Tuesday, August 21, 2012

A Hint of Things to Come

Note: The OLW challenge this week is on Ardyth's blog and will go live Wednesday morning! Welcome to the team, Ardyth!

The deadline for Christmas/winter holiday cards for Operation Write Home is October 31st if you're stuffing them in envelopes yourself. If you're just sending the cards for the volunteers to stuff, then the deadline is October 11.

That means I'm getting jiggy with Christmas cards, so you'll be seeing lots of them on this here blog until October. After that, I'll be working on my own Christmas cards.

Good thing I love Christmas. Hope you do, too!

Today's card has lots of white space, so of course I love it.

The poinsettia is made with a flower punch, or rather, two punched flowers offset and glued together. A dot of gold Stickles in the center and a bow behind the flower complete the effect. The bright red (SU real red) and the Christmas green (Memento cottage ivy) pop nicely on all that white, and the strong focal point makes the message clear with intense minimalism: Merry Christmas.

Well, in French, because I liked the look of the umlaut.

English is sadly lacking in umlauts and accents. Alas.

stamps: Papertrey Winterberry
ink: Memento cottage ivy
paper: Papertrey white, SU real red
accessories: green craft floss, dimensionals, tag punch (Marvy), flower punch, glue pen, Stickles (gold)


  1. Nice...easy...quick...impressive.

  2. It always amazes me how just a touch of color on white cardstock can be so gorgeous. This is elegant and lovely.

  3. Very lovely card, friend! I'm inspired to use the bling as you do! Thanks so much.

  4. Love the green yarn as 'leaves'!

    Do they call it 'umlaut' in French (I should know that, or at least my kids should since they're both in French Immersion) - I thought it was a German word! But I think English is tricky enough without all the extra symbols! lol!

  5. Love it! I have the Winterberry set too, so I love to see your cards with it. And I went out and picked up some Memento green inks!


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