Monday, September 21, 2009

Noel Dasher

I'm so sorry if you are not ready for Christmas, really I am. I don't know what has come over me... I NEVER am ready to do Christmas cards this early!

Well, I'm through apologizing though because I just LOVE how this turned out. I was busy designing yesterday for a workshop I have tonight (Hi Cara!!) and really wanted to work in my favorite background stamp Medallion. At some point the thought occured to me that Dasher might look nice paired with Medallion. Funny thing is I almost gave up on this one after having stamped the background a few different ways and just not getting what I was after when all of a sudden it just happened!

I didn't plan for the Dasher tag to be on an angle until I realized how neat that button might look at the center of the Medallion! I'd call this a bit of country and a bit of fancy. The roughed up and sponged edges were done primarily to cover up an oops- a stray smudge of red ink right on the top edge just after it was done. Grrr- I hate it when that happens!!

Unfortunately for Cara and her guests this card made the chopping block for the workshop- I realized too late that I only have 1 red Playground button left and I just didn't think substituting a kraft corduroy button would be quite as special. Keep tuned though and I'll be sure to post what did make the cut for tonight, as well as the fun hostess gifts I've designed!

Thanks for stopping by!

SUO Supplies
Stamps: Dasher, Medallion, Many Merry Messages (a must have for Christmas cards)
Colors: Kraft, Old Olive, Real Red, Vanilla
Accessories: Vanilla EP (that's Embossing Powder, you know that right?!), Sleighbells ribbon (holiday mini), tag corner punch, Playground button, linen thread, sponge and distressing tool


  1. This is gorgeous. I love the pairing of the stamp sets. Love the look of it. Super details. Such a WOW card!

  2. I love the reindeer on the tag! the RED medallion is wonderful behind it, and the ribbon is perfect! I love ALL your Christmas cards, Kristin!!

  3. I'm getting in the mood for Christmas too! (usually I'm still making cards in January - *sigh*) This card is lovely, I really like the kraft, red & green combo! Beautiful!

  4. well you'll just have to make one of those other girls host a workshop so they can make 'em! LOVE it, glad I got a sneak peek of it the other day! great design!

  5. I don't know, Kristin ... I think you're getting everyone in the mood for Christmas with all these fabby cards! They've all been amazing!

  6. Gorgeous!! I love this so much- i'm keeping it in mind for my Christmas SAS.... (somehow w/out the embossing bit!)

  7. Ahhhh shucks! I LOVE this card and have been seriously thinking about adding the medallion to my wish list. I think this card just sealed the deal!! I also had my eye on Dasher.

  8. Love this---had to have the Medallion and haven't done a thing with it!


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