Thursday, December 17, 2009

A great sketch and some new papers!

I couldn't resist making two cards with this weeks CAS sketch from the Clean and Simple blog. This is sketch 72!!! I told you the other day, maybe it was yesterday that I had some new October Afternoon papers coming to me. I'm in love!!!!! Two of the lines that Mandy just got in are Christmas/Holiday papers-Very Merry and restock of Good Cheer. Don't you fret!! There are still plenty of reasons to get them now (even though Christmas is only 8 days away).

1) well, winter is here for at least another 3 months, plenty of time to use the snowflakes and such.
2) you can scrapbook Holiday and winter pages anytime of year
3) There are patterns in the paper packs that have nothing to do with Holiday times or winter-they're just too cute not to use. Let me show you.

My first card uses 3 different designs from the Very Merry line. I also added some of these fun Basic Grey pearls and another sentiment from the Unity Nov. Store kit of the month, believe in fairy tales. It's nice, non-traditional-lovey-kind of card. And just in case someone wants to know, the cute lacey trim I got from PaperManiac! I got some fun ribbons and lace from there the other week.
Then I did this card with a little incentive to pull out some more felt this week. The Cards Blog called for a challenge to see what you could do with felt or fabric (fabric is still on my must-get some-in-my-stock list). I used it as a strip and accented it with some red stitching. I used one of the snowflake designs from Very Merry and made a fun, girly card. The sentiment is from PTI, Signature Sentiments by Dawn McVey. I think the felt helps give this card a nice warm feel with the snowflake theme. See my popped up ones? I added subtle detail by punching out a few extra snowflakes with a 1/4 and 1/2 circle punch.

Soooooo, there you have it-Holiday paper that's not just for Christmas. Go get you some!!! I'll be back to tomorrow with a two-fer on Friday!!! Hugs, Lisa


  1. Oh gosh Lisa! I saw the first card and was oohing and ahhing, then scrolled down and the second card had me gasping. LOVE them BOTH! The felt and the shades of pink with the craft are spectacular... combine that with the white snowflakes, some popped up, and the buttony bow and you've got a winner!

    That sketch for the FTL72 is great isn't it? I could think of so many ways to play with it! Love your combination of papers and the ribbon.

  2. Wow what yummy cards! Love the eyelet trim of the first one and all the textural elements of the 2nd-the felt, the bow, and the pink! beautiful, Lisa!

  3. These are SO cute, Lisa! I love the pearls in the flower centers on the first one, and the felt and ribbon/button combo on the second!

  4. Geee see my gift list to myself just keeps on growing!! LOL seriously LOVE both of these cards!


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