Thursday, August 7, 2014

Is it too early for Christmas?

My husband and I enjoy Sunday afternoon drives and not long ago we noticed a few homes with Christmas lights still up...then I pointed out we can't say "still" because after June 25th, we are officially on the downhill slide toward the holidays = Now we should consider these merry folk "EARLY" with their decorating! So I'm just helping you get a jump on the holidays and help you create some lovely greeting cards EARLY with the Big Shot August Special and the Bright & Beautiful stamp set and framelits:

Card Recipe (All supplies from Stampin' Up!): 

Stamps: Bright & Beautiful stamp set (Holiday Catalog!)
Ink: Silver Encore pad (132142)
Paper: Whisper White and Smoky Slate card stock, Silver Fancy Foil Vellum (133364), Silver Foil Sheets (132178)
Accessories:  Stars Framelits (133723), Big Shot, 1/8" Silver Ribbon (132137), Lucky Stars Textured Impressions Embossing Folder (132817), Silver Embossing powder (109131), Rhinestone Jewels (119246)

And special thanks to Create with Connie and Mary for the beautiful sketch challenge this week (CCMC315)...it was perfect for this card!

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11 comments:

Deb said...

Gorgeous! So elegant and beautiful! Love the embossed stars and the silver details! Thanks for playing the challenge at Create with Connie and Mary!

Julia said...

Just a beautiful card - loved the story about Christmas lights! LOL

Nicole Tugrul said...

Wow! Beautiful Christmas card! I love the neutral colors and the stars, just gorgeous! Thanks so much for joining the sketch challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Penny Hanuszak said...

From the embossing on the star to the silver ribbon and bold stripes, this card's definitely got it all. Thanks for sharing!

Mary Brown said...

WOW...this is absolutely STUNNING! Love your choice of colors and all the shimmer and shine...LOVE IT! Thanks for playing along with us this week in the Create with Connie and Mary Thursday Challenge!

Margaret Raburn said...

This is flat-out drop-dead gorgeous! I love all the silver from embossing to ribbon and all the stars (love that new TIEF in the background!) Thanks for joining us this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Debbie Henderson said...

This card is so elegant with all the silver and beautiful layers. So glad you joined us at Create with Connie & Mary this week!

Melissa Davies said...

It is NEVER too early to get started on your holiday cards! I LOVE thie shimmer and elegance of your card - just beautiful! Thanks for joining us in the Sketch Challenge this week at Create with Connie and Mary!

Mary Davidson said...

I love, love, love your card. It is so elegant. Thank you for your inspiration. I'm saving this one.

Jenny Engelke said...

Oh man, you rocked this challenge with the new Christmas star! Love, love, love!!! Congrats on being chosen one of the top three over at Create with Connie and Mary!

Barbara V said...

Loni...YOU are a STAR!!! What an absolutely gorgeous card!! You really created a winner.