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Sunday, November 3, 2013

a pair of Christmas adventures

My stamp-a-stack Card Buffet for November will be all Christmas cards (although one could be birthday and another could be pretty much any winter greeting if you change one or two things) so I needed a few more ideas.  Of course there are always good ideas at Merry Monday, so I broke out my new Circle card Thinlits die, added this great Santa from Best of Christmas and put the whole thing together with the colors from Dynamic Duos:
stamp sets: Warmth & Wonder (hostess), Best of Christmas; ink - Real Red; card stock - Bermuda Bay, Real Red, Whisper White; punch - 2-1/2" circle; Big Shot with Stylish Stripes embossing folder and Circle Card thinlits
 
I really like it, but you can tell by the slightly crunchy-looking upper left corner that I had a little trouble getting the striped white pieces to fit correctly, so it probably won't be a Card Buffet choice.  This one, which uses a fabulous sketch from CAS(E) this Sketch, will be, though:
stamp set - Teeny Tiny Wishes; ink - Gumball Green; card stock - Champagne Glimmer; Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Whisper White; designer series paper - Season of Style; punch - Hexagon; Big Shot with Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder and Bitty Banners framelits; Stampin' Dimensionals
 
 

9 comments:

Bonnie said...

I love the embossed stripes with this Santa in the "swing" card, Kathe! It is hard to get the layers to fit on the panels but you did a great job. Thanks for sharing this with us at Merry Monday!

Lesley Croghan said...

Hi Kathe! Love this sweet Santa card and it looks good in the DD colours! I need to get out that die and use it, it makes such cute cards. All the white background is perfect too...makes Santa pop! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!
Hugs,
Lesley

JoAnn said...

Pretty Christmas cards. Love how you combined both challenges with the Santa card. Thanks for sharing at The Dynamic Duos.

Notes by Nina said...

Both cards are fabulous. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Margaret Moody said...

Wonderful flip card, Kathe! Love the clean and simple look and your wonderful Santa!

Betty J. said...

Beautiful christmas card and I love your embossed background. Thanks for playing along with us in the CAS(E) this sketch! challenge and hope to see you again.

JoAnn said...

Pretty cards. Love the embossing and the Santa image on your first card. Thanks for sharing at The Dynamic Duos.

Cindy Brumbaugh said...

Kathe, Santa is framed so beautifully on your flip card. The embossed stripes are a great background. Thanks for sharing your festive holiday card with Dynamic Duos- keep coming back;)

Leigh Penner said...

Oh, these are both wonderful!