Thursday, July 14, 2016

FTHS Bethlehem Card

This week over at the Outlawz Twisted Thursday Challenge, our twist is "Christmas in July." That seems to be a popular theme this month! 
Our sponsor this month is From The Heart Stamps, and this digi comes from their set titled "Bethlehem." They have lots of great digi sets including many Christmas-themed ones to choose from. Take a look around and you're sure to find something you'll like at
I sized up my digi and did a print and cut of it using my Silhouette Design Studio software. I also did an offset file so I could back the digi in black. I colored the digi with Copics, MEXPY alcohol markers and yellow Wink of Stella for the star. I adhered the digi elements to the black mats behind them using foam squares to pop them up a bit. I adhered them to the music page I had torn and distressed with ink using glue tape. 
For the card base, I made a top-hinge square card using a Spellbinders Grand Squares die. Then I die cut some other Spellbinder dies to decorate the card: Gold Elements One, Parisian Motifs, Persian Motifs, Victorian Medallion Two, and Delicate Doilies. I also used the "Christmas" sentiment from Memory Box's Stitched Merry Christmas Frame die set. I added some cheesecloth, ribbon and a lace bow for texture, too. Some pearls in 2 sizes completed the embellishments.
I hope you will join us over at The Outlawz Twisted Thursday group this week. It's great to get a head start on all those Christmas cards! 
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
Crimbo Crackers 2W #111 Anything Goes (W1 of 2)
Crafty Ribbons W,must include ribbon #160 Christmas
Cardz 4 Guyz W, 3E - #128 - Christmas in August
Crafty Boots - 2W, SIO - (Week 2) Christmas
Holly Jolly Christmas Challenge 2W, 2E, C10, Must be Christmas - #76 - Inspired by a Song (Week 1)
Ike's World 2W, 1E - #67 Christmas in July (Week 2) 
Scrapy Land Challenges -1st and #3rd Wed of Month, Must use a die sold by Scrapy Land -#45 Anything Goes - PLUS Use Any Brand of Die Scrapy Land Sales (Week 2 of 2)
Broken Fairy Designs 2W, E2 #6 - Anything Goes with a Christmas in July twist (W1 of 2)
ABC Christmas Challenge - 2W, Christmas -  'N' is for No Rules (Week 2 of 2)
Christmas at Sweet Stampin' - M, 2E, must be Winter Holiday (May) - Anything Goes  (Week 1 of 4)


  1. You really know how to get the most out of your Silhouette machine, Carrie. I hope that someday I can do the same with my Scan n Cut! This is such a beautiful card with all the layering. Using the sheet music is a brilliant addition and I love the black outline to the image to make it such a perfect focal point!

  2. Beautiful, Carrie! I love that you had sheet music for "Oh Little Town Of Bethlehem "! Your layering is perfect, a gorgeous card in every way!

  3. Many thanks for joining in our No Rules challenge at ABC Christmas this week, good luck in the draw!
    Lorraine DT

  4. You play very well with all embellishments! It's amazing. Many thanks to join us in Crafty Ribbons challenge this week and good luck from Christelle DT.

  5. Great design and elements. Thank you for coming to play at IKEsWORLD CHALLENGES.

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  6. Wow, lots and lots going on here, amazing card Carrie. Your use of the Carol as the backing paper is a great touch. Thank you for sharing your Christmas project with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  7. It is beautiful and a creative idea too. Thank you for taking the time to join in with our challenge and sharing your creativity with us, I love to see your talent and imagination at work. Love 'n' hugs Sall IkesWorld Challenges DT

  8. Lovely card!
    Thanks for playing at the ABC Christmas Challenge!
    Helen x

  9. A GOrgeous design and colours. I LOve all your pretty embellishments. Thank you so much for joining us at
    ABC Christmas Challenge.

  10. A very cleverly crated card. Traditional but in a modern style. Thanks for joining in the fun at Cardz 4 Guyz. Caz DT

  11. Lovely card. Thank you so much for playing along with us at Holly Jolly. Hope to see you again soon. Good luck.
    Lynn, Holly Jolly DT