Monday, January 15, 2018

Christmas CRAFTS All Year Round Mid-Month Inspiration

You read that correctly, the CCAYR blog has been retitled to Christmas CRAFTS All Year Round, so now you can feel free to share with us ANY Christmas-related craft you make for the season!  I know I am looking forward to seeing all of your creations over the coming months!  :)  For my own uses, I need a lot of Christmas cards, so that is probably what you will mostly see from me.

Now this month, Deanne wanted to see "Thank You" cards with a Christmas theme, of course.  This is a type of card I really don't use, but for now, here it is:

There is lots of sparkle on this card.  I covered the base with a piece of ink-jet printable glitter card stock, which is really nice because it doesn't seem to rub off much.  And if that weren't enough, I used Spectrum Noir clear sparkle pen on the word "thanks"(Honey Bee Stamps), which I stamped using Evergreen Bough and Pine Needles Distress ink.  I also used Pine Needles to ink the edges of the designer paper.  The designer paper comes from the "Mistletoe and Holly" 12x12 pad from Love, Nicole.   For the die cutting, I used Spellbinders Labels One and Scalloped Labels One.  The green scalloped layer is simply the other side of the designer paper.  I love pads like this, so I know I will always have colored card stock to match the patterned paper!


The 12 Months of Christmas Link Up #37:  ATG or optional "touch of frost" theme
The Merry Christmas Challenge #2:  ATG, or optional "wisemen" theme
CHNC #368:  ATG or optional "feature a creature" theme
Happy Little Stampers:  ATG with Dies
Happy Little Stampers Christmas:  ATG or optional "CAS" theme
LTSCB #105:  ATG
MIUCB #9:  ATG or optional "masking" theme
Simon Says Wednesday:  Use patterned paper
Fussy and Fancy #203:  Distress it

Thanks for stopping by today, and if you haven't already, please check out all the gorgeousness at the CCAYR blog, made by both the DT and all the participants!



  1. Beautiful card, lovely design! Thank you for sharing with us over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog! We hope to see you again!
    Sherry x - DT for Mix It Up Challenge Blog

  2. Simple and beautiful! I have the labels one die, but not the scalloped set; what a great match! And the sparkle is fabulous! Thanks for playing with LTSCB.

  3. Really pretty, love that frame and the font on that 'thanks" - great card! Beautiful card! I love how you used that feather for both cards! So happy you could share this with us at Happy Little Stampers Anything Goes w/ Dies Challenge and good luck!

  4. Such a cute card! I sure whoever receives this will love it! Thank you for joining In the Word Art Wednesday fun! Ginny M DT

  5. Simply perfect. Thanks for joining us at ‘If you give a crafter a cookie’. Jonnece DT

  6. A clean, elegant and beautiful design. Thank you for sharing with us at Christmas at Sweet Stampin'

  7. Beautiful. Thanks for sharing at The Merry Christmas Challenge.

  8. Lovely thank you card.
    Thank you for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge.

  9. Thank you for sharing your lovely crafting for our January challenge 18 at Love to Craft, Hazel, DT - thank you also for entering this for my CHNC challenge 368. x

  10. Thank you also for sharing your lovely crafting for Penny’s challenge 362 – hope to see you again soon – Hazel DT x

  11. Very pretty thank you card for Christmas. Love the stamping. Thank you for joining us at The Merry Christmas Blog.
    xx Susan

  12. Great card! Thanks for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner!

  13. Beautiful card .. love it .
    Thank you for joining us at Digi Choosday Challenge.
    Good Luck !
    Rose DT xxx

  14. Beautiful card and design!Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers!

  15. This is beautiful Thanks for joining us in our Anything Goes challenge at Polkadoodles
    Michelle DT

  16. I love all the sparkle and glitter!!! Thanks for joining us at Happy Little Stampers for the Christmas Challenge this month.

  17. Beautiful card!!! Thanks so much for participating in our IF YOU GIVE A CRAFTER A COOKIE... challenge. Hope you participate in our next challenge!! Have a happy crafty day!!!
    Deanne at A Little Bit O’ Paper

  18. Love those colours and sparkle, thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy FRiday this time.
    Andrea x

  19. very nice card.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Give a Crafter a Cookie. Good Luck.
    DT Member

  20. A great project - thanks for sharing it with us at Lil Patch of Crafty Friends.

    Helen x

  21. Lovely project - thank you for entering Crimbo Crackers challenge - hope to see you again!

  22. Fantastic CAS card! Thanks for joining us at MIUCB
    Tina dt

  23. great card - love that thanks stamp
    thanks for joining us at HLS
    Barb Housner (DT)

  24. What a brilliant idea. A Christmas thank you card. Thanks for sharing at Christmas at Sweet Stampin and good luck with the challenge. Judy DT x



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