Hello and happy Thursday, friends! I've been so busy with the hustle and bustle of holiday excitement. Between Christmas shopping and baking, holiday get togethers and church functions and preparing to travel to my family's next Tuesday, I have managed to do some creating on the side--unfortunately, I've neglected posting my work and visiting my ever-so-talented crafting friends, for which I apologize. Today I'm playing a bit of catch-up, however, and I plan to spend some time this evening blog hopping and being inspired!
First up, a simply decorated gift box using a vintage holiday image from Crafty Secrets and some festive designer paper and ribbon scraps. The gift tag was created with the wonderful little stamp set from Clear Dollar Stamps, Gift Labels.
These 3 cards were created with a very delightful set from Lizzie Anne Designs called Holiday Lane! Isn't that such a festive and fun sounding set! And it is too! I got it last year and only had a couple of opportunities to use it. I just adore these charming images and there is so much more in this set that I've not even touched yet! :) Last Christmas, I was lucky enough to have CatDidIt as my secret santa for a gift exchange we participated in. Amongst the wonderful goodies she sent, was also a most stunning card, which I used as my inspiration for this card design. I remember that I loved how she used the silver hardware from SU! and I've had the hodgepodge set for sometime now and had not been able to find as lovely a use for them as Cat did! She is so very inspiring and just a great lady, as many are already aware!
I really like how this design offers a lot of wow with not a lot of effort. Handstamped backgrounds, 1 piece of patterned or embossed paper, 1 stamped image/sentiment backed w/1 layer solid cardstock, 1 piece of ribbon and silver hardware frame and if desired, a bit of rhinestone accents for bling! Soo easy and not very time consuming per card. I added some glitter to the snowy grounds in each image and colored them with both Copic Ciao and Prismacolor markers.
Thanks so much for visiting my blog and have a wonderful day!