Saturday, November 24, 2012

It's official - Christmas season is here!!!

Good morning! Since Thanksgiving is officially over, it is time to break into Christmas time all the way! We took some time to put up a bunch of our Christmas decorations last night - pretty much everything except the tree. We have a history of forgetting to water our tree, and having it dry out and start making a we decided we better wait a week or so - so we don't have a dead tree before Christmas! 

Anyway - here is a little Christmas card I made with the November Peachy Keen release:
I am entering this in to the Case Study Challenge for this week - here is the inspiration piece:

And here is the Peachy Keen set I used for my card:

I started by stamping the pine branch bough around the edges of the rounded off square. I added the holly in the center and colored it with Copic markers, then stamped the sentiment. 
Next, I distressed the edges with my Tim Holtz distress tool, then added some Tim Holtz distress ink in Antique Photo. I hand trimmed a BUNCH of banners from a DCWV Christmas paper pad - LOVE the chevrons! Inked them with distress ink as well, then attached them randomly to the back of the decorated panel. Wrapped some red jute twine around, and added a stick on pearl. 
Finished off by attaching the square panel with foam adhesive - leaving the banners hanging free - then added some faux stitching around the edges with a white gel pen. 
 In case you haven't seen the info yet - there are still two days left of the sale at Peachy Keen stamps - and two more $50 gift certificates to be won! And furthermore - if you haven't seen - there are a few more days to apply for the 2013 Peachy Keen Design Team! I can't tell you what a fun experience it has been! So if you're interested - now is your chance!!!

Hope you are enjoying your weekend! Have a great day!!!


  1. Beautiful Card. I love the holly and the banners.

  2. So the evergreen stamps! Lee-Ann :)

  3. Oh my goodness - beautiful card - I love the Kraft and the white together - and those dangling banners are perfection!

  4. Wonderful card. The banners are fabulous! Nicola x

  5. Beautiful! I love all the striped banners and the sentiment surrounded with pine boughs - so festive!

  6. Love the dimension the banners at the bottom give. Thanks for joining us at CASE Study this week :)

  7. This is amazing!!!! Love those banners! What a brilliant idea! Thanks for playing with us over at CASE Study! :)