Monday, October 9, 2017

Holiday Hugs

Welcome by today!  It's so nice to have you visit me.  Today I'm sharing a Christmas card that I was inspired to create when I saw the Make It Monday Challenge on Nichole Heady's Blog by Dawn McVey.  I had fun with it.
I used some Carta Bella Christmas Delivery patterned papers, red jingle bells, black burlap string, the Love Lives Here Stamp Set from PTI, and I used the Button Card Die to create my window.  Pretty simple card, really.  This sweet little tutorial helped my card come together rather quickly and nicely.  I love the idea of cutting the window in your card by die-cutting a hole that peeks through into the inside of your card, and stamping the focal point on the inside.  Something new for me!
Here are the challenges where I will be sharing this card.  I hope you will come and play along as well.  Challenges are fun, and it's always the best when everyone joins the fun!
Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge - Simon Says "Christmas"

Nichole Heady's Papertrey Ink Blog - Make It Monday Challenge #299 - Dawn McVey has a fabulous sentiment window tutorial on the blog today.  I used the PTI Love Lives Here Stamp Set for my sentiment, holly, berries and Christmas Trees.  I used the PTI Button Card Die to create my window.

Just Keep On Creating - October Anything Goes Link-Up - Special thanks to SuzARTe for all her hard work in organizing these challenges that inspire us all to create and share!

Simon Says Stamp Blog - World Cardmaking Day Celebration - Anything Goes - I'm playing along to celebrate National Card-Making Day.  What a fun celebration!  Thanks, Simon Says Stamp.

Thanks again for visiting me today, and have a wonderful week!


  1. Very pretty combination (pp and your chosen stamps)
    Totally feels like Christmas :-)

  2. Karen, that ribbon with the bells is so gorgeous. That stamps are beautiful and a great combo with this paper.

  3. Such lovely card!!! Very elegant and LOVE the choice of patterns and the cute trees!
    Pinned :)

  4. Such a cozy warm and wonderful card, Karen! Beautiful!

  5. Beautiful card!!!! Love the pretty bow!

  6. Super mignon, quels jolis sapins, biz

  7. What a fabulous card - love the black plaid background paper and the simple silhouette trees. Stunning

  8. Beautiful card, Karen--love that plaid! Your sentiment isn't in the window, but it's a great card!

  9. This is such a beautiful card. I love the Christmas tree image and the festive embellishments look great.Thanks so much for sharing your creation at
    Anything goes October link-up, Just keep on creating
    Susan xx

  10. Fun trees and love the plaid and bells and ribbons. Great awesome card.


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