A Merry Little Christmas

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Greetings! Today’s card was inspired by this awesome inspiration board over on the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog:


The challenge is winter and I’m a bit low on snowflake and snowman stamps (I live in Southern California) so I decided to use Christmas as my winter theme.

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I pulled out my Rustic Wreath stamp set again and used it this time without the die. I also pulled out my one petal stamp from the stamp set Pretty Petals by Clearly Besotted Stamps…it is SO useful! I inked the wreath base up in Sahara Sand ink and the petals in River Rock (retired) and Soft Sky. I am so very pleased with how it turned out!

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I used a small piece of wood themed pattern paper to incorporate that element from the inspiration photos. Also, a bit of twine reinforces that rustic vibe. I actually took two different twines and wrapped them together, just for added rustic-ness (is that even a word?).

It’s all layered on some blue aged pattern paper (more of the rustic element) and then popped up off the card base with Stampin’ Dimensionals. I love Stampin’ Dimensionals!

And though you can’t see it, I’ve decorated the whole wreath with Wink of Stella for a beautiful sparkle!

And while I was at it, I decorated the inside as well:

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Only two more sleeps until the big day! I’ve got just a few more days to ink up all of my pretty Christmas stamps before it’s time to put them away so guess what I have in store for you tomorrow! lol

Thanks so much for stopping by, your support means so very much to me!

Wishing you joy and blessings!

Products Used:

Cardstock: Stamper’s Select White by Papertrey

Pattern Paper: Cozy by Authentique

Ink: Sahara Sand, River Rock (retired), Soft Sky and Baked Brown Sugar by Stampin’ Up!

Stamps:  Rustic Wreath by Papertrey Ink, Wondrous Wreath by Stampin’ Up!

Dies:  None

Embellishments: Wink of Stella

Other: Envelope by Stampin’ Up!

One comment

  1. cheiron says:

    Love the soft muted colors! Thank you so much for playing along with us in the Winter Inspiration Challenge over at the Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge Blog this week 🙂

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