Thursday, December 6, 2012

Christmas in the Heart


Hello there!  It's time for another beautiful color challenge over at Pals Paper Arts. Use these classic holiday colors to create a fabulous card or project and link up to the Pals Paper Arts blog on Thursday, November 29th!  It's the last PPA Color Challenge of the year, so you'll definitely want to join in! Can't wait to see what you create!


This Heart of Christmas single stamp 128129 is perfect for a focal point, and at $8.95, you can get a lot of punch for a great price.  I made my own scallop rectangle out of the scallop square bigz clear die by only cutting a half, the putting the cut part back into the die on the uncut side to get a rectangle.

My DSP picks are a combo, the always artichoke from the regals designer paper pack, and the crumb cake piece from Comfort Cafe.


I wanted something else along the bottom, and after trying a few ribbons that were too wide, I decided to twist my cherry cobbler and crumb cake seam binding ribbon and braid it with some twisted victoria crochet trim.  I think it is my favorite part of the card.


Two die cuts from the snow flurry bigz die make this pretty flower/snowflake.  A pretty vintage faceted button was tied with cherry cobbler baker's twine, for that perfect touch.


This card got high praise from Mackie, she really liked it.  It is a simple card with a great impact.  Thanks so much for stopping by today, I hope you were inspired, enjoy!

Stamps:  Heart of Christmas
Paper:  Regals paper pack, Comfort Cafe DSP, cherry cobbler and naturals ivory card stock
Ink:  Cherry cobbler, always artichoke, crumb cake stampin write markers
Tools:  Big shot, snow flurry bigz die, scallop square bigz die, cherry cobbler and crumb cake seam binding ribbon, victoria crochet trim, vintage faceted buttons, cherry cobbler bakers twine

11 comments:

Miranda said...

Gorgeous!
Miranda :)
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Linda Callahan said...

You are so clever! Love your twisted ribbon combo! Beautiful card!

Susan said...

Wow! The card is so pretty, but the braided ribbon is very special!

Dawn Tidd said...

My eye was drawn right to that braided ribbon, so clever. Mackie is right, this card deserves high praise, it's so pretty!

Patti MacLeith said...

Your braid is MY favorite part, too!! Genius!!

Angie Leach said...

Love the braid! Too cool!

Margaret Moody said...

Your card is just beautiful, Sandie! I love the paper you used from Comfort Cafe! It looks wonderful with everything else you chose to work with on your card! Love your braided trim too! Very clever!

Mike Funke said...

Nice Sandie! Love the composition of this creation. Reminds me of an old fashioned Christmas.

Ann Schach said...

Very pretty, Sandie! I love the braided ribbon!

Mary Fish said...

beautiful way to use the snowflake die. can you give me a lesson on the scallop rectangle? i'm not gettin' it :)

fran said...

Love the braided ribbon! Such a wonderful touch!

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