Thursday, December 18, 2008

Simply Special Wishes

I always love challenges that ask you to use stamps for something other than they were meant. That could mean using part of the stamp in a different way, or in this case, using it for an occasion other than it was intended. I used the Simply Special set from Paper Pretties for this card. It comes with a sentiment that reads "You make even the simple things special." I suppose that sentiment would have still worked for this Christmas card with a "Merry Christmas" on the inside, but I chose a different sentiment all together. I decided that maybe by coloring the image in Christmas colors and using the Holly Cuttlebug folder on the card base, it would really make this look like a Christmas card. This is one of my favorite Paper Pretties images (other than the Sophias, of course!) and I wanted to see if I could use it as a holiday stamp as well. A gardener would probably really love this. Thanks for stopping by today! Hope your last minute holiday shopping and organizing is going well! I'm still working on that myself! :) Have a great day! SUPPLIES USED: Stamps- Simply Special (Paper Pretties), sentiment (SU); Paper- Pure Poppy, Ripe Avocado (PTI), white (Georgia-Pacific); Ink- Tuxedo Black (Tsukineko); Accessories- Copic markers, Christmas Red Stickles; Dew Drops (The Robin's Nest), Key Tag punch, Old Olive wide grosgrain (SU), Plain circle Nestabilities (Spellbinders), Holly Cuttlebug folder (Provocraft); Finished card measures 4.25" square

14 comments:

Rose Ann said...

This is beautiful, Charmaine!! I love that image, and how you've colored it so beautifully!! Your embossing, ribbon, and Dew Drops looks so pretty with your design!!

Anjas-Artefaktotum said...

I love the fresh image of this beautiful christmas card.
Hugs,
Anja from germany

alohatammi said...

Very pretty. The embossed red background is great!

the whimsical butterfly said...

Wow...I think this came out great! Love that folder and the Simply Special looks so cute w/ this!

renee said...

love this very pretty card. Love the ribbon. Thanks for sharing. Blessings Renee

Christi said...

This is absolutely gorgeous!!!!

Kimberly said...

OOHHH AAHHHH OOOOO!!! Beautiful! Charmaine, I really REALLY love this card!!!!!

christie said...

Charmaine, this is so prettie! That embossed background is beautiful!

Wendy said...

Hey Charmaine, I love this one! Something about that water jug! Hope all is well!

Jessie/knightrone said...

How awesome Charmaine..you go girl!!

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

Yes, you are right, a gardener would LOVE it! Love the cuttlebug too with this image. Hope you are well, and have a Merry Christmas, Charmaine!

Julie Masse said...

It's so rich and pretty! Great holiday card! :)

Deborah said...

Just fabulous! Love your red watering can and the CB background! Great idea! Merry hugs to you and the bugs! Deb

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Totally adorable Charmaine!!

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