Thursday, October 17, 2013

Merry Christmas - Sunshine and Laughter

I have two cards to share with you today and am combining serveral challenges.  My first card uses the Viva la Verve Oct. Wk 3 sketch and is for Christmas Stampin All Year Long - Keep it simple Christmas - no embellies.  It was hard not to add an embellie to the center of my poinsettias. :)
For my card, I used SU Very Vanilla and Cherry Cobbler CS and the DSP is from the retired Holly Jolly pack. I used the SU Scallop Trim Border punch for the border. The poinsettias are stamped in Cherry Cobbler ink and the outline is stamped with Mememto Tuxedo Black ink, as is the sentiment.  These are from Verve's Poinsettia Christmas set. I punched them out with a SU 1-3/4" punch and mounted them with foam tape.  A simple but pretty Christmas Card.

My second card is for a friend who needs some cheering up.  I used the Viva la Verve Oct. Wk 2 sketch and the Dynamic Duos Color challenge.  I used two Verve stamp sets One Person for the flower and Brighter Days for the sentiment.  I stamped the flowers with Mememto Tuxedo Black ink on Calypso Coral DSP and cut them out and layered them with foam tape.  The leaves are stamped on Crumb Cake CS and cut out to add behind the flower. I stamped the sentiment with Mememto ink and cut it out with a Spellbinders Classic Oval die and sponged Crumb Cake ink around the edges while it was still in the die.  I handcut the black mat.  I rounded the two corners of the Calypso Coral DSP with an EK Success Corner Rounder.  The bottom border is cut with Verve's Award Banner Trim Die.  I added yellow rhinstones to the cutout circles and to the center of the flower. The DSP is from SU Tea For Two pack.  I used SU Whisper White, Basic Black and Crumb Cake CS.
I am also linking this card to Word Art Wednesday - Anything Goes.
Thanks for stopping by.  I appeciate your comments very much.
Happy Stamping,


  1. I love them both! and that cherry cobbler red is a favorite of mine, it's so pretty. I really like the colors, and the black accents on the second card also. Beautiful cards!

  2. Gorgeous cards....Thanks for joining us this week at Dynamic Duos this week!

  3. So pretty, JoAnn! Thanks for joining us at Dynamic Duos!

  4. They are both very pretty! The first one is really awesome. I love your take on the sketch (still mulling mine over in my mind) and I love how you combined two sentiments to make the one (I have both those sets and have never thought to combine them this way; I love it!) and thanks you soooooo much for not adding embellishments to the center of your poinsettias! Thanks for playing with CSAYL.

  5. Both are great! Love the point settings and the flower and banners on your second one are FA

  6. You've made such beautiful cards. Thanks for sharing them with us at Word Art Wednesday and please stop by to share with us again soon,
    Word Art Wednesday

  7. Your cards are wonderfully simple but elegant. I love it! Thanks so much for blessing us with your artwork this week at Word Art Wednesday. Hugs, always!

    JO ANN