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Sunday, August 11, 2013

festive home holiday adventures

It's about time I finished a few more Christmas cards - there are not nearly enough in the "ready to mail" box considering that it's already August.  Jingle Belles are looking for "a card with a house on it OR a card with the word "HOME" on it OR a card that references building materials of some sort" - and it's not the last minute (although it is the last week) - so you have time to play along!  Here's mine:
stamp sets - Joyous Celebrations (retired), More Merry Messages; ink - Gumball Green; card stock - Baja Breeze(retired), Gumball Green; designer series paper - Snow Festival (retired); accessories - Big Shot with Perfect Polka dots embossing folder and Labels Collection framelits, Stampin' Sponges

The prompt this fortnight at Festive Friday is to include a candy cane - I pulled out more retired paper to recreate one of my favorite Pinterest cards from last year:

stamp sets - Chock-Full of Cheer; More Merry Messages, Scentsational Season (retired); ink - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green; card stock - Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Very Vanilla; designer series paper - Be of Good Cheer (retired); accessories - Big Shot with Oval Collection framelits

 Although I used retired papers, there are new papers available now - check the Holiday catalog link to the right - and some of the new papers may make an appearance at the Card Buffet I'm hosting this week (just sayin')...

7 comments:

artful-notions said...

Thanks for the info, Kathy. Retired or new, the paper is perfect for your candy cane card!

SmilynStef said...

Love that sweet little row of houses ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

Meredith MacRitchie said...

LOVE this! I love the patterns of your paper, and the colours are so fun! Thanks so much for playing with us at Festive Friday this week!

Julie said...

Lovely cards.

lauren bergold said...

well of course BOTH of these are FAB, but you know i'm bound to say the "home for the holidays" one for our JINGLE BELLES prompt is my fave! and who could fail to LOVE that adorable row of houses? i'd love to live THERE in december!!! ♥

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

The sign of great design is that you can use it over and over again! Love this - the pops of colour are so festive and fun! Thanks for joining us at Festive Friday!

Geri said...

Love your design and the classic Christmas colors done in these fun patterns! It all looks really sweet with your candy cane focal point! Great card...so glad you could play along with us at FF!!!