30 November 2014

Warmest Wishes Card


Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving....it's important to give thanks for all the blessings in our life.  It's not all about shopping and Black Friday deals ya know!  ;)

But now I guess we are officially in the Christmas season....my house is all decorated inside and out, so I've been taking a break from cards.  But I made one tonight for the Simon says Stamp Monday Challenge and it literally took 10 minutes.  I love cards like that!  I had the brown triangles as part of a birthday card kit and they were extra pieces.  I turned them upside down and saw trees!  So I created a card with non traditional colors (well, I used green, but you know what I mean).  The sentiment is from Taylored Expressions, they seriously have ADORABLE stamps and dies!  

I stamped it with brown Versafine ink and clear embossed, then die cut it with a sizzix shape die.  

For the background on the green, I stamped a woodgrain background stamp with Versamark and clear embossed, but the textured nature of the paper really didn't stamp well, but I still went with it.  

Then for my 'trees', I cut trunks out of scrap cardstock, then added some red and green gems.  And on the side, a strip of gold and white washi tape.  Quick and easy.

I also got a new phone this weekend (iphone 6 baby!!), so I'll be able to do videos again.  I haven't done one in a while because my iphone 5 was filled up and I didn't have enough memory.  I'll work on a video this week!  

Have a good night!  :)


  1. Great Christmas card- the trees are fab use of recycled items, and love all of the pretty texture on this card. We decorated outside today, and the tree is up (not decorated, but up)......

  2. Such a wonderful holiday design with your jeweled trees, Kathryn! What a glorious second life they are having!

  3. Love all of the texture and the jewels on the trees. I'm jealous you have your house decorated. I haven't even begun yet. Good for you!!

  4. I love the sentiment you used and all the texture you included in this card! Those three trees are adorable, as well. Merry Christmas!

  5. Oh this is just gorgeous! I love how you decorated the tiny trees. So glad you could join us @LiaStampz.

  6. Beautiful card! Love the trees. Thank you so much for sharing some Christmas joy with us at Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Blog!

  7. So much gorgeous texture! Thank you for playing along with us at Lia Stampz!! Lia Stampz Challenge Blog DT