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Monday, July 13, 2009

Christmas Stampin' All Year Long

Monday already?!
I can't believe that we're almost half way through July!

Today is challenge day over at the CSAYL blog! The challenge for this week is to
DECORATE A CARD ON THE OUTSIDE AND INSIDE.

This challenge gave me the perfect opportunity to start working on my Cookie Swap invites. Each year I host a Christmas cookie exchange at my home. If you've never had one, you definitely should - they are a blast! One afternoon of baking, one hour of swapping and I've got cookies for the entire holiday season!

Here's what I came up with for the "Inside Out" challenge this week...
I used my "Kiss the Cook" Hanna image and sentiment along with a "you're invited" stamp from the $1 bin at Michaels. The base is Sage Shadow, which I paired up with some patterned papers from BasicGrey and Kim Hughes.

Here's a peek at the inside of my card...
I printed up my party information onto Very Vanilla cardstock and then cut it out with my Nestabilities "Label Two" die. Then I layered it onto another piece of Kim Hughes patterned paper and added a spatula die from the Sizzix baking set.

This sketch was provided by Maria as an option to use for this challenge.
Loved it!
So are you going to play along with us or what?!
Check out what the rest of the design team did and upload your creation by clicking here.
There were some really cute entries last week for our "No Stamp" challenge, but this card by "Inka dinka doodle" was my fave! Keep up the great work ladies!

If any of you are interested in joining my "In Color" ribbon share, click here for details. I have 5 spots left!
See ya tomorrow...

7 comments:

Eve said...

This is really cute Mackenzie! I do not have that sizzix set. I am plugging your name on my blog on Wed. so be sure to check it out! (The starbucks stamp!)
Love that basic grey paper!

travelingmama said...

I cannot believe July is almost half way gone either! Crazy! Love your card! It's so cute!

Cathy said...

This is really cute!! love this as an invitation! Great job!

Hugs,Cathy

Marcia said...

How clever! Love this invite! Looks like a lot of fun!

Summerthyme Studio said...

Cookies!!! Yummy and of course Kiss the Cook is one of my favourite Hanna Sets!!!! Love this!!!

Maria said...

What a fun idea to have a cookie swap. It's nice to have a variety of cookies. Sounds like your holidays will be fun! Your card is fantastic. . the image is perfect for cookie swap card invite. Hey, you also did a wonderful job with the sketch. lOve the dp patterns The inside is awesome too!!

Maria

Michelle said...

Great card - I like how you think outside the usual sentiments...I would have never thought of this! I love your card!!