Saturday, November 21, 2015

Christmas is Coming!

Hello there friends, and welcome back to my little piece of Blogland.  I have been SUPER DUPER creative this past week as I prepare for my annual Craft Boutique.  I spent five WONDERFUL days with my BFF, and I whipped out 25 lovely cards, two mini albums, two toilet paper roll decorations, two french fry box gift holders, seven gift card holders, and a few other little goodies.  I actually feel like I'm getting there; and I'm truly hopeful that I will have a decent supply of items on hand for the boutique.  Now, I just have to pray for LOTS of customers!
All three of these cards were created with Carta Bella's new Winter Wonderland collection.   I fell in love with the sweet patterned papers, ephemera, stickers, and chipboard.  I created quite a bit with this lovely collection including the "french fry" boxes I posted yesterday in my Silver and Gold Post.  I will continue using it until every last  bit of it is used up because it's SO nostalgique and sweet!  This first card (above) also uses an October Afternoon journalling card, painted glittered jingle bells, a stamped sentiment, inking, machine stitching, and some lovely Solid Baker's Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon.
The second card is super simple.....just a card stock base, Carta Bella Winter Wonderland patterned paper, sticker and ephemera, machine stitching, vintage baker's twine, Lipstick Red Seam Binding and Solid Red Baker's Twine from Really Reasonable Ribbon, and a tiny gold berry.
And the third card uses two patterned papers from the Carta Bella Winter Wonderland collection, along with a piece of the ephemera, a card stock bordered backdrop, machine stitching, and Lipstick Red Seam Binding, Ariana Natural Crochet Lace, and Navy Blue Tulle from Really Reasonable Ribbon.

I'm sharing my Christmas creations in these challenges:

Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says, "Christmas"

Little Scrap Pieces - Show It Off Saturday Linky Party - Anything Goes

52 Christmas Card Throwdown Challenge Blog - Friends and Family - My cards include several things that my family LOVES to do - Christmas carrolling together, building snowmen, and celebrating Christmas.  What a fun challenge!

Thanks so much for stopping by.  Have a creative and blessed week, and please stop by again soon.  By the way, you're always MOST WELCOME to stop by and play along in our weekly Anything Goes/Family Friendly Challenges at Word Art Wednesday for your chance to win some AWESOME prizes.  This week, we have a $25 Gift Certificate to Stamp & Create and a digital prize from the gorgeous Moonlighting by Mary.  I'd really enjoy seeing your projects, so be sure to link up wth us.



  1. Gorgeous cards Karen - love how you have made the most of the designs on the paper.

  2. Karen, your work is amazing, and so inspiring! Thank you for sharing your talents with us!

  3. love the collage look and the added bells - thanks for sharing your project at the 52CCT

  4. These are just beautiful! Love the awesome colors here!

  5. oh Karen, très jolies cartes, elles sont toutes super belles, biz

  6. 3 beautiful cards, Karen! Good luck with the boutique!

  7. Hi Karen:
    What Beautiful Christmas card I love all the different embellishments, you are making it truly feel like Christmas. Wishing you and your family and very Happy and Blessed Thanksgiving

    PS: I had to put myself back on again as a follower of you're blog

  8. Such BEAUTIFUL Christmas cards Karen! Wonderful embellishments and vintage feel! :)

    Theresa’s Crafty Creations

  9. Super selection of cards and I do like the vintage look. Thanks so much for playing along with our challenge at 52CCT this week!


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