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Sunday, December 4, 2011

Christmas card adventure

Well, I was wrong about having enough Christmas cards - I'm close, but not done yet.  So, the color challenge of Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke, and Very Vanilla from Pals Paper Arts was on my list for this week, and I combined it with Stamping 411's sketch #232 along with two of my most favorite stamp sets:
stamp sets - The Sounding Joy, Bells & Boughs; ink - Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke; card stock - Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Always Artichoke;  ribbon - Very Vanilla seam binding

Shopping Our Stash had me stumped for most of the week.  As always, they've offered enough alternatives to keep almost anyone involved - use a digital image or sentiment or recycle a greeting card. However, I made my own work more difficult by also limiting myself to current Stampin' Up! products only, so I can send this card to a customer:
 stamp brush set - Season of Cheer (My Digital Studio); card stock - Wild Wasabi, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla; designer series paper - Holly Berry Bouquet; punches - Lace Ribbon Border, Decorative Label; ribbon - Victoria crochet trim

In exchange for the extra limits, I made it easier by using a sketch - this one is from Create with Connie and Mary, although I just realized my layers are the wrong size.  No wonder everyone else's are so much cuter.  I especially love the Christmas pudding Connie cooked up!  In addition to all the great inspiration you can find there, you could also win a subscription to their Create with Connie and Mary Occasions Edition 2012 - shouldn't you be linking up your creations?

15 comments:

Deb said...

Pretty card! I love the letters layered on the punch and then the lace punch behind that! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Cindy said...

Wow! Both are gorgeous cards, but I especially love the first one! Beautifully done.

Tammy Fite said...

Love both cards, but that first one is so elegant! Thanks for playing along with us at Stamping 411!!

Paige said...

Well now you have 2 more wonderful holiday cards to send! Thanks for joining us at SOS!

Leslie Hanna said...

Love both of these! Thanks for joining us at Shopping Our Stash!

Connie said...

Both cards are great...the first is so elegant! I love the JOY in the Decorative Label...great idea! Thanks for playing along with us on Create with Connie and Mary!

Nance Leedy said...

I love the way you've created the sentiment out of DSP and layered it on the decorative label! Such a lovely layout for featuring this beautiful paper too! Thanks for playing with us as CCMC!

Linda Callahan said...

Beautiful Christmas cards!

Mary Brown said...

Love both of your card and really like how your did the JOY on your CCMC card! Thanks for playing along this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Lisa said...

Cute card...really like the "joy" word on your card and how you used that for a focal point. Thanks for playing the Create with Connie & Mary Challenge this week!

Lisa Hensley said...

lovely!

Tiffany Bauer said...

Both cards are very pretty!! I really love the Stamping 411 one!! Love the stamped joy in the middle of your card!! Great job!

Nina Dee said...

Beautiful cards! Thanks for joining us at Pals Paper Arts! :)

Hi, I'm Lee Conrey! said...

Great job on both. Thanks for sharing with us

Selene Kempton said...

So very beautiful!