Thursday, September 3, 2009

A Moxie Fab Christmas Challenge

In celebration of the new Holiday Cards & More issue --> Moxie Fab World blog is hosting a challenge to create a stamped Christmas card.

Since I LOVE stamping--I was all over this one. I decided to create a Christmas tree with lots of stamped features: I cut the triangle pieces from some green paper (that is actually marketed as Halloween paper!) folding a square in half and then cutting the half triangle shape so that the sides would match AND so that I could add some dimension when the tree is assembled. I used Ribbon Stripes stamp set (Gina K Designs) to stamp the fun designs on each layer.

Each triangle is sewn and then I put them aside.

The "joy" sentiment is from Seasonal Sayings set (Gina K Designs) forms the bottom of the tree. I stamped the sentiment and then replaced the o with a little heart. Then, I assembled the tree by adding each layer with dimensional stickers to give the tree a little depth.

Here is a close up of the stamped tree. What a fun challenge!

Materials used: Stamps-Ribbon Stripes, Seasonal Sayings (Gina K Designs); Memento black ink; olive ink (SU!); Designer paper-green -Halloween Green Kids Flat paper (K & Company), Mr Campy: Flannel (Cosmo Cricket); cardstock-white (Gina K Designs pure luxury), Kraft (Stampin' Up!); gelly gems (gel-a-tins); bow- Roses Bow (Hobby Lobby), sewing machine.

You can check out the full challenge rules and details HERE!!! Then scroll down and check out some peeks for the amazing projects that are in Holiday Cards & More, Volume 4. I just got this publication and it is FANTABULOUS!!!!!!! Check out page 86 and 115 for a few things I contributed to the issue!

Thanks for stopping by!

22 comments:

Gabriela said...

Darling Christmas tree card Cammie. I adore the 3-D effect your hands so lovingly created. You really nailed it (the challenge).

Lynette said...

Awesome card! I love the dimensional tree.

Melanie said...

haloo WEEN? o-kay! I like it way better for Christmas! actually i thought these were three prints, greta job with the ribbon stripes!
great design!

Starla said...

Wow. You sewed on those teeny tiny pieces of paper? (yeah, I know that they are not that tiny...but if you knew my sewing skills, you would understand!!)
Love all the texure and dimension on this

Kathleen said...

cute, cute! Love the dimension on this card---what a clever idea!

Marie B. said...

Your tree is FAB Cammie! Totally adorable!

Donna said...

Cammie, what a fabulous use for those stamps. I was thinking there had to be more uses than just 4th of July cards. This is so cute! I'll have to check out the mag to see your projects and join in the challenge. Have a wonderful day!

rae said...

fabulous card carolyn!!!! love the triangle tree, and of course your gorgeous work in Holiday Cards & More ;)
hope that all is well with you!!
hugs~
rae

Tami Mayberry said...

Hey Lady! Super cute! Hope you're having a great week ;)

Joanne (jojot) said...

cute tree...innovative and dimensional....tfs

Purple D said...

Cute tree!

Connie said...

Oh I just love this, Cammie! Your tree is just sooo pretty...love all the stitching! Stunning!

6 wacky women said...

Awesome card, Cammie.
Love the 3D tree, looks fabulous!

Karen x

Anita C said...

Very creative Cammie!! Love the tree!!

Charlene Merrick (LilLuvsStampin) said...

Total cuteness, Camster! I love your stamped, dimensional Christmas tree with that fab stitching!

Carolina said...

This just put me in the mood to start up my Christmas card - thanks so much for sharing such an adorable card!!!

Lori said...

Super card! Love the tree!!

Tracey said...

This is fabulous Cammie! I love that tree! xx

Rose Ann said...

I'm loving your awesome tree, Cammie!! So creative and cute!!

Amanda said...

This is so cute. What a fabulous idea!

Cath said...

Hey Carolyn! Thanks for entering the challenge!

Elizabeth Urso said...

'Tis blessed to bestow, and yet,
Could we bestow the gifts we get,
And keep the ones we give away,
How happy were our Christmas day! Very interesting work.

nice post and thanks for sharing...