Wednesday, July 26, 2017

Watercooler Wednesday #129 - Libby's All About Christmas Challenge

I can't believe it's mid-July already and time for the Watercooler Wednesday Christmas Challenge.  This is one of my favourite monthly challenges because it ensures I'm not caught short when it comes time to get my Christmas cards ready for mailing, and I just love seeing what everyone else made.  

Libby Fens is hosting this week's challenge, and has created a super delightful card to get us into the Christmas card mood.  

This challenge is open until Monday July 31st at 5pm MST, so why don't you get busy and make your own super Christmas card. 

Our design team takes great delight in looking at all the entries and each of us picks a card at the end of the challenge that inspires us, so why don't you play along.  All the rules are on the Watercooler Wednesday home page.

Here's My Card:
Being a Stampin'Up! demonstrator really has it's perks. For example I was able to pre-order a new stamp and die set bundle called Carols of Christmas prior to the Holiday Catalogue being distributed on September 1st.  I'm using the stamp set for today's card.

Stamp Sets:  Carols of Christmas, Six Sayings (R)
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Card Stock and Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Whisper White and Me Merry Designer Series Paper (2017) 
Accessories:  Stitched Shapes Thinlet Dies, Big Shot, Paper Trimmer, Cherry Cobbler Ribbon(R), Dimensionals, Tom Bow Adhesive

Card Base:  8 1/2" x 5 1/2" Garden Green card stock(cs) scored at 4 1/4". 

1st Layer: 41/8" x 5 3/8" Cherry Cobbler adhered to card base.

2nd Layer:  2 pieces of  Be Merry DSP measuring 4" x 2 5/8" adhered to 1st layer.  This is fabulous paper/1

3rd Layer:  3 1/4 x 3 1/4 square of Cherry Cobbler cs, 2 7/8 x 2 7/8" square Garden Green cs, and 2 6/8 x 2 6/8" Stitched Shapes Square.  Stamp sentiment on Whisper White layer with Cherry Cobbler Ink.  Glue all layers together and mount in card c enter over the ribbon.
Ribbon layer:  Cut   a 5 to 6" piece of ribbon and adhere over the line where the two DSP pieces matched up.

Inside of card:  Add a 4" x 51/4" Cherry Cobbler card stock and a Whisper White piece measuring 3 3/4" x 5" for the 
That's all there is to it.  A simple card with a beautiful solid image!  The beauty of this card is not only did it come together in a blink of an eye, but it is thin so will be totally mailable.

How do you like this featured stamp?  I can see it appearing on cards, packaging, picture decor and more come this holiday season.  Right now it's available for FREE for anyone wanting to sign up with Stampin' Up! until July 31st but on August 1st it becomes available to everyone as a pre-Christmas Holiday Catalogue treat.  Now that's exciting!  

If you haven't done so already visit the Watercooler Wednesday All About Christmas post to check out the design team members inspiring cards. So many awesome designs and I know you're going to love them too!  

Happy Stamping!
Penny Tokens Stampin' Spot


Heather Hopson said...

Penny, I really love your card. With the traditional red and green it is a knockout! My order is going in tomorrow and I definitely NEED that stamp and die set with the paper. A thousand possibilities with that set. Thank you for using it for this challenge. You have inspired me as usual, Sis.

Penny Hanuszak said...

Thanks so much for commenting Heather. I thought no one liked my card, so I'm glad you did. You're going to like this stamp's got awesome possibilities and the die set that goes with it is fantastic. My card was pretty plain and simple, not a lot going on in it, but sometimes that's all you need. Thanks for your support!

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