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Thursday, November 8, 2012

Holiday Duo

Yesterday during my lunch hour I got inspired by Facetiming with a friend.  I wish I had that much mojo when I truly have the free time to stamp.  I'm hoping that I can keep up with it and continue with some holiday cards.

For my first card I used the current Sketch for You to Try for November.  Only one more month and my goal to do each of these sketches monthly has been accomplished.  I'm happy about that!

My other goal is try to use up some of this pattern paper I have been collecting.  I keep on wanting more and more of it but not using up enough of it.  I bought just one holiday pad this year and am hoping to get super creative with it-so I apologize now for the abundance of green and red I will be showing in the next 5-6 weeks.

I added the sentiment from the Trees4Christmas set from The {Stamps} of Life and the little poinsettia's are from Happy-Hollydays set from Our Craft Lounge.  I'm using up my Simple Stories Handmade Holiday paper pack for my Christmas cards this year.

My second card I started with the Retro Sketches #36 but I kind of strayed from the original sketch by having a larger sentiment framing and had it off kilter.  I also adhered my button to the sentiment frame instead of the banner piece.

For this card there is no stamping .  The one thing I like about Simple Stories are their pads have these die cut pages included and make for some easy cards.  

You can't tell but my red layer underneath it all does have a rounded bottom, which I covered with my oversized sentiment piece.  I love how it turned out though and will be making many more card using these pieces.  I wrapped the top with Lawn Fawn hemp cord. I love this is a heavier hemp cord!  I used up an old button from Papertrey Ink and adhered a big pearl from Want2Scrap on it.

My husband loved them, and that made me happy as I am trying to build up a little stock of them for him to take to work to sell.

Enjoy your Thursday!


LeAnne said...

I love BOTH of these...wow, awesome papers and elements! TFS! That first sketch is terrific...I always forget about her challenges!

TenSGal said...

Both of those cards are so festive and gorgeous. Love the sketches, too....need to get motivated to do a Christmas card!

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