Saturday, November 5, 2011

A Very Sparkly Christmas

*Quick* post from me today. It's November, which means it's a very very busy time of year! This week's Freshly Made Sketch is so simple and fresh. Love it!

I've been doing tonnes of card classes and private stampin' parties (I have one tonight :) ) and this has been hands down the most popular card. It's funny, because I call it a 'Pool Party Christmas Tree', which is a bit ironic, but that's what it is. What I especially love about this card is how easy it is to make. Stamp the tree, attach the ribbon with cheater bow, stamp the greeting, punch out a few snowflakes and you've got a gorgeous, simple, fresh Christmas card.

Tips & Tricks:

*Don't you just love how everything SU! coordinates so well? I adore how the ribbon is exactly the same color as the card stock!
*The pictures of the Glimmer Papers in the Holiday Mini just don't do them justice! The silver is just so sparkly and bright ~ when I first got it the sun was shining on it and I was almost blinded :p  Love. It.
*A gorgeous card doesn't have to be complicated. This card takes no more than 5 minutes to make yet it's my most popular card of the year. At my workshop last year, one of the ladies said she had no idea how easy it was to make a card like this ~ she thought it took hours! Now *that* is what I'm going for.
*The color is Pool Party but I also think it makes a really great icy blue for Christmas cards. It works so well with the silver!

Well, that's it for today. Hope you enjoyed this simple yet beautiful card and keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!


Lauri Ingram said...

Monica...I agree about Pool Party! What a great ice blue for the holidays! Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Christy Q said...

Gorgeous card and love the silver glimmer paper with Pool Party! That reminds me, I need to order some silver glimmer paper ASAP. Thanks for playing along with Freshly Made Sketches!

Linda Callahan said...

I am loving Pool Party as a holiday color! Beautiful for sure with silver! This is so pretty!

Tui Nathan said...

Fabulous card Monica ... loving your CAS design and pool party is my all time favourite this year ... looks great here on your card!
Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!!!

Cindy said...

Great card to CASE for classes! It is really beautiful and elegant, and easy! Thanks for playing with Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Lesley said...

Lovely and clean! Sparkly is always nice! Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!

Jennifer said...

Fresh colors on this fantastic card! Congratulations on your success with it at your classes. Exactly what I love about just works! So glad you joined us at Freshly Made Sketches this week!

Jen Timko

Jen said...

I love how you framed your stamped image in Basic Black. It really highlights the tree and the shimmery snowflakes. Thanks for joining us at Freshly Made Sketches!