Friday, November 15, 2013


Good Morning friends! I finally started making Christmas cards this week (procrastinating seems to give me better ideas! LOL!) and wanted to share one with you.

(here is the finished inside of my card:)

I was lucky enough to win this stamp set from The Alley Way Stamps and thought it was high time I used it! On my card base, I stamped three of the snowflake stamps with Versa Mark. I heat embossed the word believe then glued two wreaths above it (using two different colors of green card stock). This was adhered to the card base with foam squares after adhering the white panel to a slightly larger red panel. I colored and fussy cut the smallest cardinal stamp (isn't that cute little birdie adorable?!), and adhered it to the wreath on a thin foam square. Added some rhinestones, finished the inside and was done!

I have so many more Christmas cards to make that I'm sure I'll be locked up in my craft cave A LOT this weekend! LOL! Thanks so much for stopping by!

Stamps: TAWS - Chill Out; Paper Smooches - Christmas Sampler
Ink: Versa Mark; Memento - Tuxedo Black
Card stock: Bazzill (red); Recollections (kraft, white); Copic X-Press It; green scraps
Accessories: Grand Calibur; Poppy Stamps - Breezy Wreath Die; Spectrum Noir markers; Recollections - rhinestones; Inkadinkado black EP; heat gun
Adhesives: SA by 3L - EZ runner, 3D foam squares; Scotch Scrapbooker's glue


Donna said...

Ohhhhhhhh lovely lovely lovely!!

Emily Leiphart said...

Gorgeous wreath, Chris! It has just the right amount of red with the sweet cardinal and bling!

Barbara Godden said...

Fabulous card, I wasn't sure if the wreath was a die or not when I looked as I have a stamp that is just like it. great idea for the two shades of green. I have lots of cards to make as well.

Lindsey said...

This is perfection, Chris! Love the way you did the wreath and added that cute cardinal!

vic said...

Hi chris this is lovely :) beautiful christmas card

Vic x

Jessi Fogan said...

Procrastinating always gives me better ideas too! No inspiration like the last freakin' minute :)
I love that bird - the wreath is perfect for him/her/it/that to perch on :)

Marisa said...

Adorable wreath with the little red bird on it :) Great Christmas card.

Darnell said...

I have to say all that procraftinating paid off big time, Chris! This card is an awesome design, outside and in! Love the double shadow wreath (note to self) and the stinkin' cute traditional red Christmas cardinal!! Hugs, Darnell

Audrey Pettit said...

So sweet! Love it!

Ali said...

I just adore that little wreath.. it's a perfect CAS card! I am out and about checking out blogs.. thanks for letting me peek at yours, and for trying out for the TAWS DT. :) I will be in touch soon.. HUGS -Ali

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