December 12, 2010

Christmas 2010

Merry Christmas!  

It is finally time to send out the 2010 cards.   I am a bit behind this year.  I am usually the card that you receive on December 1st.   Well, not so much this year!  

I seemingly got bogged down by the 500 extra rhinestones that I decided to add to my cards.   Yeah, 500.   I know, what was I thinking?!   I still have some to complete, but they are going to start their journey to a 100 homes tomorrow and the rest of this week.   Here is the card - yes with the rhinestones - that will be going out this year.  

The cardstock base and ribbon is Stampin' UP! Old Olive.  The white layers are Conqueror CX22 Diamond White.  The red layer of cardstock is Stampin' UP! Ruby Red. 

The DP is from K & Company, Brenda Walton, Peppermint Twist Merry Words.  I found it after Christmas last year, for only $.25 per sheet!  I really liked it.  Well, then I found out why.   When I went on the annual Christmas Card Making Weekend trip with my girlfriends, we were going around showing our card and what we needed to do and one friend started to laugh.  I of course asked why.  She said that was the paper she used on her cards the year before and I was there when she bought it! Oh. For cripe sake.  Um, well, I did get it for 75% off.......  I finished the DP with an edge punch from EK Success.

I used Marvy tag punches to create the tag.  I Cuttlebugged the white layer with Swiss Dots.   I then used a Marvy and Fiskars snowflake punches.  Yes, you added right, that was 500 snowflakes as well.   I added a Reflections eyelet and then finished the tag with eyelash ribbon.  Did I forget to mention that eyelash ribbon gets everywhere?  Well, it does!

I hope that you all are having a wonderful holiday season!

Card entered in the following challenge(s):   Crafty Ho Challenge Blog, The Cuttlebug Spot, Stamps R Us


jimlynn said...

Oh so pretty! Love how you used that tag on it. Great savings on your paper too. Just a wonderful card for the holidays.
Thanks for playing at Stamps R Us Challenges.

Rae Anne said...

Blue, I don't know if I love the card or how you staged it in your picture better. . .;) They're both magnificent! Thanks so much for working the corner with The Crafty Hos! :D MWAH!

MiamiKel said...

Oh my oh my - this is a beauty! 500 Rhinestones? Bless your heart! This is a stunning card, the paper, the layout, the sweet tag and lil snowflakes - your hard work paid off with this remarkable card for 2010! xoxo

Melissa T said...

What a lovely card! I am sure the 500 stones were a ton of work but I assure you, it has paid off.
I really like the way you set your picture up too.

Imke said...

Fantastic Card. I like the colors and how you added the Tag !! Very beautiful.

~Paola~ said...

500 Rstones?? woww..U ARE a very patient
This card is ohh sooo stunninggggggggg darlin!!Love the tag U added too:o) *tfs*