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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Sparkles Christmas: Christmas Is for Kids

Hi, everyone! It's the first of the month.. which means it's time for a new Sparkles Christmas Challenge!

The Sparkles DT takes turns choosing the monthly challenge theme. This month, the honor is all mine. Of course, with my work for Send a Smile 4 Kids, I couldn't pass up the opportunity for our team to make kiddie cards. So, our theme for the month is: Christmas is for Kids!

For my this challenge, I used stash glitter paper, a fun doggie image, a punny sentiment, and an embossed background paper to make a card perfect for a kid. And, I have to say, I'm pretty darn pleased with the way this paper-pieced pup turned out.   :)

Neenah Soler white; DCWV glitter stack; Bazzill green and Stampin' Up! black cardstock
Tim Holtz Crazy Dogs, stamped in Versamark black onyx and colored with Prismacolor pencils
Memory Box stencil inked in Distress Inks (twisted  citron, mowed lawn) applied with Ranger blending tool
floor/ground inked in DI hickory smoke, also applied with Ranger blending tool
MFT double stitched STAX die; computer generated word bubble sentiment
adhesives: Scotch ATG; foam backing; Zig 2-way glue pen

Stop by Sparkles Christmas and see our DT gals' cards. Then stop back by and link up a card/project of your own.  :)

BTW  This is a gussied up version of a card designed for teens to make at the local library's Santa Saturday celebration that posted yesterday. Today's card  will be sent to a child at Nationwide Children's. Since today's card also has an embossed element, I'm going to share it at the current Jingle Belles Emboss Around the Christmas Tree challenge.

Enjoy the rest of the weekend. As always, thanks for stopping and happy scrappin'!

See you in the Sparkles Christmas Gallery!


  1. I love how the colors on this puppy really pop ... thanks again for *embossing around the Christmas Tree* with us at Jingle Belles.

  2. Wow what a really fun and adorable card Hun. Love it. Nice bright colours too. Hope you're ok. Hugs xx

  3. This is just too stinking cute Sybrina!!!

  4. i didn't think the original design could even be improved upon, but this one really is EVEN BETTER!!! i love the paper piecing and that sentiment is perfection! ♥♥♥