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6.15.2010

For You...This Christmas




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Last night, I wanted to create, but was 'stuck.' So, what's a girl to do? A challenge! There are so many paper crafting challenges out there, but one of my newest favorites is Waltzingmouse Stamps' Sketch Challenge. Then, I saw the sketch and was sort of stumped again. That is, until I saw some holiday stamps and just got into the Christmas spirit. Well, when that happens, I don't fight it! So, I created this Christmas tag! Hey, don't throw tomatoes at me, you can't start too early for Christmas...well, I can't! Plus, when I start in my creating zone, I just let it go. I hesitated sharing this with you all today, but then I thought, what's the purpose of my blogging if it's not real?! So, here it is and what I was creating last night, while watching True Blood, Season 1! Ya'll...it's GOOD!

Instructions
  1. Stamp label border and sentiments on kraft cardstock in brown ink.
  2. Die cut label.
  3. Punch hole, set eyelet, and add twine treatment.
  4. Stamp hollies on ripe avocado cardstock in ripe avocado ink, cut out and pop off tag.
  5. Add rhinestones to hollies.
  6. On ripe avocado rectangle, stamp background in the center.
  7. Punch hole and set eyelet at the top of ripe avocado cardstock, then tie red cabbage rose ribbon with button treatment.
  8. Pop kraft tag off ripe avocado larger tag at an angle.
Supplies

Stamps :: Waltzingmouse Stamps - very vintage christmas
Ink :: SU! - chocolate chip; PTI - ripe avocado
Cardstock :: PTI - kraft, ripe avocado
Embellishments :: May Arts - twine; MemrieMare - cabbage rose ribbon, button; KaiserCraft - rhinestones
Tools :: Spellbinders - large labels nestabilities (S4-168), wizard; We R Memory Keepers - crop-a-dile + eyelets

Thanks so much for your visit! Have a happy Tuesday!!

26 comments:

Jacki Marie said...

You have to go with what inspires you! Wonderful job!

Kathy Martin said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! Love the tag, jute, seam binding and red gems! So festive! :)

Lin said...

Beautiful! I love the red gems and the twine you added.....and it's never too soon for thinking about Christmas :)

Naomi said...

this is soooo elegant!

Smita said...

OMG! I love this card. The colors are just perfect and the stamps are amazing. And i so so love your ribbon again. :)
i've been wondering all day which lucky girl's going to win your super candy too ;)
hugs from across the oceans,
smita

Kelly Rae said...

LOVE how you used the red bling for the holly berries. Wonderful idea (and one I can't wait to use).
KellyRae

yabb2u said...

I love this! It is so beautiful. You have such an elegant style! I aspire to have more time to create such beautiful things for my friends and family! Thanks for showing me the way :0)

Ki said...

Wonderful card!! I love it. And Merry Christmas in June to you too. This is my scheduled month to start creating my Christmas cards/gifts. I have 5 months to complete it all:-)

Lorie a.k.a.The Peddler said...

Realistically, you're just two weeks off. That is, there's always some sort of Christmas in July celebration somewhere. :) As for your card, all I can say is "Ditto!"

Kelly S. said...

Oh WOW this is so gorgeous! You could just tie it to a candy cane, and instantly make the best gift ever...it's THAT pretty!!!!

Aimes said...

Eek! I can't think 'Christmas' quite yet but this is FABULOUS! You just can beat that traditional colour combo and I love the dimension created with the holly!
Aimes
x

Lynn said...

Stunning tag Ashley...love the rhinestones on the holly and all the extra details!

Helen F. said...

Ohhh such an elegant Christmas tag~this is enough of a 'gift' no need to send presents :o)

Simone said...

This is sooo gorgeous!! Love the bling on the holly! Its never too early for Christmas crafting :)

Alice Wertz said...

very pretty Christmas tag!! love the red gems in this! there is nothing wrong with planning ahead!! =)

Tammy said...

This is just elegant! I think everywhere I turn people are having a little block lately myself included! Thanks for the inspiration!

Edna Morrisedie said...

Cool interpretation of the sketch, I think I will hold off on Christmas just for now though LOL!

Julia Aston said...

Love the red ribbon and twine bow on this Ashley! nothing wrong with getting a jump on Christmas! thanks for playing with WMS this week!

jan said...

Very pretty!

Jen Cuthbertson said...

This is so pretty, Ashley! I made a Christmas card tonight, too! Sometimes you just can't stop it, lol!

suzARTe said...

this christmas card is just gorgeous. Lucky person who gets this card :)

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Beautiful Christmas card Ashley! Love the rhinestone berries!

Claire Brennan said...

Blown away Ashley, you have the gift!! stunning! Thank you for playing along with us at WMS!!

Antje said...

WOW wonderful card! So many detail! I love it!
And yes, why not Christmas - you can never start early enough!

Cassie_lu said...

what an outstanding tag.

rlo said...

what a wonderful creation. I especially love the details (gems on your holly, metal brad, twine).

Congrats on being a Top Mouse.

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