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 ☺

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


Holly AKA KopyKat said...

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

gale said...

So cute. I love window cards like this.

cheiron said...

Wonderful window 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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