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Merriest Merry!

>> Monday, December 10, 2012

Hi. Can you believe how soon Christmas will be here?!! I am usually closer to being ready for Christmas than I am this year. I think our daughter's wedding last month has thrown me off schedule. But it was worth it!!

Today I have a CAS Christmas card to share. I think all the cards I create between now and Christmas will be clean and simple!!  Anyway this card features the new Merriest Merry sentiment.


The card base is cream with a layer of cranberry. On top of the cranberry is a layer of darker cream that was embossed with the CB snowflake folder. The sentiment was stamped in black on the cream card stock, cut with a square nestie and layered on a scalloped square nestie cut out of the cranberry. Some ribbon and a couple of holly leaves punched with a MS punch finishes the look. I did add some lace stickles to the holly berries.

I also have a gift card holder to share. Our family has a tradition of hiding one gift for each person on the Christmas tree. When the kids were little we hung small toys, but now that they are all grown we hang gift cards. So I try to make different holders for each one. I started with white card stock and stamped the open plaid in real red for a candy cane effect. The little red pieces were embossed with the swirl and swiss dot folders. I used my snowflake nestie to create the snowflake medallion.


I used the same plaid stamp to create the gift card holder on the back along with the A gift for You sentiment.


Thanks for stopping by today. Be sure to check out this week's challenge. We'd love to have you join us!

until next time,
shelia

9 comments:

Curt in Indy said...

Hey There! I love the cranberry and cream color combo. . .it's beautiful together! And what a fun idea to hang gift cards on the tree! I love to hear other's family traditions. Hope you are doing well! Best, Curt

Janett said...

Great card, love the colors and the gift card holder is soooooo cute. I love your family tradition of hanging gifts on the tree.

Karin said...

Thanks for sharing that tradition with us and your peppermint stocking gift card holder is darling! Your card is so cheerful too :)

Sue said...

CAS may stand for clean and simple, but in this case it also stands for cheery and sensational!

Julie- justwritedesigns said...

These are wonderful, Shelia! I love the snowflake embossing and lacy frame & holly around your sentiment and the little gift card stocking is so cute.

Mary said...

Love your card,verypretty...

Pam said...

I love the snowflakes card! Great colors and what a darling gift card holder.

Jennifer E. said...

Beautiful creations! Love the candy cane striped gift card holder and the idea of putting them in the tree!

Samantha said...

What a yummy Christmas card, Shelia! Love the richness of the cream color. Your stocking is adorable too!

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