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!


 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


Carole said...

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. :)

Joyce said...

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.

Deborah Frings said...

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!

Deborah Frings said...

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

Greta said...

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

sandie said...

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

fabiola jaques said...

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

Rahmat said...

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

Kim M said...

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

Patricia Hays said...

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!

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

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!

Louise van Vuren said...

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

Bożena Adamusińska said...

It is a beautiful card. I love its soft colors and wonderful composition.