Friday, August 12, 2022

52 Christmas Card Throwdown: Wonderful in Pink and Purple

 I am honored to be this week's guest at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown. It's a great one - it's a color challenge with pink, purple and gold.

8.13 52CCT S

Funny story. I personally don't use much pink, purple or gold - not ever, let alone for Christmas!!  On my own, I would never have gone in the direction of this card, but I actually have ended up loving it. Challenges (or throwdowns) are "challenges" for a reason - they push our creativity. They push us into new colors, or techniques or themes. Thank you to the fine group at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown for this nudge into a new-to-me color scheme - I actually think I'll use it again!

My first thought for these colors was snow or snowmen but I felt like the gold added elegance. So then I went towards the poinsettias and I found one in my stash that was a bit modern to add to the unique look of the colors. I knew the gold needed a bold sentiment. Then I added three stripes - using a golden texture in the middle (you can see the glittery flash on the right side of the card.)

8.13.22 52CCT side S

I hope to see you playing along at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown.  They have challenges and inspiration week after week all year long to help us get a good start on our Christmas card stashes!


Stamps: Waffle Flower Wonderful Christmas

Dies: Flora & Fauna Poinsettia

Paper: Taylored Expressions Pink Champagne, Stampin' Up Highland Heather and Be Dazzling Specialty Paper (retired)

Other: Stampin' Up Gold Glitter Enamel Dots (retired)


  1. ta carte est superbe Kim, merci d'être notre guest designer cette semaine, biz

  2. Kim, I'm like you and haven't used pink, purple and gold for Christmas ever! But, your card is stunning. Thanks for the inspiration as I begin my Christmas cards. Enjoy your day!

  3. This is a fabulous card - sparkly yet fresh! Thanks for being our Guest Designer at 52CCT this week.

  4. Love these colors for the holidays! Pretty@


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