Sunday, December 1, 2013


    PS  This card received an Honorable Mention over at 613 Avenue Create!  Thank you so much - it is my honor to be among so many talented card makers!!!
Hi, There!
I am excited to share this trifold card with you today as I broke down and used some paper that I have been hoarding for a year now!!  I am very stingy when it comes to using my Graphic 45 papers for any card design.  But for this one, I went all out.  I am going to send this card creation to my daughter for Christmas.  The Nutcracker Sweet was one of her very favorites during the holiday season.  Thanks so much for visiting me today and I hope you enjoyed your weekend and found time to do something creative too!  Till next time, Hugs ~  CaroleAnn

I would like to enter this card in the following challenges:
2 Sisters Challenge #172 - Anything Goes
613 Avenue Create Challenge #48 - Anything Goes with a Twist of Gift Packaging!
Allsorts Challenge Blog  - Christmas Song - Dance of the Sugar Plum Fairy!
Crafts and Me Challenge - Christmas Vintage
Front of Card

 Inside View One
Inside View Two

Card Removed From Pocket:

Card Recipe:
Image on Front of Card is a rubber cling stamp 
from Hampton Arts and I colored it with my Copic Markers
Skin E0000 E000 E00 E93  Hair Y23 Y26 Y28
Dress R20 R21 R22 C00 C0 C1 C3  Nutcracker R29 C7 C1 C4 YR21
All Papers and Tags - Graphic 45 The Nutcracker Sweet Collection
Pearls, Snowflakes, Gingerbread, Candy, Candy Cane, Jingle Bell & Holly all from Recollections
Silver Corners and Doily - Live and Love Crafts
Stardust here and there.
The Grandfather Clock was fussy cut so I would have a 3-D effect on that side of the card.  Center of the card I put a pocket so you can take out the card and write a note.
Ribbon to keep card closed is from my stash tied thru the lock tag from the Collection!
The key is inside;)


  1. CaroleAnn, this is absolutely stunning! Your have just an astonishing eye for composition and color and your execution is immaculate! Nothing is ever overdone or understated. None of your components ever look forced nor do they lack purpose. Each in it's own way contributes to the beauty and elegance of the design. You are talented! Thanks for leaving this propped against our front door here at 613 Avenue Create. It was a delightful find!

  2. It is something outstanding! This creation is like a fairy tale ! Every detail is wonderful!!!!

  3. This is just a masterpiece! You have thought of everything on this one! Each page is just a complete card in it's self & your embellishments & papers are all just perfectly gorgeous. Your daughter is going to just adore this card & all the memories & love that went into it!

  4. CaroleAnn this is just stunning and a work of art! I'm sure your daughter will treasure it :) I wish there was a "Like" button for Chana's comment because I agree with everything she said! LOL! Thanks for playing in our neighborhood at 613 Avenue Create!
    Co-Owner/DT Coordinator

  5. oh wow this is fantastic caroleann.amazing design and i love all the gorgeous details ;D

    xx coops xx

  6. Hi sweetie, this is absolutely gorgeous, I ♥ it, hugs Pops x x x


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