Friday, November 22, 2013

Stamp Simply for an Elegant Christmas Greeting!

Our first snow of the season is out of the way now. BRRR. Yesterday the wind chill was 4 degrees and we had 45 mph wind gusts, so I stayed inside with my pups and made some cards to send out after next week!

It is so easy to create beautiful and elegant Christmas greetings using Kaisercraft's papers. This particular pad, Christmas Carol, comes with beautiful punch out tags and borders, and that is where my sentiment came from, as well as the red scalloped border below the ribbon.
I started out by cutting my folded cardstock with Spellbinders Labels Eight, using the largest die. I left space at the top, where the fold was, and then cut another single piece for the front of my card. That piece was embossed with Spellbinders Regal embossing folder.  I cut the shiny specialty paper from the Christmas Carol pad using the next smallest Labels die.

I love doing fun things with ribbon, so today, I twisted some gorgeous 1.25" Ivory Silk across my card and tied a bow. I love how this ribbon moves and lays. It is so soft and supple. It comes in a lot of beautiful colors too! A few Sweet Pea rhinestones and a Rouge Sparklet for the bow, and all done! Very quick and easy for such an elegant card!

All linked supplies are from The Stamp Simply Ribbon Store.

Be sure to have a visit to see what other wonderful things Sharon carries! So many fabulous things on sale >here<.
No Time To Stamp?
Challenges for this card:
Brown Sugar - Anything Goes 
Jingle Belles - Holiday Thank You Card 
Totally Papercrafts - Add a Bow

7 comments:

Sharon Johnson said...

GORGEOUS!!!

Rosemary Lare said...

I really like your card and have been trying to figure out how to do it. I was curious though about the size of the paper that you used to make the card as it looks pretty tall in the picture. Mine was much shorter when I tried to make one like yours.
Thanks for any help you can give me. Keep up the good work!

SmilynStef said...

Love how you twisted that wide ribbon ... and the die cut makes such a lovely shape ... so very glad you joined us at jingle belles.

rachel taylor said...

lovely card and sentiment i like the ribon to thanks for sharing with brown sugar this week Rachel DT

Olivia said...

A stunning and elegant card with beautiful rich colors. Thanks for joining us at Totally Papercrafts.

Lynn (aka Lynnpenguin) said...

What a stunning card...love all the textures you have on it, and that twisted ribbon. Thanks for joining us this week at Brown Sugar. Good luck.

Lynn, BSCB DT

lauren bergold said...

what a beautifully elegant card! so happy you could join us at JINGLE BELLES! ♥