Monday, 19 November 2012

Affection Collection for Christmas

Hey Stampers,

Well, its Monday again! Another week gone. LOL Only 35 days till Christmas !! Can you believe it !! I am SO excited !! It seems like its coming so quickly !! Love it !! So, expect a lot more Christmas projects in the few short weeks leading up !! My card today is a semi-CASE from the super uber talented Heather Summers (www.stampwithheather.typepad.com) I LOVE her work, and the inspiration for this card is no exception. It uses the Affection Collection stamp set, and you know I love a Christmas card that can use a "non Christmas" stamp set !! So lets get to it, take a look !!


Isn't that lovely !?! And so simple to do !! First I will talk about my embellished piece on the bottom. A piece of Pool Party got "spattered" with the Color Spritzer tool and my Crumb Cake marker. I then added the beautiful Finishing Touches edgelit to the bottom in Early Espresso. A piece of 1/2" Scallop Dots ribbon in Cherry Cobbler with some 5/8" Crochet Trim layered on top finish off the top edge. A few small banners peek out from under these ribbons; one in the Be of Good Cheer DSP, one in First Edition DSP and a cute Crumb Cake one embossed with the Snow Burst embossing folder. This piece was also sponged with some Whisper White Craft Ink to make those little snowflakes pop. I then added  a Bronze Button tied with some Linen Thread and a little pearl to one of the banners. LOVE this piece !!

My Crumb Cake card base was spritzed with Early Espresso marker and then the lovely stamp from Affection Collection was stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink. The Merry Christmas from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set was stamped on a scrap of Very Vanilla and punched out with the Word Window punch before being added to the image. After adding my embellished banner piece, I punched out a cute little star with the Merry Minis Punch Pack. A little pearl in its centre finishes off this sweet card !

I hope you liked my card today !! I love this color combo of Early Espresso, Pool Party, Crumb Cake and Cherry Cobbler. Traditional colors with that splash of Pool Party (hahaha ... splash ... pool ... LOL) is really fun, don't you think !?! Thanks for dropping by today and Happy Stamping !!

Recipe:

Stamp Sets: Affection Collection (wood #127946, clear #127949), Teeny Tiny Wishes (wood #115370, clear #127802)

Ink: Cherry Cobbler Classic Stampin' Pad #126966, Whisper White Craft Stampin' Pad #101731, Early Espresso Stampin' Write Marker #119860, Crumb Cake Stampin' Write Marker #120967

Paper: Crumb Cake #120953, Early Espresso #119686, Pool Party #122924, Very Vanilla #101650, Be of Good Cheer DSP #126896, First Edition DSP #121878

Accessories: Color Spritzer #107066, Finishing Touches Edgelit #127010, Word Window Punch #119857, Merry Minis Punch Pack #126882, Snowburst Embossing Folder (Retired), 1/2" Cherry Cobbler Scallop Dots Ribbon #124138, 5/8" Victoria Crochet Trim #118481, Linen Thread #104199, Brushed Bronze Buttons #127833, Basic Pearls #119247, Stamping Sponges #101610

3 comments:

  1. This one is beautiful--especially love that button!

    Quite a coincidence that Rana was home on the weekend to spend some time with mom ...and she went back with Mom's entire button collection in a huge glass jar. It's weird (in a nice way) because we used to play with Mom's buttons when we were kids....now Rana has them.

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  2. I LOVE that you used Affection Collection for a holiday project! So clever!! Thanks for sharing! Happy Thanksgiving!

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    1. Thanks Audrey !! I love using non-Christmas sets to make Christmas cards !! Thanks for coming by !!

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