Hi Crafty Friends,
t's challenge time with my friends over on the CCEE Stampers challenge blog. Being a brand new month, it's time to introduce our new challenge hostess which is Lynn McAuley.
Lynn tells us .... If you are like her, you are probably ready for the year of 2020 to be wrapped up tight with a bow tied securely around it. Let's be done with it!! For this challenge make use of the Christmas wrapping paper of your choice as a part of your holiday design. Grab up some paper scraps from your gift-wrapping adventures and join us in this week's challenge.
For my card today I created another Slimline Surprise (or Sliding Window Card) using Trinity Stamps Slimline Surprise die set. I used the main part of the die to die cut a panel which has red patterned paper on the top of the panel and wood grain paper on the bottom.
I used the Christmas Tree die from Elizabeth Craft Designs to create the Christmas tree that is behind the girl.
I added the "Merry Christmas" sentiment to the top of the card which is from The Ton's Essentials Sentiments Holiday stamp and coordinating die sets.
The girl and all the presents, wrapping paper etc are from Essentials by Ellen. Most of my Christmas wrapping paper, the patterns are too big to use on a card, but I did find one piece that had a tiny tree on it which I used for the bag near the girl.
I added the "That's A Wrap!" sentiment to the lower right hand corner of the card, it is adhered using foam tape so it doesn't get in the way of the sliding mechanism.
I adhered my Slimline Surprise card to a Slimline Scalloped Rectangle panel which is from Divinity Designs Slimline Scalloped Rectangles die set.
When you pull the slider mechanism up, it reveals a Christmas sentiment on the bottom red panel which is from the Handwritten Sentiments 2 stamp set from Stampers Anonymous.
Another sentiment can be seen on the white slider panel, for this sentiment I used an older Print Works stamp which includes the words "wrapped in joy" which I thought suited this card.
I like to create this style of card so it is flat, rather than adhered to a card that opens. This way the card can be displayed with the slider pulled up to show whatever is standing up on the card. So I added a rectangle panel to the back of the card.
I added a few more of the presents and wrapping papers to this panel and added a die cut sentiment from Mama Elephant and a gold foiled "Christmas" sentiment.
Don't forget to check out the CCEE Stampers blog (goes live 12 AM EST) to see the rest of the creations the CCEE Stampers created this week. You can also see more details of their creations on their individual blogs: