Sunday, November 26, 2017

Fall and Winter cards

My final entry into the Simon Says Monday challenge is a Thanksgiving card that features a stamped tree (clear, unknown company), leaves punched from assorted color scraps, cardstock base plus two types of torn paper- parchment stationary and the waxy paper from a bakery cookie bag. (Yep… I find treasures that I can craft with everywhere! Oh, and the rich brown bow is from a gift box of Dove chocolates that I received last Christmas.)
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge- Tear It Up          (
QKR Stampede- Anything Goes                              (

My final entry into the Simon Says Wednesday challenge is a mug card that holds a tea bag.  I made the template for this card so that it would fit into a regular A2 envelope. The cute image, from Stampendous, is one that I've had for many years. It's a favorite to use on Valentine cards, but works for other occasions, too.  And who doesn't love cute bears? 
Entered into: 
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Food and/or Drink   (
CAS-ual Fridays- Gratitude & Attitude                                 (
The Cutie Pie Challenge-#117 Bear Hugs                             (

My entry in Beccy's Place Fifth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge for the letter "W is for "Wisemen." I used a Hero Arts sentiment stamp that I've had for a few years that was a perfect fit for this card. I attached a small die cut scene to a box fold card base that is a variation of a design that I found here The beautiful Christmas star background paper is from my scrapbooking stash. And, the "sand" is actually a strip of textured wallpaper, also from my stash of treasures!

Entered into: 
Beccy’s Place Challenge- November                                      (
The Paper Shelter- #319 A Christmas Card                         (
Word Art Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes               (
Cute Card Thursday- #505 Stars                                            ( 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- Anything Goes   (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge2- Extra for Nov   (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Winter                    (  


  1. A very pretty Christmas card. Thanks for joining in the Paper Shelter Challenge this time. We hope to see you again soon.

    Hugs, Julie P
    The Paper Shelter DT

  2. You do such a wonderful job with your "found" items Kathy, you really have an eye for upcycling. I love the way the waxy paper looks, it coordinated beautifully with the other colours and textures. The punched leaves are fabulous, love the gorgeous colours you used.
    You're right about the cute bears Kathy, who could resist? The mug shaped card looks fabulous and I love the idea of adding a nice teabag... it's a card and gift in one.
    The collapsible box card your created is awesome! The star paper is wonderful and makes the perfect backdrop for your little town of Bethlehem. I love the idea of using textured wall paper for "sand", it's very convincing. Great job!

  3. Gorgeous cards Kathy, all of them are fabulous! I love the autumnal one with the luscious bow, very pretty and the little bears on the cup are adorable. The last one is so beautiful too, it looks very 3D, a lovely Bethlehem scene :-)

    thanks for joining us on the Simon Says Stamp Monday and Wednesday Challenges
    Lols x x x

  4. Beautiful fall card! Love the stamped tree with the bright leaves and big bow! Happy Thanksgiving and thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous project with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! hugs, Maura

  5. The scene you created is absolutely beautiful. Thanks for joining us at A2Z scrapbooking!

    Monica DT

  6. Love your card, very clever design
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge this week.

    Jo x

  7. Oh, that is the cuteness cup of tea ever! Thanks for playing along at CAS-ual Fridays Gratitude with Attitude Challenge.

  8. That is a cool die-cut with palm trees and buildings that seem to be from the desert. What a beauty of a card. So glad you joined us at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  9. Absolutely stunning! Thanks so much for sharing with us in the a2z Scrapbooking Blog's November "Winter" challenge!
    Leslie, a2z DT

  10. You have such pretty shapes to showcase the lovely tree - great looking card! Thanks for joining the QKR Stampede weekly "anything goes" challenge.
    Dorothy S, DT member

  11. lovely work on all of these, thanks for entering at a2z!

  12. Very cute bears!! Thank you for joining in at The Cutie Pies. Sarah DT


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