Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Not Exactly Traditional

 Elegant, unique, not exactly traditional:  that's what I lean towards (strive for) when designing Christmas cards.  It is rare to find a straight-up green and red card from me- not sure why.  I suppose because I like thinking outside the box and by the time Christmas rolls around I'm about sick of the red/green combo in my face.  Now that's not to say I don't appreciate cards in those traditional colors- because I do, truly!  Even some of my favorites have been true red and green.

With that said, I've chosen Sahara Sand, Bravo Burgandy and Vanila with a touch of Early Espresso for these two designs.  What do you think of that color combo??  I love it and can see it for so much more than holiday cards! 

These are both quite simple as I'm working on designs for my upcoming Holiday Stamp-a-Stack.  Simple is always best for these events with 40 or so people wanting to do the same 12 cards in a limited time.  But simple doesn't have to mean boring or lacking that something special. 
So what do you think?  Would you be excited about making either of these two cards at a Stamp-a-Stack?  The first one entails sponging and a rectangle mask, with a rhinestone and some lovely narrow Espresso Taffeta topping it off.  The second one, which happens to use the CAS sketch challenge from yesterday on SCS, is a Sahara Sand base with monochromatic snowflakes and a portion of the tree showing from the set Snow Swirled.  The extra details include a few touches with the Bravo Burgandy marker on the tree and a rhinestone topper as well. 

Quick, simply and lovely is the goal.  What do you think?  Feel free to "vote" by leaving a comment- I'll let you know what I decide before the SAS on October 23.  If you are anywhere near Kenton, Ohio and are interested in joining me for this fun event I'd be thrilled to call you my guest!  Cost is $30 and that includes lunch and snacks, 12 holiday projects (all cards except one gift packaging idea) and lots of door prizes and fun!  Leave your email address if you're interested in getting the flyer.

Thanks for stopping by! I'm hoping to get some scrapbooking done today... we'll see what happens!


SUO Supplies
Stamps: Snow Swirled
Colors: Sahara Sand, Bravo Burgandy, Early Espresso, Very Vanilla
Accessories: Wide Bravo Burgandy grosgrain ribbon, narrow Early Espresso taffeta ribbon, Basic Jewel Rhinestones, sponge.


  1. Well, you met your goal. They are lovely, and look like they'd be quick and simple. Beautiful work!

  2. This are SOOO very pretty! Love that stamp set too.

  3. I'd be excited! I like the 2nd one best...it's beautiful!

  4. These are both great! I wish I could be go to the event!

  5. Love, love, love'em! I would love to attend one of your events. Your style is just awesome. When they move NH a little closer to Ohio i will be there for sure! LOL!!

  6. Love these! They're different than the "typical" Snow Swirled cards. I'm going to be "CASEing" for sure.

  7. I love this! It's so simple, yet elegant! TYFS!

    I'm a new follower from SC! Stop on by sometime! :)

    Chanda Stehlik

  8. I've just starting "following" your blog. As I'm looking at your posts, I come across this one that I CASEd just a couple of weeks ago!! I love it and thought it would be great as a make and take for a workshop! TFS!


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