Monday, May 1, 2023

Time for May's Merry Little Christmas Challenge!

 Happy 1st of May and that means it's time for a new challenge at Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog!
This is my Design Team make for the challenge. I created a holiday center step fold fireplace scene using an MFT tree stamp and Lawn Fawn stamps/dies and designer papers from 7Gypsies' Santa's Journey collection.
The card base is Kraft paper and the sentiment die along the bottom was cut from gold mirror board.
Inside I've used Papertrey Ink stamps and Versafine Clair ink for the sentiments. I stamped them on a Spellbinders Labels 21 die that I inked with Old Paper DI to blend with the patterned paper strip underneath.
The back has more 7G papers and a colored and punched stamped siggie.
I used Posca paint pens to color the fire and log, wreath, trees and the stocking collars. The stockings and the fireplace were stamped and die cut using scrap card stock. Everything stamped was also heat-embossed. I had die cut several of the red stockings last year and had these 4 left, so I carefully stamped them with the LF stamp and Versamark, then heat-embossed with the gold. 
One last look.
Make a Christmas creation and come join us!
Take care and thanks for the visit today!

Jingle Belles Challenge JB-23-09: Holiday Leftovers
The stockings were leftover from previous projects.
I used lots of gold: mirror board, glitter pen/markers, embossing powder


Beth Norman-Roberts said...

Such a darling card. I love 3D cards. You have it decorated to perfection with your scene. Job well done Aimes!--Bethie

Valerie-Jael said...

Lovely card, you have been busy! Hugs, Valerie

Alyson Mayo said...

I love a good centre step card and this one is a beauty! Great scene with the stockings hanging above the fireplace :)

Faith A at Daffodil Cards said...

WOW! Aimes, love this fold. A wonderful Christmas card, lots of lovely details as always. Congratulations on being chosen twice on Critter Crazy. xx

Snowcone said...

So Cute! I cannot wait for Christmas again! Maybe I will do some Christmas crafting.

Diane said...

Wow, this is an awesome card, so perfect for the Center step card!!
Thank you for joining our challenge at Peace On Earth!
Diane POE Co-Owner
{Nellies Nest}
{Peace On Earth}
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Donna Ellis said...

What a sweet, colorful, "heirloom" style Christmas card, Aimes. It looks fantastic on the step card, making your card a fun Christmas decoration item to display!
Crafting Smiles,
{Creative Smiles - my little crafting world}

SmilynStef said...

The fireplace is so perfect for that card fold ... so very glad you shared your Holiday Leftovers with us at Jingle Belles.

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful! Thank you for sharing with us at Peace on Earth Christmas Challenge.

lauren bergold said...

Love that super cool fold (it's PERFECT for the fireplace!) and such a very clever use of those leftover stockings! So pleased you could join our Holiday Leftovers fun at Jingle Belles!

Deanne Saunders said...

Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our CHRISTMAS CRAFTS ALL YEAR ROUND challenge!!! I appreciate that you play along and I enjoy visiting your blog!! Have a happy crafty day!! Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

Debbie Mageed said...

Beautiful holiday card! I love the warm fireplace scene you created. Thank you for playing with Creative Creases Challenge. I hope you can join us again soon.
Debbie, DT
Secrets To Stamping

Rae in Reno said...

Perfect fold to display your festive fireplace display. This year we could use the warmth of this card year-round. In fact, it snowed here in Reno, NV yesterday! Thank you for joining the Creative Creases challenge.

ahlers5 said...

This is so beautiful. Such a wonderfully designed card.

Bonnie Lynn said...

This is so beautiful Aimeslee! I love your fun folded card. I've been too nervous to try one of these step cards.

Lynda said...

What a lovely indoor scene - perfect for our challenge. Love the papers used and that the inside is decorated - something I forget to do sometimes. Thank you for joining us at ABC Christmas Challenge xx Lynda/Loopyloo DT

Wendy said...

What a beautiful and elegant card! I love fun folds cards and this is fantastic! Thank you for sharing and playing along with ABC Christmas Challenge ~ Wendy

Helen said...

Fabulous card!
Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
Helen x

Granmargaret said...

Lovely card. Thank you for joining Christmas Crafts all Year Round and Creative Fingers. Hope to see you again.