Monday, December 7, 2015

FCCB #266 Anything But A Card!

Welcome to another Challenge Me Monday...

Challenge #266 Anything But a Card

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To qualify for the prize, be sure to use at least 1 Cricut cut on your project and if it's not obvious, let us know what cartridge you used. If you use a Cricut Explore machine, at least one cut must be from the Cricut catalog of images.

And, if you submit a project in our challenge that isn't a card, you will get two entries for a chance to win the prize instead of one!

For my project this week I've created a Christmas Pocket Letter to send to a friend. 

On the front of my letter I used the following Cricut cuts - 
Candy cane phrase (bottom left), ornaments (middle center) - Merry and Bright
Lamppost (middle left), bell (top center) - Christmas
Frames (top left & bottom right), tree (bottom center) - CTMH Art Philosophy

I used the Believe paper collection by Heidi Swapp that I absolutely love! Some of the papers are glittery and so beautiful. I looked through my stash of diecuts and found lots of snowflakes, Christmas trees and a string of lights to use in my pockets, along with browsing Cricut Design Space for some lovely Christmas images. I used a couple sentiments from the lovely Pretty Cute Stamps Nativity 2 stamp set and two peppermint candy cane diecuts from the PPPR Peppermint Cutting Files (bottom left). To finish off the front of my pocket letter I used a white gel pen to trace around some of the images and added some Stickles for shimmer. 

On the back these are the Cricut cuts I used -
Tree (top left) - CTMH art philosophy
Window, Mistletoe (bottom center) - Christmas 

Since the back side of the Believe paper is white I decided to use some Christmassy Tim Holtz stencils. I sponged on Distress Ink through the stencils with my foam applicator, not worrying if it overlapped colours a bit. 

I added some fun goodies in each pocket for my friend to use for her own crafty fun - 

Top left - snowflake die cut, Top center - adhesive flowers and diecuts, Top right - clip from Kelly Purkey's Holiday Clips by Hero Arts and mini journaling cards from the 6x6 Heidi Swapp Believe paper pad.

Middle left - More fun cuts and stamped images from Kelly Purkey's Holiday Clips by Hero Arts, Middle center - a mini file folder made using the WR Memory Keepers 123 punch board (love!!!), Middle right - yummy breakfast tea.

Bottom left - coin envelope using the WR Memory Keepers 123 punch board with diecuts inside, Bottom center - Cricut diecuts, Bottom right - sparkly bakers twine.

Thanks so much for joining me today! Don't forget to stop over to the FCCB blog to see what all the other Design Team members have come up with for our Anything But A Card challenge - and enter your own project that includes a Cricut cut for your chance to win! 

Linked to:
PDE Linky Party - Always Anything Goes!
CHNC Patterned Paper Challenge - December Link Up
DL Art - Thankful Thursday December Challenge - AG
Crafty Hazelnuts Christmas Challenge Extra - December Linkup AG Christmas


  1. I am so interested in doing these! I bought a pack of sleeves, and still haven't created my first one yet. Your's is fabulous. I love all the cuts, designs, and details. Great job!
    Pause Dream Enjoy
    PDE Linky Party, Owner & DT Member

  2. This is lovely Karla! What beautiful PL Cards... each one is so lovely and unique!

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  3. these pocket letters are so cool!!thank you for playing a long with us at simon says stamp!

  4. This is a wonderful make...Each one is a unique creation. So glad you joined our Challenge this week at 613 Avenue Create. Have a blessed weekend.

    JO ANN

  5. Brilliant festive project thank you for joining the CHNC EXTRA CHALLENGE
    lorraine x

  6. Wonderful selection of papers for an amazing project Thanks for joining us at CHNS patterned Paper Challenge this month.

  7. Hi, Karla! Thanks for entering our challenge last week at 613 Avenue Create! Wanted to let you know that your project is featured on our FB page today: . Please stop by to say hello and to grab your Featured Designer Badge!
    Chana M. Harris, Owner
    613 Avenue Create Challenge Blog