Monday, January 27, 2020

Be Merry

Happy Monday, peeps!  I have a Christmas card to share today!  I am usually very diligent about making holiday cards all year long, but I had quite a few left from last year, so I have been a bit of a slacker!  But the Jingle Belles challenge is to use something new that Santa might have brought you, and Sunday Stamps had a pretty floral color challenge that I thought I could translate into Chrismas:

I used a new Stamp Market stamp set called Candy Cane Christmas, along with the matching dies and a SU punch to create this:

I used Cherry Cobbler ink for the candy cane, Pool Party for the greenery, and Flirty Flamingo for the bow:

 I used the Timeless Label punch to punch out some Pool Party pieces, then embossed them with Pretty Polka Dots EF (ret).  I used the new Stitched So Sweetly dies to diecut the sentiment:

I used my Stamparatus to get good coverage with the large sentiment on the inside, and I added another little sprig of greenery too:

 A few sequins and it was done--it was fun creating with some new stuff!  Thanks for popping in today!

Cassidy saw something online and since I had all the ingredients, she decided to create it the other day---an apple owl!  I believe it didn't turn out quite the way she envisioned it, but she did it all by herself...even using the knife (yikes!)!

Oops, his wing slid a little!  He is cute, though...and she ate him afterwards, LOL!  Enjoy your day and be blessed!


SmilynStef said...

absolutely love that design ... and perfection on using those colors ... so very glad you joined us at Jingle Belles

I Card Everyone said...

LOve that photo inspiration! Your card is beautifully inspired!! Such gorgeous colors, LeAnne.
Cassidy's project is pretty awesome, and delicious, too! xx

Vickie said...

Neat card....using the punch from SU was a good idea...very different. I love Cassy’s creativity. She is always thinking outside of the box. Maybe she gets it from her Grandma...ya think!

Heather said...

Brilliant - I totally didn't think of holiday options for these colors, but they're perfect! Very fun card! Thanks so much for playing at Sunday Stamps!

Vicky Hayes said...

Your large candy cane really stands out against your embossed background labels LeAnne! Love the colours too.
Cassidy's owl is adorable! Sorry, I mean WAS adorable lol!
Vicky x

Lisa Elton said...

Oh, I like this! Those little sprigs of pine are the bee's knees! Pretty card LeAnne! LOVE Cassidy's little owl, What a cute idea!

Kampin' Karen said...

What a unique Christmas card. The owl was so cute. You both did a great job.

lauren bergold said...

such an amazingly lovely and well designed card (as always) plus a great use of fab goodies from from santa! thanks for joining our JINGLE BELLES fun this fortnight! ♥

(ps: YES cassidy + knife gave me a YIKES moment too but she did a great job! (ppl w/o kiddos see DANGER everywhere lol) ♥

Lisa said...

This caught my attention at Jingle Belles right away! Such a lovely card and the colours you've picked out are just perfect. Looks like the great choice!

Annette Elliott said...

HOw can you not love Cassidy's creation! So cute and healthy too! lol
I don't know how you made a Christmas card..I made way too many and darn it, its cold here! Love that candy cane and the soft colors you chose.Thanks for playing along with this weeks challenge at Sunday Stamps!