Welcome to the Inspire, Create, Share Blog Hop! This month's theme is Christmas is Coming!!!! It's hard to believe with the year we've had that we are actually already in November! Who knows what Christmas will look like this year, but one thing doesn't need to change-sending Christmas cards! In fact, they are probably needed NOW more than ever!! So join our hop as we share some great ideas for your cards! You know there'll be some beauties!!!
So my cards use a sort of "non-traditional" item for the holidays! I use the beautiful Forever Gold Specialty DSP as the focus of the cards! Now this is a beautiful pack of gold "punch outs" that are designed to go with the Forever Greenery suite. But in my opinion, gold is just perfect for Christmas! Ya know, "silver and gold"! So I decided to play! I got so excited I had to make 2! lol
My style is CAS (Clean and Simple!). I so love the cards with all the embellishments! But when I try that it looks like a kindergartener made it! lol I like clean lines. Which is kind of funny because I tend to be an out-of-the-box kinda gal! I guess not with cards. Hm. Well I think these simple cards are quite nice to send anyway!
Both cards use the exact same materials-just done a bit differently! The stamp set used is Snowman Season and can be found in the Annual Catalog. I love this stamp set & have really gotten a ton of use out of it for the last 2 seasons! I'll miss these little cuties!
Other materials used are the Old World Paper embossing folder, Metallic Edge Ribbon, Wonderful Gems,
and the Forever Flourishing dies (for the little greenery around the wreath.) Mostly non-traditional Christmas items on these! Just goes to show how amazingly versatile our products are!!!
So now go hop around for some ho ho ho inspiration! Then get stamping! It's coming quickly! lol Simply hop on over Charmane's blog! You can either click on her name or the "Next" icon below!
And a very Happy Thanksgiving to you all!!!!
Love the gold elements and the embossing!ReplyDelete
Wow, that embossed background really adds a lot to these cards!ReplyDelete
Great ways to use that pretty Gold paper! Thanks for the ideas.ReplyDelete
Your cards are beautiful Joni!ReplyDelete
Love the simplicity, Joni! I was figuring to use those gold embellishments for Christmas as well! Great minds...ReplyDelete
These are so beautiful - I want to CASE!ReplyDelete