Skip to main content

Just a little late for Christmas...

Hello there.  Hope everyone had a nice Christmas or holiday.  I'm here with a holiday card, a little late for Christmas, but oh well, I think it makes for a nice thank you card or something.  I figure our Christmas tree is still up, I'm still in a holiday mood (unlike my husband who wanted to recycle the tree as soon as the last present was opened!).  Anyhow, I played along with The Play Date Cafe Challenge #112.
 And the Deconstructed Sketch #32.
And here's my red card...
 I used Yuki from Sister Stamps (thanks Eva!).  She's so cute, the hair on these images always reminds me of my daughter.  Anyhow, I used Papertrey Ink cardstock, stamped a text background and clear embossed it.  Then I was stuck for the longest time because I was looking for my Bow-Easy!  I swear I had put it in my ribbon drawer in this rolling cart under my desk.  So I thought my daughter had lost it because she likes to play with (and unravel!) all my ribbon spools.  So I made my son look for it, and told him to pull out the rolling cart in case it fell behind onto the floor.  And while he was conscientiously looking through all the drawers in the cart, I saw it sitting right there on top of the cart, oops!

After I stuck all the paper and ribbon down I thought everything looked a little too red, but oh well, too late, I stuck the ribbon down too well with double sided tape.  I might have to try this again with a different colored bow or patterned paper or something.

Well, I guess I will wish everyone a Happy New Year already.  I have to go check our sparkler stash now in case we need some more for tomorrow night.  Bye!


eva said…
hey cheryl! cute card! these sister stamps always remind me your kids. must be the haircuts!
Lorraine said…
Cheryl, love your Christmas card! Not too much red. I think it's balanced out by the green & gold in your design. With the ribbon up there, at first I thought it was a snowglobe! Wishing you & yours a Happy & Blessed 2012!
RiNNE said…
Great card! Love the stamp and the way you've colored her hair. If you have more late Christmas cards to show, you can always play along with us at Christmas Card Challenges - we have challenges all year. The only real rule is to make a new Christmas or Winter-themed card!
Jinny Newlin said…
Oooo! Red is my favorite! I don't think there can ever be too much of it ;)! Your card is just so sweet, and I adore all the patterns you've pulled into it! Thanks so much for joining us at The Play Date Cafe!
Ruby said…
Ooh I just LOVE the fab red and your design is gorgeous! Thanks for joining in with us over at The Play Date Cafe & Happy New Year!

Popular posts from this blog

no BUTTS about it

Hello!  Today I have a series of cards to share which I think are super cute and funny too.  I love Birdie Brown's stamp sets available at MFT and the cards today uses the behind images of the cat, dog & pig found in Cool Cat, Lucky Dog and Hog Heaven. 

I had a couple of ideas for the design of this card but I felt the sentiment called for multiple images of the animal's behind.  I just couldn't let there be one image and the sentiment have plural Butts.  I know that is weird of me but things like that drive me a little crazy.  I won't get into how people misuse plural and possessive s though.  That really drives me crazy.  Anyway, so then I thought this would be a cute way to stamp multiple images over the card.  I created the sentiment on the front using an alphabet set from Lawn Fawn.

This is the sentiment on the inside which comes in the Cool Cat stamp set.

Here is the dog version.  These cards took a lot of time to color!

The inside of the dog card.

Here is th…

Knuffle Bunny

Hi!  The Greeting Farm had their Customer Challenge & Chit Chat Night "A Night at the Bookstore" and introduced a few challenges.  I have to say chatting was too fast for me and I couldn't really keep up.  It was still early here, and I had to pick up the kids from school and activities and make dinner and eat and so I guess the timing didn't really work out with our schedule. You can check out the challenge details on the SCS forum HERE.  I made this card for Favorite Child's Book category.  It is based on the Mo Willems book Knuffle Bunny.  It's one of my kids' favorites and it's such a cute story.  We actually love reading Mo Willems' books especially his Elephant and Piggie series.  Those books are hilarious!  This challenge also made me realize that I haven't read many books recently except kids' books.  I used to love reading but just haven't given it much time lately.  Anyway, here is my card.

If you've read the story, yo…

Papertrey November Blog Hop Challenge

Hi!  It's been a while since I participated in one of PTI's blog hop challenges.  But I had to play along this month.  Not only did I place an order on release night but I also got my goodies in about a week!  So I had some time to play around with my new stamps and dies.  Hehe.  Below is the inspiration photo.

I love the Christmas theme and the colors too so I went with that.

When I saw the newly released penguin stamp and die, I had to get them.  So cute!!  I thought this penguin would make a cute spinner card too.  Similar to the froggy one I made HERE.  I also used PTI's In the Meadow dies.  I used the die itself and my hobby blade to cut along the curved edge to create the little cut out for the penguin to slide.  I did that twice leaving a quarter inch space between them.

I layered the penguin with PTI's coasters.

I added a tiny bell to his hat.

He slides down.  The jingle all the way sentiment is from Tiny Treats Xmas.  Just traced the space with a pencil and curv…