Monday, December 4, 2023

Wishing You Joy

Note: Part of the theme is to use a  bow, ribbon, cord, twine, etc. In answer to a few questions I used Washi tape for the horizonal band with the stamped sentiment, which is permitted.

Greetings! It's almost the end of another year... where did the year go? And, as usual, it seems that nothing changes from year to year because I was still in a rush to wrap up the completion of my holiday cards for 2023. I am finally getting them in the mail.

Double Trouble Challenge suggests you use this opportunity to "wrap it up" with the holiday cards with Challenge #155. As is customary, we have three "Things" for you. In summary:

Thing 1 (required): We don't want to drive Trouble Maker "die-lerious" so use at least one item on your card that has been cut with your favorite cutting tool. You may use a die, punch, scissors, or a cutting machine. I fussy-cut some flowers and die-cut some leaves for my card. By the way, entering our challenge means your name is in for a chance at the random drawing.

Thing 2 (optional): Double Dare hopes to see your project posted at Use Your Stuff Challenge #481. This is our partner for this challenge and if you link up with them you will have another chance in our random drawing.

Thing 3 (also optional): This is where you can "wrap it up" and complete your to-do list. Twisted Sister is looking for some ribbon, cord, twine, etc., for your project. I used a little Scotch brand Washi tape on my card, on both the front and inside. Play along with Twisted Sister to earn another chance in our random drawing.

My card is a Slimline style and was inspired by a sketch. This sketch can be found at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge #554. This weekly challenge runs through Sunday evening, December 10, 2023, so don't miss out on sharing your talent with them. Here's the sketch:

Please join us at the DTC 155 Blog and the UYS 481 Blog as we close out another year of fun challenges. Double Trouble ends on Sunday evening, December 31, 2023, but we'll be back with a new challenge on New Year's Day, Monday, January 1, 2024. 

Special Note: The Use Your Stuff Challenges will be closing down with this challenge on Sunday, December 31, 2023. This is your last chance to play along with them. You may also wish to post a farewell message on their blog.

Thank you for visiting my blog. I hope you will leave a comment. Wishing you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Stamp: Gina K "Under the Mistletoe" (sentiment)
Ink: VersaFine Clair (Green Oasis)
Cardstock: Stampin' Up! Basic White, Evening Evergreen, Pear Pizzazz
Paper: Honey Bee "Holiday Wishes"
Die: Honey Bee "Lovely Layers" (leaves)
Misc.: CTMH thin foam tape, Honey Bee gems, Scotch Washi Tape


  1. Fantastic card, the Christmas colors with the gray looks so pretty, and love the little touches of gold!

  2. That paper is so pretty and I love that you used a flower from the actual paper as an embellishment! Thanks for also joining us at Atlantic Hearts :)

  3. How pretty the floral and love that you fussy-cut one of the flowers and added the fern on the other pretty patterned paper and wrapping it up with the washi tape. Beautiful card.

  4. Such pretty papers and I love this color palette. Thank you for joining the challenge at Atlantic Hearts this week.

  5. Fabulous card, Melanie! I love the papers you chose and the beautiful flower embellishment. Thanks for joining us at Atlantic Hearts Sketch Challenge this week!
    :) Marie