Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Pastel Christmas (4 Challenges)

When you hear the word "pastel", you usually think of white, soft pink, baby blue or light yellow. But it doesn't have to be. On a recent trip to my local craft store, I came across a paper pad on sale from K & Company called "Best of Brenda Walton". It had lots of different papers some of which are fun summer prints and others were lovely tone on tone papers that can be used for various summer and winter projects. One of the papers had colored birds so I cut the red one out to become the focal point of the card. The tree branch was cut using my Cricut Home Decor cartridge. I think the black branch adds a little dramatic element to the card. The background paper was mounted on mint green cardstock and then onto black cardstock which actually frames everything nicely. Embossed snowflakes and simple sentiment finishes off this Christmas card.

This card was entered into the following challenges:
1. Cupcake Craft Challenge #101 - Pastel Christmas.
2. Tuesday Taggers - Christmas
3. Tuesday Throwdown #10 - Christmas in July
4. Little Red Wagon Craft Challenge#39 - Christmas in July



  1. Pretty card! Thanks for joining us at Little Red Wagon!

  2. Adorable! I love all the subtle patterns to the papers! Thank you for joining us at Tuesday Throwdown! We hope to see you again next week!


  3. Love your paper choice and the cool bird along with the great embellies! So glad that you joined us at TT this week.

  4. Your papers are beautiful. The bird is really cute and I love the embossed snowflakes. Thankd for playing along with us at Tuesday Throwdown.

  5. This is a striking and beautiful Christmas card, love your little bird. Thanks for playing with us at Cupcake. x

  6. Hi Barb, what a gorgeous card. I love the little birdie and your colour scheme is beautiful. Thanks for joining in with my "pastel Christmas" challenge over at cupcake craft challenge this week. Hugs, Denise x
    Ps I have candy on my blog if you want to call over :)

  7. Hi Barb
    A lovely Christmas card and a great entry for this weeks challenge at TT
    x Michelle