Tuesday, November 13, 2012

'Twas the Night Before Christmas & IBS Super Sale

Before I get to my card, you should know that Inspired By Stamping is having a Super Sale Birthday Bash this Thursday and Friday only!  With the coupon code BIRTHDAY you will receive 50% off your order.  It's the perfect time to shop for yourself or for a stamping friend.  ;)

There's $5 international shipping and free shipping on orders over $75, too!

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And now, onto my card.  I was anxious to use this sweet old-timey Christmas stamp, a gift from my friend Brenda aka Benzi.  She is such a dear blogging pal, and I feel like I know her quite well, even though we've never met in person.  Benzi loves houndstooth patterns, so I paired the stamp with some paper from Me & My Big Ideas.


I seem to have a 'thing' for my Persian Motifs dies from Spellbinders lately, and the largest one makes an appearance here.  The green punched flower was cut in two, and reassembled around the Christmas stamp.


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Thanks so much for visiting me today.  Your visits and comments mean a lot to this ol' gal!



Dimensions: 4.25" x 5.5"
Stamps: The Night Before Christmas - Stampabilities
Paper: Riding Hood Red, Old Olive, Whisper White - SU; houndstooth, stripes - Our Holiday Traditions - Me & My Big Ideas
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko
Fibers: white satin ribbon
Other: flower punch - Martha Stewart; pearls; Circle, Persian Motifs dies - Spellbinders

22 comments:

Stella said...

Red is the go-to color for Christmas and you can create magic with it did you know that? ( I guess so heehee...)
I love that Persian motif die; it's a subtle and elegant touch on this Christmas card; and you can never go wrong with houndstooth. My opinion; a perfect mix and match of lovely and elegant elements. Love it!
XX

Benzi said...

Whoa! I knew this was stunning when I saw it in my blog list and before I opened it. At that time, I didn't know you had used my stamp but I spotted the houndstooth. You made such a beautiful card with it. Oh, that red and white houndstooth is g-a-w-g-e-o-us! You knew I would think so, didn't you? Just out outstanding creation, my friend. Wow!

BTW, the red/ white or black/white houndstooth has a lot to do with my favorite football team...Go Bama!!! We won't talk about their first loss of the season last week. Boo Hoo as they were headed for another National Championship.

Patrice said...

Love that houndstooth background!

Charlene said...

What a perfect card!! I love every single detail!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwww!! This is GORGEOUS!! I loveeeeeeeeee the colors and love love love the pearls!!!!!

Marisa said...

Fabulous use of the hounds tooth and that gorgeous Nestie. Love the green sprigs with the pearls. Fabulous Christmas card.

Rebecca Deeprose said...

Love this card, Colleen! That persian set is just fab~ find myself reaching for it often too. Love the combo of houndstooth and die cut..great stamp and it all works so beautifully! Hugs, Rebecca

Hussena said...

This is such a gorgeous card Colleen ...love the houndstooth Bg and the way you have used the flower accent ...totally loved the idea!!

Lisa said...

Beautiful Colleen! Love the way you've split the flower and accented it with your pearls, divine!

Annette said...

how gorgeous..love those dies you used...so pretty

Sandie Edwards said...

Stunning card Colleen, gorgeous dies you used and love how you used them.

Maria said...

Ohhh...what a lovely Christmas card you made with gorgeous red background! Love the dies you used and stunning big white bow! Take care, hugs!

Sue Lelli said...

What a GREAT stamp/gift! No wonder you couldn't wait to use it! Also clever to cut that flower in half! FAB Christmas card, Colleen!

Jennifer said...

Gorgeous card! I am in love with it, its so classic. That houndstooth is so cool and the die so delicate and the sentiment so vintage, lol it's perfect with a little bit of everything!

~Tammy~ said...

Gorgeous! Love the houndstooth!

Emily Keaton said...

This is SO beautiful, Colleen! Love every single element you used here :)

Lea L. said...

This is really pretty! I love the houndstooth paper in the background!

Savannah O'Gwynn said...

OHHHH! I love that houndstooth background--FAB design and use of colors/paper! You always AMAZE me, Col:)

Ellen said...

WOAH! What a dazzler!!!! The hounds-tooth background is perfect with the red Persian Motif, and cutting that flower? GENIUS!! Love it girl!!!
hugs,
Ellen

Bonnie said...

I love this houndstooth paper and the beautiful banner! The pearls add even more elegance!

inspiredbystampin.com said...

Such a lovely card sweet lady! xx

Audrey Ann said...

I love this wonderful creation!! the colors, Die cuts and Houndstooth are stunning - and the big beautiful white ribbon and bow top it off perfectly. Hugs!!!

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