Saturday, November 22, 2014

Winter Wonderland card using Graphic 45's Twas the Night Before Christmas paper

 Yay!  It is Saturday!  FINALLY.

This week I was fortunate to find time to craft.  The Christmas card stash increased and I am feeling confident that this year there will not be any last minute cards to make!  Woo-who!  I owe it to my New Year's Resolution (make one Christmas card a month) and all of the gorgeous holiday stamps from Quietfire (they so inspire me to use them...Suzanne Cannon...you rock).

The card I am sharing now was based off a sketch by a sweet blogging friend, Jessi.  She is a designer at Tuesday morning sketches and came up with this great sketch this week.  The sketch made it easy as the card took less than 1.5 hours to make.  That is honestly not bad for me as I do nothing quickly in my crafty room.
Right away I thought of the new Graphic 45 paper, Twas the Night Before Christmas, and Quietfire's new stamp set, Winter Wonderland:
Winter Wonderland Set of 6 Stamps - Mounted

Ok. Ok.  I know what you are thinking.  Shouldn't it be snowflake paper?  Nope.  I wanted to use the holly paper.  Call me a rebel. 

Here is a side view of the card.  Stickles was used (big surprise) on the fussy cut holly and all of the holly on the background paper.
Flat view of the card.  Guess what?  I can actually mail this one.  
Edges were distressed with Antique Linen.  Green button was from my stash and gold metallic twine was used on the button.
Hope you enjoyed the card and I hope your Christmas stash is doing well!

Thanks for the awesome sketch, Jessi!  

Have a good weekend and thanks for stopping by!
Hugs,
Kathy Jo

This card is entered into the following challenges:
Tuesday Morning Sketches, Sketch
Word Art Wednesday, AG

7 comments:

  1. Beautiful great job with the fussy cutting of the holly leaves.

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  2. This is so gorgeous!! I love the layers and dimension you've achieved - yet you can still mail it!! What a beautiful card!! Have a great weekend :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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  3. EEEEK! The holly is perfect! I am so, so excited that you were inspired to create using my sketch - I'm totally honoured :) Thank you so much for your kind words, Kathy Jo :)

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  4. Wow! I absolutely love this gorgeous card!! Beautiful papers!
    Thanks for playing along this week at Tuesday Morning Sketches!

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  5. Another SUPER cute card, Kathy Jo. I love the red and green vintage feel to this. Thanks SO MUCH for sharing.
    God bless you!
    Karen
    Word Art Wednesday

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  6. Oh! And now that I'm doing the FB features, your card will be up there today on the TMS page :)

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  7. Love the mix of patterned papers on this one, and (naturally) I adore all the shiny Stickles. The font on that sentiment is beyond fabulous!

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