Sunday, October 25, 2009

Papertrey Blog Hop: Holiday Time!


Welcome to my Papertrey Blog Hop post! It's about the time to kick holiday preparations into high gear and I'm going to share my family Christmas card this evening. It's super simple, but it has just enough detail for my loved ones to know I spent a little extra time on them this busy season.


I started with a Kraft base stamped in watermark ink with the stitched background from Background Basics: Retro. Next, I stamped the wreath from Rustic Branches onto a Labels 1 die cut. I love that wreath. I use it for just about everything. Depending on the colors it works for Thanksgiving, Christmas, Easter, you name it! I coated the berries in dimensional glaze and adhered a jute bow before setting it aside to dry.


I stamped my sentiment and sponged my edges and looked at the card. It needed something. I decided to stamp a row of the tiny polka dots from Polka Dot Basics II. That was just enough of a punch of color to bring the whole project together. Finally, I mounted the wreath image to the card base with foam adhesive and called it a day. I hope you've enjoyed my card this evening! Have fun hopping!

Recipe:
Stamps: Polka Dot Basics, Rustic Branches, Believe, Background Basics: Retro - Papertrey Ink
Cardstock: Kraft - Papertrey Ink; Ultimate White - Strathmore
Ink: Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado, Spring Moss - Papertrey Ink; Frost White - Colorbox; Versamark - Tsukineko
Other: Rustic Jute Twine - Papertrey Ink; Glossy Accents - Ranger; Foam adhesive - Scotch

33 comments:

Latisha said...

This is just some fine kraft perfection

Steph said...

Beautiful card.

Jen said...

Love it!

Natasha said...

So pretty! Love the dots with the dashed background!

Catherine Doucette said...

Oh, just beautiful!!

Tiffany Heilman said...

very cute!

Kelly S. said...

I am so in lurve with that design! Awesome stamping from top to bottom!

Deanna said...

So pretty!

lynn said...

sweet and delicate! tfs!

Diane Jaquay said...

Ooooh, this is SO pretty!

BethieJ said...

Oh I LOVE this.. it is so PRETTY! I love the kraft!!

Rebecca said...

I have loved all the Kraft cards I've seen tonight, and yours is no exception. The white inked edges are great, too. I hope your family loves the little finishing touches you put on your card.

Lori said...

Your card is beautiful!!!

Maria said...

I love that wreath, too! Your card is excellent, Lizzie. I'm sure the family will love it.

Melissa said...

I love this card--all the right details!

Michelle said...

This is so rustic and so clean and just so right.

Tenia Nelson said...

Lovin' this card!!! tfs!!

Bonnie said...

I LOVE anything Kraft and now I want that stamp set too! This is gorgeous!

kimosabescraps said...

very nice.. love the simplicity!!

Dru said...

Love this - beautiful simplicity!!

Marge said...

Wow -- simple perfection!!!

Sue Pardue said...

Beautiful card!

Terri said...

Very nice! I especially like the little red berries you added to the wreath.

Lori said...

Fabulous clean and simple design! Love the added detailing on the berries.

peggysue said...

Lovely in its simplicity. Great card!

resmith said...

I just love this! Beautifully done.

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Sweet & simple! :) TFS

Heidi said...

Beautiful card! I love the design and colors!

Aimes said...

Beautiful! I really love the watermarked background and that wreath with the twine is so sweet! I'm in Kraft Heaven! LOL!
TFS!
Aimes
x

Courtney Baker said...

How cute! I love nice vintage feel of this!

Cammie said...

FANTASTIC! O.K. now I need to add Rustic Branches to my wish list. Love the menswear look of background.

Jessica said...

Great card!!! love the grid it adds a subtle texture to your card :)

Susan said...

This is beautiful! Your loved ones are very lucky to be receiving it!