Tuesday, July 30, 2013

A Little Christmas in July!

Today I have a project for you that was inspired by a couple of online challenges.  This week's colour challenge at Dynamic Duos is to use Pear Pizzazz and Garden Green on a project.  This is a huge challenge for me, as those are two colours that I rarely pull out.  I decided to create a Christmas project for The Friday Mash-up using the sketch from The Paper Players.   First, here is the sketch:



...and here is my card:

Simple Christmas card for DD63, FM120 and PP156 featuring the Evergreen stamp set with sentiment from More Merry Messages.
This card has some old, some new and some current product on it!  The Evergreen stamp set , as well as More Merry Messages are carryover sets from last year's Holiday Catalogue.  They not in any current catty but are still available to order.  If you missed them last year, it's not too late!  The DSP in the background is from last year's colour family DSP Stacks.  I still have a TON of that stuff kicking around and the stripes were just festive enough for this project.  The bronze button is another leftover from last year's Holiday catty...sadly they are no longer available...but keep your eye on the online Clearance Rack...you never know what might show up there ;)  The burlap ribbon is a new embellishment available August 1st in the new Holiday Catalogue.  I am fast falling in love this that stuff...it adds such wonderful texture to any design!  The little star atop the tree was punched with the Merry Minis punch pack, which is yet another Carryover item from last year.  Still available to order, this pack of three punches includes a Christmas tree and ornament, in addtion to the star. Call or email to order these and any other Carryover items.

13 comments:

  1. Absolutely lovely....that burlap ribbon is a perfect accent for your beautiful Christmas card! Love it! Thanks so much for playing with my sketch this week at the Paper Players!

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  2. So pretty! That burlap ribbon gives your card a lovely vintage feel...love that. I might just have to order some!

    I'm so glad you joined us at Dynamic Duos this week :)

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  3. What a pretty Christmas card! I love the texture that burlap ribbon adds! The sparkly star at the top of the tree is so wonderful! Thank you for sharing such a lovely creation!

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  4. What a beautiful, rustic looking card, I love it!

    Thanks so much for joining us at The Friday Mashup!

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  5. This is gorgeous! I love the rustic look of the burlap with the clean design of the card and the color of the button coordinates perfectly with the glimmer paper. Fabulous use of the sketch! So glad you joined us at The Paper Players!

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  6. Leena, you have convinced me that I really need this burlap ribbon!! I love the mixture of the striped DSP, the burlap ribbon with the button and the softness of the tree image. Fabulous card. So glad you joined the Paper Players this week
    jaydee

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  7. I hope this stamp set doesn't retire for some time as it is one of my favorites. Love the burlap layer! Thanks for playing Dynamic Duos this week!

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  8. Love the burlap ribbon combined with the Christmas tree for a rustic Christmas feel! Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup this week.

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  9. Love this Leena - great burlap ribbon. Thank you for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week.

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  10. What a fab Christmas card! Love the classy green/brown combo and the burlap ribbon and button you've added! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

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  11. Stunning card Leena - I love the warm & traditional feel to your card. Makes me want to cosy up in a log cabin on Christmas Eve with cocoa and carols! :)
    Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos this week. :)

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  12. Yum!! I love that little bit of Burlap ribbon folded over! The striped background is fab. You did an amazing job with both challenges! Thanks for sharing with us at The Friday Mashup and Dynamic Duos this week :)

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  13. Lena, this is such a gorgeous card! I love the addition of the burlap to compliment the image. Thank you so much for joining us this week at the Paper Players! :)

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