It’s Christmas at Cute Card Thursday!

Well here we are friends!  Happy Halloween!!!   I hope whatever your plans are that you have a safe and wonderful evening!  I also hope the little trick-or-treaters don’t get too cold this year with the snow over my way!

Well, although it’s Halloween today, we are having a “Christmas” theme going on this week at the Cute Card Thursday Challenges!  So if you’re all packed up from making Halloween, then this would be a great time to start working on your Christmas makes for the year!  We look forward to seeing what you come up with!

Here’s the card I made for the challenge:


Isn’t this image just beautiful?!  I was so happy to pull out this stamp… finally and color it up for a Christmas card!  This was my purchase during STAMPtember from Paper Rose.  I had never heard of this company before that time, so this was the stamp set/die combo I picked to get as I fell in love with it.

I stamped the large image over a piece of Copic Blending Card and then stamped the sentiment from the set right underneath it.  Colored with Copics and then trimmed it down to fit over my card front.  I layered this panel onto a pice of brushed gold cardstock and then a piece of red.

For the card base, I took the two pine sprigs from the stamp set and randomly stamped them over a kraft colored A2 sized top folding card base.  I used the same ink color to stamp them with and then used that color to sponge around my image panel before attaching all the layers together.


Here’s a closer view of the coloring I’ve done over the image.  Although the brushed gold cardstock is a bit muted, you can see the slight shimmer in it.

I’ve taken a Copic marker and done some random “dots” all around the flowers.  I’ve also used a gold gel pen to color the center of the flowers as well as add some more “dots” around the poinsettias.

For the “berries” within the branches, I’ve added some Nuvo Morning Dew Drops which dries clear over them.  This would be the only dimension on my card which makes it nice and flat for mailing.


I’m actually really happy to add another Christmas card onto my pile for this year and I have many places to send cards to, so I know I will be making more!

Please be sure to hop on over to the Cute Card Thursday blog and have a look at what the rest of the team has come up for this challenge and enter your project there too!  Hope you can join in the festive fun with us this week!

Thanks so much for joining me here today and I’ll be seeing you again soon!


  1.  Allsorts – Make Your Own Background Paper (stamped on card base)
  2. Pammies Inky Pinkies – Anything Goes PIP1943
  3. The Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge – Anything Christmas Goes
  4. Through the Craft Room Door – Anything Goes
  5. Fab ‘N’ Funky – Christmas


27 thoughts on “It’s Christmas at Cute Card Thursday!

  1. Great coloring of the poinsettia, Vicki. You made a wonderful card with it. Love the stamped branches on the background.
    xxx Margreet


  2. Stunning card and love this stamp/die set. Paper Rose is Aussie based expanded to overseas sales. I visited their store recently in Adelaide, “south


  3. Hi, Vicki! Your poinsettia swag is certainly gorgeous! I especially like that there are neutral borders on the top and bottom, with stamped sprigs, and a regal border surrounding the white area of your beautifully colored focal image. It’s a lovely creation! hugs, de


  4. A very pretty card and your base stamping provides the perfect background. Thanks for joining in with my make your own background challenge at Allsorts this week.
    Lynn x


  5. A striking classic Christmas design. The image is colored to perfection, with the little dots as a special effect, I love it. I also like how you subtly stamped on the Kraft colored background.


  6. I love this classic design and clean look for a Christmas card! The soft shadow stamping is just beautiful and I love the haze around the flower spray! Gorgeous creation!


  7. This is such a beautiful Christmas card. I love this image, and you’ve colored it so nicely! Definitely a keeper! Thank you for sharing this with us at PIP Challenges!


  8. thats image is adorable
    the coloring is perfecto
    and love your simple sketch Vicki
    great card as always my dear sweet friend
    how are you Vicki?
    Big hugs


  9. A stunning card with a gorgeous image, beautifully coloured! Thanks for sharing with us at the Holly & Ivy Christmas Challenge, hope to see you again soon. Hugs, Shona xx


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