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Pumpkin Spice - X’s and O’s

Hello!  Today is my day to post on the Pumpkin Spice blog.  This week’s challenge is to use X’s and O’s in your creations.   Denine further challenged the DT to see what we could make with the focus on designer paper and only use stamps for sentiments.   This idea popped into my head immediately.    (Gosh, I love when that happens!)



2013-02-27 PSS X O WM


On the back side of my top layer, I measured and marked where I wanted the die cuts.   Although I used metal dies, you could do the same thing with your die cutting machine.  The pieces of designer paper are adhered to the back side of the white piece so it shows through the negative spaces.    I think there are so many possibilities to this design.  You could use other words or shapes to fit any occasion.    I finished off my card with stitching because, well, I almost always use stitching.  I couldn’t resist adding some coordinating bakers twine.  

The sentiment was added by creating my own, custom rub-on.  You can find a tutorial here.

I hope you will join our X’s & O’s challenge.   You can find all the challenge details and link up your project here.


Thank you for stopping by!



  • Paper:  Bazzill card stock (red & white), Lily Bee Design Handmade 6x6 Tiny Tablet
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey die cut alphabet, Stampin’ Up edge punch
  • Embellishments:  The Twinery maraschino baker’s twine
  • Font:  Lemon Chicken  




Desire Fourie said…
Just gorgeous and I love how you have used the twine.
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Sue - bearhouse said…
WOW!! This is wonderful Cheryl. I really love the design and the colours are gorgeous.

Thank you, also, for taking part in A Gem of a Challenge this week
Sue xx
Sonia said…
Just wonderful card my dear^_^
Lovely colors ^_^
Big hug,
1CardCreator said…
Sweet card Cheryl, love the twine too! ~Diane
Katie said…
This is a fabulous card, so striking!
Thanks for playing with us this at A Gem of A Challenge
Annette said…
Cheryl this is so awesome... Love the different DP behind the xoxo... so cute..
Davi said…
Beautifuul Cheryl! You did a fab job lining those cut outs so perfectly :)
Marianne said…
Gorgeous card Cheryl. Love how you have used the negative cuts to display your papers. I may just have to CASE your design to create a Chrismas card saying Ho Ho Ho. Just like you, I love it when ideas pop into my head just like that LOL.
Lisa said…
Wow, this is gorgeous!! I love the beautiful papers you used!! The design is fabulous!! Happy Wednesday :)

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Penny said…
Fabulous CAS card! Just love your design and the DP in it! You certainly met the challenge! Thank you for sharing this with us at TTCRD. Hope to see you again soon! :^)
Hugs, Penny
Sheila H said…
What a clever design! Love your DP. Thanks for playing along with us at 613 Avenue Create :)
Diane said…
Fabulous simple design Cheryl and as you say it has so many possibilities !! Thanks so much for sharing your card with us this week at Robyn;s Fetish !!

hugs Diane xx
Riet said…
What a gorgeous card Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Audrey Pettit said…
Wow, what a tough challenge, in my opinion! But my gosh, you totally nailed it! This is adorable, Cheryl!
Way to meet that challenge!!!
Love your use of the patterned paper!!

What a great CAS card :)
Dewi Lestari said…
Very well designed card! Thanks for joining at A & T Emerald Faeries: Love
Missy said…
This is just fantastic Cheryl, I love the color combo and the elegant card layout!!
Mian said…
This card is absolutely gorgeous! Love the design!

Thank you so much for sharing your creativity with us this week at Love to Create.
Best of luck and we'd love to have you visit again!

Love to Create Design Team Member
Karin said…
Such a fun idea! Love that the paper is peeking out from behind...Adorable :)
Pat (mspfd) said…
Outstanding, Cheryl. What a clever take on the challenge.
Shea said…
What a GENIUS idea to die cut the x's and o's! You're so clever, and this is an adorable card! Thanks so much for joining us at AGOAC this week!
WOW that's such a brilliant idea! I really wish I could come up with ideas like that. Love the fresh feel of this card.

Thanks for joining us at 613 Avenue Create this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Crafting Vicky
DIANA L. said…
Beautiful I saw you on MIM
I really love the X and O die cuts with the designer papers showing thru. Thanks for the fabulous idea, I definitely want to try this. Thank you for your lovely card entries in Cards in Envy. Still lovin the stitching!! Please join us again on our upcoming challenges.
Adorable card! Thanks for participating in our LOVE TO CREATE challenge!! Hope to see you again next week!


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