2 Minutes to Finish (2M2F) – Merry Little Christmas

Nov 2, 2017 | Christmas & Winter Holiday Cards, Tutorials & Videos | 0 comments

2 Minutes to Finish (2M2F) – Merry Little Christmas

Nov 2, 2017 | Christmas & Winter Holiday Cards, Tutorials & Videos | 0 comments

It’s time again for another Tic Tac Toe Challenge! It never ceases to amaze me how diverse the Design Team projects end up, and how diverse the entries are. If you’re looking for a great source of inspiration, this challenge is it for sure!

If you stopped by yesterday, you know that I’m exploring the Merry Little Christmas Memories & More card pack for the next few weeks. I’m really enjoying all of the traditional sentiments and song lyrics on the cards, as well as the coordinating patterns an designs. This card pack coordinates with the rest of the Merry Little Christmas suite, so it pairs up perfectly with all of the stamp sets, papers and embellishments.

So, how would I match up these memory cards up with the new Tic Tac Toe challenge? Let’s take a quick look at the board:

Play along at the Tic Tac Toe Challenge - Inspiring you 8-ways each week! Find us @tttchallenge or tictactoechallenge.com. New challenges every Thursday!

I instantly honed in on the first column: Vibrant, Circle, Stripes – as I wanted to use the unique color combo of Lemon Lime Twist and Old Olive. It sure is vibrant!

For the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#TTTC022). Featuring: Merry Little Christmas Memories & More, Merry Music Specialty DSP, Quilt Top TIEF. For more details including a 2 Minutes to Finish video, click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #christmas #2minutes2finish #handstamped

Look, ma! No Stamping!! I love using the Memories & More card packs to create quick and stunning cards! These beauties come together in just a few minutes, every time. So, that’s why I’m sharing another 2 Minutes to Finish video today. Though I won’t be showing this exact card (there’s only one of the silver acetate sentiments in the pack), I’ve got another quick idea using the suite – so, it’s really a 2-fer!

How about that? Here’s some more tips to make the challenge card a success!

  • I embossed the kraft cardstock with the Quilt Top TIEF. To make the pattern pop (see all those circles?), I lightly swiped the Whisper White Craft Ink across the embossed cardstock. Don’t go for even coverage – just hints here and there are enough!
  • Adhere the foil acetate pieces with Tombo Multi or Tear & Tape. Just put the adhesive behind the silver parts and you’ll never see it!

For the card in the video:

  • It’s worth the extra time to amp up the design by covering the sentiment letters with Fine Tip Glue. That little bit of shine and dimension is a worthy return on investment!

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For the Tic Tac Toe Challenge (#TTTC022). Featuring: Merry Little Christmas Memories & More, Merry Music Specialty DSP, Quilt Top TIEF. For more details including a 2 Minutes to Finish video, click through. #pmretreat #stampinup #christmas #2minutes2finish #handstamped