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Friday, November 29, 2013

Christmas Nutcracker Card

Created this Christmas Card with a Recollections Nutcracker, Hero Arts sentiment, snowflake embossing, lace & ribbon.

Supplies List 

embossing: Cuttlebug Winter Borders embossing borders
ink: VersaFine Onyx Black
lace: white
machine: Sizzix BIGkick
paper: cardstock - Recollections blues, white

punch: Crop A Dile - to punch holes for ribbon & tag
ribbon: ribbon trends Winter Snowflakes
stamp: Hero Arts sentiment, Recollections Nutcracker
Tim Holtz: Distress Ink - stormy sky

Entering this into the following challenges:

11/29 Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Ch Extra for Nov - Anything Goes Christmas UE 11/1
11/29 Crafty Hazelnuts Ch152 Christmas for a child UE can be for a child 11/23

11/30 Creative Insp Paint Anything Goes UE 11/17
11/30 DLART Thankful Thurs Nov Linky Ch UE 11/7
11/30 Hero Arts Holiday Ch - A Few of My Fav Things UE 10/13
11/30 Just B Creative Nov Linky Party lim1perday 11/1
11/30 Ribbon Carousel RCC87 Holidays & Celeb Ch UE 11/5
11/30 Sentimental Sun Ch182 Winter Wonderland 3E(#3) 11/24

12/1 LEJ Designs Ch81 Buttons Bows or Beads 3E(#2) 11/26
12/1 Simon Says Stamp Mon Countdown to the Holidays 5E(#4) 11/25

12/2 Clear It Out The Snow is Falling Anything Goes/Put A Snowflake on Card 3E(#3) 1/19
12/2 Cuttin & Stampin #47 Home for the Holidays 3E(#2) 11/26 

12/3 MFP Simple Salutations #73 Embossing 5E(#1) 11/27
12/3 Simon Says Stamp Wed Anything Goes 5E(3) 11/27

12/6 Jos Scrap Shack FFC#28 Get in the Spirit 3E(#1) 11/29

12/7 Red Carpet Studio RCS58 Nutcracker Use Ribbon & Lace 3E(#2) 11/24

12/8 Craftin Desert Divas Craft it UP & Link It Up Linky Party #20 Tags 8E(#3) 11/25


  1. Pretty! Love the background!
    Thank you for joining in on the Creative inspirations Paint challenge!
    Michelle, dt team

  2. Adorable image and card. Thank you for playing along with us at MFP Simple Salutations Challenge.

  3. Another lovely entry for CHNC challenges x

  4. Hi Melissa (that is my DD's middle name and what I intended to call her. She looked more like the first name so we call her by that!). Yes, it was the long, high Skyway ...I can never remember the name of it. The one that the barge took out years ago. I hate to go across it. I don't like any high bridge...but this one especially. Today started cool, but warmed up. We went to Lakeland to a S/store that several bloggers & a couple of friends who winter in Fla. had suggested I visit. It had a lot of N/wood stamps, which I love, but the atmosphere was not as friendly as Sparkle n Sprinkle. We were greeted upon entering, but no one offered to show us anything, ask if we were looking for specific products and definitely no offer to 'show us what this would do' as at SnSprinkle earlier in the week. The person was not the owner according to hubby; also not a lot of shoppers - most looked to be local folks and definitely didn't have a basket filled as did we (not that this should make a difference of course!). But the atmosphere was just not such to make want to go back. No sales, no discounts, no coupons from other stores either. OK, but doesn't make me want to revisit, except for the well-stocked aspect. I'm debating on what to say on my blog about this place. We're from the Fla East coast, 42+ yrs, but relocated to Upstate SC when retired.

  5. Sorry, rambled on, and forgot to say how much I enjoyed your nutcracker. I have this stamp, and love the way you used it on this lovely card. TFS

  6. Elegant card. Thanks for playing at RCS.

  7. Hi Melissa love the image and embossing but not sure if the knot of ribbon qualifies as a bow for our challenge at Lej designs
    carol DT x

  8. Thank you for entering the LEJ Designs Buttons, Bows or Beads Challenge.

    Unfortunately, your make doesn't fit into our theme as the ribbon is knotted and not a bow. It's a lovely tag though and the nutcracker stamp is lovely.

    Hope you will join in with our future weekly challenges though.

    Lisa xxxxx DT Organiser

  9. Cute card, great use of the ribbon, Thanks for playing along with us at Clear it Out for the ATG with a snowflake challenge.

  10. Very cute! That patterned ribbon is super fun. Thank you so much for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week!

  11. Melissa this is a beautiful card my friend! I love nutcrackers. I love the colors on this card too. Thank you so much for joining us this week for our "Get In the spirit" FFC!
    ♥ Jo's Scrap Shack ♥
    ♥ Shop 3 Twenty Crafts! ♥

  12. This is a wonderful card. Thanks for joining us at MFP Simple Salutations this week.

  13. great card. Love the embossing! Thank you for joining us at the Cuttin' and Stampin' challenge blog this week! Lynda - DT member

  14. Great card! Thanks for playing along with us at Red Carpet Studio!

  15. Fun card! Love the embossing! Thanks so much for joining us at Craftin Desert Diva's!
    Tracy :)