Thursday, July 28, 2011

Christmas Joy in Kraft


Happy Thursday!  Does anyone besides me get frustrated because there are so many great challenges out there and not enough time to participate in all of them?  I combined four challenges today, something I don’t usually do, so bear with me!   First, here’s my card:


And here are all the challenges:

My simple sledding image was stamped with white craft ink and embossed with white embossing powder, then mounted on a Very Vanilla panel and paper pierced all around it. 


The sentiment was stamped on some off-white twill I got at a yard sale with Memento ink, and mounted over SU’s Simple Snowflake, also pierced and highlighted with a Jelly Roll pen. 


I secured it with a Glimmer brad.  Really easy and another Christmas card to add to my stash!

Okay, why does a bathroom seem like so much fun to an 11-month old?!




Thanks for visiting today, and thanks for all the birthday wishes!

Wee Details:

  • Stamps:  SU Simple Snowflake, Picture Show Stamps Sledders, Sweet & Sassy Holiday Greetings
  • Paper:  Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla
  • Ink:  Craft White, Memento Brown
  • Acc:  Twill, Paper Piercer, Glimmer Brad, Jelly Roll Pen


  1. Pretty card - great job combining all those challenges!! About the bathroom.....Cuz it's there!!!!

  2. OH so pretty and simple - my FAVS! I've got to case away. BTW - I posted one of your cards on my blog this morning. Also - belated birthday greetings LeAnne! I found out on Nanci's site.

  3. Happy Belated Birthday LeAnne!! Your card is gorgeous!! I just love the piercing and the use of kraft. Darling pictures!!!

  4. Wow! How absolutely beautiful your card is, LeAnne!! I adore white stamping on kraft. That is one of my most favorite looks, and you just nailed it here. I love the paper piercing, too. The simple framework and the elegant snowflake add so much detail and charm. And I totally adore your sentiment stamped on the twill. Genius!
    Thanks so much for sharing this with us at The Kraft Journal. :)

  5. I completely understand. I love challenge blogs. There's so many of them out there. I want to play with them all!!!!! Beautiful card - love the combo of kraft and white embossing.

  6. Gorgeous card-love kraft and white-like the paper piercing.

    Happy Belated Birthday!

  7. Maybe she is going to potty train early. Wouldn't that be nice?
    Love your card. Kraft and white are my favorite.

  8. Great job combining all the challenges on one card ... it's beautiful! Your granddaughter is one darling little girl. I think she gets cuter in every picture!

  9. I love how you do Christmas cards all year - this one is terrific! I love kraft and white! And the next time I clean my bathroom I will try to channel Cassidy's inner joy :)

  10. This is stunning - I especially love the stamping on the twill!

  11. Beautiful card, LeAnne! I need to try embossing on Crumb is a stunning look! The stamping on the twill is so unique and is the perfect touch! As for the bathroom...the Twins love it, too! It must have something to do with being 11 months old! lol

  12. Leanne wow! FOUR challenges... you go girl! The card is fabulous. I LOVE how your sentiment is stamped on the twill is FAB! Your piercing and highlights on the snowflake are perfect and the white on kraft looks sooooooo great.
    Now for the bathroom....I think she likes the clink, clink ... whooossssh that little handle makes! Hugs.

  13. Beautiful card LeAnne, a great color combo. Adorable granddaughter too.

  14. Your sentiment treatment is stunning...into my files for a CASE!

  15. Someone is ready for potty-training? LOL

    Gorgeous, simple and elegant card, LeAnne!

  16. Love this card in fact I may be copying this technique,it looks so simple (not) and so very elegant. Liked all the instructions and details .

  17. What a fabulous card ... love how you did the ribbon & snowflake.

  18. Oh my gosh. The pictures or Cassidy are so cute. She seems to be a happy little girl. Also love the Christmas card. Belated Birthday wishes. Thanks for sharing.

    Linda D.

  19. What a beautiful Christmas card you've made. Especially I like all the details of your card. You can say: Less is more.

  20. Oh my goodness, I love all the pretty paper piercing, especially on that snowflake. This is clean, classic and gorgeous! Perfect holiday card!

    Whoo hoo, give it up for playing in the potty, Cassidy! Hey, she looks like she is having a good time and that's all that matters, right? Haha! :)

  21. Gorgeous, LeAnne! I love the simple combination of the paper piercing with the white ink. It's really beautiful :)

  22. Very pretty. I love the paper piercing element as a frame. Thank you for playing along with Pals Paper Arts.

  23. Lovin the CAS style!
    Thanks for playing this week!
    Dee - LRW

  24. I LOVE the piercing on this card...especially that snowflake. Fabulous!


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