My "Odd" Christmas card and advent boxes

Hey, I am back with a card to share and some advent matchboxes.

I won over at Raise the Bar a few weeks back and was asked to design a card for this week's challenge which was "trees".  I pulled out some odd papers to use because I refuse to buy more Christmas papers and seriously need to make a dent in my paper collection.  I also decided to use an older stamp set from last year.  I used 2S4Y sketch this week and went to town creating this.  I was a little unsure about how the card would turn out. The bright green cardstock was too harsh so I used my PTI distressing inks to tone it down.  I cut some circles with my pinking shears and then layered for a dimensional effect. 
My card is for the following challenges:
2S4Y: #67 "Sketch"
Artful Inkables: #34 "Punches"  I used my circle punches
Paper Cutz: #70 "2 pattern papers"
Raise the Bar: #46 "Trees"
The Paper Players: #27 "Christmas"
Totally Stampalicious: "Anything Goes"

 The 3rd box is from Jenna at Corgi Pants

I like these little Christmas stamps she included.  The fabric is really sweet with wooden toy soldiers on it.  She also included the resin star ornament.

Is that snowman ornament not the cutest?  I love the silver leaves they used to adorn the box.  Inside the box they lined the box with gold glitter.  So sparkly!

#5 is from Sherry:
Now this little stocking just made me smile to the nil degree!  I love miniature items. I can't imagine sewing these!  Wow!  The outside mimics the inside gift perfectly! 

That's it for now.  Off to do some shopping.  Ugh.  Why can't I stay home and shop online like everyone else?  Because I am total tactile person and need to touch the item and be sure it is of sound quality.  :-)  I know, I am an odd one.  ;-)



OMG, those are all awesome, but I love the last matchbox.



These are `Gorgeous`...
love your tree..
Hope you had fun shopping Amy:) x


I'm glad you liked the little stocking and box! Merry Christmas!


Claire Phillips

I'm with you Amy...didn't buy any new Christmas papers this year! Your card is gorgeous and so fun - a great combo. Those advent boxes are lovely. Cheers Claire x p.s. know what you mean....tactile for me too!


Love the non-traditional colors on the first card. Thanks for playing along at Paper Cutz.

Tenia Nelson

Awesome creations!!

Cami @ Creating Myself

Your matchboxes are great & they all have such wonderful gifts inside! I've really enjoyed thsi fun swap!


great matchboxes and gifts!


I love them all but the 4th and 5th are my favorites. I love the glass charm on the 4th and the gingham background on the 5th; gorgeous!

Denise Marie

Hey Amy, enjoying 1 of your box treasures.


This is adorable! Love the little box, too. I know what you mean about not needing any more paper. I purge my "stuff" a few times a year just for that reason.


Very cute boxes!!


What agreat idea to use matchboxes, I would never have thought of that, great inspiration xx


Thank you so much for the wonderful matchbox. I received #4 from you. It was wonderful. Happy Holidays!


I wanted to pop in and say thank you for matchbox #9....I love the little JOY tile! Thanks a bunch!


Amy your card is gorgeous!!! Sounds like you are having fun too!!! Sorry I haven't been around much - too busy!!

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