Friday, July 24, 2009

Blogger's Challenge #109 - Christmas!


Good Friday morning stampers! This week's Blogger's Challenge was to create something "Christmas". So, since I have my Christmas in July stamp camps coming up next Friday, I went with a card that we will probably be making in that class!

It's pretty straightforward and simple - I started with a piece of Real Red cardstock and ran it through my Big Shot with the Movers and Shapers Bigz XL Die. I used the Curly Label Window for this one since it matched the stamp I wanted to use for the greeting. The Christmas Punch stamp set is a new Level 2 Hostess set and ALL of the stamps in it co-ordinate with our punches!

Once I made the card base, I added a layer of Whisper White punched with the Eyelet Border Punch, then a layer of Old Olive Patterns Designer Series Paper. The left edge of the card base was stamped with the snowflake stamp from Christmas Punch with Whisper White Craft ink. I then tied a piece of Real Red Polka Dot Ribbon around the card to finish the outside.


The greeting was inked with two Stampin' Write Markers, Old Olive and Real Red by coloring directly on the stamp. I stamped it on Whisper White cardstock then punched it out with my Curly Label Punch. It's popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals and adhered inside the window so when you open the card, the greeting is on the inside as well! I love fun cards like this, it's a nice surprise for the recipient!

Be sure to check out all the other Blogger's Challenge Players by clicking on the link in my sidebar - I know they will help get you in the Christmas mood!

Remember, you can shop 24/7 for all the products I used in this project by going to my website at www.robinstamps4u.stampinup.net Just click on the SHOP NOW button at the upper right to place your order!

I spent some time last night posting some of my retired stamp sets for sale. There is a photo link in my sidebar as well for you to click on. Some had already sold by this morning, but there is a lot left, so be sure to check it out!

See you back here tomorrow for the Stamping 411 Saturday Sketch - Ciao for now!
~~Robin

15 comments:

  1. It's super. Love how you did the sentiment with the movers and shapers die. It will be a wonderful card to do at your class. Nice, simple and clean but not flat. I love it...

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  2. I love the red with the white snowflakes. My favorites for Christmas cards. Beautiful card.

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  3. Such a festive Christmas card - love the colors and layout!

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  4. I love the combination of punches, movers and shakers and polka dots, Robin!!! Super duper cute!!!

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  5. Very Festive! I love the "Traditional" Christmas colors here and the Snowflakes really "pop" on the red cs. Just a really fun holiday card.

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  6. I love the colors, one of my favorite combinations! That ribbon is so sweet. THank you for the sweet comment you left for me on my blog.

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  7. Very pretty! love your layout..great for those smaller stamps! {SMILES}

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  8. Love it Robin! Great traditional colors, and I love the layout.

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  9. What a festive looking card!

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  10. Great card, love the layout of it!

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  11. Very cute! I love that new ribbon!

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  12. Oh is this gorgeous! I LOVE the color combo1

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  13. So pretty! I love the movers and shapers! So fun!

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  14. This is just a beautie!!!! I love it!! I do love the white snowflakes and the use of the movers and shapers die!!!! Great job!

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