A Musical Noel

Here’s another Christmas card for you today.  I added a few Rhinestone Basic Jewels on this one.  They’re on sale now for the Online Extravaganza (ends Wednesday), but you’d better hurry if you want some.  Stampin’ Up has told us their supply is running low, and when they run out this item will be on backorder until January.  Yikes!  I’m glad I stocked up because I love these things!

I used the sketch at the Retro Sketches site for this one.

Hope you have a nice Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Joyous Celebrations, Greetings of the Season, Music Notes
Ink:  Basic Black, Always Artichoke, Daffodil Delight
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, Whisper White
Embellishments:  Chevron embossing folder, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Regals Designer Buttons, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine, Always Artichoke 1/2″ Seam Binding Ribbon, Labels Collection framelits

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A Framed Noel

I thought it would be fun to play along with the sketch challenge over at the Retro Sketches site this week.  The sketch was not that hard itself — but sometimes I try to make things too hard by deliberating over which designer paper to use, which ribbon, which stamp set, etc…  Before I know it, a card that takes less than fifteen minutes to make has taken me two hours!  It doesn’t help that the laundry keeps buzzing at me, and I keep thinking of other little chores that I need to do. 

So, I ended up pulling out a color I haven’t used in quite a while — Certainly Celery, and used another color which I use ALL the time — Cherry Cobbler.

Enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Joyous Celebrations
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler
Paper:  Certainly Celery, Very Vanilla, Be of Good Cheer dsp, Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags
Embellishments: Flourish Designer Frames, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Apothecary Accents, Gumball Green 3/8″ Stitched Satin Ribbon, Chevron embossing folder

Framed Christmas Wishes

I wanted to play along with the challenge at the Paper Players site today.  The challenge is to incorporate frames into a project.

When I saw this challenge I knew immediately that I wanted to use the Flourish Designer Frames in the Holiday catalog because I hadn’t even opened my package of them yet.  🙂

I ended up layering different labels on this card and added some banners at the bottom (you know I love banners).  I stamped one of the frame images from Four Frames with Gumball Green ink and framed it with a Flourish Designer Frame.  I layered that on top of a frame using an Apothecary Accents die, and layered that on top of a Snow Festival Designer Printed Tag.  Whew!  Lots of layering!

Well, enjoy your Tuesday!  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Joyous Celebrations, Four Frames
Ink:  Gumball Green, Cherry Cobbler, Baja Breeze
Paper:  Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Subtles dsp stack, Snow Festival Designer Printed Tags, Snow Festival dsp
Embellishments:  Flourish Designer Frames, Vintage Faceted Designer Buttons, Cherry Cobbler Baker’s Twine,  Apothecary Accents framelits, Rhinestone Jewel Basics

A “Busy” December 25

The “Busy” in the title of my post refers to how this card seems a little busy to me with all of the patterned paper.  I guess I don’t usually use this much patterned paper nor so many different patterns all on one card.

I made this card using the sketch at Pals Paper Arts.

PPA145 Sketch

Enjoy your Friday (wow, is it really already Friday!).  Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies Used:
Stamps:  Joyous Celebration
Ink:  Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green
Paper:  Cherry Cobbler, Very Vanilla, Be of Good Cheer
Embellishments:  Apothecary Accents framelits, Designer Frames folder, Extra-Large Oval punch, Rhinestone Basic Jewels, Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack