good to start from the beginning of the year and build up a stash of cards so that you are not stressed out at the year end :) So do not put away those stamps just yet :). If you want set a goal of making more than one cards, that is just awesome and it is up to the individual. But please do make at least one holiday card using this sketch.

This sketch was inspired by one of the cards that my friend Chris had sent me during 2008 Holiday. WOW!! Time is flying past.

Please use the Mr.Linky at the bottom of the post to link your card or blog post. There is no time limit for our challenges and you can have as many entries as you want to.
If you would like to post the picture of sketch on your blog that is great, but please save the image to your computer first and then upload it to your blog.
If you are uploading your card to Splitcoaststampers, Papercraftplanet or any other public gallery, please use the Keyword ICCJAN10.

Here is my sample,

I did 4 of these cards using one sheet of 8x8 DSP cut into 4 - 4x4 pieces and one sheet of Green Card stock for the 4 1/8 x 4 1/8 mat. Two red card stock gave me 4 card bases. I used my left over white scrap for the image and sentiments. Also you will need about 4.5 yards of ribbon.

Stamp - Justrite Merry Christmas Stamp Set
Paper - PTI Rustic Snowflakes DP, PTI Pure Poppy and Vintage Cream CS, SU Green CS
Ink - Memento Black, PTI Pure Poppy, Copic Spica Glitter Markers
Other - May Arts Ribbon, Circle Punches, SU Word Window Punch


  1. GREAT sketch!! I love your card! Such great dsp, colors and ribbon and image..well everything! :)

  2. Beautiful card, and great sketch! I can't wait to try it out, but I have to work today :(

  3. This sketch looks great. And I love the extra info you gave on how many cards you made with one sheet of dsp. I'll be thinking about this one and see what I can make!

  4. 2008? i can't even remember that year and saved my card? lolol

  5. Really cute card, Banu! This is a fun sketch and so versatile!

  6. great sketch - i cheated and made a thank you card!

  7. I have copied this layout from Chris' creation many many times it is so fun and easy to CASE. I came up with a new way of creating backgrounds with scraps and glitter you can find it on my personal blog Monday. Would someone be so kind to link up the page on mr. linky for me. Hugs, Sara;)