Christmas Banner Card PCCCS #66

by Joanne James12. November 2013 16:01

An earlier post than usual from me today, as I am out at school this evening to discuss 'wins and learns' from the weekend's bonfire and fireworks evening, which was a huge success. As promised, today's creative post is a very festive Christmas card created using the current Paper Craft Crew Challenge sketch as my inspiration. Here is the challenge sketch:

I haven't made a banner card for a while, so thought I would take the opportunity to create a festive one. Here's my card:

I chose Real Red, Whisper White and Gumball Green for my festive creation and whilst I followed the layered style of the sketch, I chose to change the shape of my card and create a long, slim card (for which I created a bespoke envelope with my new envelope punch board!). I also incorporated my sentiment into my banner, rather than across the bottom of my card - I haven't used the Occasions Alphabet before, but it seemed perfect for a flagged banner here. My Hearts a Flutter stamps and framelit set enabled this card to come together easily.

Hop on over to the PCC Challenge page here to see what the Design team and other participants did with the sketch - there are some great creative inspirations to enjoy.

Back tomorrow with another project; until then, happy stampin'!


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Comments (8) -

LeAnneUnited States
11/12/2013 4:58:39 PM #

Wow, this is a stunner! Don't you love that you can make cards a wee bit different because you now have a way to make that envelope!  LOVE all the goodies you added....adorable!


Joanne James
Joanne James
11/13/2013 10:29:02 AM #

Thanks for your comments LeAnne, and totally agree re envelopes - gotta love the envelope punch board! x


11/13/2013 2:27:28 AM #

Thank you for commenting on my card.  It is the very first card I have put in a challenge, and it wasnt even my idea.  One of the team, thanks for the compliment.  I do love your card with the variety of shapes and using the ribbons at the corners, great idea.


11/13/2013 2:31:45 AM #

Hi, I think my comment got lost....but if you get it twice, its because you deserve it.  thank you for commenting on my card entered for the challenge.  it is the very first entry ever, for me....and i didnt even wish to do such a thing, but a teammate suggested, and helped me load thank you for liking it.
Your card is great, the shapes add a busy dimension which is what Christmas is usually about.  I like the ribbons on the corners, suspended is great.  Thank you, holly


Joanne James
Joanne James
11/13/2013 10:30:24 AM #

Hi Holly. Thank you so much for your kind words - I loved your card too! You should so enter more challenges and share your creations! xx


11/15/2013 6:05:02 PM #

Thanks for responding, i have bookmarked this page and will attempt new challenges as i squeeze in time.  Thanks, and I see you are on the leading edge of the winnings...good for you.!


11/17/2013 11:59:55 AM #

Love your extended layout stretching our sketch this week.  Pretty colours too.  Thanks for joining us at the Paper Craft Crew!  Carolyn x


Joanne James
Joanne James
11/17/2013 7:43:11 PM #

Thanks Carolyn - I love your sketch challenges! Joanne x


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