Monday, December 15, 2008

i {heart} papers Team Challenge

This month our i {heart} papers team challenge was to create a holiday Thank You card. I'm gonna blame my mother for the fact that this habit was never drilled into us (but that's not really gonna fly, is it?). What better way to use up those bits and pieces of beautiful holiday papers, or what better excuse to buy more?!!

Here's one that uses a 2" strip of beautiful paper from the daisyd's Snowflakes & Holly pad at i {heart} papers. It's layered over a slightly wider strip of Garden Green cardstock, and then onto a white base. I first stamped snowflakes from the Alpine Frost stamp set onto the top half of the base with Bashful Blue.

My favorite part of this card is the circle. I used my JustRite Small Letter Set to spell Thank You all the way around. It took a bit of time, but it was easy, and while I was at it, I stamped a whole bunch of them. I used my Nestabilities to cut the circle and its coordinating scallop.

For this one I stamped the same snowflake into the center, and then accented it with Crystal Stickles to give it the necessary bling factor. You can use any kind of small image in the center to change it up for any occasion. Then pick an appropriate paper from your stash, and coordinating color for the scallop, and you have a limitless idea. Now how awesome is that?!!!

Check out my other team members' sites throughout the day for their takes on this challenge:

Sarah Anderson

Cathleen Torina

Kendra Wietstock

I really am going to try and send (some) Thank You cards after this holiday is done. But first I need to get my darned holiday cards out!!!


Deb said...

Beautiful, shimmery card, Carolyn! Love that JustRite stamper (still haven't gotten one)!

whoistracy said...

So cute!

Lori said...

So pretty! I love the "thank you" circling the snowflake.

Amber said...

This is so pretty!

I got your Christmas card today and it is so adorable! Thank you!