Tuesday, August 22, 2017

A Christmas Challenge, with a Little Give-Away

Here's a challenge for you.

Make a holiday card using stamps that are NOT holiday themed.

Here's mine.

My card uses a map from Concord & 9th's Map Love set and letters from a Hero Arts alphabet set. The colors and the sentiment and the cliche of joy to the world (or in this case, on the world) clearly mark this as holiday.

See what you can come up with. Get outside your happy little box of Christmas or holiday-themed stamps. Play around! Then post your creation somewhere online and share the link in the comments. I'll draw a winner at random and send her/him a sheet of bling. International entries welcome. The deadline is midnight EDST, Friday, August 25th, 2017. Winner will be announced shortly thereafter.

Mercy, grace, peace, love, and unexpected fun,

stamps: Concord & 9th Map Love, Hero Arts clear alphabet
ink: Impress Fresh Ink spruce, Memento Luxe love letter
paper: Papertrey white
accessories: scissors, dimensionals


  1. What fun. Love the idea and your card. But I won't be able to play as I'm traveling until the 29th.

  2. I love this card—and I badly want that stamp! I went on Concord & 9th's website, and they do not have it, so I guess they're no longer carrying it. I am beyond sad....

  3. This is such a unique card - definitely out of the box!

  4. I love this concept. I haven't taken up the challenge yet, but did copy your idea by using an old globe stamp, some Cuttlebug letters, some holly beads and sequins.

  5. Thanks for the challenge. You can find my card at http://marianne-cards-n-stuff.blogspot.gr/2017/08/a-perfectly-cas-holiday.html

  6. This was a challenge, but I did find a stamp I could use. I also copied your idea for two Joy to the World cards. Here's a link to the cards:


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