Thursday, August 10, 2023

KCC11 Sketch 7

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 7 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. 

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 stenciled the poinsettia wreath using my Stencils 360 platform and the aptly-named Poinsettia Wreath stencil. I cut the panel according to the card sketch instructions and then added the pattern paper strips the sketch called for. I decorated the card with some kraft stars with metallic accents from a retired CTMH set. 

 Challenges I'm entering:

Crazy is our fame - STENCILS are our game! ( ATG with stenciling + optional theme of butterflies (1/3; ends at the end of the month)

ABC Christmas Challenge: Q is for quick (using the premade star embellishments made this a quick card to put together) (unlimited entries; 2nd Monday of the month)

Double D Challenges ( ATG with option to use a stencil (3/3; ends 8/13/23)

Word Art Wednesday: ATG (1/5 for the week; 6/10 for the challenge; ends 8/23/23)


  1. Very creative and pretty, you sure are having fun with this technique!!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at Double D and Stencil Fun!
    Diane DD SF Co-Owner
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    1. Thanks, Diane! Kendra's Card Challenge makes a set of 15 cards, so I'm still catching up with blogging them all.

  2. Great card. Thank you for joining the Polkadoodles challenge this week. Good luck with your entry.

    Crafty Hugs, Renske Polkadoodles DT

  3. Fabulous holiday card! You're on a roll and will be ahead of the game come December! Well done! Thanks so much for joining in the fun at our Stencil Fun & Double D challenges! Good Luck and we hope you’ll come back often.

    Co-Owner … Can You Handle the Pressure, Double D, Four Seasons, Peace On Earth,Stencil Fun, Simply Clean & Simple, Two Old Bats, Triple B

  4. Another beautiful Christmas card! Thanks again for joining us this week at Pammie's Inky Pinkies and for making a second card. Hope to see you again.

  5. What a super cute card and just perfect for the Double D Challenge. Best of luck to you!

  6. Lovely project! Thank you for joining our P/Q/R-challenge at ABC Christmas.

    1. très jolie et élégante création Carrie, merci de jouer avec nous chez ABC Christmas Challenges, biz

    2. Fabiola, merci beaucoup! Bisous!