Monday, November 18, 2013

Simply simple

Hello there stampers and happy Monday!

How was your weekend?  Did you do something relaxing and enjoyable?  I had fun yesterday with some very nice women who came to my Festive Flurry ornament class.  Everyone was successful in making three beautiful sparkly ornaments using the Festive Flurry stamp set, matching framelits, and the beautiful Winter Frost designer paper.  I also enjoyed watching a Christmas movie on the Hallmark Channel.  Yes, I'll confess that I'm a a big Hallmark Channel fan and I love watching their holiday movies, the sappier the better.

With Christmas just a few weeks away ( 5 weeks and a couple of days, to be exact), there's never been a better time to start... and finish!... your Christmas cards.  In case you're like me and don't even have an idea for your cards, maybe I can help you out today with a very simple yet sophisticated design that will wow your friends and relatives.  Check this out and you'll see what I mean...

This fun card is the work of Kathy Milano, one of the demonstrators who attends our monthly Stamp2gether meetings.  Kathy's cards are always favorites with our demo group and this one was no exception.
She used the delicious colors Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler, along with the Season of Style DSP which you can find on page 23 of the holiday catalog.  The sentiment is from the Joy to the World stamp set, page 14 of the holiday catalog.  The Christmas trees are just elongated triangles of the designer paper layered under the torn paper "hill."  A candy dot on one of the trees adds a bit of dimension, but is flat enough to go through the mail without tearing the envelope, as pearls sometimes do.  You could make quite a few of these in no time!  Just cut the triangle trees, stamp on the "hill" and then assemble the cards while watching a fun and romantic holiday movie on the Hallmark Channel.  And while you're doing that, you can feel very smug that you aren't spending big bucks buying Hallmark cards!

OK, my friends... I'm off to conquer my ever-lengthening  "to-do" list.  Please come back on Wednesday when I'll have another classic card for your stamping inspiration.
Have a great Monday!

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