Thursday, December 16, 2021

IB200 - It's All About You!

Happy Thursday, everyone! It's the last Inspired By of the year, and we've got a fun challenge for you!  We want to celebrate YOU!  

We're being inspired this week by all the 2021 winners at Inspired By!  If you hop on over to the IB blog, you'll see a link to all the winners' posts!  Choose one that inspires you and make a card to share with us!  There are also PRIZES!! Woohoo!  But first, let me show you my card:

I was inspired by this card by my sweet friend Bonnie:

I really liked how she "framed" that little bunny with that fun die.  I changed the orientation of mine to fit this lovely vintage Santa image from Simple Stories.  I created a double frame with some Cherry Cobbler cardstock and square dies, and added some vintage glitter to Santa's tree:

Then some stamping and an embossed mat:

I created some holly leaves from Granny Apple Green cardstock and Garden Green and Old Olive inks, embellishing them with some Real Red rhinestones:

And stamped a vintage sentiment and tree on the inside:

In hindsight, I wish I had kept the background plain like Bonnie did hers, but I was enamored with all the papers from my Simple Vintage Christmas paper from Simple Stories and I went a bit overboard!  I am also going to enter this at Sparkles Monthly Challenge, because they're looking for vintage Christmas!

Oh, and I promised a prize (US participants, only...sorry!), and here it is:

You can find more details on the sure to check it out!  And thanks so much for popping in today!  Enjoy it and be blessed!

"Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth, where moth and rust destroy, and where thieves break in and steal.  But store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where moth and rust do not destroy, and where thieves do not break in and steal.  For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also." Matthew 6:19-21

Project Details—All Products SU! Unless Otherwise Specified
Stamps Vintage Christmas (unknown maker)
Card stock & Papers     Naturals White (ret), Granny Apple Green, Mossy Meadow, Simple Vintage Christmas DSP (Simple Stories)
 Ink Cherry Cobbler, Garden Green, Old Olive, Sahara Sand
Accessories Dimensinals, Red Rhinestones, Antique Silver Glitter (Martha Stewart)
Tools     Big Shot, Nature's Thoughts Dies, Stitched Shapes Dies (ret), Layering Squares Dies (ret), Holiday Greenery Dies (Tim Holtz), Aquapainter, Garden Green Marker


I Card Everyone said...

You sure know how to pick 'em, LeAnne! Gosh that was a darling card from Bonnie and I LOve your Christmas version!
Such a wonderful prize!

Cheryl said...

I LOVE this card! I'm going to have to check out the company for that DSP!
I do not think you went overboard at what makes it 'vintagy'!

Kampin' Karen said...


Lisa Elton said...

Love the way you've framed Santa! Wow, those papers are just marvelous, LeAnne. A wonderful CASE of Bonnie's card and a wonderful prize too!

Bonnie said...

I am so honored that you CASEd my card, LeAnne! I love the wonderful Santa in the frame and the antique glitter on the tree! If I'd had those beautiful vintage papers, my background wouldn't have been plain!

Cindy Beach said...

What a difference that cute frame makes! It draws the eye right in to the vintage Santa. Beautiful elements, and vintage perfection! I don't think it's too busy at all. LOVE the jewels!

Danni Reid said...

Absolutely "WOWED" by your card LeAnne, this is stunning and such an inspiring "CASE" of Bonnie's sweet card!!

Vickie Y said...

Beautiful Santa card; love the frame! Thank you for sharing with us at The Sparkles Monthly Challenge.