Sunday, October 21, 2012

Pile It On for the Holidays

This week at Pile It On we're celebrating Holidays! This doesn't include birthdays or special occasions, but actual holidays (this includes funny holidays).

We have a special sponsor this time, Flavorlopes, the Flavored Envelope Company! I ordered a pack of their Caramel Apple-flavored envelopes, so I wanted to make a card that would work well with them.

I used a digi that I won some time back from Make It Crafty, Home Sweet Home:

The patterned "wallpaper" is paper-pieced onto white cardstock, and I colored the image with Copics. I made the "butterscotch candies" by wrapping yellow tissue paper around a stack of cardboard circles cut on my BigShot (big piece) and a round adhesive foam pop-dot (small piece).

I generated the sentiment myself, using the free font Janda As Long As You Love Me. I embossed the white backing piece with a Cuttlbug Texture Folder, and cut the arches with a Sizzix die. The image is cut with a Spellbinders die, and distressed with TH ink.

I first heard of Flavorlopes from the always-hip Stephen Colbert:

Flavored Envelopes‽ Thank you Stephen! (I always enjoy a good Phish joke too!) I saw Flavorlopes mentioned several places after that, and contacted them via FaceBook because, well, one of the perks of being part of the Pile It On Challenge team is that I get to pick some awesome sponsors! They are generously offering one random winner a box of his/er choice of their Holiday Flavors, so you know you want to enter this one!

ABC Christmas Challenge: Anything goes
Crafty Boots: Home
Fussy and Fancy: Anything Goes
Love to Create: Trick or Treat OR Something Sweet

Merry Monday #37: Sketch
Totally Papercrafts
: Christmas (I know the sentiment is "New Year" but the color scheme is Christmas)

Hope you'll share your Holiday cards with us this week at Pile It On, and maybe even go grab some Flavorlopes to make the season a bit more delicious! Thank you for visiting,


  1. Fabby card CG, GREAT to see you at ABC Christmas Challenge this time too! Samantha :0)

  2. Great job. How sweet are those little candies? Thanks for playing at Merry Monday this week.

  3. Quirky and fun, love it! It's always refreshing to see something a bit different. Thanks for joining us at Fussy and Fancy xx

  4. This is a wonderful, cozy holiday scene, CG! I love the paper pieced wallpaper and the sentiment! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

  5. What a fun Christmas card, I love the little scene. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

  6. Love the "candy" that you have added to your card! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

  7. This is VERY SWEET!! Great Job! Thanks so much for joining us this week for our "Trick or Treat or Something Sweet" Challenge at Love to Create. Please Come back and play with us again soon!!

    Many Blessings,

  8. Love your idea for the Faux Candy CG and your image is great. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

  9. This is awesome and very cleverly designed. Thank you for sharing it with us at Totally Papercrafts and good luck.


  10. What a super card... great hallway scene, and the candies look delicious! Thanks so much for joining us at Fussy and Fancy.
    Alison x

  11. Amazing card, the paper piecing looks fabulous and the candy is a great addition.

    Thank you for sharing your work with all of us at Crafty Boots Challenges.


  12. What a lovely christmas card. Love the design with the embossing, distressing, the scene and bom boms you've added to it too. Thanks for playing at ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck. Hope to see you back next wednesday for a new challenge. Bettina xx

  13. WOW!! Such a fun card! Love your Christmas scene and the added candy accent! :) Thanks so much for playing along with us at Fussy and Fancy Friday Challenge!! - *Vicki* - DT member


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