Saturday 22 March 2014

March Stash Challenge - Paper Flowers

Welcome to 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown!  Whether this is your first visit here or you're one of our regular challenge participants, we're glad you're here, and we hope you'll join in the fun and creativity!

This week is "stash challenge" week, where we invite you to use products that you likely already have in your crafting supplies.  This time we want to see your dimensional paper flowers!  You can can use store-bought paper flowers (such as Primas) or you can create flowers with punches, dies, or an electronic die-cutting machine.  Using floral patterned paper doesn't count for this challenge unless you find a way to lift those flowers off the card!  Stamping or using a digital image of a Christmasy flower only works if you then cut it out and give it some dimension.  (See the cards Design Team members Jacqueline and Deborah made for two excellent examples of that.)  Have fun being creative with this!

Here is what our March Guest Designer, Scraplady, has done with our theme.  
Her gold floral doily visually balances with the printed poinsettia in the bottom corner.

Here is some more fabulous inspiration from the Design Team.
Check out the different ways they've used dimensional flowers!
While you're at it, put a smile on their faces by leaving a comment on their blogs! 
After all, everyone enjoys receiving comments.  :) 

Sparkly Stuff - photo by Deborah Frings - Deborah's Gems

Now it's your turn!  Please create your own Christmas or wintry card featuring dimensional paper flowers and share it with us via the linky tool below.  You have until 6:00 pm GMT/1:00 pm Eastern time Friday, March 28 to link your card.

Please make sure to follow these rules when you play along with us here at 52CCT! :)

*Please read the challenge requirements carefully before creating your card. We will never delete any submissions that do not follow our challenge rules; however, only cards that meet the requirements will be considered by the Design Team for our weekly Top Honors and Honorable Mention voting. 

*Please link back to our blog in your post so that others can join in the fun.
*We would love it if you added our button to the side of your blog.
*Please make sure to link to your POST, not your blog.
*Please make sure NOT to back link. Your card must not have been posted to your blog before the date of this challenge.
*In order to be considered for Top Honor or Honorable Mention, you must link up by Friday at 6:00pm GMT.
*You are free to combine this challenge with up to 10 other challenges.
*We'd really appreciate it if you'd turn off word verification so that we can comment more easily! We know a lot of you do this for safety, but it takes a very long time to comment when verification is activated, and you may lose your comments from us... just sayin'. ;)



  1. An idea has just popped into my head for this!

  2. Fabulous theme and wonderful inspiration by the DT.

  3. The DT creations are all so different, and all fabulous! Love the challenge theme too.

    Jennifer. x

  4. Thanks for a great challenge. DT cards are fab.
    Lorry :o) xx

  5. Love all the beautiful cards, I added mine, hugs Ans