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 ♥


Oh, the Possibilities! Thankful Tablescape Kit for Pals Blog Hop

Thank you for joining us for the November Pals Blog Hop. We are thankful you are visiting today and hope you enjoy our thank you inspired projects.  

You should have just left stop number 12 on the Pals Hop – Kerry Willard Bray at If so, you are in the right spot.  If you get off track, the full blog lineup below will help you move along from blog to blog so you see all of the amazing creations.

Tablescape KitWe just made plans for Thanksgiving so we won’t be cooking at my house this year (I am NOT complaining!).  The only reason that I was looking forward to Thanksgiving dinner at my house was to use my Thankful Tablescape Kit, which I absolutely love!  So I sat down to play with the kit to see what else I could make with it and I really hope you like my card.  


Now, the kit is large so there is so much more you can do with it, so I made this banner:

Fall Banner 2

I also wanted to show you how cute it would be if you have  a vertical space:

Fall Banner

Tip of the Day:  To help keep the vertical banner hang straight, I made the loop at the top a little different.  I thought it would be easier for you to see it close up:

Fall Banner Loop

It’s All in the Details

  • Stamp Set:  Thankful Tablescape Simply Created Kit Bundle SAVE 15% (#133341), or purchase separately: Thankful stamp set (#133313), Thankful Tablescape Simply Created (#133463), Morning Post Alphabet, Wonderfall
  • Paper:  Basic Black, Baked Brown Sugar (leaf on card), all other paper supplies were part of the kit
  • Ink: Crumb Cake (used to distress leaves), Tangerine Tango, Baked Brown Sugar
  • Cool Tools: Adorning Accents Edgelits (on the banner base), Autumn AccentsBigz
  • Finishing Touch:  Burlap Ribbon, Twine (from banner kit), Linen Thread (from Tablescape Kit), Epic This and That Designer Washi Tape, Vintage SU brads and natural button

So, I still have more supplies in this kit to use!  I can’t wait to use the rest of it!  It is so much fun to use since it is all cut and ready to go – truly perfect for the crafter with a busy life like mine! Which banner do you like best – vertical or horizontal?  Won’t you please take a moment and let me know in a comment?

The next stop is Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy, stop number 14 on the Pals Blog Hop! Thanks for visiting –  I am working on some really fun projects so I hope you come back soon!  Until then,

Keep calm and craft on!

Debbie ♥ 

  1. Nicole Watt at Pixel Maven’s Retreat
  2. Ann Schach at The Stampin’ Schach
  3. Katy McGloin at Just Fun Stamping
  4. Carmen Sublasky at The Creative Stamptuary
  5. Shirley Sumption at Look at my Cute Stuff
  6. Mary Fish at Stampin’ Pretty
  7. Connie Lindsey at Crafting a Joyful Life
  8. Michelle Gleeson at Stampinmojo
  9. Shannon Hokanson at Paper Works
  10. Colleen Mollema at Uncanny Crafting
  11. Lynn Kolcun at Stamping With Avery’s Owlery
  12. Kerry Willard Bray at
  13. Debbie Mageed at Secret Stamper  YOU ARE HERE!
  14. Amy L. Lazzell at Just A Thought…Cards by Amy
  15. Lisa Davis at Cherry St. Paper Treats
  16. Shannon Jaramillo at ezpeasycards
  17. Susan Itell at Simple Stampin’
  18. Martie Pollard at The Crafty Bandit
  19. Donna Kopenski at craftycardmaker
  20. Rae Harper at Wild West Paper Arts
  21. Sherrie Gross at Stampin’ Sunshine
  22. Lisa Ann Bernard at Queen B Creations
  23. Linda Callahan at Stampin’ Seasons
  24. Diane Roberts at Score at Four and a Quarter
  25. Brian King at Stamp with Brian
  26. Beth Beard at My little craft blog
  27. Debbie Crowley at expressivelydeb…
  28. Dawn Tidd at Tiddbits from Dawn
  29. Sue Becker at Sue’s R n R Stamping
  30. Nancy Gleason at My Stampin Space
  31. Peggy Noe at prettypapercards
  32. Marlene Heringer at So Many Toys in Schertz