Saturday, November 16, 2013

Christmas Cheer

Good Saturday evening.  I have a Christmas card based on the Merry Monday Challenge #83 (stripes, red, chocolate and stars or hearts) and the CAS Sketch Challenge #51.

I used Whisper White card stock for the base.  The star from the Merry Minis stamp set was stamped on Cherry Cobbler card stock with Whisper White Craft ink.  After letting it dry, I ran the piece of card stock through the Big Shot with the Stripes embossing folder.  A piece of Season of Style designer paper was then matted with Chocolate Chip card stock and attached to the Cherry Cobbler layer.  I stamped the  sentiment
from the Christmas Messages stamp set on a piece of Whisper White card stock with Chocolate Chip ink.  I flagged the end with Paper Snips.  This was then matted with Chocolate Chip card stock and the end flagged.  Three retired Cherry Cobbler brads were added at the top.  I attached the embossed layer to the card front.  The sentiment was then attached using Dimensionals.  As you can see, this is a very simple card to put together if you're looking for some quick cards to make for Christmas.  I'm glad you stopped by for a visit.  Hopefully, I'll be posting a little more frequently than I have been lately.  Enjoy the rest of the weekend.

Stampin' Up! Products Used 
Stamp Sets:  Christmas Messages (w-#131790/c-#131793); Merry Minis (retired)
Ink:  Whisper White Craft Ink Pad (#101731); Chocolate Chip Ink Pad (#100908)
Card Stock/Designer Paper:  Whisper White Card Stock (#100730); Cherry Cobbler Card Stock (#119685); Chocolate Chip Card Stock (#102128); Season of Style Designer Series Paper (#132340)
Tools:  Big Shot Die-Cutting Machine (#113439); Stripes Embossing Folder (#123128); Paper Snips (#103579)
The Finishing Touches:  3/16" Regals Brads (retired); Stampin' Dimensionals (#104430)



LeAnne said...

Very pretty, Patti...the striped embossing folder makes a lovely background, and the striped paper is a perfect complement, especially with that lovely sentiment! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday this week!

Notes by Nina said...

Lovely card Patti, I love the background texture and sweet sentiment. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday.

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Patti. Fabulous card using the challenge colors. Love the way you've incorporated your stars and stripes. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

Karren said...

Great job combining challenges! Love the placement of the little stars and how you've made the sentiment the centerpiece of this gorgeous card. Thanks so much for joining us at Merry Monday.

Lesley Croghan said...

Such a cute card, Patti. Love the mix of stripes! Thank you for joining us at Merry Monday!

Bonnie said...

I love the sentiment banner and the sweet stars, Patti! Thanks for sharing with us at Merry Monday!

Patricia Hays said...

I love the yummy Cherry Cobbler/Chocolate Chip color combo! Your festive card is sure to brighten someone's day. Thanks so much for joining us this week at CAS - Colours and Sketches! :)

Lizy Bartaby said...

A beautiful Christmas card Patti! :)
Thanks for entering our challenge at CAS - Colours and Sketches this week and good luck! :)
Lizy xx

Louise van Vuren said...

This is a fabulous take on the sketch (and on the inspiration photo too), love the star accents and the sentiment banner. Thanks for playing along with us at CC&S

Louise xx

karen h said...

Wonderful card - great use of the sketch! Thanks for joining us at CAS Colours & Sketches!