Amusing Challenge – Happy Holidays

We hit a high of 68 degrees here in Washington DC on Saturday…not quite what we normally think of winter weather up here but I’ll take it.   This week’s Amusing Challenge is “Happy Holidays” and I hope it will help put you in the holiday spirit!  If this is not enough, be sure to visit Friday’s post for my entry into the Coffee Lover’s Holiday Blog Hop…the whole event is amazing and there are lots of prizes!!

Throughout the month I have different sorts of challenges…”use it”, themes, sketch, etc.  I will have a Weekly Winner and at the end of the month, those 4-5 winners will go into a prize drawing for one lucky Grand Prize winner.   This will be the last month of running the prize drawing like this – based on reader/participant feedback, the census was to have a prize winner drawing from all of the participants instead.  So, starting in January we’ll give it a try.   In the meantime, December’s lucky winner will receive a bag of Amuse Studio’s 4 mm sequins – in a color of their choice!


Cyndi tried her hand at making a shaker card.   She used glitter (versus the sequins I’ve been using) and though she worried about it, I think it’s perfect!  The little girl and snowman are colored beautifully and don’t get lost in the business of a shaker card.  Cyndi used Festive Girlfriends (it will only be available in Amuse Studio Holiday Catalog through the end of December) and Cozy Back – which is part of amuse studio’s Clearance Sale!

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amuse studio supplies:  Festive Girlfriend stamp set (Holiday Catalog), Cozy Back stamp set (Clearance Sale), Sugar and Cherry cardstock, Clear Cardstock, Vanilla and Silver dots


I spotted these cute tags over on the Amuse Studio blog – they are so simple to whip up for your Christmas packages.  In full disclosure I normally like and encourage stamping on your entries but these were too bright and cheerful not to share.

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amuse studio supplies:   Gingerbread die, Mini bow die, Cherry Petite Polka dot cardstock, Latte cardstock, French Roast pearls


I have continued to fall in love with the Holiday Greenery stamp set from Amuse Studio’s Holiday Catalog.  There are so many different images and the results are so beautiful each time.  Here I went for a more vintage, soft look with lots of sponging.  The sentiment is just a partial stamp of a larger one – it comes from Especially for You and is now part of Amuse Studio’s previous Monthly Collections “while supplies last”.

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amuse studio supplies:   Holiday Greenery stamp set (Holiday Catalog), Especially for You (November Collection – still available!), Tag Bundle die set (Holiday Catalog), French Roast 4 mm sequins, Vanilla Cardstock, Cherry trimmed ribbon

PS.  Don’t forget you can still play along with the current challenge, “let it snow”, until Sunday at midnight, EST.  You can find that challenge right here

It’s super easy to play along with Amusing Challenges, and just as a reminder: 2 entry limit and no digis please!

■Link your creation to your paper crafts blog, gallery (SCS or Flickr) before midnight of the following Sunday.

■Use any product but please follow the challenge criteria.

■Double your chances to win by using A Muse Studio products (just leave me a reminder in the comments please)

9 responses to “Amusing Challenge – Happy Holidays

  1. Like the pretty snow scene. Here in Central TX it rained on & off yesterday and it is raining this morn.
    “Sunshine HoneyBee”

  2. Love your super cute shaker card! I think I need to make another shaker card! Every time I see one I get inspired! I like your new prize draw guidelines for 2016! Enjoy your day!

  3. I keep saying I am going to make a shaker card – well I must do that today! Thanks for the challenge you offer – and I am having fun at the Coffee BLog Hop as well – have a blessed week!

  4. Thanks for another fun challenge Chris! Love the shaker cuteness and I adore your cute tags and a pretty creation using Holiday greenery stamp in soft colors!

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  6. Hey, glitter works perfectly for a snow scene. I never thought to try that! Love the cute gingerbread tags and that final card has such a rustic, homespun look to it…I’m really drawn to that card!

    Thanks for the challenge!

  7. Hi Chris! Linked up my one layer Holiday card and used Amuse Studio stamps. Thanks! Hope you are having fun getting ready for Christmas.

  8. Lovely shaker card!! Thanks for all the hard work you have put into the fun challenges for us this year.
    Have a lovely Christmas!!!
    <3 J

    jwoolbright at gmail dot com

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