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Friday, September 11, 2009

Christmas Cheer

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It is raining BUCKETS here in SE PA, cold & chilly!  What a good day to stay inside and stamp!  The Pals Paper Arts challenge #7 this week is a sketch:

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and anything with images of three makes me smile!  It has a nice balance, I think!  So I decided to make a "vintage" card using the little Santa postage stamp image from Christmas Punch:

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Pretty straightforward--nothing fancy schmancy!  Thanks for visiting today!

  • Stamps:  Christmas Punch, Teeny Tiny Wishes
  • Paper:  Kraft, Close to Cocoa, Christmas Cocoa DP, Very Vanilla
  • Ink:  Chocolate Chip, Close to Cocoa, Real Red, Sahara Sand
  • Acc: 1 1/4" square punch, 1" circle punch, Word Window punch, wide striped and grosgrain ribbons, DD glitter, dimensionals

30 comments:

Diane said...

Well I think it's ADORABLE! Love that sketch but all your details really make the look. Need to catch up on some of your posts. Just grabbed a cup of coffee. Nice morning here to see what other lovelies you have. I know I won't be disappointed!!!

Tara Bilbao said...

Wow - that is absolutely beautiful. I love the color combinations and use of ribbon. The snowflake on the ribbon is so pretty. What an inspiring card.

Sabrina aka okimom2girlz said...

WOW, LeAnne, this is one STUNNING Christmas card!!!! The colors are gorgeous and that ribbon so yummy! That little snowflake is just the right touch and finishes this beauty off perfectly!!! hUGS AND BLESSINGS, sABRINA

mudmaven said...

Love that sketch - may have to play along in this one! This card is so elegant - the colors are wonderful. Great job, as always! Stay warm and dry! ~chris

Juanita said...

Simply super. I was looking at this set the other day, trying to think up a fresh way to look at it (aside from making gift tags for people.)
I love when you do vintage, it is still a clean fresh look (some vintage gets a little 'much')

Our Little Inspirations said...

I'm cracking up, because I just posted a comment on Wendy's blog telling her it's raining buckets here right now! GMTA!!
Your card is so so pretty! What a great sketch, and I love that little snowflake! Beautiful details as always. Stay dry and have a great weekend!!

Tammy Hershberger said...

GOR-jus!!! I love the layered ribbons, and the red and cocoa together are fab!

Lisa Foster said...

This is fabulous! I LOVE the ribbon treatment! Those little postage stamp images are sooo cute! Hugs,Lisa

dpkennedy said...

Beautiful LeAnne! Love that stamp-it DOES look great in threes! Yeah, this weather is tough on the hairdo..or rather "what hairdo"? Just call me frizzy Kennedy...or frik for short. Nevermind, don't.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful Christmas card, LeAnne! I love that Christmas Punch set! I don't have it but my demo & stampin buddy has it. :) The ribbon combo is a very nice touch along with the snowflake tag! TFS Yes, it's been pouring buckets here too! I seen what Carol said. LOL I just came back from L&L in this crap but got some new goodies to play with the rest of the evening! WooHoo!
Have fun!

Ann Schach said...

The snowflake circle and your layered ribbons really make this card stand out! Great interpretation of the sketch, too! Thanks for playing @ PPA!

Anonymous said...

100 followers!! I just noticed! And guess who got her culuzzel cutting pad in the mail today! Now I can die happy. My complaining is finished.

Margaret Moody said...

I love the card you created for the sketch, LeAnne! I love how you used the stamps from Christmas Punch set, too! Great color combo! Thanks for participating in PPA's sketch challenge!

Denise (peanutbee) said...

LOOVE the Christmas postage stamps...SOOO ADORABLE. Love the that you did eac one in the different colors. Beautiful card!

Caryl P said...

Beautiful work, I love the postage stamp!

JeanFB said...

Wow, stunning Christmas card, LeAnne!

Rose said...

I love the vintage look of this Christmas card! Beautiful!

Christi said...

Wow!!! Gorgeous!!!

Kelly said...

Stunning card. I had never thought of the ribbon combination, and I just love it. This will be a stamping inspiration for me tomorrow.

Barbara said...

LeAnne!! This is just fantastic!!! Love those Santas and I love this card!!!

Lynn said...

Very pretty! The layered ribbons and snowflake tag looks great with the vintage santas!

Mona L. Pendleton said...

Gorgeous Christmas card LeAnne! I love how you used that vintagey santa stamp! Great job with that layout challenge! :) Be Sweet. Mona

Lourdes said...

Very, very nice card. I love the look and the color selection.
One of my favorites!
Lourdes
http://cozycraftycorner.blogspot.com/

Kelley Eubanks said...

Gorgeous LeAnne! I love that vintage stamp! Your card is great!!

Pals Paper Arts said...

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for playing @ PPA!

We hope you join us for our next challenge on Thursday, September 17, 2009.

....Linda.... said...

This is lovely - beautiful colors - very classy card!

...the twinklestamper! said...

So pretty!!

Anonymous said...

Congratulations! Great card!

Mary Fish said...

Congrats on being one of this week's PPA Picks. Absolutely fabulous. Love the colors, stamps and layout. The little tag on the ribbon is just the right accent! Hugs, Mary

Krystal/Skdeleeuw said...

Gorgeous card LeAnne! Love your take on the sketch. Congrats on being picked. You're card is a winner for sure!