Thursday, March 8, 2012

PSC22: Christmas Trimmings


This weeks challenge is to make a Christmas card. My first thought was, it's MARCH! But I actually had a great time making this card. It gave me lots of thoughts about making a few of these each month so I would be ready when Christmas really does come around. So here is what I came up with.
I used a standard 4A card in red. Then I cut a piece of white and ran it through my Snowflake embossing pouch. I love this pouch. Then to cut the edges I use4d one of my lacy Fiskars edge cutters. I found this small strip of braided lace ribbon and placed it along the edge.
I used my santa stamp, colour him in and put him in the bottom corner with 5 dot stickers to give him some lift off of the page.
I cut out the sentiment with my circle cutter and placed in on top of a red lace doily. I made my ribbon out of two colors. I placed a 1/4" red over top of a 1/2" white. I like the layered look to this.
For the inside I used the same Fiskers edge cutter and cut both sides of the strip to really give it a lacy look. I like to finish the inside in some way.

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  1. Great Card! Love the embossed background :)

  2. What a great Christmas card! I would be hard for me to go back and make a winter card-my brain is so onto SPRING. I love your sweet santa and pretty embossing. Looks fabulous! TFS!
    Sherrie K

  3. love the sentiment thanks for playing at the perfect sentiment this week.

  4. I love the embossed background with the fancy border. Nice touch. Thanks for joining us at The Perfect Sentiment.

  5. Sweet card... love the sentiment and the embossing. thanks for playing at THe Perfect Sentiment.

  6. Love your background & your sentiment-"I want it all" definitely applies to scrapbook stuff for me!! LOL
    Thanks for joining us @ Perfect Sentiment.

  7. Making a few each month is a wonderful idea and definitely takes the pressure off at Christmas time!!! Great card this week! Thanks for joining in at Perfect Sentiments!

  8. Beautiful card. The embossing is awesome on this card, Thanks for joining us at the Perfect Sentiment.

  9. LOL! I love that sentiment. Yes, making a few a month is a great idea. Join the SCS Christmas Card Challenge group. Thanks for playing along with Perfect Sentiments.

  10. Your sentiment cracked me up. It is nice to not have to worry about Christmas cards in the hustle and bustle of the season when there are so many other things to do. That is why we try to help you build your stash, so thank your for joinging us in doing that at the Perfect Sentiment!


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