Saturday, December 1, 2012

A glimpse inside....

Hi all! It's been a while since I posted anything. I got caught up in reading the Sweethaven trilogy by Courtney Walsh. Did I enjoy them? Well, I started the first book on Tuesday and finished the third book last night. Yes, I can say that I DEFINITELY loved the books! If you scrapbook, this is a book series made for you, since it revolves around a group of women who scrapbook.

But, even with all that reading, I did still manage to crank out a couple cards. Here is the first one:


and the inside:


Last Saturday, I drove the 40 minutes to my nearest LSS, (not your Michael's/Jo-Anne's/AC Moore, but a real honest to goodness scrapbook store!) I did this especially for Small Business Saturday. (Gotta do our part for those fabulous small businesses!) This window die is one of the goodies I snagged while there. I knew I wanted to try and make a card that gives the appearance of looking into the window to the scene inside. I found the perfect paper from Graphic 45's Christmas Emporium for my scene: three little darlings with Santa Claus! I wanted the card base to look like a brick wall, so I used some brick colored Core'dinations card stock and scored the bricks using my score board by Martha Stewart. I sanded the lines a bit to make them show up more. It still was missing a little something, so I fussy cut the wreath and holly leaves and adhered them to the card. Done and done. Gotta say, I LOVE how this came out!

I'm going to enter this in the current Simon Says Stamp challenge: Anything goes. I don't think I've ever tried this challenge before. I can see why: there are already over 500 entries!!! Holy Toledo Batman!

Thanks for stopping by and have a great day!

Chris ☺

Supplies:
Card stock: Core'Dinations
DP: Graphic 45 - Christmas Emporium
Die: Poppystamps - Grand Madison Arched Window die
Stamp: Unity Stamps - August 2012 KOM
Ink: Tsukineko - Tuxedo Black
Adhesive: SA by 3L - MyStik, Crafty Power Tape, 3D Foam Squares
Other: Spellbinders Grand Calibur & Labels 16 Nesties; Martha Stewart Score board

3 comments:

  1. Love your santa in the window and the inside is just as fabulous as the outside, this is so great.

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  2. So cute. I love window cards like this.

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  3. Wonderful window card...love the patterned paper you used. Thanks for playing along with the Anything Goes Challenge over on the SImon Says Stamp Challenge Blog this week!

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