It's time for another challenge over at Christmas Card Challenges. Play along with us each week to get a great leaping start on your Christmas cards for 2016. Not that we even want to think about that yet. But, the sting of this past year's mad dash is fresh enough to motivate me to be even more prepared. And, yes, I say that every year.
For this week's color challenge, I went back to my MFT Hug in a Mug set. I'm kinda, sorta obsessed with this set! It is very rare for me to get a set and want to use it over and over, different colors, different designs - you name it, but it's all on my agenda with this one. It makes me want to go hunt another that I will fall in love with just as much, but it probably wouldn't happen. That's what makes it so unique (for me). So, that was a precursor for saying that you may get tired of seeing cards with these mugs on them on my blog. I just love it.
I got the inspiration to make the cup a shaker from this card. It's swoon worthy. :) I finally broke down and bought a big roll of the GOOD foam tape, so I'm excited to make more shakers. I was too stingy with my foam tape before, then got fast and loose with it once a friend gave me an enormous roll she had leftover from work. It's so heavy duty that it's not good for shaker cards, but it did get me spoiled on having such a large roll that I don't have to hoard it. (I've said before, it's really a struggle to be a miser AND an obsessed crafter. I should be the president of that support group.)
I've layered this on a PTI Soft Stone card base and used the same color ink to stencil in the subtle (Tim Holtz) Fair Isle pattern in the background. The mug and coffee oval is die cut from DCWV Basics 6x6 pad and the chevron background is MFT patterned paper. The adorable plaid strip is from Basic Grey's Juniper Berry 6x6 pad. I'm also in love with this paper and can't quite get enough. I'm trying to be a good girl and not hoard it, but it's hard.
I'm playing along with the current CASology challenge and Simon Says Monday Challenge, Winter Wonderland.
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I John 3:23 NKJV (New King James Version)
"And this is His command: to believe in the name of His Son, Jesus Christ, and to love one another as he commanded us."