Friday, December 1, 2017

Joy Clair December Challenge

**This is one of 3 posts I have today.  If you are looking for the DL.ART DECEMBER LINKY CHALLENGE please go here. If you are looking for the 2 Crafty Critter Crazies December Challenge please go here.

Hello Blogging Friends,

Today is the start of the Joy Clair December and January Challenge!!

The theme for this challenge is:  Make it Pop up/Dimension

Here is the Inspiration Photo:


White cardstock
Watercolor paper
Assorted paper from my stash
Black ink
Copic markers

For this A2 Pop-Up card I started by decorating the front of the card. I took the Joy Clair Ugly Sweater Background stamp set and stamped the Merry Christmas across the card 3 times.  I then took some green paper and the Sizzix Alterations Tree Line die and cut that out and added that to the bottom of the card front.  I stamped the dog house from the Joy Clair Dog Gone Christmas stamp set with black ink onto some watercolor paper, colored it in with Copic markers and then fussy cut it out and added it to the front of the card.

For this A2 Pop-Up on the inside of the card I started by stamping the dogs from the Dog Gone Christmas stamp set onto Watercolor paper with black ink, colored them in with Copic markers and then fussy cut them out. I took some thick white paper and the Sizzix Zig Zag die and cut that out and added it to the inside of the card.  I took some more green paper and cut out the Tree Line die again and added that to the card.  I stamped the Dog Gone Christmas dog house with black ink onto some watercolor paper and colored it in with Copic markers, fussy cut it out and then added that to the inside of the card.    I took the dogs and added them to the pop ups.  I stamped the sentiment with black ink onto the top of the inside of the card.

Here is the card when opened up:

Head on over to the Joy Clair December and January Challenge to see what the Design Team have created for this challenge!

Now it is your turn to create something for this challenge!

Here is how you can play along with us!  It is really quite simple, you only need to create a project, post your project on your personal blog or online gallery and link it back to Joy Clair December and January Challenge.  You can use any brand of stamps!!!

~ MUST directly link to the Joy Clair blog in your post. (Or entry will not count)
~ Projects must be NEW, no back linking, please.
~ Number of entries is unlimited.
~ Add a direct link to your project on the Joy Clair December and January  Challenge InLinkz

You have until January 30th to create a new project and enter it on the Joy Clair December and January Challenge Blog post.  By entering you will have a chance to win a $25 Gift Certificate to the Joy Clair Store.  ** And for this challenge we will pick TWO WINNERS!!**

The TWO LUCKY WINNERS winners will be announced on January 31st!!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. LOL! I saw the little puppy "howling" and could not help but think of the Harry Potter movie where Hermoine distracts the werewolf with her "ahh-oooooooo" impression. LOL Sometimes, when hubby is off doing the errands, our German Shepherd is so distraught that he will throw a temper tantrum with a mixture of a yowl and a cry "woooooooooo! woo woo wooooooooo!" LOL Maybe that little doggy is doing the same in the cute stamp set? LOL Guess maybe I should move on from the stamp set to your amazing scene! I love that you made it be a pop up card on the inside with an entirely different scene, and gorgeous, rich coloring! And the front of the card is definitely festive and beautifully done with the knit background and prettily decorated doggy home! I wouldn't have thought to put the pine trees in the background - OH SO PRETTY, Lori! Hoping Julie is feeling better, and that things will calm down a little, too. love, de

  2. Hi Lori this is a stunning card it is just perfect. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  3. Oh, Lori, I love the stamp set, love both of the puppies you chose from the set, and LOVE the spectacular "pop up" aspects of your card! Too cute.

  4. I love this, Lori!! The stamps are so adorable!! I love how you've used them!! The inside pop-up is so fun!! This is fabulous, my friend!! It totally makes me smile!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

    A Mermaid's Crafts

  5. Love this Lori. Dog stamps are my favorite. I can imagine these pups barking "Jingle, Bells" The inside pop-up feature is amazing.

  6. What a beautiful and fun Pop Up Card Lori
    Dr Sonia


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