Monday, December 16, 2013

Challenge #46 - Using Holiday Products on Non-Holiday Projects

Hey everyone!  Charissa here with what is the final challenge for 2013!  Can you believe the year is already almost over?!?  Right now, a lot of us are working on Christmas or other holiday projects, so it is a great time to challenge ourselves to use our Christmas/Holiday theme products on a project that has absolutely nothing to do with the holidays!  We have LOTS of great examples from the DT for you to get some inspiration from!

I (Charissa) created a layout using Elle's Studio's Noel for do this layout of my nephew.  I stayed away from the winter and Christmas themed items and the red and it turned into a great boy-ish color scheme.

Becci created this darling card using an Echo Park Season's Greetings kit.  I works great for this encouraging card.

Deborah really brought out the traditional reds and greens for her project, and they look great with the bright red her kids are wearing in the photo!

Jessica used Fancy Pants Merry Little Christmas for her layout about family game time.  Though, they are playing a console, the numbered Christmas paper definitely harkens to a game board!

Kristy used Lily Bee's Christmas Cheer line to create this fun card!  The pops of blue that are so prevalent in Christmas collections currently make them perfect to use for non-Christmas projects!

Charity used Carta Bella's So This Is Christmas line to create this page about one adorable pup.  Again the fabulous blues of the collection mean the layout doesn't look holiday at all.

Michele used My Mind's Eye Winter Wonderland to create this project about her little dancer.  The colors work perfectly with the bright red (and polka dots!) of the dress.

Because of the holidays, you get an extra week to complete your non-holiday projects with holiday products!  To enter, please link up your project by 11:59pm on January 4th!  The winner will be announced with the next challenge on January 6th!

The winner for Challenge #45 - Confetti Shakers is:  Saskia.  Congrats, Saskia!  
Please e-mail us at papergirlschallengeblog@gmail.comwith your info and we will get your prize sent out.

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1. Start by following our blog. To do so, click on the "Join this site" button on the right hand side of our blog. Please also feel free to follow by email too!
2. We will post new challenges the first and third Monday of every month. It will be up to you to create a project that has been inspired by our challenge!
3. Your entry should be made after the challenge has been posted. We will not say no to older projects but we prefer to see your new creations!
4. Create a blog post about your entry and make sure to include a link back to The Paper Girls Challenge Blog. If you do not have a blog, you may post on our Facebook page or to an online gallery and then link that photo to our linky. However, please only do this if you do not have a blog.
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6. Please make sure you describe how you interpreted our challenge if it isn't clear. If we can't see it, we can't count it.
7. The Deadline for each challenge will be the Saturday at 11:59pm MST before the next challenge is posted. This will give you 1 week and 6 days to complete your projects.
8. Please limit your entries to 3 per person per challenge.
9. We use to pick the winner. Prizes will be sent directly from the hostess of the challenge. At this time, we can only ship to US and Canadian addresses, due to postage rates. We hope this will change in the future. In the meantime, we love to see creations from all over the world!
10. The most important thing is to have fun!

We are looking forward to seeing what you create, happy crafting!

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