Monday, August 26, 2013

Expressions Christmas

Happy Monday!

Not much to report this morning ... just a "go with the flow" kinda day again today.  We might hit the fabric store to pick up supplies to make our costumes for Alicia's birthday party (it's a Halloween party!!)  Other than that ... I got nuthin' ... so let's check out a Christmas card, shall we?
I like the clean look of it.  It came together pretty quickly.  I used my Expressions Thinlits with Cherry Cobbler Cardstock for the "Merry" and stamped the "Christmas" in Cherry Cobbler with the stamp from Joy to the World.  I used a post-it note to cover the "wishes" party of the Christmas Wishes sentiment, inked the stamp and then removed the post-it-note.  Yes, I could have just used my marker to color the word Christmas but it really doesn't give the same deep color as when you use an ink pad!  The ornament is stamped with one of the ornaments from Ornament Keepsakes in the Encore Silver pad and then punched out with the matching framelit.  If I were to do it again I would just stamp the image directly on the whisper white layer and skip the framelit part.  Since the ornament isn't popped up it really doesn't add anything to the card other than to add another step!  I used some Smoky Slate card stock for the strip behind the white layer along with a little strip of the Silver 1/8" Silver Ribbon.  A few rhinestones and I was done!  Quick and cute.  Just they way I like my Christmas cards!

Here are all the Stampin' Up! products I used for this card:

Whisper White card stock - item # 100730 - $9.25
Smoky Slate card stock - item # 131202 - $8.50
Expressions Thinlits - item # 132171 - $30.95
Joy to the World stamp set - item # 131799 - $20.95 clear; item #  131796 - $26.95 wood
Cherry Cobbler card stock - item # 119685 - $8.50
Cherry Cobbler ink - item # 126966 - 7.25
Basic Rhinestones - item # 119246 - $6.50
2-way glue pen - item # 100425 - $5.95
Silver 1/8" Ribbon - item # 132137 - $6.95
Ornamnet Keepsakes stamp set - item # 128051 - $31.95 clear; item # 128048 - $42.95 wood
Holiday Ornament Framelits - item # 127816 - $30.95
Encore Silver ink - item # 132142 - $12.95

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If time permits I'll get cracking on those birthday invitations and post them.  Until then, have a stampy day!


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