Wednesday, October 7, 2015

Merry Christmas......Already?

Yes, I realize that I'm too early.  It's just October, and here I am making a "Merry Christmas" blog post.  But I couldn't resist sharing this card I made for Frantic Stamper.  I used their sweet Merry Christmas Precision Die.  They have so many great dies, and you're sure to find something you'll LOVE!
I used some shiny gold paper to cut the Merry Christmas sentiment.  I also used some fun Simple Stories patterned papers, machine stitching, Tim Holtz Distress Ink, vintage baker's twine, vintage lace, painted and glittered jingle bells, half a vintage cream doily, some hemp cord, and seam binding.  That's my entire supply list.  It's a fairly simple card, and a layout I've used many times.
I feel very blessed that Frantic Stamper asked me to Guest Design for them because their die-cuts are absolutely wonderful.  They have a fantastic assortment, and lots of other amazing products as well.  I hope you will check it out.

I will be sharing this card in the following challenges this week:

Scrapy Land Challenge Blog - Challenge #27 - Anything Goes Using a Die That's Sold at Scrapy Land - I used a Frantic Stamper die on my card, and you can purchase them at Scrapy Land.

Simon Says Stamp - Wednesday Challenges - Clean and Simple Christmas Challenge

3 Girl Jam Challenge Blog - October Challenge - Anything Goes With Ribbon - I used some seam binding, and I sure would LOVE to win some from 3 Girl Jam.

Classy Cards 'N Such - Challenge #105 - "Happy Holly Days" - I have holly leaves and holly berries on the patterned paper at the bottom of my card.  I also created "holly berries" out of jingle bells.

Thanks so much for stopping by for a visit and to take a peek at my card.  I hope you have an amazing week!

Karen




20 comments:

  1. Oh Karen this is gorgeous - love all the tones of brown and textures. Beautiful. Love the wee pop of red with the berries and the gold sentiment.
    Blessings
    Maxine

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  2. Lovely! The gold elegant words are especially beautiful! Thanks for sharing your pretty project in the Scrapy Land Challenge! Hope you will join us again! hugs and blessings, de {Creative Smiles}

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  3. Really lovely, Karen - love your jingle bell bouquet and the dark red and natural colors! Thanks for playing along with us at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday challenge!

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  4. Your Christmas card is adorable! Love the doily and lace. So glad you shared it with us for the Scrapy Land Challenge.

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  5. I love the gold Merry Christmas on this card. Especially what I like is the country look of the browns and rustic reds added with the stitching. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Scrapyland Challenge #28. Quest Designer Nancy

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  6. I love the gold Merry Christmas on this card. Especially what I like is the country look of the browns and rustic reds added with the stitching. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Scrapyland Challenge #28. Quest Designer Nancy

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  7. I love the gold Merry Christmas on this card. Especially what I like is the country look of the browns and rustic reds added with the stitching. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Scrapyland Challenge #28. Quest Designer Nancy

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  8. I love the gold Merry Christmas on this card. Especially what I like is the country look of the browns and rustic reds added with the stitching. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Scrapyland Challenge #28. Quest Designer Nancy

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  9. I love the gold Merry Christmas on this card. Especially what I like is the country look of the browns and rustic reds added with the stitching. Just beautiful. Thank you for sharing your beautiful card with us at Scrapyland Challenge #28. Quest Designer Nancy

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  10. Just gorgeous Karen, love all the fun details.

    Hugs Diane

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  11. It's never to early to start on Christmas Cards! Trust me! Otherwise you'll be scrabbling all the way up til Christmas Day! LOL Beautiful Card though... LOVE the Die cut words... So Pretty! :)

    Theresa
    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

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  12. Such a gorgeous layout and such beautiful elements! Love those berries!

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  13. Karen this is so elegant with all the layers and beautiful embellisments, WOW!! The doily and the stitching really set it apart! Gorgeous Christmas card!

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  14. Karen, your card is just beautiful. I love the doily and the pretty papers. Thank you, for joining us for the Classy Cards N Such Challenge.

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  15. I love the ribbon cluster and rustic look! This is a super card! Thanks for joining us at 3GJ!

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  16. superbe, elle me rappelle les cartes de mon enfance, biz

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  17. Beautiful card, Karen. Not your traditional holiday colors, but very elegant, and I love it a lot. Thanks for joining us at Classy Cards 'n Such for our weekly challenge.
    Mindy~CCNS~DT

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  18. Love the vintage look to your beautiful Christmas card! The papers you used work perfectly with that scripty Merry Christmas! Thanks for playing along with us at Scrapy Land Challenge #27!

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  19. Absolutely gorgeous! Thank you for joining our “Anything Goes with Ribbon” Challenge this month at 3 Girl JAM.

    Stay Creative,
    Georgiana
    • Carson's Creations •
    3 Girl JAM DT

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  20. This is absolutely gorgeous, Karen!! I Love the design and the details!! It looks amazing!! Thanks so much for playing along with the Scrapy Land Blog Challenge!! Have a great day :)

    Lisa
    A Mermaid's Crafts

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