Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Christmas the Clean and Simple Way!

Click HERE for the Rubbernecker Stamps Holiday Hop.
Click HERE for the Really Reasonable Ribbon November Monthly Club Hop.

Today begins a new challenge at Really Reasonable Ribbon and I hope you will join us! For the next two weeks, we are focusing on Clean and Simple (CAS) Christmas cards. CAS is so hard for me to do, as I like a lot of layers! But I surely love the look of a lot of open space!

My card today is made with the Poinsettia Twist peg stamp set by Rubber Stamp Tapestry. I stamped my border, and then cut out the middle of the card with a Spellbinders die. After dry embossing the middle panel with a Cuttlebug embossing folder, I used Burgundy Pleated Satin Ribbon by Really Reasonable Ribbon and wrapped it around the panel. I added a flower and leaves (also dry embossed) and a jumbo brad for the flower center. I attached the stamped panel to the front, added my sentiment (Bless Your Heart by RST) and all done!

For a little added bling, I used Diamond Stickles and Liquid Pearls in the flower centers. The edges are all sponged with Encore Metallic Gold ink. Click on the photo for a close-up!

Come play along in the RRR Challenge! There are prizes to be had!

The November Fan Club Gallery is also open at noon today for all Splitcoast Fan Club members and two new Dirty Girls will be revealed! I can't show on my blog what I made for this month's gallery yet, but here is a sneak peek of one of my creations! Join the Fan Club and play along with us!
Thanks for stopping by today!
Other challenges for this card:
Bunny Zoe's Crafts - Anything Christmas with Pearls (I used Liquid Pearls)
Heart Song Inspirations - Gold OR Glitter (I used gold ink and glitter glue)
Hooked on Crafts - Punches and /or Diecuts 
Stamps: Poinsettia Twist Peg Set & Bless Your Heart Block Stamp by Rubber Stamp Tapestry
Paper: Whisper White, Rose Red
Ink: VersaColor Raspberry, Neptune, Green Tea, Laurel Leaf, Encore Metallic Gold
Accessories: flower punch (Stampin' Up!), Burgundy Pleated Satin Ribbon (RRR), jumbo brad, Spellbinders die, Cuttlebug EF, Liquid Pearls, Diamond Stickles


  1. CAS for you! I love this card Judy, down to the stickles in the little flowers in the border!

  2. Glad I am not the only one that has the CAS idea with just a few extras..lol
    This is beautiful sweetie

  3. Beautiful framing, Judy! I love the abundance of texture + white!


  4. Beautiful and classy card! Love your embossing, it really makes the card.
    Thanks for joining us at Hooked On Craft Challenges, Kelly xxx

  5. Great card,love the embossing and the flower is lovely...Thanks for joining in with us at Hooked on Craft....
    Mandy x

  6. Hi Judy. Don't you just love Poinsettia Twist? It is so sweet and delicate. Your card is beautiful!!!

  7. Oh my goodness, this is beautiful!!!! Love the frame you created as well as that gorgeously textured poinsettia!


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