I know that many people work on their Christmas cards all year long, but not me! I usually wait until the end of November, so this was definitely something that was new for me! Those of you who know me really well know that once a Stampin' Up! product retires, I don't touch it again. This was another challenge for me, since Poppy Parade just retired with the last catalog. Now, I know I could have chosen another color of red, but I did have the ink and cardstock sitting here untouched for months, so I decided to go outside of my comfort zone and use it!
My inspiration for the color blocks came from a top I saw in my Glamour magazine. As soon as I saw it I thought "Ooh, that would look good on a card!" Funny how we crafters do that with everyday items! I love how the glimmer items I added to my card coordinate with the Poppy Parade so well. The brad is actually Real Red and the Dazzling Details is Cherry Cobbler! The sparkle makes them look multi-toned, allowing them to match several different shades of red!
Stamp Sets: Pennant Parade, Scentsational Season
Cardstock: Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Very Vanilla
Ink: Lucky Limeade, Poppy Parade, Crumb Cake
Tools: Holiday Collection Framelits, Petite Pennants Builder Punch, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Chevron Embossing Folder
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Dazzling Details, Brights Glimmer Brads, Dimensionals