Okay, you guys. I’m finally caged to what the heck DAY it is! Sheesh – can you believe that I thought there were still TWO weeks until Christmas!? Yesterday was like…Springing Forward – for me. But…it was a WEEK forward. Like an HOUR, only….SO. MUCH. WORSE!! All of a sudden my mild panic became…abject horror!! I’m not RUNNING out of time – I’m flat OUT of time.
So – I baked like crazy yesterday and did some wrapping. Still not gonna get everything where it needs to go by THIS Christmas, but…perhaps my late-arriving goodies will help to extend the holiday cheer!
Yea. That’s my story. Also – at this point it is what it is, so… 😳
My card for today is likely going to be one of th last that will be all about Christmas. I mean – there’s only like 5 more days where a Christmas card is appropriate. LOL.
For this one, I used the wonderful pine paper from the All Is Bright DSP and the Bring On The Presents and Merry Christmas To All stamp sets to make you a…present! Take a look-see:
Just so you know – NONE of my “real” presents will look even remotely like this when they finally ship! 😉
I was playing along with this week’s TGIF Challenge – and I really went all in on the sketch!
I started with some of my favorite paper from the All Is Bright DSP and matted it on Real Red for the card front.
Then I “wrapped” the card front with 5/8″ Burlap Ribbon and Real Red 1/8″ Solid Ribbon – securing it all in the back with Glue Dots.
I pulled out the Pretty Pines Thinlits and cut some Shaded Spruce and Garden Green pine boughs. I cut some Sparkle Glimmer Paper leaves, too. With the Frosted Bouquet Framelits, I cut a few Real Red berry sprigs.
All these, I added to the card front with Liquid Glue.
On a piece of Whisper White card stock, I stamped the big bow from Bring On The Presents in Tuxedo Black Memento Ink. Then I colored it with my Dark and Light Real Red Stampin’ Blends. I didn’t want a white border – so I fussy cut the bow and popped it on top of the ribbons with Stampin’ Dimensionals.
My sentiment, also from Bring On The Presents, is stamped in Shaded Spruce on Whsiepr White. I added the tag border in Real Red – and fussy cut that, too.
I tucked the gift tag under the bow with some Liquid Glue and the card front was done!
On the inside, I stamped a big sentiment from Merry Christmas To All set in Shaded Spruce on Whisper White. Then I added a couple of flourishes in Real Red.
I used Liquid Glue to adhere the panel to a Real Red mat and into my Shaded Spruce card base, popped the card front on with Stampin’ Dimensionals and the card was done!
My Whisper White Medium Envelope got more Real Red flourishes from the Merry Christmas To All set on the front…
…and I added some more of the All Is Bright DSP to the envelope flap.
Et Voila! One week – or two! – this is a fun card for Christmas! I love this paper from the All Is Bright DSP so much! And that huge bow from Bring On The Presents is really perfect, especially colored with the Stampin’ Blends! Hope you like!
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Card Cuts Used in This Project:
Shaded Spruce Card Stock: 5 1/2″ x 8 1/2″ (card base, scored and folded at 4 1/4″)
Real Red Card Stock: 4″ x 5 1/4″ (mats for card front and for inner liner)
Whisper White Card Stock: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (inner liner); Bring On The Presents die cut shapes
All Is Bright DSP: 3 7/8″ x 5 1/8″ (card front); envelope flap
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From very early in his time with us, I’ve enforced about three rules with the Man.
They’re really for his own safety.
One of those is…do NOT go in the stalls. Horses in – horses out – door open – door closed…no dog in the stall.
It just makes sense.
Sometimes he…forgets?…the rule.
But – he doesn’t always own up.
Finn? Have you been in the stall?
Me? Oh no – that would be against your really smart rule set in place for my own safety, Mom! Uh…why do you ask??