Celebrate the Season with Craft Hoarders Anonymous

Hello, Friends! It’s time to Celebrate the Season with Craft Hoarders Anonymous Challenge #21!

Raise your hands if you hoard Christmas or other winter holiday items! Who has a drawer full of “retired” holiday papers and embellishments? Who goes crazy over the candy cane ribbons or the sparkly embellishments? Share a winter or seasonal holiday project with us. We would love to see your Christmas projects, but you may also enter Hanukkah, Kwanza, New Year’s, other holiday celebration projects, or any winter-themed projects. Celebrate the season with us!

Our sponsor for this challenge is Spellbinders.


Spellbinders® Paper Arts LLC entered the craft and hobby market in 2003 with the introduction of the Spellbinders Wizard™ Universal Craft Tool and a unique, patented collection of dies unlike any introduced before – or since. Always on the cutting edge in introducing innovative tools to the market, the Spellbinders Artisan X-plorer™ machine is the company’s latest offering for paper crafters, jewelry artists, mixed media creators and more . In addition, the Spellbinders Grand Calibur® machine is perfect for large format die cutting and embossing. Known worldwide for its game changing products, the company brings revolutionary technology with its Imperial Gold die templates that cut, emboss, deboss and stencil. Spellbinders product lines include more than 250 patented and patent-pending products, allowing crafters, hobbyists, artists and teachers to create one-of-a-kind; beautiful projects across a different variety of craft genres.

Spellbinders generously provided the team with some dies and they also provided a nice prize for one talented participant in this challenge!


I love Spellbinder dies and have a vast hoard of them in my studio.  I store them on the back of my studio door in a clear shoe organizer.

Kathy Shots-0057Here’s my Celebrate the Season card made with Spellbinder dies and embossing folders.

CHACB Christmas Challenge 05I created a 7″ x 5″ card base from red cardstock and cropped the corners.  A piece of Core-dinations Pearls cardstock was embossed in  my Spellbinders M-Bossabilities “Splendid” folder.  The floral pattern reminds me of poinsettias.  Then I die cut the wreath from some suede paper that I’ve had in my stash for ages.  Some of the greenery was tapped with Viva Decor White Stamp paint then dipped in Ranger Rock Candy Distress Glitter…which I have had for a long time and never used because I usually end up wearing more glitter than my card.  But this time, things went off without incident.  Christmas magic, maybe?

CHACB Christmas Challenge 03The red bow was cut from some faux leather paper that I’ve had for many years.  It has a little embossed texture and a bit of a sheen that made it perfect for this card.  I also used it for the corners.

CHACB Christmas Challenge 02I ran 1.5″ wide red gingham across the center of the card to give it  homespun feel, then topped the  ribbon with a bit of crocheted flowers that I’ve had forever.  The bow on the wreath is topped with metallic gold string and a couple of rusted jingle bells. I added a few teeny tiny star buttons on top of the greenery.  Simple, but festive.

So, what will you make to Celebrate the Season with Craft Hoarders Anonymous?  You have until midnight Pacific Time on Sunday, December 14th to join in the fun.  Just link your project to the CHACB BLOG and we’ll be popping by to pay you a visit.  But first, visit the rest of the team to get inspired.  Here are the links:

Amber Milone – http://pinkchicpaperdesign.blogspot.com/
Christy Butters – http://creatingwiththegirls.blogspot.com/
Debbie Seyer –http://www.debbieseyer.com/
Donna Idlet – http://whttp://myblogidlet.blogspot.com/
Ginny Nemchak – http://pollyspaper.wordpress.com/
Glenda Brooks –http://glendabrooks.blogspot.com
Gloria Stengel – http://gloriascraps.blogspot.com/
Jan Marie Ennenga – http://re-creations4him.blogspot.com/
Karen Zueger – http://lostcoastscrapper.blogspot.com
Pam Bray – http://www.pammejoscrapbookflair.com/
Wendi Hatter Robinson – http://www.scrappydayinparadise.blogspot.com/

Thanks for stopping by!






8 thoughts on “Celebrate the Season with Craft Hoarders Anonymous

  1. Sara "Emily" Barker

    It’s been such a long time since I’ve really visited with each team members blogs. “Tis the season to spread myself WAY too thin! I’ve wanted to visit to tell you how much I’ve enjoyed having you visit my blog and leaving all your wonderful comments. You always make me smile!

    This card is beautiful in every detail…I love the embossed background, and yes, it reminds me of poinsettias, too. And the wreath is just perfect with the frosting of paint ink and glitter. (I was so amused by how you mentioned the mess you make with glitter! Ha! You should come be a fly on my wall!) The little star buttons are the perfect embellishment and I bet they were fun to adhere! The gingham ribbon, the crocheted flowers, tiny bow, tied up string, and rusted jingle bells! Just perfect! I love it ALL! Every single detail!

    My, what a collection of spellbinders you have! I have about 6 sets and I thought that was a lot! I’m so happy you’ve showed us how you store them–a genius idea! Let me know when you’re ready to purge! I’ll be your first customer! For once, I wish this was a random draw for the prize! I could sure use a few more sets!

    I’m still waiting for you to send me your address! If you get a free minute, please e-mail me at capon at bell south dot net with it, so I can send you a pretty! Hugs!

  2. heatherahudson

    This is beautiful Kathy!! Reminds me of a warm Christmas Blanket…love all the embossing and all the detail you put into your wreath!! Gorgeous!! Love your storage idea….mine are a mess….just like everything else :0)

  3. didlet

    Wow, what a collection of spellbinders you have. Love how you organize them. Your card is just beautiful. I love the embossed background and your wreath really gives the card dimension! Just love all the elements of your card.

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