Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A simple Christmas card

Hi!

I have a quick share today~ I am joining in a couple of Christmas Challenges, so this marks number 2 complete. :-) Woo hoo!

The layout came from Lesley's Merry Monday Challenge.  Her sketch designs make it easy to crank out a card quickly, and that is important if you are mass producing Christmas cards. I just dug through my Christmas stamps and my stash of papers and before I knew it I was done. My creative time is limited, so I appreciated the CAS design to finish quickly, but yet I felt like I accomplished checking the box and getting started in my Christmas cards. 
So here it is....

I started with Riding Hood Red as my card base to match the patterned paper I found in my ever growing stash pile. (I believe this pp is from the Christmas Stack from DCWV).

I stamped three ornaments from Stampin' UP! Delightful Decorations and used the coordinating ornament punch. I added Martha Stewart Holiday Snow glitter to the middle polka-dot ornament. :-) I stamped the Merry Christmas sentiment from Wilson Designs Snowy Wishes which was hand-cut into a banner and applied to the left side of my patterned paper panel.

That's about it! Short sweet and to the point. :-)

As mentioned, I found my inspiration from the Merry Monday Sketch
I am also playing along with the current Rudolph Day Challenge.
Christmas Cards All Year Round - Inspirational picture
I am just overjoyed and so honored that this card was chosen as The City Crafter's Winner on 4/24/12.

Thanks for stopping by and I hope your day is fantastic!!!
~Tammy~

{Recipe}
Stamps: Wilson Designs: Snowy Wishes and Stampin' UP! Delightful Decorations
Paper: CS: Stampin' UP!, PP: Scraps (DCWV)
Ink: Stampin' UP! and Momento
Other: Glitter: Martha Stewart, Punch: Stampin' UP!

33 comments:

Mary Pat Siehl said...

oh this is so pretty! great job on this and oh my I cant even think about christmas cards yet but good for you!!!

Sandra (Stamping For Pleasure) said...

Congratulations on your winning card Tammy. It's lovely.

Thanks for joining in with my Rudolph Day challenge with this gorgeous ornament card. Good luck in the draw. xxx

Tenia Nelson said...

Love your Christmas card and congrats on your win!!!

Sasha said...

Hi Tammy,
Thank you for your lovely comments.
Love your Christmas card...beautiful rich colours and super layout:)
Congratulations on your recent winning card, which is beautiful:)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!!! I loveeeeeeeeee the papers you used and the ornaments!

Annette said...

very pretty...love those ornament stamps...
Congratulations on your win...that card is amazing...

Doreen said...

What a fabulous card.xxx

Creations by Shirl said...

Love your CAS card, Christmas has never crossed my mind yet. hehe!
Awesome take on the sketch too...

Wendy said...

Soooooo cute! Love your paper and how everything just matches perfectly! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Elaine said...

Fab christmas card Tammy , love the tartan, well done on winning with your other card it was a stunner well done Hugs Elaine

Colleen Dietrich said...

Yay for getting chosen at City Crafter! Love this simple but festive Christmas card, and now you have one more to add to the pile. Love Lesley's easy sketches. :)

Susan Flynn said...

What a great Christmas card Tamm love the baubles and the plaid paper. Congratulations on your win your card is a stunner x

VanessaB said...

love those colors! great work with the sketch. congrats on your win!! :)

Sherrie K. said...

Wow, awesome Christmas card-I should start on those..I am always scrambling the last month to finish those, lol! Great papers and love the glitter:)
Congrats on your win at The City Crafters! Beautiful card!
Sherrie K
http://sherriescraps.blogspot.com

Pauline said...

What a fab fun Christmas card!

Catherine said...

Gorgeous Christmas Card, love the papers...

Mary said...

Love your simple chistmas card it is very pretty...never made any yet...congrad on your winner card it is awesome!

Ryann Salamon said...

Lovely card, Tammy!

Karen B. said...

Such a fun card and use of patterns.

Catie Cuddles said...

Love the bright colours and the way you added the sentiment too!

Di said...

Super card Tammy - lovely baubles and very elegant. Di xx

Jen W. said...

Whoop whoop for getting started on those Christmas cards! Love that plaid paper and the glitter rocks!

Notes by Nina said...

Fantastic card, love the papers and colours you used. Thank you for playing along with Merry Monday.

mamapez5 said...

A lovely Christmas card. I like the tartan paper. i met you at the Rudolf challenge.
Congratulations on you win. Kate x

Allisa said...

Love the bright colors, thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Tan's Hobbies said...

First of all, congrats of being the WINNER on the City Crafter Challenge!! You are always the best, dear!!!

And for the Christmas card, I love it.. Love the bright color combination, love the overall design, love the Christmas ornaments that you designed!! I can’t resist to ALWAYS LOVE your creation, dear =P

Ruza's Craft Corner said...

Gorgeous card! Love the DP, and the ornaments going down the side!
Congrats on your win at The City Crafter's!

Lesley said...

Hooray! So happy you played Tammy! Love the fun colours and the glitter on the ornaments. The flagged sentiment is adorable! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!
Smiles,
Lesley

LeAnne said...

This is just fabulous---love the rich colors! Thanks for playing with us this week!

Di said...

Fabulous card for Rudolph Day Tammy! So bright and cheerful too. Di xx

Teresa said...

Thanks for playing along at Christmas Cards All Year Round - feels good to get started on Christmas cards already doesn't it?

Bernie said...

Beautiful Tammy! LOVE the plaid paper!
Congrats on the well deserved win.
Hugs

Lisa Petrella said...

LOVE those retro ornaments and the plaid patterned paper, Tammy!!! Such a FESTIVE and FUN Christmas card!!!! And CONGRATS on your win at The City Crafter!!! Way to go, girl!!!!