December 21, 2011

One more Fair Isle Holiday card--three variations

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Kraft, white)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Fair Isle Greetings, Winter Wishes)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Bravo Burgundy, Pear Pizzazz), Clearsnap (Frost White), Inkssentials (white pen)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 3, double ended banner die, Linen & Canvas impression plate)
Accessories:  DMC floss

It's quiet out here in blog-land, isn't it?  I'm guessing many of you are like me, with to-do lists growing by the day.  Whether you're celebrating Hanukkah, preparing for Christmas, or putting the finishing touches on your list of New Year's resolutions, I hope you're finding some time to enjoy it!

I finally got my holiday cards in the mail yesterday, so I thought I'd show you the final set I made with WPlus9's Fair Isle Backgrounds and Winter Wishes.  I just had to use those cute mittens!

As you can see, I stamped the Fair Isle pattern on the bottom half of each card front, then added a die cut Mat Stack 3 at the top.  Each one is stamped with the mittens and debossed with the Linen & Canvas impression plate.  I pierced holes at the top of each mitten, threaded some floss through, and tied a bow. The bow is adhered with a tiny drop of Glossy Accents to keep it in place.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Enchanted Evening, white), Stampin' Up! (Baja Breeze)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Fair Isle Greetings, Winter Wishes)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Not Quite Navy, Baja Breeze), Inkssentials (white pen)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 3, double ended banner die, Linen & Canvas impression plate)
Accessories:  DMC floss

For the sentiment, I die cut a double-ended banner and stamped my favorite greeting from Winter Wishes.

Cardstock:  Papertrey Ink (Scarlet Jewel, Spring Moss, white)
Stamps:  WPlus9 Design Studio (Fair Isle Greetings, Winter Wishes)
Ink:  Stampin' Up! (Bravo Burgundy), Clearsnap (Lettuce), Inkssentials (white pen)
Tools:  Papertrey Ink (Mat Stack 3, double ended banner die, Linen & Canvas impression plate)
Accessories:  DMC floss

Thanks for taking some time to stop by!  I'll be grocery shopping and cleaning tomorrow, then baking cookies on Friday.  It will be our first year making grain-free treats for Christmas, so hopefully we'll find some recipes that are good substitutes for past favorites.

Enjoy the rest of your week!


Jen W. said...

Okay, I really hope you get commissions from this stamp set because I'm sure they're flying off the shelves thanks to your gorgeous cards!

Have a wonderful holiday, Christina!

Joyce said...

Oh, I just love all three of these cards. I can't even tell you which color scheme I like best--because they are all great. I also have both of these sets from WPlus9, and so I'll be pinning these for next year.

Suzanne said...

Beautiful, Christina!

Have fun baking! I will be doing the same. I'd love to hear how the grain free recipes come out!

martina's kaartjes said...

what a fantastic cards ! lovely stamps ! great result
greetings, martina

The Paper Parade said...

I am the proud recipient of the 3rd and I LOVE it!!! I love the color choices, the layout...all of it :) I need to try this layout, for sure! Thanks, Christina!! I hope the cookie baking goes well.

Cristina said...

Such great cards - all three of them. And you're giving me hope about my Christmas cards, which are *still* sitting here, in various stages of preparedness, waiting to be finished and sent out!

Dawn said...

I think this is my favorite layout of the bunch Christina! Thanks so much for sharing. I am so happy to see how much use you've gotten out of these sets! Hope you have the happiest of holidays!

Jinny Newlin said...

Beautiful cards, as always, Christina! You never fail to impress!

Stephanie Lanzalotto said...

Oh Christina! I so love all of these. Each color combo is wonderful, and I love the way you used the dies. Just fabulous! Have a very Merry Christmas!

Nance Leedy said...

Hi Christina! All of the cards you've made with this stamp set are absolutely gorgeous. I especially love the burgandy & pale green color combo, so unique and fresh! What a fun stamp set. I'm so glad that you are chipping away at your holiday list and getting things done--it's a good feeling! Warm wishes from FL to you and your family for a happy holiday season!! ((hugs))

Aimes said...

These beauties make me feel so warm and toasty, Christina! Even the cool blues have me feeling so snuggly :)

Maureen said...

Hi Christina!! Oh, each one of these feels like a warm cuddly sweater! Love them in all the colours, but I think the blue is my favourite for some reason :) I too just have some baking left and then wrapping a few gifts. Jake is home until the 25th and the rest of my family is up skiing at SunPeaks until it's quiet here unti Christmas Day! We are loving the new house and settling in quite comfortably :) Yes, it has been quiet in blogland...and I'm not helping!! LOL The studio is still quite #1 job next week :) Hope you and your family have a blessed Christmas :) Hugs to you!

Chunyuan said...

Love all three of them. You did such a great job with that stamp set, Christina! Happy holidays to you and your family!

Marisa said...

You are rocking that set, Christina :) Love them all. Have a blessed Christmas and thanks for all your kind comments this year :)

Virginia L. said...

Wow oh wow, Christina ! I love the Nordic feel of these cards! The colors are outstanding! Wish you and family a Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year!

Tracey McNeely said...

Cristina, all three of your cards are fantastic! Cards and colour palettes. I definitely need to get these stamps.

Lindsay said...

Totally fabulous my friend! LOVE them!

Kara said...

these are just gorgeous! how lucky I was to recive one! Thanks!

Nerina said...

LOVE them all! I'm coveting this set very badly at the moment - you've been working magic with it!

Lisa Petrella said...

These are GORGEOUS!! Your color choices and layouts are FANTASTIC!!!

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