Monday, November 18, 2013

Elegant Christmas Card with Stamp Club

Hello everyone.  I know it is Monday and I am supposed to post the weekly Bitten by the Bug 2 project, but I was unable to participate this week.  That is truly sad as the theme of this week's challenge is Be a Turkey - create a Turkey project using any Turkey from any Cricut cartridge.  However, I had two Christmas card events at my house last weekend and I found myself unable to complete my turkey project.  

In preparing for the  two card events, I spent part of last week decorating my house for Christmas!  I wanted to set the tone for the workshops so all of the decorations were moved in, sorted, place, etc.  I have never decorated for Christmas before Thanksgiving before, but I am actually happy that it is all done!  We even played Christmas music throughout the events.

This is the Christmas card that I created for the ladies of Saturday's Stamp Club.  This card has five pieces in addition to the base card.  The paper is from the Sparkle and Shine paper pack, part of Close To My Heart's Holiday mini catalog line.  We used three stamps on this card - the ornament from Trim a Tree stamp set, the swirl from Love Life stamp set, and a sentiment from a 2012 Stamp of the Month set.  The ribbon is CTMH's Ruby Chevron Ribbon.  The inks are CTMH Ruby and Slate.

I was truly happy with this card.  Two of the ladies that attended Sunday's Christmas Card Workshop made sets of this card.  

Below is a photo of this year's main tree. While this is not the best photo ever, I am happy with the tree.  I had to laugh at my girlfriends various reactions.  Peggy was thrilled I had decorated.  Beth was shocked.  Kathy thought my tree was weighed down with ornaments, but Bernice informed her that there is always room for more!!  I think it is wonderful that we all celebrate and enjoy the season in our own ways!  For me, in this case, more IS better!!!  My only concern is do I use the leaf place mats for Thanksgiving.... hummmm.... Decisions, decisions!

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  1. Love this card Susan!! Missed you at BBTB2, but totally understand why you didn't get a chance to make a project for the turkey theme. Love your tree as well and like your friend, there is always room for one more ornament. lol My guys are always telling me that our tree doesn't have any room left on it. I say use the leaf table mats, why not join the fall and Christmas decor?!! Hugs!

  2. Love the crisp clean look of this, Susan! I can almost taste the peppermint. I'm so jealous that you're decorated. You know me, still decorating on Christmas Eve. LOL gorgeous tree! As far as I'm concerned, More is MORE! xxD