Wednesday, July 13, 2022


Hello friends and welcome back to my blog!  It's time for a new challenge at ABC Christmas, and this month, Lynda is our hostess.  She is offering up 2 cutie patootie prizes to the lucky random winner...I wish I could win them! 😆

For this month's challenge, we are working with the letters N for New, and O for Old.  My card counts for both this month:

N is for the Newborn King, and O is for the old, recycled Christmas card I used for the image.  That second part *may* be a bit of a stretch, but I think it counts! 😉 I had die cut the image a few years ago using the largest die in the small set of Spellbinders classic ovals and placed it on a mat that was cut from a piece of Bazzill Tropical cardstock using the corresponding Big Scalloped oval die, also from Spellbinders.  I had inked the edges of this scalloped layer, but I don't recall what I used for that.  When I came across this image while planning out this card, I thought it would be perfect for the letters N and O.  I dug out this pretty dark teal that I thought would complement the colors of the image, cut it down to leave a thin white border, and then embossed it with the Baby's Breath embossing folder by Cuttlebug.  I did go over both sides of the cardstock with a baby wipe first, just as Jennifer McGuire does.  The folder isn't a 3D one, but I thought it couldn't hurt to keep the cardstock from cracking.  My brand-new Uncharted Mariner ink pads were also sitting on my desk, so I did a test run to see if that would match well to ink around the edges of the teal panel.  I was pleasantly surprised when it DID match well, so I used a foam ink blending tool to apply the regular Distress ink. around the edges of the embossed panel, leaving a highlight in the center.  I attached the image panel with thin foam tape, leaving enough room below for a sentiment.  The Merry Christmas is from Tim Holtz/Sizzix, and I cut it 3 times from scrap white cardstock and once from the same Bazzill Tropical cardstock and layered them up for some more dimension.  And with that, the card was done!


Christmas with The Cuties #61:  Have Yourself a Merry LITTLE Christmas (cards for children) (2/3)
Merry Little Christmas #45:  ATG Christmas (2/8)
Love to Craft #69:  ATG (3/8)
Mix it Up #60:  ATG (3/8)
A Place to Start:  ATB (2/8)
The Holly and Ivy #119:  ATG Christmas (2/3)
Double Trouble #115:  Christmas in July
As You Like It:  Favorite Warm or Cool Colors (it depends on the season and what the specific card is for, but I really love greens, blues, and purples!)
Can You Handle the Pressure:  ATG using embossing folders
Crafty Gals Corner:  Christmas in July (1/3)
Daisy Chain #65:  No Design Paper
Unicorn Challenge #78:  Christmas in July
Die Cut Divas:  Christmas in July
Crafty Friends #157:  Embossing, wet or dry

Thanks again for stopping by today!  Head on over to the ABC Christmas challenge blog to get your entries in for the N for New and O for Old challenge.  We can't wait to see what you create, and don't forget to leave the DT some comment love while you're there!  Until next time...

💗 Stay Healthy, Take Care, and God Bless! 💗

~ Marie 


  1. Lovely card Marie - love all the different shades of blue!
    Helen x

  2. Wonderful card Marie! I love non-traditional holiday colors for festive cards. Thanks for entering The Paper Funday Challenge. We love seeing all the wonderful projects.

  3. Beautiful card, Marie. Sweet image and wonderful embossed background. Thanks for sharing at 613 Avenue Create's July, "Anything Goes with a Twist/Black and White" Challenge.

  4. This is a lovely card. Well done!
    Lia DT CYHTP

  5. Wonderful Christmas card, the embossed background looks great, and I love that new shade of blue ink! Thanks for joining us at Double Trouble.

  6. Very pretty blue blends for your monochromatic Christmas card... and very sweet image. Thanks for sharing with us at Double Trouble.

  7. Lovely! Nice interpretation of the N &O challenge! Thanks for sharing with us at A Place to Start!
    Chana Malkah, Owner

  8. Wonderful card, thanks for joining us at Penny's paper challenge. Hugs Ela DT

  9. Great upcycling of that image! So glad you joined us at Die Cut Divas!!

  10. Love the way the ink on the embossing makes it pop. What a great upcycle. Thanks so much for sharing it with us at As You Like It Challenge! Hope to see you again for the next challenge.

  11. Thanks for entering the embossing challenge at Crafty Friends. Your card is beautiful.
    Diane Louise (Team Leader) xx

  12. This is a wonderful card. I love the idea of recycling great images from other cards. Thanks for joining the challenge at Crafty Gals Corner.

  13. Lovely Christmas card. Nice colours. Thank you for joining us at Crafty Gals Corner this month. Hope to see you back here again soon. Judy DT

  14. Beautiful card, love the design. Thank you so much for playing along with Merry Little Christmas Challenge Blog.



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