Oct 01 2013

Joyful Christmas

We've been dog sitting the past couple days.  She's a beautiful Golden Retriever and so sweet.  She follows us around everywhere!  I think she is happy to have our undivided attention…no Carter around to steal the attention from her!  lol!


Have you noticed the small paper packs in the Holiday Mini?  This one is Winter Frost (also comes in Season of Style).  You get 48 sheets (24 double sided designs) in a 4 1/2 x 6 1/2 size.  I grabbed one of the patterns and cut it down for a layer on this card.  How simple!  You also can't appreciate the Silver Metallic Foil Sheet going across the center…it is cardstock weight so it doesn't crinkle or bend easily…and gives off a nice reflective surface.  The poinsettia I had sitting on my desk from another project, so thought I'd use it as the focal image.  The embossed White looks so pretty against the cardstock vellum!  And, of course, that Silver 1/8 Ribbon is WONDERFUL!  I hope they add Silver and Gold to the regular line…love it!



OK…here are the details!

  1. The base is 4 1/4 x 11 Whisper White, folded in half.
  2. I cut the Winter Frost Designer Paper to 4 x 5 1/4.  I added the Silver Foil Sheet cut 2 x 4 across the front, then added the 1/8 Silver Ribbon at the top and bottom to hide the seams.
  3. I stamped the Poinsettia twice with Versamark on Vellum Cardstock and embossed with Whisper White Embossing Powder.  I cut out the entire flower once and just the center portion on the second one.  I added Pearls to the center and added to the front of the card with Stampin' Dimensionals.
  4. My greeting is a strip of Coastal Cabana cardstock, stamped with the Christmas Greetings from Warmth & Wonder Hostess set in Island Indigo Ink, cut with a flag end, and tucked under one of the petals of the Poinsettia.

Very, very simple…cutting the Poinsettia took the longest.  But I love the non-traditional look of the White Poinsettia against the blues and silvers.  Pretty!



Did you see?  We are starting the Early Bird signups for our Winter Collection on Create with Connie and Mary.  It's all about Christmas and Winter projects!  It's not too early to start planning those gifts and decorating and we have lots of GREAT ideas to help you!  See more information over on Create with Connie and Mary!

3 People have left comments on this post

Oct 2, 2013 - 06:10:38
Lucy said:


Oct 2, 2013 - 10:10:32
Carol Carriveau said:

Oh Connie, this is the most beautiful card, literally took my breath away…fabulous!!!

Oct 2, 2013 - 08:10:30
Linda said:

This is a beautiful card!