Hi Everyone. Hope you have had a fantastic week.
Tonight's card is from the wonderful Stampin' Up! Welcome Christmas set. I loved this set as soon as I saw it in the 2010-2011 catalog. You will see a couple more cards from this set over the next few days.
I love Cherry Cobbler... it really is my absolute all time favorite red. I didn't have Cherry Cobbler ribbon for this card, so used some of the Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain that I got on the SU clearance rack.
- Card stock: Cherry Cobbler, Crumb Cake (aka Kraft) - although the card looks like Real Red - it really is Cherry Cobbler :-). I wanted to take this shot with the snow in the background outside!
- Ink: Cherry Cobbler, Versamark
- Accessories: Deck the Halls Big Designer Buttons, Gold Cord, Champagne (gold) Glass Glitter
- Tools: Big Shot, nestabilities (for the family image), texturz plate, Stamp-=a-ma-jig, Crystal Effects, Stammpin' Dimensionals
- Cut card stock to A2. 8 1/2 x 5 1/4. Score and fold on the top
- Run front of card base through Big Shot with your choice of texturz plate
- Cut a piece of Crumb Cake card stock to take the focal family image.
- Ink up stamp and wet (heat) emboss
- Ink up sentiment and stamp onto Crumb Cake
- Cut around the sentiment with a pair of paper snips
- Wrap ribbon around the card base and secure. (Tip: to make sure the ribbon and button are secure, I threaded a piece of gold cord through a crafting needle and put a couple of stitches through the ribbon by pinching the ribbon. I then threaded the needle through the button holes and secured with a knot.)
- Before placing focal point and sentiment on to the card stock, outline the focasl image with crystal effects and sprinkle the glass glitter. Allow to dry for a couple of minutes and then adhere the focal point and the sentiment to the card using Stampin' Dimensionals
Note: I was really concerned about buying the Glass Glitter. I've seen glass glitter used on several ornaments that I bought from retail stores. The problem with that - it really is glass and I find the little shards very difficult to deal with. Don't let the name of this glitter put you off. It's nothing like the glass glitter I've seen on the expensive ornaments. It still has fabulous reflective qualities, is really easy to use - but isn't sharp.
FEEL GOOD FRIDAY
As we have a Christmas card tonight - and it's that time of the year. I thought you might appreciate this Feel Good Friday wonderful story from a neighboring state - Iowa.
On a personal note: We are expecting 5-9 inches by tomorrow morning. The snow has steadily been falling since around 1pm. It certainly is beginning to look a lot like Christmas. Now, I really need to get the Christmas decorations out!
Some of you have asked about Charlie. Charlie is the kitten that Lou found abandonded on the side of the road about 3 months ago. As a reminder, here's a pic of Charlie a couple of days after we picked him up. When he was still living in the garage. Well, Prince Pipsqueak as he is affectionately known, still thinks he is Christmas, birthday's, anniversaries and every other good reason to celebrate, all rolled into one. In other words - the cat has 'tude!
He's a dinky little thing and is never likely to grow very much. But being pint sized doesn't ever affect his lordship. He is much more relaxed and is slowly starting to understand that love and play don't have to be a scratch and bite fest. Now he gives little love nibbles. He loves playing ball. In fact, his favorite place to play ball is wherever my feet are. He loves to hide his ball under my feet, inside my trouser leg, behind my legs, behind my back. Anywhere, really! He is pretty much my constant shadow. Wherever I am, you can guarantee that Charlie isn't too far away!
Continued prayers for Germaine, Arthur, Rose, Pri. Germaine it was so good to hear from you. Prayers, too for those of you who need a little lift.
I hope you all have a wonderful Saturday.