Thursday, January 5, 2012

2012 Christmas Card Challenge Week #5

Hello everyone! Happy New Year! Were any of you brave enough to make resolutions this year? I made one for 2011 and I'm happy to report that I stuck to it! I resolved to help others more, get more involved with my church. And to that end, I volunteered weekly in our Food Pantry. I was even made Team Leader! :) Anyway, this year, I resolve to be nicer to Barbara; improving myself, body, mind and spirit. Hold me to it, and let's see if I can stick to it and have a happy report for 2013.

Today, I am sharing the very simple card I created for the Christmas Card Challenge with Sparkle and her Elves. The challenge was to create a Christmas Thank You card. Very fitting, I thought, since I have so many to thank for blessing my family and me over the Christmas holidays. I decided to go ultra simple and make use of my scraps.

supplies~  stamp set: Signature Christmas (PTI)
patterned paper: Jovial Collection (BasicGrey)
card stock: Kraft (PTI)  Ivory Layering Weight (GinaK Designs)
other: Snowflakes embossing folder (Provo Craft)  Chocolate ribbon (CTMH)  Chocolate Ink (CTMH)  Scallop border punch (SU!)

I embossed a scrap of patterned paper with my snowflakes embossing folder. I sanded it down a bit to let some of the white core peek thru. I took another scrap, the 'ornament' pp, and used my scallop border punch on it. I adhered the pieces together and put them onto the Kraft base. I stamped my greeting, tied on a bit of ribbon, gave everything a spritz of shimmer spray-so sad the camera doesn't show it-and called it done. I did decorate the inside, by adding ivory card stock and another strip of the 'ornament' patterned paper.

Things are settling down here. The girls won't be back to school for a bit yet, but they're gearing up for it, so I've got some sneak away time and I can play in my studio. When they are home, with no projects or assignments, I like to spend as much time with them as I can. Next week, SweetP and I will begin making Valentine's Day cards. We've been baking and cooking together over the Christmas break and I just LOVE that! Okay...enough gabbing!

Thanks for stopping by today. Have a great weekend!



Sheila H said...

Congratulations on following through on your resolutions! Your card is so nice; I love the embossing and sanding.

Alanna said...

This is absolutely gorgeous Barb. Thanks for joining us this week at Christmas Card Challenges.

Kim Burmeister said...

Oh, this is so pretty, Barb! I love crumb cake paper. Awesome!

Love your New Year's Resolution!