Thursday, November 24, 2011


Wow! Happy Thanksgiving to all of my wonderful friends. I love Thanksgiving because it is the beginning of the Christmas season. I am eager to get my Christmas tree up but my ankle is demanding that I wait a little longer.

Today, I am checking out a new challenge for me: Make My Monday week 25 where the challenge is to use snowflakes, flowers or foliage.  Here is my take on the challenge


I just love this card! The colors worked out perfectly and I had a chance to use my new concentric circles and squares from Rubber Stamp Tapestry. I am sure I will be using these a lot because they were a ton of fun to work with and they are so versatile.  I also used RST’s Holiday Bells and Bows , Berry Branch Border , Zig Zag Ornament Peg Stamp - Mini (Embellished Holiday Wreath) , Zig Zag Ornament Peg Stamp - Tiny (Embellished Holiday Wreath) , Ribbon Curls Peg Stamp - Mini (Christmas Garland) and "Peace" (Cursive) Stamp – Mini


The lower panel was embossed with snowflakes and then I added Ranger’s White Opal Perfect Pearls to make the snowflakes stand out.  The Perfect Pearls worked out great for this. They really added a snowy touch to the card.


It is always hard for me to come up with which card is my favorite, but this one is in the running. Well, the Thanksgiving Day parade is over and I am going to start cooking. Happy Thanksgiving to all!!!!

Complete instructions are listed below, so if you want all the details, please scroll down.

I hope you like my card and will leave comments before you leave! Thanks for stopping by….
  • MME Lost and Found Christmas
    • 5 x 5”
    • 6 3/4 x 4 3/4”
  • White 3 1/2 x 3 1/2”
  • Red 3 5/8 x 3 5/8”
  • 5 x 7 blank card
    • Evergreen
    • Burgundy
    • Charcoal
  • VersaMagic Spanish Olive
  • Chalkbox Deep Green
  • Jim Holtz Distress Ink – Antique Linen
  • Rubber Stamp Tapestry’s concentric circles and squares
  • Inkadinkado Glam gold pigment pen
  • Tombow 757
  • Sizzix snowflake embossing plate
  • Spellbinders Labels Two
  • Green seam binding
  • Light Green Rhinestones (MME)
  • Red and gold glitter glue
  • Red half-pearls
  • Perfect Pearls White Opal
  1. Cut all paper
  2. Emboss the 6 3/4 x 4 3/4’ piece of MME paper with the Sizzix embossing plate
  3. Dot White Opal perfect pearls onver the dots  made by the embossing process
  4. Set this aside to dry while to make the rest of the card.
  5. On the white paper center the next to smallest concentric circle and lightly trace inside and outside edge. Add the square that fits this circle and lightly trace the inside of the square.
  6. Use RST’s  stamps listed above to make your design on the white paper.
  7. Adhere to the red square
  8. Use the Tombow 757 pen to darken the inside of the bells
  9. Use Inkadinkado’s Glam Gold pigment pen to dot the clappers in the bells
  10. Add red half-pearls
  11. Add red glitter glue to the top of the bells and dot it on the “berries” in the design
  12. Add gold glitter glue to the rope on the bell and on the ornament tops
  13. Distress the edge of the blank 5 x 7” card with Antique Linen distress ink..
  14. Die cut the 5 x 5 MME paper with Spellbinders Labels Two
  15. Check to make sure the Perfect Pearls are dry. When they are, adhere this panel to the front of the blank card 
  16. Adhere the die cut paper to the snow panel 
  17. Attach dimensional foam dots to the back of the red panel and attach to the snow panel  
  18. Add a bow made from green seam binding with a green rhinestone in the middle
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