Christmas Collectibles Meets the Challenge

Christmas Collectibles


The stamp set, Christmas Collectibles, brings back some really wonderful memories for me when my family would decorate the Christmas tree together.  We didn’t have many fancy ornaments like this stamp set has.  We had lots of homemade ornaments that we made as children, and they were loved and cherished by each one of us.  So, when I saw the weekly sketch from Freshly Made Sketches this week, I really wanted to play with those ornaments!  Pals Paper Arts has a color challenge, using Rich Razzleberry, Crushed Curry and Crumb Cake, so combining the two was an obvious choice for me today.

The card started out with Crushed Curry as the base, then Rich Razzleberry was embossed with the Houndstooth embossing folder.  Crushed Curry Chevron ribbon was adhered to the back of the card then brought around to the front and adhered with Sticky Strip.  I had tried embossing the ornaments the first time around but ended up not liking it (shocking, I know!) so I stamped them again in Rich Razzleberry and really liked that better.  For the sentiment, I used A Banner Christmas (a GREAT go-to stamp set for this holiday’s cards) and stamped JOY, then fussy-cut them out, even though they are together on the stamp.  I used Rich Razzleberry 3/8″ Taffeta Ribbon, which I didn’t realize was retired but I am so happy with the results that it adds.  I will be more than happy to share some with you if you need some to replicate this card!

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set: Christmas Collectibles, A Banner Christmas
  • Paper: Crushed Curry, Rich Razzleberry, Crumb Cake
  • Ink: Rich Razzleberry
  • Cool Tools: Houndstooth Embossing Folder, Christmas Ornament Punch
  • Finishing Touch: Rich Razzleberry Taffeta Ribbon, Crushed Curry Chevron Ribbon

So, there you go!  One more Christmas card done!  It is always great to get those done early, but if you need help getting your cards made, just let me know.  I would love to help you have more fun and less stress this holiday season.  Just send me an email and let me know how I can help!  Until next time,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie ♥



12 thoughts on “Christmas Collectibles Meets the Challenge”

  1. A very regal color combination, Debbie! Perfect details for the challenge! Not sure how I missed this yesterday ( oh, yeah… I was out all day, LOL!) but glad I got caught up today. 🙂

  2. Debbie, this is an amazing card! The mixture of the textures of the embossed cardstock and the two different ribbons grabs your eye immediately. So lovely to look at.

  3. This is a beautiful card, Debbie! I like the combination of the PPA colors and the FMS sketch. Thanks for playing along with the PPA color challenge this week.

  4. Debbie, this is gorgeous! I love the bold colors and fabulous ornaments! Thanks so much for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches.

  5. Once again, you outdid yourself. The colors…amazing! Don’t you love how the SU! color palate can allow our creative brains to conjure up such incredible color combinations?? The Chevron ribbon is a classy touch. Bravo!

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