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8.29.2009

Holiday Wishes




What's in store for your weekend? I hope you have lots of fun planned. I have a hair appointment in the morning. After that, I do not have any plans. We'll just wing it, which is my favorite way to live the weekends. You just never know what you'll end up getting into!

So, today's card is inspired by yesterday's card and for Moxie Fab's clean and graphic holiday card challenge. I am not crazy designing holiday cards, but it really is that time of year to start for us paper crafters because if you are like me, it just creeps up on you and before you know it, you have no time to make cards...how embarrassing as the card maker, right?!

I'm really liking that K & Co Amy Butler Lotus stamp set (all over again). I picked it up at Michaels I think last year, so I am not sure if it is still available online somewhere. I used the design to create wreaths. I do not think this is what the stamp was intended for, but I got the idea after creating the card yesterday and wanting to use this set more. I added twine to create a hanging wreath design, added button centers for fun and dimension and popped one wreath off of the card front.

Are you ready for a fun week? I have lots of fun stuff to share with you next week, starting Monday through Friday. Monday through Thursday will be sneak peeks and hints and Friday will be the big reveal! What is it? You'll just have to wait and see, but I just wanted to hint to you to make sure to check for a super fun week!! I hope you're ready because I am! I hate keeping secrets! :)

Enjoy your weekend and as always, I appreciate your visits!

Card Instructions
  1. Trim kraft cardstock to an A2 card.
  2. Stamp wreath designs on card front and on cream cardstock, then cut out.
  3. Adhere to card front using foam adhesive.
  4. Tie twine around card front with buttons.
  5. Stamp sentiment.
  6. Add rhinestones.
:: My Goodies {holiday wishes} ::
Stamps: Papertrey Ink - 2008 holiday tag collection; K&Co - Amy Butler Lotus stamp
Ink: ColorBox - chianti + moss green + chestnut
Cardstock: Papertrey Ink - rustic white + kraft
Accessories: KaiserCraft - rhinestones; Craft Supply - twine
Card Size: 5.5" x 4.25"

24 comments:

Christina said...

Ashley, I really like this holiday card! I was trying to find holiday card ideas on your blog the other day and there were only 2. *sniff* Have a great weekend!

Laura O'Donnell said...

can't wait to find out your secret!

love the card!

Lisa H. said...

looks great! what fun colors, love the buttons.

Maile Belles said...

Beautiful!!! What a fabulous idea to hang holiday wreaths from your card!

sarahmartina said...

Gorgeous! Great layout too!

travelingmama said...

oh, that is so mean! You are such a tease! Love your card, though. I've been working on some too and will hopefully find time to post a couple today. Have a great weekend!

milkshake007 said...

I was looking through your blog and I love your cards! And your pictures are wonderful!!
Can't wait for next week!!

Julie said...

i have this stamp set, and i hardly use it - but this gives me a reason to break it out! your idea is fab!

care-in said...

How exciting...can't wait to hear your news. I'm crossing my fingers you are on a certain *PTI* design team...I really hope that's what it is!!

Janelle said...

I have this set and haven't used it for ages (since before I started blogging, I'm sure...). You've inspired me to go through my sets and pull out some of my oldies but goodies. We'll be at the Carolina Panthers football game tonight -- and I'll be eagerly anticipating your exciting news!

Tenia Nelson said...

Gorgeous card!!

Charlene Austin said...

SERIOUSLY! I am IN LOVE with your clean graphic style and popping these images. I would never think to cut them out. Such a good idea for such a great impact.

Heading out to the pool party now. Have a good day.

Ashley said...

these are beautiful!

Heather P. said...

Totally awesome!! Love the colors you used!

Can't wait to find out your big news!

*Beatriz Jennings* said...

Oh! this card is just beautiful!! :)

Wendy said...

Xmas?? God, I know, I have to start to think about it! Love these girl!

Savitri said...

This is gorgeous!! Love the ornament idea!!

Geny (Mommy Geny) said...

What a beautiful card Ashley!! Love the wreaths, twine, buttons and colors!!!

Renae Wilson said...

This is adorable! I love how you used the twine!

naomi chokr said...

holiday cards already??? this is so awesome...love what you did with this stamp its perfect as an ornament

I'll be your mirror said...

i really love this one! i live in france and my family/friends mostly live in California so i rarely see them and so i love sending them handmade cards to show them i do think about them and love them! your designs are great!

Winter said...

So cute! Love the colors!

Cath said...

Thanks for posting this to the challenge, Ashley!

Cassi said...

excellent idea -- thanks for helping me think in a new way!

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