Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Wrapped in happiness....




Hi everybody!

It sure feels like Christmas time around here with the temps so much colder...some areas even had snow flurries last night. I think it will be a chilly evening for the trick or treaters on Friday!

Here is the inspiration photo over at Festive Friday this week:





Over at 52 card throw down it's enamel dots:


And over at Addicted to Stamps anything goes!


GRAB OUR BADGE!

 On Saturday I went to a stampers garage sale at a local mall and sitting on one of the tables was an old sizzix 2 present die. You know the yellow plastic ones? I grabbed it, thinking I'd use it for the FF challenge.  I wasn't sure it would work in my big shot, but a couple of friends that were there said it would, so I bought it for a dollar.

I'm pretty pleased with my purchase, even though it's an older one, it sure is cute. As soon as I got home I was cutting out all sorts of presents with scraps of patterned paper. Presents were definitely the inspiration I chose from the photo for my card...but which ones to use? I had made so many!

My favorite were the ones I made with Stampin Up's holiday Designer Paper, " All is Calm."It's such pretty paper. I think I am the only one, so far anyway, not using red in their card at Festive Friday, but I just love the blue and white!

I dug out my favorite SU Christmas set, More Merry Messages and stamped the verse with blue lagoon. I thought "wrapped in happiness" went well with the presents.

Have a great day!


Paper:textured white, SU all is calm DP
Ink: SU blue lagoon
Stamps: SU More Merry Messages
Dies: sizzix present die, lil inkers stitched rectangles




13 comments:

  1. Oh another lovely creation....what a bargain with your die! That blue is so calming and as you say goes well with the sentiment too. Love the white pearls/brads in the centre of the bows....just the right finishing touch! As for the snow at your end ...keep it! We are having a very unseasonal October here...quite mild. :)

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  2. What a cute card, and I really love those presents. What a fabulous find at the garage sale. Love how you used turquoise--such a modern feel, and your sentiment is great.

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  3. I think your die was a great find - these presents are just super. I do like the papers, so pretty and you're right that the sentiment is perfect! Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!

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  4. I forgot to add thanks for playing along with ASM too!

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  5. Beautiful paper--great choice for your card! What a deal--it is really a cute die!

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  6. These were a fab buy and they make for stunning presents. Love that paper. Thanks for joiningus at ATSM

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  7. très élégante création Laurie, charmant et élégant, merci de jouer avec nous chez 52CCT, biz

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  8. Beautiful card with an equally beautiful sentiment! love this Gorgeous! So glad you joined us at ATSM!

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  9. Wonderful card! Thanks for joining us over at Festive Friday! :-)

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  10. I love the clean and simple design and the fresh color scheme of your card! I also like that you've used the same paper for the gifts that you used for the mat. And hey, I have that same Sizzix die! :) Thanks so much for joining us this week at 52{C}CT. I hope you'll come back again soon for another challenge!

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  11. Gorgeous use of one of my favourite colours! A wonderful sentiment to remind us of the real meaning of Christmas! So glad you joined us at Festive Friday!

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  12. Love the style of your card, very CAS. The enamel dots are perfect accents. Thank you for joining in with our challenge at 52 CCT

    Louise xx

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  13. It is a beautiful card. I love its soft colors and wonderful composition.
    Regards,
    BozenA

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