Friday, September 3, 2010

A Christmas Card Times Two

Are ya'll ready for Christmas?
Me neither!

Don't get me wrong, I LOVE Christmas and all it stands for, but my goodness - it's still Summer! It was 95 degrees here yesterday and I'm still getting wonderful tomatoes off my vines. If that doesn't spell Summer, then I don't know what does! Well, maybe B-E-A-C-H; but hey, I'm not headed there THIS weekend - I don't have any desire to meet Earl!

So, even though I'm not ready for Christmas, when you make all your own Christmas Cards and when you hold classes and parties to TEACH others to make their own Christmas Cards, you have to start early - know what I mean?
Fortunately one of the perks of being a Stampin' Up! Demonstrator is the ability to participate in card swaps. Each person makes one of the same card for all the participants in each swap and then we trade them, resulting in a plethora of fabulous ideas!
My friend Tara hosts a great quarterly swap and she was kind enough to invite me to join - so today I'm sharing my card with you!
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I used the new Hostess Stamp Set Peaceful Season from the Holiday Mini Catalog to do all the stamping on this card. The focal point was cut out with the Big Shot and the Ovals Die and I stamped the greeting with Versamark and heat embossed it with Gold Embossing Powder.
Can you see the shadow of the Dove? I stamped it with Crumb Cake ink (stamped off 2x) right over the embossed words. Love this effect!

Old Olive, Cherry Cobbler and Very Vanilla combined are one of my favorite color combinations and they are perfect for Christmas cards! I used the same colors on both cards and even though I ran out of the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding for the bows, I was able to substitute Old Olive Satin Ribbon on a few of the swaps and it looked just as pretty!

Do you like the little Pearls Jewels accents? I think they make the focal point look like a Christmas ornament on the card. And the best part is that you get 150 pearls in a package so they go a long, long way!

So, there you go - this one was really easy-peasy, but looks oh, so elegant. I'm considering this card (or a version of it) for my Christmas in September Class this month. So if you are registered for it, let me know what you think, ok?

If you aren't registered, you can still purchase everything you need to make one of your own. Just visit my Stampin' Up! website and Online Store! Remember, not only will you get your purchases shipped right to your door, you will get a special Thank You card in the mail from me AND your name goes in the drawing for the Perfect Product of the Month!

Have a great Friday everyone!

1 comment:

  1. Lovely card, Robin! Great way to combine several images from the set! And I love this set! What's better than free stamps from Stampin' Up! ? :)


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