Crafty Christmas Collab | Patterned Paper Christmas Card

This month I’m part of a fun collaboration which is all about using our crafty stash and creating Christmas projects. There are a lot of us in the collaboration, so I’ll be keeping these videos really short and sweet. For the collaboration each participant has picked a pattern paper pack or kit to use throughout the month, creating one project to share each Wednesday. The pack I chose is one I actually just received from a dear subscriber who sent it along with my birthday card. It is Christmas Cuddles by The Paper Boutique.

My card for this first video was pretty straight forward. I was inspired by a sketch and used that as my starting point. I trimmed apart the papers I needed, using a die to cut out the sweet penguin focal image. For the background paper I chose a solid colour from the kit and embossed it with an embossing folder to give a subtle pattern. I think the softness added by the embossing was really the right choice.

I bought in some glitter cardstock from my stash to mat some of my elements onto, and per the sketch I had chosen I used a snowflake punch to create a border in the glitter card behind my polka dot patterned strip. I adhered everything together and used some of the leftover snowflakes to embellish the design.

I am not really someone who uses a lot of patterned papers so this was a really fun challenge for me, and I’m looking forward to working with the kit more over the coming weeks. This collection is so cute, and I’m really pleased with how the card came together. Don’t forget that this is part of a collab. Head over to YouTube and check the video description for all of the details.


Charlotte E (Lady Joyful)


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Craftyhazelnut’s Patterned Paper Challenge – Use Patterned Paper

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Get Cracking On Christmas – Anything Christmas Goes

Mojo Monday – Sketch

NBUS Challenge – Never Before Used Stuff (the paper pad)

Papercraft Challenge – Christmas

Sparkles Christmas Challenge – Gold, Silver or Glitter

Winter Wonderland – Penguins

21 thoughts on “Crafty Christmas Collab | Patterned Paper Christmas Card

  1. I’m a huge fan of sparkly paper, Charlotte – yay! Your little penguin is PERFECT, what sweet paper choices and layering here! Thanks so much for playing at Sparkles!

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  2. Beautiful card Charlotte. Love your penguin.
    Thanks so much for joining us for our Winter Wonderland Penguins Challenge sponsored by Twinkle Lane Designs.
    We hope to see you again soon,
    Lou DT xoJemLou Productions

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  3. This is such a delight, Charlotte! I love to see pp used on cards. The artists who make these beautiful papers deserve to have their art showcased, just as you have brilliantly done with this card! I agree with you that the background e/f adds so much to the design!Thank you for sharing with everyone at NBUS! Keep well! Hugs, Darnell

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  4. Beautiful card, Charlotte! I love how you brought out the beauty in the pattern paper with all the wonderful elements you added to it. I struggle with using pattern paper and this is a wonderful inspiration!πŸ’•

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  5. This is such a wonderfully cute card, Charlotte! I love all the blues and that super sweet little penguin image! It is so eye-catching! Thanks so much for joining in at Papercraft Business Challenge! Take care! πŸ™‚

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