Monday, July 24, 2023

KCC11 Sketch 2

Earlier this year, I heard about a card challenge where 6 pieces of 6X6 inch design paper were used to create 15 cards. I was intrigued and joined the Kendra's Card Challenge FB group to have access to the instructions. Every 3 months, Kendra creates a cutting guide and 15 sketches to create a set of cards with the 6 pattern papers of your choice. This is my first month to give it a go, and this card is from sketch 3 in the series of 15. Forgive me if you are reading multiple blog posts from this card series because I'm repeating the information about Kendra's Card Challenge (KCC) in each post for the 15 cards in the series. 

I recently bought a 6X6 paper pad with Christmas papers, and since Christmas in July is a popular theme for card challenges this month, I set to work cutting all 6 Christmas papers according to Kendra's guide. Let me tell you that I was glad my paper pad had multiples of each pattern because I messed up my cutting more than once! I think it will be easier the next time around, but my pro tip to you is to be sure you can give it your full attention where you are following the cutting guides for the 6 papers 😂. If you are interested in joining in on Kendra's Card Challenge, you'll find all the details here: Kendra's Card Challenges | Facebook. Something to consider that I hadn't realized before beginning this project was that there are a lot of extra pieces of cardstock required to create the cards. There are many layers to these cards that aren't included in the pieces cut for the sketches with the 6 pieces of 6X6 pattern papers, so keep that in mind. You'll want to have plenty of coordinating colors of card stock to use for your layers. Thankfully I keep a box of scrap card stock that is just about overflowing, and I was able to use lots of pieces from it to make the extra pieces for this card set. 

Once I had all the papers cut, the fun part started! The card sketches can be adapted to any theme, and I found that I could use all sorts of bits and pieces from my Christmas stash. For this sketch, I used the Hero Arts Merry stamp and cut set and die cut the word "merry" out of silver card stock and then out of red card stock. I fussy cut around the red card stock die cut to get a frame to use for the silver die cut. Then I stamped "Christmas" from that same set and die cut it with a Tonic Studios banner die. I die cut another banner using green card stock and then snipped it in half and added each half to stick out just beyond the white die cut. Then I decorated the card with ephemera from a 49 and Market Holiday Wishes set and a snippet of twine I had left. 


Challenges I'm entering: 4-legged friends (5/5; ends 7/26/23)

Crafter's Cafe ( Christmas in July (8/8; ends 8/15/23)

Most Magical Time of the Year!: ATG Halloween or Christmas (ends at the end of the month)

Snippets Playground ( Christmas in July with snippets (I used my last snippet of twine on this card as well as snippets of white and green card stocks for the sentiment and the layer behind it. The red square and the green polka dot panel were also from my box of leftover scraps. (1/1; ends 8/5/23) 


  1. It’s a wonderful Christmas card. Love the composition of all the elements.

    Thanks for entering a piece of homework to the Snippets Playground. Meet you on the monkey bars later! X

  2. And another absolutely gorgeous Christmas card Carrie! Lovely to know what are your snippets.

    Di xx

  3. Thank you for joining in at The Most Magical Time of the Year with your wonderful project. Val - DT