Monday, April 20, 2015

A Christmas card in April

Yup, I just made my first Christmas card this year.  Gotta start the preparation early to avoid the last minute hassle. 

There is a CASE-ing Christmas challenge and the inspiration is:

I am a sucker for window cards and I've simplified it to become:

First, instead of making scalloped edges , I've left the edges straight.  I still keep the scallop element but just in a different way.  I've switched up the red and kraft cardstock - the main panel is in red then I've added a scalloped edge in kraft cardstock.  Because my card does not have any pop-up element, I've included the sentiment below the window.  Oh, my greeting is the same as the inspiration card.  Not on purpose but a happy co-incident!

The card is entering the following challenges:
CHNC - something beginning with F (feathers of the bird??)
Christmas Card Challenges - Anything Goes
CASE-ing Christmas - see above
Dream valley - use Kraft
Craft your passion - Anything Goes
Crafting from the Heart - Anything Goes

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Joyce, this is SO CUTE! LOVE the bright colors you went with, the TWEET birdhouses, and the darling scene you created as your focal image! Thank you SO MUCH for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas! HUGS! :) Mynn xx

  2. Love your take on my card! Fab job explaining your creative process on this. Thanks so much for joining us at CASE-ing Christmas!

  3. Fabulous casing here , Joyce. You have made the card yours. Love the image through the aperture . Thanks for sharing on Christmas Card Challenges

  4. Nice job casing the card. I think it is never to early to start on one's Christmas cards.

  5. Super card, thanks for playing along with our 'kraft' Challenge @ Dream Valley this fortnight. Good Luck
    Happy Crafting
    Carole xXx

  6. Great CASE of Donna's card! Thanks for joining us at CASE--ing Christmas!

  7. What a great CASE of the card and you made it all your own. Love the festive red colour with the kraft scallops.
    Thanks for sharing with us at Christmas Card Challenges.
    Carol x

  8. Great window card. You did a fabulous job CASE of the original. Thanks so much for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges.

  9. Super cute. Love your creation. I do love to see window cards like this. Love the kraft and red colour combo too. Thanks for playing along with us this week at CYP. Good luck.

    Lynn, CYP DT

  10. Beautiful card. Thanks for joining bus at CFTH challenge

  11. Gorgeous cards. Thanks for sharing your lovely creation for the Craft Your Passion Challenges, hope to see you again soon, hugs, Helena

  12. Nice card! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley.
    /Pillan, DT

  13. Love this case card, those little bird houses are so cute. Thank you for joining in at CASE-ing Christmas.