Monday, August 27, 2012

Be Merry

My plan this year is to have most of my Christmas cards done in time to write in them over Thanksgiving weekend.  Of course, I've had that plan before--LOL!  This year it's looking like I might finally do it!  I've had the Mega Merry clear set by Stampendous! for some time & had in mind stamping "Merry" on printed paper.  So glad I finally got around to doing it--love the look!  I used papers from the K&Co wintertide pad I got in a clearance sale.  "Be" & the little ornament are done with Distress Ink pine needles which is also sponged on the letters & the mat that is cut with Spellbinders Curved Rectangles.  The little snowflake image is stamped in Distress Ink wild honey on the mat & card front & it's sponged on the card edges.  All the sparkle is from a Sakura Clear Star pen--wouldn't be without it!  The letters are popped up & the ornament is attached to the "y" with yellow floss & then popped up higher.  Love making shaped cards since I learned to score the top of the back diecut & just add glue.  I didn't like the way I first learned where you loose part of the shape where they are attached.  I'm entering the Stampendous! Focus on the Sentiment challenge & The Moxie Fab World Focal Point Challenge.  Love hearing what you think, so thanks for leaving a comment.

12 comments:

  1. Love the design and how you stamped on the pp!

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  2. Such a pretty card with lovely details. Good idea to get started!

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  3. Hello Greta
    What a different Palette for a Christmas card; your RED is not a true Red and your Yellow is more a mustard, but my goodness do they ever work; the eye loves this subtle combination. It has warmth, gone is the passion and high arousal of a hot Red, your hue has taken on a persona of it's own. Your candy-cane letters add some gaiety, and connects with the word Merry wonderfully.
    Great Christmas Card, you have reminded me that I should think about making my own.
    Smiles:)
    Sue

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  4. You go, Greta! I might be lucky if I settle on a design by Christmas (I mass produce). I think this is so cute! I love the mix of patterns & unexpected colors. Love the sparkle too!

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  5. Great card Greta. The striped pp for your letters is awesome. Really nice colour scheme too.

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  6. Such a fun card, Greta! I love those adorable, stripy letters and that tiny ornament is so cute! Wonderful Christmas card!

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  7. what a fun christmas card, greta!! love that little ornament hanging from the word "merry"!!

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  8. This is awesome Greta!! I love the uneven placement of the letters-really gives this such interest!!! And the little hanging ornament is so darn cute!!

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  9. Great Christmas card, Greta! Wow! You are early with it and perhaps I should start planning too! Love how you embossed the sentiment on the pp and love the colour combination too!

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  10. Those big, colorful letters make this super merry!! Too cute with the ornament hanging on the "y"!

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  11. Greata! Thanks so much for playing with our August Challenge. I really miss this terrific stamp set, it was always one of my very favorites! Your paper piecing here is fantastic! Good luck with the challenges!

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  12. Hey Greta! Thanks for linking this up to the Focal Point Challenge in the Moxie Fab World. I'm so glad you joined in on all the fun! :)

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