Thursday, January 6, 2011

Christmas in January?

Good day! After weeks of no play, I found it really difficult to get my mojo on! I think I spent more time wandering than playing! I started with a challenge from Stamping411 #184

My color inspiration came from the The Color Throwdown #123...put my head down and got to work!
So here is the card that I created....a Christmas card in January, this is definitely a first for me, I've never created a Christmas card at the beginning of the year.

the little ornaments are the punch outs from the border and then I applied Crystal Effects to them, after I adhered them, I wish I had just left the banner clean...too late....that's on there!

I also applied Crystal Effects to each of the ornaments on my DP. I really liked the effect, I'll definitely be keeping that in mind, just really adds a subtle punch to the card.

Thank you so much for stopping by today, I hope you have a great day today in whatever you do!

  • Stamps:  Love You Much, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Paper:  Always Artichoke, Baja Breeze, Cameo Coral, Candy Cane Christmas DP
  • Ink:   Always Artichoke
  • Acc:  Modern Label Punch, Jewelry Tag Punch, Crystal Effects, Perfect Polka Dots EF, Ornament Border Punch (non SU)


  1. Very cute card! Love the crystal effects on the ornaments and the decorative punch border is too fun!

  2. Oh I think this really cute. I like the whimsical feel of the DP. Great idea to put Crystal Effects on the ornaments. The Swiss Dot ef is a nice touch for the background. It's good to see you back in action.

  3. I think my mojo is in hibernation also. I am thrilled that you have a head start on your Christmas cards for 2011! I was just looking at this paper yesterday, which I hardly used, and wondering what I could do with it---make a BATCH of cards, I am thinking! Maybe when my mojo returns. I love the CE on your card---it does really bring out the ornaments!

  4. VEry cute. I like the ornament paper. I get an early start on my holiday cards too. Last year I started in January and made one card every week for the year. I actually had more than I needed so I'm waiting until February to start this year.

  5. What a cool border punch! Great card! Thanks for joining us for the Throwdown!

  6. How fun! Love the look of the Crystal Effects on the ornaments.


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