Saturday, July 21, 2012

Christmas in July!

From the Our Creative Corner Design Team Member Lori Rider, comes "What Not To Stamp" card makeover challenge!

I had a very hard time choosing what card to make over but I finally settled on this one, the BEFORE:

I really didn't like this paper (then why did you buy it, you ask... I'm clueless there) and the center focus item just gets lost... too small, too blah

ahhhh... the AFTER.... so pretty!

Printed Paper - October Afternoon

Cardstock - Olive & Citrus Leaf

Distressing Ink - Tim Holtz Forest Moss & Festive Berries

Stamp Set - Basic Grey

Die - Sizzix

Bling - Making Memories White & Red Sets

Ribbon - Joann's clearance rack for $0.50


  1. Wonderful upgrade, Paula! I definitely like your new paper better and the tree is terrific. Love the bling too. Super job on this new challenge - thanks for sharing your older work!

    Have a great weekend.


  2. Great makeover Paula but oh my goodness I can't think about Christmas yet! A gorgeous card though, love your new version :)

  3. Hi Paula :)
    I love the papers on the original card, but I agree that your wonderful focal point got lost in the lines. Your remake however, BAM!! Wow, now that really stands out and I love how you've designed the layout to make the eye really see every bit of the wonderful elements. Beautiful Christmas card. :)
    Lisa xx

  4. Hi, Paula, I love the brighter new card with the beautiful dimensional Chrismas tree on it. Great makeover!!! ... :)

  5. this is so gorgeous- loving the make over!

  6. So loving the do over!!!! 3D makes such a difference! Great fun colors for Christmas as well!!! Welcome aboard!!!

  7. Fantastic makeover! The new card just pops!

  8. I love your makeover ,Paula! Your focal point pops and the papers are a very good complement to your focal point.