Tuesday, September 3, 2019

Cardinal Christmas Wishes

Happy Tuesday, peeps!  Doesn't it feel like Monday?  Labor Day always messes my schedule all up!  Anyway, my friend Michele has been making these amazing box cards using Shari Carroll's YouTube video (which you can see HERE, and you can see Michele's blog with her amazing creations HERE).  SO....I made up my mind to give one a shot and it was a lot of fun, and easier than you might think!  So here is my first attempt using Toile Christmas:

All images were stamped on Whisper White cardstock, colored with Blends and diecut with the Christmas Cardinal Dies.  I randomly stamped the branch on the Crumb Cake card with Sahara Sand ink and lined the inside with Shaded Spruce DSP.  Here's a side view so you can see the "box"; it folds flat to fit in a standard size envelope, too!

The pretty sentiment banner is part of the set too....even though the images in this set are large, they're easy to color and not intimidating at all!  And they'll be available tomorrow!! Woohoo!

Thanks for popping in today!

Sunday morning before it got hot, I was in the garden picking (more) green beans, and I heard a "whoosh" and looked up to see this:

Over the years, we've seen a couple of balloons fly over, but it's been several years since we've had any, so it was really fun to see!  And it was a perfect day for it!

Enjoy your day and be blessed!

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Toile Christmas 
Card stock & Papers     Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Shaded Spruce DSP
 Ink Memento Black, Shaded Spruce, Sahara Sand
Tools     Big Shot, Layering Ovals Dies, Christmas Cardinals Dies, Sticky Strip, Blends in Real Red, Cherry Cobbler, Shaded Spruce, Crumb Cake


Kampin' Karen said...

I love hot air balloons, cardinals AND your card. Later I'll go check out the videos. You are a blessing :-)

I Card Everyone said...

It is fabulous, LeAnne!!!! LOve that you've left a bit of interest peeking off the edge, too! You're going to 'make' someone's Christmas extra special this year!
That 'whoosh' is unmistakable isn't it? I'd still love to ride in balloon! What a wonderful thing to see from your own back yard!

Lisa Elton said...

Oh wow, this is fantastic LeAnne! I need to watch the video too and give this a try. Pretty card! My mom and dad used to have balloons fly over their house all the time. Their little dog was afraid of them and would hide in the shower!!

Tracy Grauer said...

Great card, Leanne! I can't wait to try one of these box cards. Love the hot air balloon also! Each year there is an event not far from our home and the hot air balloons are everywhere! So fun to see!

Jen Camara Mitchell said...

This is so beautiful! Your cardinal looks so real and I love the dimension of the box card. And how fun you got to see the hot air balloon. I went up in one once (it was tethered to the ground and didn't go up all that far) but it was still fun! :)