Friday, July 27, 2012

A Fun Sketch for Birthday and Christmas

This is going to be a double post. Try Stampin' on a Tuesday had a fantastic sketch for us this week and when I saw it, I saw two types of cards. A birthday card using Papaya Collage and a Christmas card using Christmas Lodge.

I also made sure to use some super fun DSP's: Fan Fair for the birthday card and Candlelight Christmas for the Christmas card. The Fan Fair DSP coordinates well with the Postage Due stamp set, but I love it with Papaya Collage, too. It has a nice, vintage feel to it and I love the colors.

I really love the rose in that stamp set. It's so pretty, classic and vintage-looking. I thought it looked fantastic in the frame and I especially love the layered roses. What do you think of the button? It's one of the new Natural Buttons. I threaded a bit of Hemp Twine through it to complete the look.

I was inspired to do another Christmas card by the Friday Mashup. The challenge this week was to create a Christmas card and/or decorate the inside of the card. I did both. I chose the Candlelight Christmas DSP (a sneak peek from the Holiday Mini) and I love how it has a sparkly feel to it. A shimmer, just like candlelight. I also finally used my favorite Christmas stamp set this year - Christmas Lodge.


I just love how classic this stamp set is. For this card, something was missing on the 'banner' pieces of DSP. So I added a few Adhesive Pearls at the bottom of them. I love how easy they are to use. This DSP works perfectly with the Christmas Lodge set, too. Classic Christmas. I used my Paper Snips to free-hand the notches in my DSP.

I decorated the inside of my card with the same DSP that I used on the inside of my card. Then I used some of the stamps I hadn't used on the front of the card to make sure the person who received the card knew I wanted them to have a Merry Christmas. :)


I hope you like my two-in one card. I think I'll have to use this sketch a few more times. 'Til next time, keep letting stamps bring out your creativity!






10 comments:

Lisa said...

Beautiful cards Monica! Such different looks with the same layout, its awesome!

You used one of my all time fav stamps for your Christmas card...I just adore that Christmas lodge! I wish SU would give us more Christmas house stamps like that! Love the DSP and the pearls are a great touch and the inside is just as gorgeous as the outside!

Thanks so much for playing along with us at The Friday Mashup!

Nancy Seed said...

Love both of your cards, but I think I especially like the Christmas one. Just think 5 more months to Christmas! Great job and thanks for joining us this week at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

Mynnette said...

These are both absolutely stunning! GORGEOUS roses on the first and I LOVE your pop of color with a lined image on the second! Thanks for joining us at TSOT! :)

Deb said...

Love both your cards. I especially like the Christmas one. That stamp set is one of my favorites for Christmas. Thanks for playing along at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

Monica Hornof said...

Thanks for taking a peek at my blog ladies :)

Heidi Baks said...

I love the banner touch on the Christmas Lodge card! It is the perfect accent to the black & white appearance of the lodge. Thanks for joining the Friday Mashup.

Amy White said...

Wow, both these cards are gorgeous! Love that new Christmas dsp! Thanks for playing along with the Friday Mashup this week!

CherylAnn Robinson said...

I love your cards and how you used our sketch. The Christmas card is so beautiful and serene. Thanks for playing at Try Stampin'.

Ulrike said...

Cute card! It`s so romantic -I love it. Thank you for playing with the friday mashup this week. Liebe Grüße Ulrike (guest designer from germany)

Ulrike said...

Cute card! It`s so romantic -I love it. Thank you for playing with the friday mashup this week. Liebe Grüße Ulrike (guest designer from germany)