Monday, December 1, 2014

Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration December Color Challenge: Holiday Invitation

Good morning!  How was your holiday weekend?  We had a fabulous time and were definitely able to relax and enjoy.  Now we're back and in the full swing of things for Christmas.  Over on the Stylin' Stampin' INKspiration blog it's time for this months color challenge so I decided to use it for a quick and easy Christmas card.  This time of year we're all busy trying to get everything done on our To Do list so anything you can make quick and easy but still gives you a WOW statement is money.  I was recently browsing around the internet and found this great card on Shelli Gardner, Stampin' Up!'s CEO blog that I just loved so I CASEd it for today's card.

The cardbase is Cherry Cobbler and then I added a piece of Basic Black cardstock underneath my Whisper White cardstock.  For the stamping, first I stamped the "merry" image from the Seasonally Scattered stamp set in Lost Lagoon ink.  Next I took a piece of 1 1/4" Burlap Ribbon and trimmed off both sewn edges and the removed some of the strings on all four sides of the ribbon for a more distressed look (and makes the ribbon thinner to just cover the words on the stamped image).  Next I took a piece of Cherry Cobbler cardstock and stamped the "Be Merry" greeting from the Holiday Invitation stamp set (I have to admit this is an overlooked stamp set and it is awesome, it has greetings for several holidays as well as little images perfect to coordinate so you can use it for much more than making invitations!).  I used Paper Snips to make flags on both sides of the cardstock and attached it on top of the ribbon.  The final touch was to add some rhinestones in the snowflakes for a little sparkly bling (a little holiday twinkle). 

You could certainly whip up lots of these cards in no time and they are super "mailable" for your holiday cards.  Make sure to check out all the other awesome design team cards and then come play along with us and share you're creations (can't wait to see them!).  Also wanted to give you a little reminder that there are some new doorbuster bundles being offered today only as part of the Online Extravaganza that's currently going on so make sure to place your orders soon so you don't miss out on these sales (they're only available while supplies last!).

Below are easy ordering links to the products used on today's card:

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Have a fabulous day and enjoy the first day of December!


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  1. Such a good way to use this stamp from Seasonally Scattered! ADORABLE!!!

  2. I'm totally going to have to CASE this. I love it!!!

  3. Your card caught my eye immediately! I love how you used the burlap as a layer behind the sentiment. Really makes it stand out.

  4. Loving the burlap layer!! Fun card!

  5. Great job with our color challenge. Love the added burlap!


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