Monday, December 13, 2010

Quick Holiday Card

The stamping goodies I ordered last month finally made it here, so I've been spending lots of time in my craft area over the last few days. I've been planning this card out in my head for weeks, just waiting for the supplies to arrive:

Doesn't that sentiment fit perfectly in that Labels 4 Nestie? I had my fingers crossed that it would, and I wasn't disappointed. This really was so quick to make: I cut and embossed the white label, stamped the sentiment, cut a window out of the plaid layer with the next larger size label die, attached the white label directly to the colored cardfront, and attached the plaid layer with foam dimensionals. Afterwards I decided it needed a little something, so I used a Sharpie to color two clear rhinestones, which I added to the label. A fun holiday card in just a few easy steps!

One thing I've found is if you're going to create a raised window layer from patterned paper, like this one, it's best to first adhere the patterned paper to an identical-sized piece of cardstock, then cut your window. This helps prevent warping, bending or sagging once it's attached on dimensionals. I've learned that one the hard way!

Tonight I'm staying warm with a snuggly throw, some hot coffee and a space heater, knit booties on my feet and my "grandpa sweater" wrapped up tight. The Christmas tree is lit, the apartment is quiet, and I'm listening to the sound of rain and nighttime traffic outside my window... {Happy Sigh} It's a good night. 

Card Supplies:
Stamps: TPC Studio "Christmas Phrases;" Ink: Stampin' Up craft (Bravo Burgundy); Paper: DCWV patterned paper, The Paper Studio cardstock; Accessories: Cuttlebug / Labels 4 Nestabilities, rhinestones, Sharpie, foam dimensionals


  1. Whatta SWEET the design...all the pink and the plaid!

  2. So gorgeous! I love the colours and I just got that nestie - can't wait to play with it now.

  3. A month?!?! Wow! Least you got it, huh?!
    The snuggly... got one for my hubby and he loves it :P Sweet little card too! The colors are fun!