Thursday, August 27, 2009

Holiday Cheer

When December rolls around, I will be glad that I was on a holiday card kick in August!

The Moxie Fab World Blog has me thinking Christmas recently, and here is a cute little card that I popped out last night. I had clean and simple in mind.. go here to check out other participants in the Moxie Fab World Blog clean and graphic holiday style challenge!

The finished card size is a little unique: 3-1/4 by 5-1/2. (Ok, I confess. The real reason I decided to size the card this way is so that I only needed to stamp the branches from Rustic Branches once across the card. Not that the clear stamps aren't really simple to line up, but only having to stamp them once is really simple!) Unusual sized cards are fun sometimes!

The sentiment is from Holiday Wishes. The rhinestones were originally clear, and I colored them with a Copic marker to match the Scarlet Jewel ink. That's about it! Very easy to mass produce for Christmas!

I am feeling so proud of myself at this point - I usually wait until some time in December to finally get started on my Christmas cards! I am having fun getting started early, so hopefully I'll have a nice big stash by the time the holidays roll around. Thank you for stopping by - I hope you have a perfect evening!


Stamps: Rustic Branches, Holiday Wishes - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Scarlet Jewel, SS White - Papertrey Ink
Ink: New Leaf, Scarlet Jewel - Papertrey Ink; Handsome Hunter - Stampin' Up!
Other: Clear adhesive rhinestones; Copic marker


  1. Oh this is LOVELY!!! YEAH for being ahead for the holidays!!

  2. So organised to start on Christmas! Love this card and why not make stamping slightly eaiser with the orientation of the card - it works really well!
    Love the little jewels too - just enough bling!

  3. Love the simplicity of this card and the way you placed the sentiment. Clean and Graphic:)

  4. what a beautiful card! love the pearls you added!


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