Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Have Yourself A Merry Little Christmas

About once a week or so, I visit Melissa Phillips' blog, Lilybean Paperie to gather ideas and inspiration, and to fall in love with the supplies she uses.  As is usually the case, I found some papers I just HAD to buy, and I used them to recreate a card similar to one Melissa had posted on her sweet blog using these lovely Echo Park Christmas papers and embellishments.
I used three or four of the patterned papers from Echo Park as well as the matching stickers and chipboard elements.  I did some machine stitching, added some scrunched seam binding, a glittered button tied with red baker's twine, some little pearl accents, and an October Afternoon sticker at the top (Celebrate).  I love the machine stitching - it seems to give everything a homespun effect, and I just can't seem to help myself.
I also decorated the inside of the card (shown above) with three or four of the same Echo Park patterned papers.  I used a small piece of washi tape, an Echo Park poinsettia sticker with a small pearl accent in the center, and then stamped (Happy Christmas) with a sentiment from Mark's Finest Papers.  I really like decorating the inside as well as the front - it gives it a real completed look.
 
I'm entering this card in the following challenges:
 
Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Wednesday Challenge - Let It Snow! - I used snowflake paper, and a sweet little snowman!

Craft-Dee-Bowz - December Challenge - Anything Goes - Include a Hand-Made Bow

Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog - Monday Challenge - Stamp Out 2013 - The stamp I used is an acrylic sentiment stamp (Happy Christmas) from Mark's Finest Papers, and I used it on the inside of my card to add the perfect sentiment.
 
Thanks so much for stopping by, and have a happy day of crafting (or whatever your little heart desires).  I'm so grateful for your visit!
 
Karen

16 comments:

  1. What a totally festive card! Thanks for joining the Craft-Dee BowZ December challenge.

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  2. This is beautiful Karen! What gorgeous papers and I just LOVE that bow!!
    Thanks for sharing and hope you are having a GREAT week!

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  3. Such a beautiful card! I also have the same beautiful set of papers! Isn't it just gorgeous? Have a wonderful day!

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  4. Karen, this is a beautiful! I love that you did the inside too. So pretty! Thank you for joining us this week for the Simon Says Stamp Monday challenge. ~Michelle

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  5. Lovely cheerful card Karen - love the bold colours.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  6. I love your card Karen. The papers are beautiful, and the bow ans Merry Christmas cut out are sooo pretty!
    Pam
    scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

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  7. Super cute, another fun and festive card. Merry Christmas.

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  8. This card ROCK! - Loving that chalkboard look Merry Christmas! Wonderful!

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  9. So sweet. Love the mix of these vintage looking papers.

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  10. super mignon, c'est tellement charmant, biz

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  11. Great card both inside & out!!! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

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  12. Karen.
    I really like the three different DSP pieces that you have stitched. The snowman looks quite jolly and your Merry Christmas is very jolly as well. I enjoy you art so much and the inside is a bonus.
    Advent Blessings of Hope, Peace and Joy,
    Carole Robb Bisson

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  13. Karen, your card is just gorgeous, I am loving all the fab details. Thank you for joining us for the Speedy Fox and Friends challenge. Have a great day.

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  14. Gorgeous card!!! Wonderful papers! I love all the layers! Love your fabulous inside too! Thanks for playing along with us this week at Speedy Fox & Friends blog challenge!

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  15. Terrific card! Great mix of patterned papers! Thanks for joining along with Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge!

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