Who says Christmas Cards should be red and green? Using Sahara Sand and Very Vanilla as the color palette of this card creates a refined country look – especially with that linen thread!
Punching out stars on the Sahara Sand panel and then gluing those punched out stars on the Very Vanilla panel adds a positive/negative perspective to the card – all without wasting any paper! Adding the striped embossed image with the Embossing Folder and Big Shot add another textural dimension to the card, while the Gorgeous Grunge stamp set adds some splotches and interest as well!
The “Merry Christmas” sentiment is taken from the Holiday Home Stamp Set, while the rhinestone is colored using a Cherry Cobbler Blendabilities marker.
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Thanksgiving! A time to celebrate with family and friends… near or far! It is a time to make memories – (as a side note, my favorite Thanksgiving memory was when the girls were about 8 and 5 … I had to work the night before and didn’t get home until about 5 am. Cooking a turkey for the three of us was pretty much not going to happen. Instead, we set the table with the good china, poured soda pop in wine glasses – which the girls LOVED – and ordered pizza. Who says you can’t eat pizza on your good china on Thanksgiving? Clean up was a breeze and left overs didn’t linger for weeks!)
This card measures 3″ x 3″ – perfect to use as a “place” card at your dinner table, put in leftover bags or to put in an envelope and send to those who are far away!
Check out the below video to see how I made this sweet little card!
I am sure my videos will get better with some practice… the second one I did is already better! But you can always look back on this one and fondly remember when the woman with a degree in Radio/Television had such a hard time making one video…
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I have been spending some time gaining some new blogging knowledge. The training literally blew my mind. Things that I thought were so confusing became oh-so-clear. Which means, things I have been wanting to do for a while I may actually be able to do!
Don’t get me wrong, card making is something everyone should do everyday. Except we all get busy with kids, husbands, activities, laundry and dinner. (Really, I fed them all yesterday! And did laundry 2 weeks ago! What more do they want from me!) But if there is one season a year everyone should make cards, its the Holiday Season that occurs in December.
I get so excited when the Stampin’ Up! Holiday Catalog comes out because of all the new stamp sets that are introduced for holiday card making! (Not to mention the ideas for both card making AND gift giving!)
I used Baked Brown Sugar card stock for the card base and Cherry Cobbler card stock and ink for the Stars and Sentiment stamp. Using the Magnetic Platform, I was able to perfectly nestle a smaller sized star inside the larger star – which allows the stamped star image on the Baked Brown Sugar card stock stand out!
Finish up the card by tying some linen thread into a bow around the star, backing the sentiment with some Cherry Cobbler card stock, and some Stampin’ Dimensionals to raise the star off the card base and this card is almost done!
Now, you could leave the inside blank and write your own greeting, or you can use the below sentiment stamp that comes in the Bright and Beautiful set for the inside of your card:
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As promised, here is a photo of one of the new chairs I purchased this past weekend at a Farmer’s Market …
When I saw it, I instantly fell in love. The scroll work, the color, the BURLAP! So, I asked the seller “How much?” believing that my husband would have to cut up my debit card after I bought the pair.
To my (delightful) surprise, the seller told me the chairs were $39 EACH.
As it so happens, our kitchen table used to have 6 chairs. One broke on the way to an assignment in Germany some years ago. Another was confiscated for my office – and I painted it and recovered the seat so it didn’t the remaining 4 AT ALL.
So, I needed two “new” chairs. I mean, there are 5 of us at dinner time.
Although these new chairs don’t match the other 4 – it really doesn’t matter! The pair match each other, and I placed them on the ends of the table, while putting the other 4 in the middle section. So, it looks VERY intentional and the burlap brings more texture to the space while the splash of color is a welcome addition.
Sure, I could have bought some chairs at a garage sale and redone them myself. But these were so adorable and at $39 a piece, it was totally worth just putting them in the vehicle and taking them home!
What furniture pieces do you have that you just adore?
Ok, I will admit it. I am in love with burlap. Burlap sacks, wreaths, bows – if its burlap, I probably adore it.
Tomorrow I will post some photos of my “new” dining room chairs that include Mexican Coffee Bean burlap sacks as seat coverings (you can never have enough chairs!) which sparked an inspiration for today’s card.
Burlap ribbon is the anchor of this card – and with such a bold and textured background, I wanted to keep the rest of the card simple.
You know what else I am in love with? Blackberry Bliss. It is becoming a color that I don’t think I can live without – and I love how the burlap looks next to this amazing saturated purple!
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Be still my beating heart! I am going gaga over this Mustache Party card!
The three mustache’s were perfectly cut out using the Big Shot and the Mustache Framelits. I stamped the “Party!” image on So Saffron Cardstock before I cut the Mustache – for me, it is so much easier to stamp the image first rather than after. Of course, having the Magnetic platform makes it even easier – since you can perfectly place where you want the die to cut.
A piece of Moonlight Designer Series Pack paper gives the card a little more texture with the grid pattern while a piece of black ribbon at the bottom ties the card together.
Are you into the mustache trend that’s happening now?
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