Tuesday, August 30, 2011

A Christmas to Remember

Hey there, everyone!  I hope this morning has brought you happiness so far, even if it only came in the form of your morning cup of coffee.  I know that coffee definitely makes me happy...tee hee!  Especially my girly coffee that has a good dollop of half & half and splenda...yum!  And not the fake half & half...that stuff is chalk full of chemicals.  The real stuff is the only way to go....

Anyways, I have a card for Stamper's Dream to share with you today.  It is also my card for CPS Sketch #233, where we are being sponsored by Clearsnap this week.  They sent us some fun Smooch Spritz & Smooch pearlized accent inks to play with, and I used them on my flower accent!  My card also fits the following challenges:  2011 Christmas Card Challenge Week #39 (to use a photo), and Christmas Cards All Year 'Round August challenge (ribbon, inking, stamping, textured paper).  Here is what I created!!
"A Christmas to Remember" supplies: 
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics (metallic green) & Papertrey Ink (vintage cream) 
Paper: GCD Studios (Joyful Peace: Tis the Season)
Stamps: JustRite Stampers (Christmas Trimmings set)
Ink: Clearsnap (Smooch Spritz: holly berries, Smooch Accent Ink: lettuce, Pigment: evergreen)
Distress Ink/Blending Tool: Tim Holtz (Antique Linen)
Doily: Wilton
Vintage Image: Crafty Secrets
Flower: Prima Marketing
Ribbon: Renaissance by Design
Twine: May Arts (Natural Burlap)
Button/Colored Pencils: craft supply
Jewels: Glitz Design
Tag Die: My Favorite Things
Diecut Machine: Cuttlebug by Provo Craft

Instructions:  Make card from green metallic cardstock.  Cut text paper slightly smaller, distress ink the edges and adhere.  Cut a doily in half, distress ink, and adhere.  Cut and adhere the vintage image to the upper left corner.  Spray a white paper flower with holly berries Smooch Spritz, and then cover the leaves in the pearlized accent ink.  Adhere the flower to the bottom right side of the vintage image.  Tie a bow from gold ribbon, add a button to the middle using twine, and tuck into the side of the flower.  Diecut a tag from vintage cream cardstock, stamp the sentiment to it, and adhere to the middle of the tag.  Stamp the holly leaves to vintage cream cardstock, cut out and color in the leaves with colored pencil.  Add three jewels in place of the berries, and adhere to the sentiment tag to finish. 

I am so excited for the holidays to come, and the "normalcy" that I feel like they will give me this year!  I am already busy planning fun things for us to do, and doing what I can to make it a Christmas to remember.  This card and the sentiment just make me even more excited for it!!  And on that note... I hope that you have a wonderful day!  ♥♥♥

Until later,
~Lea L.

9 comments:

  1. Absolute vintage elegance! I love that satin-y ribbon...yum~

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  2. Wow, you awed us with this one Lea. Such a gorgeous card with so many elegant and beautiful details. Thanks so much for joining us at CCAYR this month and we sure hope to see you back next month. "Hugs" Carol

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  3. Lea, this is lovely ...so loving Christmas!

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  4. This is gorgeous! I love everything about it. So glad you joined us for this weeks CCC!

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  5. such a lovely elegant vintage style card. thanks for joining us at CCAYR. x

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  6. So pretty! The flower is the perfect touch! Thanks for joining us at CCC!

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  7. This is gorgeous!! Thanks for playing along with us at Christmas Card Challenges! :)

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Lea