Friday, November 11, 2016

Simple Christmas

We took one last camping trip to our favorite spot at a bay off the Oregon coast.  We knew Saturday was going to be pretty rainy & boy was it! Good thing they have cable TV, so we spent the day watching college football. Poor Fritz just curled up on the bed & napped--so boring for a puppy dog!  Got a treat our last day when a pelican was fishing right in front of our site--first time this year we've seen one.
Finally did get a card & tag made. The PTI MIM challenge is Assembly Line Card-Making. Mostly I make individual Christmas cards, but I do make the same card for a few groups including hubby's cousins.  I'm loving all the red & white Christmas cards in Blogland lately, including snowflakes.  This is my first time to put all the stamps into my Mini MISTI at once which worked great with these images from PTI Take Three Winter.  I started by cutting 4 white panels & used Memento Love Letter to ink the stamps twice for each panel.  Then I spritzed them all with Perfect Pearls mist.  
While the panels dried I sponged the edges of 4 white cards with the red ink. Before mounting the panels, I rounded all the corners.  Quick & fun to make, although, if hubby likes this design I'm going to use red cardstock instead of sponging for the rest of the cards--would be quicker & easier on my hand.  I'm also entering Christmas Card Challenges, CropStop, Penny Black & More & Stamping Sensations.

I don't make a lot of tags, but Tracey's 25 Days of Christmas Tags is so inspiring.  I can always turn the tags into cards & probably will.  For this tag I cased Tracey's Day 4 Tag.  I love the beautiful gold embossed sentiment & jingle bells.  
I used a red cardstock scrap die cut with AJVD Polka Dot Backdrop Rectangle. The sentiment is from Penny Black's joyous. I love being able to use one of my little jingle bells & a piece of red twine I won long ago from The Playground, where I'm also entering my tag.
Happy Veteran's Day to my USA friends & thank you to all veterans & their families. 
Tracey's Tag

35 comments:

  1. Fun design! I love the crisp look with red and white,too. Thanks for joining us at Christmas Card Challenges!

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  2. Very pretty! Hope you are enjoying the fall. Hugs

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  3. lovely card and tag - i always make my tags into cards too.

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  4. Oh, I do like 2 color cards and the red on white is so cheery! Cute design and go for the red cardstock.

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  5. Darling trio of snowflakes, Greta, and I love the gold embossing on the red tag!!

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  6. Camping in the rain...oh my does not sound like fun at all. Your cards are fabulous and your tags so sweet.

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  7. Fabulous red and white card and tag Greta...I just love that color combo! And beautiful red and gold tag too! 😊

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  8. fantatic set of Christmas cards, greta!! and your tag is so fun...love the little jingle bell!

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  9. Camping while it's raining can be challenging! But it's always good to get away from it all. Fritz looks so cozy all curled up!:-) Your Christmas cards are very pretty with the panels! And, your tag is gorgeous with the gold embossing! Have a great weekend!

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  10. Oh my gosh, YES! Do use red cardstock to make more of those instead of sponging. It's a wonder you have any hand power left after that. Color me impressed though (in love letter, of course). The red and white snowflakes are way cool!

    And thanks for the inspired idea to use a jingle bell on your tag. I have a few with no idea what to do with them. They are too bulk for the mail but for a tag--perfect!

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  11. Camping in the rain! Just as well you had your crafting gear with you as well. Love this red and white card; clean and classy. The cute wee tag is fun too with the jingle bell attached. TFS

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  12. Thanks for playing with us at Christmas Card Challenges this week! Good luck!
    Monica - CCC DT

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  13. Wonderful cards and a really great snippets tag Greta! Fritz looks so cosy :)

    Hugs

    Di xx

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  14. Gorgeous cards and I love your tag! Sorry you had rain ... we've had tons of it too! Fritz looks cosy though! Enjoy your weekend...

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  15. I'm so glad you were able to get in one more trip to the coast. Poor Fritz! But a perfect day for a long nap. You can always count on football on the weekend! I am loving the red and white card. The red just pops against the white and really makes the snowflakes look great. Cute tag and a perfect way to use the bells.

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  16. Loving your red & white inspiration Greta. A favorite of mine too! Beautiful design with the snowflake squares. Looks like all came together quickly, another favorite of mine! Darling tag too!

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  17. You are doing red proud Greta, the snowflakes in the red squares look so festive and bright. Such a nice change from the usual blue and silver treatments. Your tag is awesome, love that little bell.

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  18. I love the snowflakes on your pretty red and white cards! So crisp and festive. Your tag is fantastic and would look perfect made into a card. As wonderful as your designs all are, sleepy Fritz steals the spotlight today!!

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  19. Hi Greta, I think Fritz looks very cosy snuggled up on the bed. I'm sure he enjoyed his trip away.

    Your Christmas cards are really lovely. A great way to use the Misti. Barbxx Barbxx

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  20. Lovely cards Greta! I used the same sentiment on my cards.

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  21. Brilliant design! :)
    Thanks for sharing it over at Christmas Card Challenges!

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  22. Awesome cards, Greta! Love the red and white combo and pretty snowflake squares

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  23. You are brave camping in the rain, Greta! Think I agree with you about using red card stock vs. ink sponging to save time and your hands. You'll need those hands to keep inspiring us with your creations. : )

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  24. Your cards and tag are festive fabulous! Red and white and red and gold are always winning combinations, as you've made abundantly clear! Camping in the rain: brave you! Looks like Fritz found a way to stay cozy!
    hugs~c

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  25. love the red and white combination- will have to check out this stamp set!

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  26. Beautiful cards and tag, Greta. Love the red and white.

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  27. I love the contrast and gorgeous CAS desing. And your tag is just as lovely as your cards!

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  28. Greta, what lovely cards and tag.
    And...what a sweet photo of Fritz.

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  29. A very pretty and elegant creation for our Christmas themes at Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More challenges, many thanks for joining in.

    B x

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  30. A lovely card, sweet tag too. I don't do batch making very often, so red card sounds like a better idea to me! Thanks so much for sharing with us at Penny Black & More. Lynn x DT

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  31. Love your tag, Greta! It's so joyful and colorful!
    Take care!
    Michele

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  32. Aaah lovely and thanks for joining us at Penny Black And More this month, Luv Sam x

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  33. Fab creation, thanks for joining Stamping Sensations and Penny Black and More, good luck.
    Happy crafting
    Tracy x

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