Thursday, August 27, 2009

Fresh Take on Christmas

Hey everyone, I know, it's super late on Thursday, BUT I DID promise you a post today, so here it is! I would have posted earlier, but me and the DD went for haircuts and pampering after I got my final cards designed for this Saturday's Chrismas in August class. And just in case you are wondering, this IS one of them! So if you are coming, I hope you like it!
I am showing you something old and something new here, NO, I'm not getting married again - stamp sets, silly girls! The snowflakes are new stamps from the Holiday Mini Catalog that makes it's debut in just 5 short days! It's called Serene Snowflakes and can you believe that I almost didn't buy this one? I do have a lot of snowflake stamps, but the delicate laciness of these just called to me and I HAD to have them. I've stamped them in a combination of Silver Encore ink and Elegant Eggplant ink.
The greeting is from an old favorite stamp set, Many Merry Messages. If you don't own this one, put it on your list, it's a goodie! I've stamped the greeting in Elegant Eggplant as well and even used my Stampin' Sponge on the edges of the Whisper White cardstock in the same color. I love the look of this purple against the pale purple of Lavender Lace. It's just so fresh feeling to me.

For the focal point, I've centered the large snowflake on the cardstock and added a Purple Rhinestone Ice Square brad for the final touch. These pieces of cardstock are popped up on Stampin' Dimensionals to give it height and added elegance.
You really don't need a lot of bling or a bunch of supplies to make a great card. This one uses two wonderfully versatile stamp sets, two ink pads, two colors of cardstock and one embellishment. The Many Merry Messages stamp set is one that I've been using for the past 3 years and since it has such a wide variety of sayings and fonts, is one I can use for years to come. You can pair it with any number of other Christmas images to create beautiful greeting cards every year and no one will ever receive the same card twice. In short it was a great investment.
I encourage you to visit my website to view all the products I've used here today. You'll see for yourself that with just a few items, you can make lots of fabulous projects!
Be sure to check back tomorrow for another card project. It'll be Friday and that means Blogger's Challenge!


  1. OO! I like it! Love the color combo. I may have to borrow that set sometime... :D

  2. This is fabulous! I love the stamp, and the colors! Woo hoo!


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