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November Challenge: Kraft Cardstock!

November Challenge
Hi All!

It’s time for the next challenge! I’m so excited about this challenge because I love using kraft cardstock on my holiday cards – there are so many possibilities!

The last day to submit your entry is Friday, November 30th, 11:59pm CT. One random winner will be selected from all entries and announced on Saturday, December 1st.

SimonSaysStamp Gift Voucher
The giveaway will be a $25 gift voucher to Simon Says Stamp, one of my favorite stores!

Okay, just to recap the main rules:

  • Your card should use kraft (or SU crumb cake!) cardstock in some way.
  • You can submit as many entries as you like! However, please submit only one entry per card.
  • After submitting your entry, leave a comment on the entry just before yours.
  • Leave more comments on entries, if you’re so inclined. 🙂
  • To be eligible for a prize, you must be an active member of LiveLoveCards at the time the winner is announced and your card must have been made in the current month.

Are you ready to enter? CLICK HERE!

Today I combined one of Stampin’ Up!’s new colors with Crumb Cake: Shaded Spruce. It’s a very bright yet rich green:

Sweater Weather

I used the new Critter Sweaters set by Simon Says Stamp. All the lines are separate stamps, so you can combine them however you like. I colored my coffee cup with Copic markers. Here is a close-up:

Sweater Weather

Enjoy creating your cards – I look forward to seeing what you come up with!


Card Measurements:

Element Imperial Metric
Sweater panel approx 3 3/8 x 4 3/4 inches 8.6 x 12.1 cm
Card base 4 1/4 x 5 1/2 inches 10.8 x 14 cm


Copic sketch markers used: G07, G14, E43, E40, R27

Critter Sweaters
Critter Sweaters
Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions
Paper Smooches Hot Concoctions
Copic Sketch Markers
Copic Sketch Markers
Ranger Glossy Accents
Glossy Accents
Versamark Ink Pad
Versamark Ink
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Hero Arts White Embossing Powder
Memento Tuxedo Black Ink
Memento Black Ink
Stampin' Up! Shaded Spruce
Shaded Spruce Cardstock
Stampin' Up! Crumb Cake Cardstock
Crumb Cake Cardstock
Neenah Solar White Cardstock
Neenah Cardstock
MISTI Corners
MISTI Corners
Stampin' Up! Dimensionals
Zig Two-Way Glue Pen
Glue Pen
ATG Tape Runner
ATG Tape Runner

2018 November Challenge Entries » 2018 November Challenge Entries


  1. wrote on November 1st, 2018 at 2:14 pm


    I love this card Darlene, Kraft Card Stock gives the cards a very warm and cozy feel.
    The pop of green and red against that pretty pattern really pop.
    Another awesome challenge to get us ready for the Holiday season.
    Thank you.

  2. wrote on November 1st, 2018 at 4:11 pm


    Great challenge theme! I love the homey touch your card has, thanks to the addition of the Crumb Cake. Great job on lining up the sweater pattern stamps, too. I know how tough that can be with long skinny stamps–especially to get them all straight! Thanks so much for sharing this. 🐱 ~ Andrea

  3. wrote on November 1st, 2018 at 5:24 pm


    This card is very Scandinavian in its appearance. Love it!

  4. wrote on November 1st, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Carol Mac

    I never use kraft cardstock, but I really like this card! Darlene, me using kraft is like you using patterned paper!! This is a major challenge for me, but a I am up to the challenge!

  5. wrote on November 2nd, 2018 at 7:21 am


    I have had my eye on a coffee mug stamp set for awhile now. This might be my selection. Love your design. I wonder if I could use a sweater stencil to get a similar look.

  6. wrote on November 3rd, 2018 at 6:19 am


    Very pretty background. I really like it and the SU green card stock is a nice choice also. Pretty simple once you get all those single line stamps lined up. Thanks Darlene.

  7. wrote on December 8th, 2018 at 7:16 am


    Darlene, I love this card, and I think that I have the stamp set, but not sure, and did you do a video on it? Just simply beautiful. I will look in your files and see if I can find it. As always, thank you for the creativity. Fondly, Dottie

    • wrote on December 8th, 2018 at 11:58 pm


      Hi Dottie. Which video are you looking for?

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