Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Festive Rejoice

Good morning, Friends! What a busy day yesterday turned into! I got a lot of laundry done and even some stamping and sewing. But I still have a lot to do!! And I am always finding more - lol! But at least our evenings are a little more calm at the moment. No sports activities for a while. We get to enjoy time together at home. I can definitely tell that Nick is restless - lol! 

Today's card was inspired by a card I saw on the Hero Arts blog. I thought the layout was fun. I seem to be using the more traditional Christmas colors for most of my Christmas cards. That's o.k. but I would like to try and change it up a bit. Might have to work on that this morning. For this card I took a piece of designer paper from the Festival of Prints pack and adhered two strips of Gumball Green that were punched with the dotted ribbon scallop punch. This panel is then adhered to a card base of Very Vanilla. Then I used the Apothecary Accents framelits dies to cut a piece of Cherry Cobbler and adhered this to the card. I stamped the sentiment from Rejoicing with You in Cherry Cobbler onto a piece of Very Vanilla and adhered this to the frame. Then I stamped the image in Cherry Cobbler onto Very Vanilla and cut it out. I popped this up onto the card. Finally, I added two pearls to the frame. Pretty simple!! Thanks for stopping by and have a super day!

Card Recipe: Stamps- Rejoicing with You; Paper- Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Festival of Prints designer paper; Ink- Cherry Cobbler; Accessories- dotted ribbon scallop punch, Apothecary Accents framelits dies, pearls, dimensionals

1 comment:

  1. Your mention of traditional colors caught my attention. There has really seemed to be a huge move this year to move away from the traditional Christmas colors. And I've even seen a move away from the traditional Christmas symbols. My question to those who are doing this is "Why do we have traditions?" Just my opinion, but we have plenty of other holidays not to mention calendar days to use all the other colors of the rainbow so why should we disregard the traditions of Christmas? It seems to me that it's just another way those who no longer want Christmas to even be mentioned in public for fear we might offend someone of a different religion are moving as many as possible away from the true meaning of Christmas. I know it's too big a discussion to have in this format, but it just makes me sad when I see this move away from tradition going on all across the crafting community.