Friday, November 22, 2013

CSAYL Blog Hop and Final Challenge for 2013

It is the last Christmas Stampin' All Year Long challenge for 2013 AND we are hosting a BIG party to celebrate!!! 

This week, we are hosting a challenge and a blog hop! 

Check out each of the design team member's blogs and leave a comment, 3 random commenters will win a prize.  Then come back here and play along with this week's challenge, there will be 7 random winners drawn from the participants this week.   That means there are 10 chances to win if you hop and participate in the challenge - we said this party was BIG!!!

Create a Christmas gift set with 3 coordinating pieces...such as a card set; card, bag and altered gift combo; gift box, tag and card.  Mix and match, just make sure there are 3 coordinating pieces to your Christmas gift set!  Link up on the CSAYL blog by Thursday, November 28th at midnight EST.

Click on each link below, visit each design team member's CSAYL blog post and leave a comment by Thursday, November 28th at midnight EST.

My first project is a 3 card set. To coordinate each uses matching patterned paper and features one of my favorite images - snowmen!
(Left to Right) Card #1
Featuring Bugaboo Snowman Star
Ingredients:  Your Next Stamp Fishtail/Banner Die,
Your Next Stamp Whatnot Seasons One Die Set (heart), Your Next Stamp Christmas Critters (sentiment)
Based on The Perfect Sentiment - Christmas Sketch

Card #2
Featuring Limited Runs Digital Stamps Snowman
Ingredients:  Your Next Stamp Fishtail/Banner Die,
Your Next Stamp Whatnot Seasons One Die Set (snowflake), Your Next Stamp Gumdrop, Your Next Stamp Christmas Critters (sentiment)
Based on Your Next Stamp - November Sketch
Card #3
Fred She Said Emma the Hugger Snowman Edition
Ingredients:  Your Next Stamp Gum Drops, vintage seam binding, Your Next Stamp Christmas Critters (sentiment)
Based on Tuesday Morning Sketches - Sketch 225

Up next is a gift trio, with a tag, card and basket filled with candy.

Basket - Featuring Creations by AR Goody Basket Template
Ingredients:  Vintage Seam Binding, Your Next Stamp Warm Winter Wishes stamp set (snowflake) and Pocket Die Set (frame)

Card - Featuring QKR Stampede Snowman Couple and Patterned Digi Paper from Bearly Mine Designs

Tag - Featuring Patterned Digi Paper from Bearly Mine Designs
Ingredients:  Your Next Stamp Snowman Delight Die set, Your Next Stamp Christmas Critters (sentiment), vintage seam binding

OUR SPONSORS:  There have been so many wonderful sponsors this year.  A huge THANK YOU you to all!!!
This week's hop and challenge has 8 sponsors!!!



Thank you to everyone for stopping by!  Have fun hopping and good luck!


  1. Wow, what great sets. The cards are lovely but the box with mints has to be my favourite!! x

  2. Your cards are gorgeous, Julie!! Love the soft pink and greens. I wondered if I was stretching it to coordinate items based on like images, but seeing yours, I think I'm ok. : )

  3. As for your first project I think you've used very different styled snowmen, but you've created a feel of a set using the same theme and coordinating papers. I think this is a great idea also when time is limited and you need to make more cards.
    Your second project shows a beautiful Christmas set of tag, card and gift box. Love your combination of blue and green.

  4. Deine Karten sind toll. Die farben und Motive sind klasse und die Gestaltung ist wirklich wundervoll. Dein 2. Set gefällt mir super gut, die Farben und Gestaltung sind einfach klasse. LG Jenny

  5. Love snowmen Cards! Love your gift set too - nice card, tag and gift basket. Thanks for the hop, Merry Christmas and Happy New Year 2014 too!

  6. Love your snowman cards trio. Great sets.

  7. Your cards and gift basket are just gorgeous. You did an excellent job with each of the cards. Great gift ideas!!!

  8. Wow Julie! your set of cards is adorable and your basket and card amazing!!! thanks for been such a great crafter, coordinator and friend...for you hard work and your wonderful inspiration today and every friday... your are so creative !!!

  9. superbe ! tu as fait des merveilles, tout est superbe, biz

  10. love love love the snowmen cards wow they are so beautiful.

  11. I love snowman!! And your post is all wonderful snowman creations...heaven I say!! Love the snow couple might just have to have that!

  12. Supercute gift Set!
    Lovely snowmen!
    Hugs Nela

  13. What a great sets you made! The first one I like the most, I am crazy for snowmen to... :) The cards are beautifull...

    gr. Jacqueline

  14. What wonderful creations!! I love all the different snowmen!!!
    Thanks for joining us this week at TMS #225!!

  15. Snowmen are my favourite! And how adorable is that little basket? Love everything! Thanks so much for coming to play at Tuesday Morning Sketches this week :)

  16. They are all super cute. Love the 1st Card is my favorite

  17. Fabulous sets. Love the candy box.

    Hugs from Finland,

  18. Wow - 2 sets - both are absolutely beautiful! I love, love, love snowmen so both of your sets appeal to me. Your cards are gorgeous and the box is really special - I've never made anything like that. I came here for the blog hop and for some inspiration and I'm so happy I did. Now I am ready to go make my set so I can play along with you. Thank you so much for showing your snowmen - love them!!! Wishing you a joyful day!

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