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Thursday, December 8, 2011

Of Course I Hung My Stockings

I'm breaking Stella out for my Day 4 Card for The 12 Days of Christmas at Catch The Bug. The theme for day 4 is to add a bird to your project. I admit,I had to get creative with this one!

My card uses the Sketch at Skipping Stones Designs for the layout. I used this fun Christmas image of the oh so wonderful Stella and matching sentiment, from Bugaboo Stamps. She is colored with Promarkers. I went with non traditional colors this time. I found these fun papers in my stash and new they'd make a great card! Stella looks wonderful in purples and blues, doesn't she? The purple and white trim and the metal snowflake brad are also from my stash. I used a Martha Stewart punch to punch out these pretty doves then embossed them with the Snowflakes Cuttlebug folder. Once embossed, I inked them with blue pearlescent ink. (Told you I had to get creative to be able to add a bird to my project!) The sentiment is punched with oval and scalloped oval punches. I attached the image, the birds and the sentiment with foam mounting tape for dimension

I am entering this card in the following challenges:

Sketch at Skipping Stones Designs
Day 4 (Bird) of The 12 Days of Christmas at Catch The Bug
Challenge #57 Christmas at Bee-Crafty
The Queen's Royal Digi Challenge #3 Christmas and Winter Wonderland at The Scrapbooking Queen
Challenge #28 Christmas With Sparkle at Creatalicious
Holiday/Winter at The Stamping Boutique
Christmas at Bizzy Becs
Challenge #120 Christmas Fun at Pollycraft
Challenge #39 Make It Shine (Glitter) at Mami Doodles
GL30 Christmas and Winter at Gingerloft
Challenge #95 Let It Snow (Snowflakes blue DP and on brad) at Totally Paper Crafts
Challenge #29 Christmas at Fairy Tale challenge
Challenge #86 Christmas at Raise The Bar
Holiday Card at Stamp, Scrap & Doodle
Challenge #84 Your Favorite Embellishments (Brads) at Speedy The Cat's Friends
Challenge #68 Punches or Dies at 2 Sisters
Challenge #14 Non Traditional Christmas Colors at Emerald Faerie Garden
Challenge #49 Bling It On (Brad) at Pile It On
Challenge #150 Punch It (At Least 3 Punched Shapes) at The Crafty Pad
Challenge #123 Non Traditional Christmas Colors at Incy Wincy
TSG133 Photo Inspiration (Lots of Purple) at There She Goes Clear Stamps
Snowflakes (On blue DP and on brad) at Whoopsi Daisy
Snow (Snowflakes on brad) at Totally Stampalicious
Anything Goes at Papertake Weekly
Tis The Season at Creative Card Crew
Challenge #77 Celebrate The Season at Tuesday Throwdown
Challenge #45 Holiday Greetings at Party Time Tuesday
Challenge #42 Christmas No Green at Celebrate the Occasion
Christmas Photomontage (Stockings) at Simon Says Stamp
Challenge #68 Merry Christmas at Penny's Paper Crafty
Challenge #99 Last Minute Cards at The Pixie Cottage
Challenge #132 Winter and Christmas at Creative Belli Blog
Challenge #67 Beat The Winter Blues at Prairie Fairy
Challenge #102 Christmas in Non Traditional Colors at Sassy Studio Designs
Challenge #127 Last Minute Christmas at Moving Along With The Times
Challenge #25 Un-Traditional Christmas at Bearly Mine Designs
Christmas at Paper Crafting Journey


  1. LOL--what a hilarious card!!! LOVE the colors you chose--and all your details are fabulous! Wonderful!

  2. These images are so funny! Thanks for sharing them with us.

    Crafty Boots DT

  3. Very cute! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Skipping Stones Design!

  4. Stunning!

    Thank you so much for joining The Crafty Pad in our Give It A Punch (use at least 3 punched shapes) challenge!

    Good luck! :)


  5. Very cute!! Thanks so much for sharing your talent with us at Papertake Weekly, and hope you join us again soon!
    hugs, Sharon

  6. Fabulous card!! Thank you for playing along with us at Speedy The Cat's Friends Challenge.

  7. Great card, such a fun image.

    Thank you for joining us at Whoopsi Daisy and remember to be eligible for a top three spot you must use a Whoopsi Daisy image. Hope to see you again soon.

  8. Lol, love your card! Thanks for sharing it with us at The crafty Pad for our Give It A Punch (use at least three punched shapes) Challenge THEIS week!
    Good Luck
    Dawn xx

  9. Wonderful - love Bugaboo's images.
    Thanks for joining us at The Pixie Cottage this week xx

  10. So cute!! Thanks for joining CTO.

  11. Ah Ha! LOL! Thanks for sharing this with us at The Crafty Pad. I wish you a Merry Christmas!
    Victoria Lavender

  12. Lol what funny Christmas card! Thanks for joining us at Penny’s Paper-Crafty Merry Christmas Challenge!

    Kathleen – Guest Designer
    Blog: Creo by Lady Katutz at http://creobyladykatutz.blogspot.com/

  13. what a lovely creation and thank you for sharing it with us at the Emerald Garden Faerie
    Hugs Kate xx
    ps I have some candy if you are interested:)

  14. Ooh, I really like this one, Sammi! Fun image and saying, and the colors and those sweet little doves are so pretty! Thanks for another great share at Tuesday Throwdown. :-)

  15. Hilarious!
    Wonderful job!
    Thanks for joining us at CTO!

  16. Haha, so funny!! Thank you for joining us at Mami Doodles and Papertake Weekly :)

  17. LOL great card hun, love the colour combo!

    Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
    Hugs Shell xx

  18. I love those images - they're so funny!! The way you colored to match the papers is neat too! : )

    Thanks for sharing your creativity at the Simon Says Stamp Challenge!!!

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  19. Very fun card! Thanks for playing along with us at Skipping Stones Design!

  20. What a fun & cute card. Thanks for playing along at Mami Doodles.

  21. So fun, love your colors with your cute image! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  22. Too cute and fun! Thanks for joining us over at SSD this week!

  23. What a Fun Card! So Happy You played with us at The Pixie Cottage this week!!

    Many Blessings,

  24. Wow I am loving the purple tones you have used for your fabulously fun Christmas Card! Who doesn't love Stella. Thanks so much for joining us this week and your continued support of our site throughout the year!

    Danie - PTT Design Team

  25. These Stella images are such a hoot-thanks for playing along with the creative belli challenge

  26. What a clever way to incorporate the challenge into your creation. Thanks for sharing on the Belli Challenge.

  27. Fun card, Sammi! Love the colors and that sentiment is a hoot! Thanks for joining us at Sassy Studio Designs! :)

  28. what a fun creation, thanks so much for joining our challenge at Prairie Fairy Fridays

  29. Lol! Fun sentiment and image! I love the colour combo you have used!

    Thank you for joining us for the Christmas Fun challenge at Pollycraft!


  30. Another fabby card from you. Thank you for sharing with us at BMD this time. hugs Jackie x

  31. Great card, I love the colours you have put together, great image and sentiment too. Thanks for joining in with our challenge over at Pennys Merry Christmas challenge and good luck. Julie x

  32. Cute card! Love the purple and blue colours you have used.
    Thanks for joining us at Bizzy Becs for our Christmas challenge,
    Hugs, Kelly

  33. What a FUN card! Love that image!!!
    Thank You for joining us at PIO!
    Happy Holidays!

  34. Fabulous card!
    Thanks for joining us at Pile It On!
    Helen x