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Day 22 Challenge Theme is Christmas

Monday, June 22nd, 2020

Are you playing along with our Scrap ‘N Stamp Random Acts of Cardness Daily Challenge? If so, it’s Day 22 challenge, with a Christmas theme! It’s never too early to start on your Christmas cards, and this prompt is as good an excuse as any to start today.

Tim Holtz Watercolor Trees

I recently received my Scrap ‘N Stamp order, in which I had included the Tim Holtz Watercolor Trees. I order this set specifically for today’s theme! Or did I choose the theme because I ordered the stamp? I don’t remember – but it works!

Day 22 Challenge Theme is Christmas

I chose to use the largest tree in the set, and make it extra special with an Easel Fold Card. These cards are easy to make, but make a big impression on your recipient!


Start with a dark green cardstock base of 4 1/4″ x 8 1/2″. Score at 4 1/4″ and 6 3/8″.  Fold on the score lines, so that the first fold is a ‘valley’ fold, and the 2nd fold is a mountain fold. This is your card base. Set it aside for now.

Set up a piece of white watercolour paper in your stamp platform. Now, ink the largest tree image with Shabby Shutters distress ink. Lightly spray with water, using a Mini Mister. Stamp firmly onto the watercolour paper. Now, ink up the same stamp with Cracked Pistachio distress ink, but only in random places on the stamp. Again, mist lightly with water, and then stamp firmly. Now clean and remove that stamp. Line up the shaded image stamp in the middle of the stamped images. Cover that stamp with Mowed Lawn ink, spray with water, and stamp firmly.  Clean & remove that stamp, and use a heat tool to dry your watercolour paper.


Now, place the baubles stamp on your stamped image, and pick it up with the stamp platform lid. Cover the baubles image with Versamark ink, and stamp firmly. Cover with red glitter embossing powder, and set with a heat tool. Replace the panel into the platform, and now line up the star, tinsel and tree base stamps. Cover those with Versamark ink, and stamp firmly. Next, cover those stamped images with Silver embossing powder, and heat set.

Line up the sentiment on a strip of watercolour paper, and stamp with Versamark ink. Cover with the same Silver embossing powder, and heat set. Now, use the star image on a clear block, and randomly stamp it repeatedly in the upper left and lower right corners of a 4″ x 4″ light green cardstock. Cover with the Silver embossing powder, and heat set.  Next, use a blending tool and add Vintage Photo distress oxide ink around the edges of the tree oval, the 4″ x 4″ green cardstock,  and the sentiment strip, to give it an  aged look.

Now die cut the tree image with an Oval die, and a second slightly larger oval in the dark green cardstock you used for the card base.  Now layer all of the pieces together onto the 4″ x 4″ cardstock with the silver stars. Attach this piece to the card base, by putting glue on the small 2 1/8″ x 4 1/4″ section, and attaching the top of the tree panel to it. This is what your card will look like, closed.

Day 22 Challenge Theme is Christmas


Layer the sentiment strip with a slightly larger strip of the light green cardstock. Attach it to the bottom of the inside of the card base, about 1/4″ from the bottom. Now, lift the top of the card, and prop the bottom of it against the top of the sentiment strip. This is what your card will look like, from the side.

Day 22 Challenge is Christmas

To finish off the card front, I added a few silver stars that I had in my stash.


Today’s Day 22 challenge theme is Christmas, and you’re right on time to join us! You can also join days that have already passed. Simply create your project for the chosen days’ theme. Next, share your card on the Scrap ‘N Stamp Challenge Facebook page HERE. Be sure to use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE. Feel free to share on your other social media accounts, too! At the end of the month, one lucky participant will be randomly chose as Winner of a $50 Gift Card to Scrap ‘N Stamp!


I’ve included links to the supplies I used in making my card, below. When you order regular priced items, be sure to use my special DISCOUNT CODE: 10DEB at checkout for 10% OFF! (By the way – the newest Big Shot is NOW IN STORE!)

Day 22 Challenge Theme is Christmas

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Day 25 Challenge – Animals

Monday, May 25th, 2020

Hello and happy Monday, my friend! Deb here for the design team, sharing with you. Today the Scrap ‘N Stamp  day 25 challenge prompt is animals. I love animals, and you could easily tell if you ever looked through my stamp collection! The most difficult part was deciding which animals to include. If you’re not familiar with the Scrap ‘N Stamp challenge, it’s happening all month long, & everyone can participate. Each day there is a new prompt, or theme. Just create your project with the theme of the day, and share it on the challenge Facebook page HERE. Use the hashtag #SNSCHALLENGE. Everyone who shares a project is automatically entered to win a $50 Gift Certificate to Scrap ‘N Stamp!


I decided to use a set that hasn’t seen ink in a while. It’s called Beach Bunnies, by MFT. There’s also coordinating dies, to make life even easier.

Day 25 Challenge - Animals

Too cute, right?! And depending on where you live, you may have already ventured to a beach, just to feel the breeze.


On a piece of smooth white cardstock, stamp the bunnies and bird images from the MFT Beach Bunnies set in Tuxedo Black ink. I also used the MFT Sweet Somebunny set for the flowers & butterfly images. Next, choose your favourite alcohol markers to colour. I use a combination of Copic and Spectrum Noir markers, because that’s what I have! Now, use the coordinating dies of both sets to die cut the image.

Take a blue panel of cardstock and a small circle die. Die cut 3 circles, placed as shown above. Next, use the MFT Winter Stencil Strips – dots pattern – and blend on Broken China distress oxide ink.  Now, attach the blue panel to a bright yellow card base, with foam tape. Stamp the sentiment from the Beach Bunnies stamp set onto a strip of white cardstock, and then attach it and all of the images to the card front.

Day 25 Challenge - Animals

All that dimension adds so much fun! I think this card would cheer up anyone who has had to ‘self isolate’ lately, due to health issues.


I’m looking forward to see what you create for day 25 of the challenge! Which animals will you choose? Remember that you can still post from days already past, but please wait to post for future themes/prompts until that day arrives.

The Scrap ‘N Stamp store is still shipping regularly, so you can go ahead & order.

Day 25 Challenge - Animals

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April Challenge & March winners!

Wednesday, April 1st, 2020

Our April challenge to you is Random Acts of Cardness. We’ve assigned a new word to everyday to inspire you. Can’t wait to see what you come up with! Then make sure to post a photo on our wall in our Facebook Challenge group to get your name entered to win a $50 gift certificate to Scrap’n Stamp! You’ve got until April 30, 2020 to post. Make sure to hashtag it for another chance to win #SNSchallenge

Winner chosen by random draw. Post to your hearts content. Share all the creative goodness!

Congratulations to the talented Meghan Kennihan the winner of our Stencil it Challenge. Congrats also to the Aileen R (?) who is the winner from our blog hop comments!

You both have two weeks to claim you prize here: