Saturday, December 7, 2013

Star of Wonder

Christmas is coming, and it's one of my favorite times of the year.  My 15 YO's, too.  We love everything about it:  decorating the house, baking wonderful things, crisp winter air, Christmas Eve church service by candlelight, celebrating with loved ones, and so much more.  My daughter told me that she would decorate our whole house by herself, that's how much she loves it.  I just might hold her to that...


This card is full of things that make my heart happy:  pretty embossing, vintage thread...


...damask paper, subtle touches of glitter, beautiful stars, a sheer bow tied off with a pearly button and sentiment from Hero Arts.  Oh, and a pearl.  I love m'pearls.  You know I do!


Have you sent out your holiday cards yet?



Stamps: Holiday Sayings - Hero Arts Paper: cereal box chipboard; Sahara Sand, Bella Bleu pattern, Very Vanilla - SU Ink: Versafine Onyx Black - Tsukineko; Walnut Stain - Ranger Fibers: vintage thread; sheer ivory ribbon - Stamp Simply Ribbon Store Accessories & Tools: star punch - Fiskars; pearl - Recollections; large star die - Wplus9; Aviary small embossing folder - Anna Griffin; Crystal Glitter - Martha Stewart; flower button - SU; tag

23 comments:

Marisa said...

Love that big old JOY front and centre! My favorite Christmas word :) Lovely card.

Lesley Croghan said...

How lovely is this card! Love the peaceful feel.

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

soooooooo beautiful!!!! i love love love the stars!!!!!

Sindhu said...

So elegant Colleen! I want to steal that gorgeous bow! :)

Betty said...

absolutely gorgeous - love everything about it - the colors you used are fantastic and a wonderful design!

Benzi said...

Love your stars and the wonderful embossing at the bottom....a perfect Christmas card.

Hubby and I are going to do some decorating today. Hope to finish it. Sounds as if you and your 15 yr. old are ready to go head first into Christmas. What fun!

Maria said...

What a beauty! I love everything about this card with stars, ribbon, tag, embossing, and twine! It's CAS elegance, so pretty!

walchowDesign said...

Gorgeous card, Colleen! Love the mix of pp and the pretty bow. Oh! I love how you tied the twine towards the end too!

Bumblebee said...

This is truly beautiful, I love this, and I'm sure whoever receives it will be blown away :)

Vicki Dutcher said...

And don't you do pearls smashingly! :) Yep, got my cards mailed out, and in fact I am hoping you got your's??

Karen D said...

Oh! This card is completely gorgeous. I adore the colours you have used.

MackieMade Paper Creations said...

Gorgeous!!!

Emily Keaton said...

In a word: GORGEOUS! No, I haven't sent out our cards yet--but we've decorated the house (tree went up last weekend) and today we did our Christmas baking: four different kinds of Christmas cookies. The kids counted: 244 cookies in all!

Just LOVE this lovely card!

lisa808 said...

Gorgeous card!

No, I haven't sent out my cards yet--I just started working on them today!

Gisela said...

Very elegant card, beautiful!

Shani Thomas said...

A beautiful card, Colleen!!!

Susie said...

Collen, this is just Christmas magic on a card! The color palette used is so stunning!

Karen McAlpine said...

Beautiful! Love the embossing at the bottom.

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, so very elegant in these colors! Beautiful border embossing, too. I love to decorate the house for Christmas, but taking it down afterward is not so much fun, except by then I'm ready to reclaim the house. Happy holidays, Colleen!

Karin Åkesdotter said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Linda R said...

That is so sweet of your daughter to offer to decorate your whole house. She sounds like a sweetheart.

Love your card. Pretty, Pretty...

Hugs~

Bonnie said...

What a beautiful star, Colleen! I love the embossed strip and the additional little star with pearl! And that sweet bow is perfect with the design! I have sent my cards and received a beauty from you. Thank you, my friend!

Samra Leshinski said...

This is stunning Colleen! Thank you for the inspiration! Simple rustic elegance that takes my breath away!

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