Hello!  It’s time for another stash challenge at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  This week we’re asking our participants to pull their dies and/or punches out of their stash of crafting supplies and use them to create a Christmas or wintry card.

I’ve paired some of my snowflake dies with some snowflake patterned paper.  I used coordinating designer paper to cut the snowflakes.  I added some white shimmery paint to the paper before cutting the smallest snowflake.  In retrospect, I kinda wish I’d done that for the white snowflake in the background, to help it show up better.  Oh well.  A simple sentiment banner and a few pearls finish off the card.  The sentiment is one of my oldest unmounted stamps; it’s from a Purple Onion Designs set that has been retired. The layout for it is this week’s challenge from Freshly Made Sketches.

52CCT 05-28-2016

Be sure to check out what the rest of the 52CCT design team has done with their punches and dies.  Then share your own card with us using the linky tool at the challenge site.  The deadline for participating is 7:00 p.m. Eastern time Friday, June 3.  We’d love to have you join in the fun and creativity!  Thanks for stopping by today.

Stamp: Purple Onion Designs
Cardstock: Baja Breeze (Stampin’ Up); Jack Frost, Polar Blue, and Fresh Snow designer papers from Blitzen collection (Basic Grey)
Ink: Blue Bayou (SU)
Other: Stitched Snowflake dies (Lawn Fawn); Frost White shimmer paint, pearls (SU); sponge

4 Responses to “52 Christmas Card Throwdown – May stash challenge”

  1. I think this is beautiful! I really like the layout, the lovely paper and the die cut snowflakes are just gorgeous. Fabulous card. xxx

  2. elle est fraîche et magnifique cette carte Patricia, je sens le bon air vivifiant de l’hiver, biz

  3. This is delightful! Snowflakes worked perfectly with the sketch! Glad you joined us at FMS!

  4. What a pretty Christmas card! Great background! Love the snowflakes! Thanks for joining us this week at Freshly Made Sketches!

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