Monday, November 5, 2018

Special Days

This  entry for Beccy's Place Sixth Annual Month of Holiday Cards Challenge inspired by the letter "D" is Deep Red. The image and sentiment on the card front is from a Beccy's Place digi set named "Finn's Scarf." Inside sentiment is from a stamp I picked up in the dollar bin at Michaels many years ago. The snowflakes are made with a slowly growing collection of snowflake punches.[I love winter… and all that it brings including comfy sweaters and scarves, hot chocolate, snowflakes and especially CHRISTMAS!
Entered into:
Beccy’s Place Challenge- Month of Holiday Cards Challenge Letter D     (
The Paper Shelter- #360 Winter Fun                                                (
Crafty Hazelnut’s Christmas Challenge- #409 Anything Goes                  (
2craftycrittercrazies Challenge #20                                                (
Simon Says Wednesday Challenge- Anything Goes                    (

I needed a baby shower card and decided to go with non-traditional baby card colors… mainly because the soon to be parents are both Minnesota Viking fans so they'll love the purple and gold. The sentiment on the front and inside are both computer generated. The footprint and handprint rubber stamps that were used to create the background on the front left side of the gatefold card are no longer on the wood blocks so am not sure who made/makes them, possibly Hero Arts? The sweet little rubber ducky is a wood mount rubber stamp from Rubber Stampedes Suzie's Zoo collectibles.
Entered into: 
Simon Says Monday Challenge-Make Your Own Background    (
If You Give a Crafter a Cookie- #106 Baby                                      (
Cute Card Thursday- #554 Anything Goes                                      ( 
Bugaboo Stamps- Anything Goes                                                       (

With Christmas coming up and thinking that this fun fold will come in handy as a gift card holder. For now, I used the simple fold to make a holder for a few tea bags that I'll be giving to one of my staff members next week. She worked above and beyond the call of duty the last few months during a transition time between grants when we've been short staffed. I am so very thankful for her amazing generosity and teamwork.  [Instructions for the fold can be found here] I created the leaves by stamping the image with a rubber stamp from Embossing arts with tan ink on kraft brown paper. When dry, I fussy cut the leaves sketched some veins with a deep red marker and sponged several autumn shades of red, rust, orange and a bit of brown haphazardly on the leaves. The sentiment is a freebie [from decossesdynamitedoodles.blogspot] After the card was completed, I added a few touches of bling with copper-colored Nuvo Crystal drops.

Entered into: 
CAS-ual Fridays- # 211 Photo Challenge                          (
Power Poppy- Give Thanks                             (
A2zscrapbooking Monthly Challenge- Give Thanks     ( 
Crafty Hazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge                (


  1. Wonderful cards! The little hands and feet stamps make the perfect background for that lovely sentiment and the little dickie is too cute ๐Ÿ˜. Thanks so much for joining in the fun at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! J ๐Ÿ˜Š x

  2. Awesome cards Kathy, well done! You did a great job colouring the little penguin, his fabulous red scarf sure looks snuggly and warm.
    You did a wonderful job personalising the baby shower card, the purple and yellow look great together and I'm sure the expectant parents will love it! How could they resist those cute little hand and foot prints and the sweet poem?!
    It's very kind of you to make a teabag card for one of your staff members, I'm sure she'll really appreciate the gesture, especially after receiving something as nice as this.

  3. Oh my goodness what a cutie your penguin is and how warm he looks in his snugly scarf. Hugs Mrs A.

  4. Lovely work. Thank you for joining the challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas challenge. Hope to see you again next time.

  5. Clever gift idea!! Thanks for linking up to our November challenge gallery at a2z.

  6. Super cute gift holder!! Love everything in fact lol!! Thanks for playing along with us at CAS-ual Fridays Challenge!


  7. All wonderful cards. I do love the Thanks gift card holder with those wonderful dark leaves. So glad you entered the challenge at A2Z Scrapbooking.

  8. Wow this is such a fun and clever gift idea!! Love that darling penguin so much! Thank you for sharing your creation for BOTH Cute Card Thursday and 2 Crafty Critter Crazies challenges! HUGS, *Vicki* (DT)

  9. Wow! I have enjoyed each one of your amazing creations, Kathy! Sweet, colorful, lovely, and thought-filled - they are wonderful! So glad I got to see your critter project showcased at the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies Challenge. Thanks for supporting us, and we hope to see more of your pretty creations in the future. Please check back to see if you are a winner or A Designer Favorite. Sending you wishes for a wonderful day!
    {Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

  10. This is such an awesome Thank you project!!! Love it! Thanks for playing along with Power Poppy again!

  11. Fabulous creations, all are lovely. Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge. Hugs, Sandra

  12. Lovely projects!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  13. Nice cards and gift card holder! That penguin looks very cute. The baby card has such a nice little saying and I think the colors look great. The gift card/tea bag holder look nice with the leaves and sentiment. Thanks for joining in over at a2z Scrapbooking.


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