A Simple Kraft Christmas — Monday Montage #33

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Welcome to another Monday Montage blog hop!  We have nine different bloggers ready to share their creativity with you.  All you need to do is click on the “Next” buttons at the bottom of each post to work your way through all of the participants.

I have really been drawn to our Kraft and Crumb Cake card stock lately.  It gives such a warm and cozy looks to Christmas cards, and I love it.  I’ve also been drawn to super simple cards lately.  At this time of year, I just don’t have the time to spend on crafting like I wish I had.   So I have to keep things simpler.

Simple Row of TreesFor this first card, I punched out three trees from Crumb Cake card stock with the Tree Punch and sponged the edges with some Whisper White Craft Ink.  I also sponged the edges of the card layers, and stamped the sentiment from the stamp set included in the November My Paper Pumpkin kit.

Simple Row of Trees Close UpThis was a super simple and quick card to make.

Crooked Christmas CheerOn this card, I used some of the Kraft card stock, which I love, love, love.  I stamped this pretty sentiment image from Cheerful Christmas, which I colored with my Stampin’ Write markers onto Whisper White card stock.

Crooked Christmas Cheer Close UpI added a few simple embellishments and tilted the focal panel a little to the side.  Easy-peasy.

You’re ready to hop on over to the super talented and always amazing Breelin Renwick’s blog by clicking on the “Next” button below.  If you’d rather work your way backwards, I won’t judge.  Just click on the “Back” button to venture over to the ever creative and inspiring Wendy Weixler’s blog.  Either way, just make sure you work your way through all nine blogs.

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Enjoy your Monday!  Thanks for stopping by!


Christmas Cheer — FMS158

I always look forward to Wednesdays because that’s when we unveil a new challenge over at Freshly Made Sketches.  And this week, the uber-talented Jennifer Timko is our hostess.  Look at the great sketch she has for us:

It didn’t take me long to pick out the Cheerful Christmas stamp set for this sketch.  I love how clean and pretty the main image is and I thought it would fit perfectly with the sketch.

Christmas CheerI paired it with some dsp from the Nordic Noel pack and some Soft Sky card stock for the base.

Christmas Cheer Close UpThis turned out to be a really simple and easy card.  I love it when that happens!

We’d love for you to make your own card using the sketch.  Meanwhile, you can go check out what the rest of the design team made for your inspiration at the Freshly Made Sketches site.

Enjoy your Wednesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Christmas Cheer Here

Christmas CheerHere’s a simple Christmas card for you today.  I used the Cheerful Christmas set, which has such pretty images.  I also used a few of the Frosted Sequins embellishments.  I love that these embellishments include different sizes and styles.

Christmas Cheer Close UpI’m slowly but surely starting to make a little stack of Christmas cards.  Have you started yet?  Or are you more of a last minute person?  I usually tend to be the latter.

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!