Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Counting Down to Christmas

Sorry for the lapse in posting. I've actually been very busy crafting away at home and with friends. I anticipate a follow up to my Halloween issue where I had more cards to share than time permitted before the holiday. I should probably get started on Valentine's posts now!

Here's a fun card. The center piece was a make and take from a scrapbook retreat I attended. I don't use small gift enclosure cards very often, so I opted to change it into a standard card.

Sketch Inspiration ~ Midnight Madness Sketch #64
I've been pondering this sketch for awhile from the Madness girl. I distressed some paper strips (i.e. crumbed them in my hand and ran along the edge of the table) until the cardstock started to separate. I was able to create 2 strips from the original by pulling them apart.
Color Inspiration ~ Curtain Call Color Challenge ~ Act 60

ABC Christmas Challenge ~ Y is for Yuletide (Red and Green)
Magical Monday ~ Christmas Card with Red and Green
Stamping Vacation Start Here Challenge ~ Red Glitter
I didn't go overboard with glitter, and used a red glittered designer paper for a bit of glitz.

My Creation
The inside could almost be the outside of another card. I had a few medallions I'd made last year with a PTI set that are finally starting to find homes.
Ins and Outs ~ Counting Down to Christmas
Stamps: SU Tags Til Christmas, PTI Holiday Tags
Paper: SU (Very Vanilla, Crumb Cake, DSP), DCWV, Bazzil
Ink: SU Cranberry Crisp
Accessories: SU Decorative Label Punch, Nesties


  1. This is gorgeous, very elegant, and I love the glittered paper you have used! Thanks for joining us at the ABC Christmas Challenge and good luck! Hugs Delphine xx

  2. These are really beautiful cards with wonderful layouts. Sure glad I don't have to pick one for a favorite......lol Thanks so much for sharing with us at Paper Cupcakes this week. Have a wonderful Christmas and a very Happy New Year!! "Hugs" Carol

  3. Very cute! I love the ribbon loops on the corners:)

  4. Beautiful card inside and out Cat!!! Thank you for joining us at the Curtain Call! Happy holidays...~S~

  5. Great use of these colors, Cat! I like the loops of paper in the corners. Thanks for joining us at the Curtain Call!


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