Friday, February 10, 2017

CCT03 - Drinks Theme Challenge

There's a FUN theme for the current Christmas Card Throwdown challenge - festive drinks (warm or cold), and I'm joining in again to create Christmas or winter-themed cards.

Like last time, I started by flipping through the Christmas section (and the Food & Cooking section) in my embellishment notebook. I pulled out several items - a 3x4 card from a Christmas paper collection, a Coke trading card, a couple of trading card wrappers, and a strip of images from an older patterned paper, along with an 8 1/2 x 11 paper for backgrounds. [Since Coca-Cola is  my favorite drink at any time of the year, I thought it definitely fit the theme!]

Next, I checked my stash of premade card bases and chose five that worked with the festive drinks embellishments.

All the remaining papers for these cards came from my scrap bin. Once again, I had so much FUN putting these cards together. I started with the images of the girl sipping a drink and added layers of patterned papers and stamped sentiments.

I added the Christmas patterned paper to a card front, then adhered the 3x4 cheers card for a quick and simple card.

The piece of yellow cardstock scrap that I used to punch a scalloped circle for the first card above made a perfect frame for a piece from the trading card wrapper. A few layers of cardstock and patterned paper, and this card was finished.

And, finally, the long trading card with the wintery Coke scene is all layered with purple and teal cardstocks and a few strips of washi tape.

I also added a strip of matching paper and the stamped peppermint sticks inside each card.

So excited to be ACTIVELY using my stash to create Christmas cards with supplies and colors I might not have used without this challenge! Which of these is your favorite?

Anyone else joining in the Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge this year?


  1. Oh what a super set! I love the bold colours and the variety of papers. They are all just fab. I particularly like the coke bottle in the snow! Thanks so much for playing along with Christmas Card Throwdown. Deborah, DT.

  2. Your cards are great! At this rate, you will have a full stock of cards by Christmas!

  3. Well done! What an interesting way to use up your stash. I like to hear how everyone goes about cardmaking, I think we all start from a different place.
    Thanks for playing along at Christmas Card Throwdown

  4. J'aime l'ambiance vintage de ta carte Mélissa , elle est charmante, merci de jouer avec nous chez CCT, biz

  5. What a fun assortment of cards! Thanks for sharing them with us at CCT. My favorite is the snowy scene with the Coke bottle.

  6. I love all your wonderful cards and it is fascinating to read about the design process. Thanks for joining us at CCT, April x


Thanks so much for your comment - it's like a ray of sunshine in my day!