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Sunday, December 1, 2013

a perfectly joyful adventure

We've been home from vacation for two weeks, now, so I've finally gotten caught up reading my favorite stamping and challenge blogs (whew), and I spent this afternoon sorting through the Christmas cards I've made and comparing them to my card list.  Am I short, since I neglected playing along faithfully all year at the fabulous Christmas challenge blogs I've found?  Oh, a little - 3 dozen!  That's a lot of stamping, and fast! 

Fortunately, while browsing through challenges, I found this great, simple sketch at Nacho Average Challenge that will work perfectly if I have to resort to "mass production".  It also works perfectly with the colors at Color Throwdown and the holly theme from August at 52 {Christmas} Card Throwdown (where the current challenge is to pick a previous theme):
stamp set - Joyful Christmas; ink - Gumball Green, Versamark; Stampin' Emboss powder - Silver; card stock - Crumb Cake, Gumball Green, Whisper White
I can cut supplies to make many of these quickly, but this first one was more of a "test" and used pieces of Gumball Green and Whisper White that I had previously cut while making other projects, so I do believe I'm eligible for some time in Pixie's Snippets Playground, too!  Well, if I have time to play at anything other than card-making, anyway.

20 comments:

Lori said...

Gorgeous clean and simple design! Love the sparkle from the silver embossed sentiment. Thanks for joining us at the Color Throwdown!

Kathya said...

Very pretty card Kathe! Like the silver embossing powder. Great card to make duplicates of. Thanks for joining us at Nacho Average Challenges.

Joan Ervin said...

Such a pretty Christmas card...love the stamped background and the embossed sentiment looks awesome!!! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown Challenge!!!!

scrappymo! said...

Prety green but the star of the show is that lovely silver EP!

Mrs A. said...

A delightful CAS card. You will have your short fall made very shortly. This is a great design for quickly making. Hugs Mrs A.

Di said...

Oh I do agree, this is a terrific design for some fast and striking cards! You can have a break now and then for a go on the swings in the Playground :)

Hugs, Di xx

Mynnette said...

LOVE the fun CAS feel of this card!!! The colors are amazing and I LOVE that leaf image! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT! HUGS and hope you have a great week! :) Mynn xx

PS: We've got a blog hop/DT call going on at House of Cards--I'd LOVE for you to join us! :)

Deborah Frings said...

I can see this working really well for mass production. love the colours and the lovely holly leaves. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

Christy Lynn said...

No matter what I tell myself in the summertime about getting Christmas cards done early, it's always a race to the finish and sometimes they end up being New Years cards! I like your quick-and-easy-to-mass-produce card design here, I'm really going to miss Gumball Green when it retires. Thanks for playing along in the Nacho Average Challenges!

Tammy Hershberger said...

This is simple, but oh so fantastic! Thanks for joining us for the Color Throwdown!

Vickie Z said...

Love your clean and simple design!! The holly looks great and the sentiment overlay is perfect! Thanks for joining us at CTD!!

Wanda Cullen said...

Lovely clean design with a touch of elegance with the beautiful embossed sentiment! So glad you were able to play along with us at Color Throwdown!

Barbara said...

Great CAS card using the colors! Thanks so much for playing the Color Throwdown!

Tammy Fite said...

love it! nice colors, and love the simplicity!

Leilani McGranahan said...

Really like the clean simple design you came up with. Thanks for playing with us this month.

Anne Hayward said...

Yes, this is a perfect design for quick and easy cards. Love it!

Rose said...

Just can't beat quick and simple! TFS-

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Looks great and will be perfect to make in batches. Happy stamping!

Hugs
Sarn x

Elizabeth said...

Love this card - a super simple design beautifully done. Elizabeth xx

Shans Design Studio said...

Beautiful Clean and Simple card! Thanks for playing along with the Nachos. Hope to see you again soon!