Friday, September 7, 2012

SFTW #17 - Christmas Early

Do you need a little help getting started with your Christmas and holiday cards?   Then this week's challenge at Stampin' for the Weekend is just what you need, the theme is "Early Christmas".  Making this even more enticing the sponsor this week is Simon Says with a $25 gift certificate.  

For my card I decided to go with non-traditional colors.  The ornament was done with a glittery embossing powder.  Here's a little tip, if you're going to use embossing powder turn off your ceiling fan, don't ask me how I know.  The paper on the bottom is stamped with three snowflake stamps in silver and light blue inks.  The striped layer is covered with washi tape.  Lots of bling just because...

Here's the deets:
stamp - Ornament and sentiment Just Rite "Deck the Halls"; Snowflakes by Inkadinkado
ink - Versa Mark "Watermoark", Color Box "Silver", Versamagic "Sea Breeze" and Versafine "Toffee"
paper - Stampin' Up "So Saffron" cardstock; My Mind's Eye "Be Amazing" dp
miscellaneous - Turquoise glitter embossing powder; silver cord; Recollections bling flourish and blue bling; My Favorite Things "Solid Bracket " border die; Spellbinder's "2011 Heirloom Ornaments" die, Tim Holtz "Sympathy" Tissue Tape

Here's the challenges:
Stampin' for the Weekend #17 - Early Christmas
Terrifically Thrilling Thursday - Show Us What You Got
Simon Says - Put a Stamp On It (Happy Stampember to You!)
No Matter Which #2 - Die Cuts or Punches
Cutie Pie #26 - No Flowers
Simon Says Stamp and Show - Read All About It (background paper and tissue tape feature print)
Creative Card Crew #18 - Christmas

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you'll join us at Stampin' for the Weekend with your early Christmas card,


  1. Gorgeous colours and such a pretty card. Thanks for joining us at NMWC and good luck. I hope we will see you again in our next month challenge. Hugs, Marion

  2. Fabulous card Chris, I love the colours

  3. Love these cool colors for a Christmas card! Thanks so much for joining us at the Simon Says Stamp challenge, and good luck!

  4. Fabulous colour choice and design. Thanks for playing along with us at NMW Challenges, good luck Hugz Suzanne

  5. Such a soft & pretty creation! Thanks so much for joining our "ANYTHING GOES" challenge at Shelly's Images! Please come back and join us again real soon!!
    Shelly's Images DT

  6. Great card, looks really effective.

    DT: Creative Card Crew

  7. I love the cool winter colours you've used - great card!

    Thanks for joining the Creative Card Crew challenge!


  8. Beautiful card! Love the pattern papers and all the sparkle! Thank you so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp and Show. Hugs, Sandra

  9. I love the layout of this wonderful project. I need to get busy on some Christmas cards too! :) Thanks so much for joining our challenge this week at Shelly's Images.

  10. Hi there, what an elegant card. Gorgeous colours.

    Thanks for joining in with us this time at The Cutie Pies.


  11. A really beautiful card. Love the papers and glitter.
    Hugs Gunn


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