Sometimes I make a card, and then try to find challenges that it fits, and other times I find the challenges, and make the card to fit. Sometimes it takes multiple challenges for a card to click in my head. I started out with the idea to make a Christmas card, then found a card recipe at 52 Christmas Card Throwdown it get the basic elements, a sketch at Sketch Saturday to get the basic shape straight in my head, and for a little extra pow, I picked up the stitching challenge at Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Challenge. When you have that much inspiration at work, putting the card together is easy.
a•muse studio stamp set, I wanted to try out a new Tim Holtz alpha die - Alphabetical. (which makes it eligible for the Cut It Up challenge!) I think it might edge out Wingo Zingo as my favorite alpha die. The letters are so fun!