Happy Thursday!!! We are almost to the weekend and I’m sharing a fabulous card with you today that I thought wasn’t going to finished. Once I did finish it, it turned into this amazing card that I thought “WOW, I love that and think I will use it in a class!” Do you ever have one of those moments while crafting that something doesn’t turn out like you wanted or you get started but then take it a different direction and toss what you were doing aside? That is what happened here. I die cut the gold ornament and had some other designer paper ready but didn’t like the look. I tossed it aside but at the end of the day, I thought just finish this card and use it personally…..and then this happened! I LOVE IT!!!
I started with a Whisper White card base measuring 4-1/4″ x 11″. Then I took a piece of Cherry Cobbler (4″ x 5-1/4″) and layered some of the Presents and Pinecones Designer Series Paper (3-3/4″ x 5″) on top. This wasn’t my favorite paper at first glance but I have been using it a lot this season. You can see more samples using it here and here! I die cut the ornament out with the Merry Tags Framelits in Gold Foil Paper. You should totally go for it and get the Merriest Wishes Stamp Set so you can Bundle & Save 10%. I have loved using this stamp set and you can always use one of the greeting on the inside of this card! After die cutting out the ornament, I placed an Emerald Envy Circle on the back that I punched out with the 1-3/4″ Circle Punch. Then I slide a piece of the Emerald Envy Silky Taffeta Ribbon through the ornament top and placed a Stampin’ Dimensional on the back to hold the end of the ribbon and to adhere to the card front. Add a few more dimensionals and then place the ornament on the card with the other end of the ribbon going over the top of the Cherry Cobbler and secured to the back. Once the ribbon is secured, you can add this to your card base. To finish it off, I tied a bow with some more of the Emerald Envy Silky Taffeta Ribbon and secured it to the top of the ornament with some Mini Glue Dots! Now you are all done! You can add a greeting of your choice to the inside if you wish! I just love the colors and that gold shine and silky ribbon!
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Are you done with your Christmas or Holiday card yet? Have you started on them? Let me know in the comments below! I have my envelopes stamped with my return address and a postage stamp on them. I have a few more classes that I need the samples for and then I will start writing them out, making more, and stuffing them in the envelopes. I like to have them done by the end of November and ready to mail out in early December!
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I love when a mistake turns out to be something I just love in the end. I’ve learned the key, for me, is to step back otherwise I overwork it and it turns into a jumbled mess that I still don’t like. This card is beautiful!
I agree! Less is usually more so if I think it needs 1 more, I need to stop! 🙂 Also, there are many times I don’t care for a project and the next day I see it and fall in love. Sometimes it just takes a second look! Thank you for your kind words! ~Laura