Tuesday, 17 September 2013

One for the Troops & 52CCT Challenge 21

It's a colour challenge over on 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown this week:

And this was an easy one for me because I LOVE LOVE LOVE this colour combo!

Banners & flags are on trend right now, and the addition of an embossing folder or too gives this card it's simple but elegant look.  Don't stress about getting your banner ends even, simply use a square punch, just make sure you line up one corner of the square in the centre of one end of your cardstock.

This is also a fantastic way to use up scraps of cardstock.

Tip:  Spend some time running your smaller scraps through your embossing folder and keep them in a bag, box or drawer so you've got them ready for your next "quick" card!

Supplies Used:
Stamp Set:  Greetings of the Season & A Banner Christmas
Cardstock:  Whisper White, Cherry Cobbler & Crumb Cake
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Big Shot &embossing folders:  Vintage Wallpaper (R), Square Lattice & Pretty Print.
Bakers Twine & Rhinestone Jewels


  1. What a quick and easy card and such a lovely idea. I will certainly be putting some of my off cuts through my embossing folders now.

    Hope you were not near the bushfires the other week.
    Margaret M

  2. Thank you Margaret. I'm glad you like my card today. And no, fortunately we were not affected by the bushfires. We're city dwellers so quite safe, but we do know some for whom it came frighteningly close. Cheers!

  3. This is absolutely gorgeous! I adore the textures and the CAS feel! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! :)

  4. The embossed banners look fantastic! Your card is CAS yet very festive. Thanks for sharing it with us at 52{C}CT! :) I hope you'll join us again soon.

  5. Love the texture in the banners - it's just fab! Thanks for playing along with 52CCT this week!

  6. Love this gorgeous card!! A clever use of scraps!!
    Rosi x

  7. What a lovely Christmas card Karen, the embossed flag banners are wonderful! So glad you enjoyed the colour combo! Thanks so much for playing along with us at 52 {C}CT, please come back soon! Ruth x

  8. I love it too and your card is fab! Great tip about the banner end! Great use of our colour combination of kraft, red and white. Thanks for playing along with us at 52 CCT

    Louise xx

  9. Oooh you really made this color combo look fantastic! love your trio of embossed banners. Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52CCT.


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