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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

adventure with leftovers

We do have some leftover food occasionally (spaghetti just last week), but I have a small selection of leftover card kits from Card Buffet classes.  When my sister spent a whirlwind weekend visiting from Mississippi and asked to see my Stampin' Up! stuff, I pulled out one of those kits so she could make a Christmas card, even though it was originally a winter birthday card.  I was inspired to assemble the last kit myself when the prompt at Merry Monday Christmas Card Club asked for blue, silver and white, with snowflakes:
stamp set - Best of Christmas; ink - Midnight Muse; card stock - Midnight Muse, Silver Glimmer, Vellum; punch - Christmas Ornament; Big Shot with Northern Flurry embossing folder; Basic Jewels rhinestones, Dazzling Details, Stampin' Dimensionals

I found another leftover kit from a different birthday card done in neutrals and converted it, too.  This one included a window, so it fits the keyword Transparent at Addicted to Clean and Simple:
stamp sets - Best of Christmas, More Merry Messages; ink - Encore Gold; card stock - River Rock (retired)
Since Danielle wants to see cards without red or green, both of these cards qualify at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown.

14 comments:

Kristie Goulet said...

Love the embossed snowflakes and the blue ornament!

Mynnette said...

LOVE both of these! The embossing on the first is great and the second one is beautiful in monochrome! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT for our NO RED OR GREEN challenge! :) Mynn xx

Daen'Ys said...

Love both cards, they are simply gorgeous! Great Idea, to use vellum on your first card! Looks like silver ...
Rosi x

OttawaMom said...

Both of your cards are wonderful but I love the use of vellum on the snowflake one. Brilliant idea!

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Kathe. Two beautiful cards. Love the dark background with the vellum and embossed snowflakes ... perfect for MM - thank you for joining us!

And your second is so pretty with the Christmas scene done in gold. Love how you've created your window. Thanks for joining us at ATCAS.

Karen B said...

Two lovely cards Kathe; really like your window card. Thanks so much for joining our challenge at A2CAS.

Karen x

Bonnie said...

Wow, Kathe, you have rocked both these challenges! Aren't leftovers wonderful? Thanks so much for sharing with us this week at Merry Monday!

Deborah Frings said...

I really like your snowflake card and the lovely blue ornament! Love the simplicity of the nativity card too. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

LeAnne said...

Gorgeous card, I love your color combo! Thanks for playing with our Merry Monday challenge this week!

Louise van Vuren said...

Love both your gorgeous Christmas cards. Love the idea of leftover kits too - you must be such an organised person! Not a bit of green or red to be seen -perfect! Thanks for joining in with our challenge at 52 CCT this week

Louise xx

Ruth M said...

More fabulous cards from you Kathe! Love the gold & acetate card but my fave is the blue, silver & white snowflakes card! Thanks so much for sharing your wonderful cards with us at 52 {C}CT! Ruth x

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice cards Kathe, your ornament is lovely. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

Danielle Vincent said...

Yep both of these sure do qualify for my NO RED OR GREEN challenge and they are both WONDERFUL! Love the gorgeous color scheme of the snowflake card (that's one of my favorite embossing folders). Thanks so much for your second and third entries in our challenge this week at 52CCT!

sarahstone said...

I like the technique you used on your snowflakes! Very pretty! Thanks for playing at 52CCT this week!

Sarah