Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Monday, December 24, 2012

Christmas Countdown-1 Day!

'Twas the night before Christmas, and all through the house, not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse.  YES!  The kids are gone, the hubs is gone, and I am making cards!  What a great way to spend this Christmas Eve. :)  Now don't go thinking I am a big scrooge and don't enjoy time with family during the holidays. I really do!  That will just come later tonight and all tomorrow. lol

I had a lot of fun combining the challenges at Hand Stamped Sentiments and Stampin' Celebration today.

The Stampin' Celebration challenge was a photo inspiration, and I knew right away I wanted to use trees and bows and on my card.  Baby Wipe Ink Pad is my FAVORITE technique ever, and it looked so good with Lovely as a Tree that I had to make a little background strip of it too!
Doesn't that tree look fabulous with the Baby Wipe Ink Pad technique!  I love it!  I used Certainly Celery, Old Olive and my new favorite green, Gumball Green.  The back red strip is Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations, which I embossed with the Woodgrain Embossing Folder to go along with the tree theme.  This card was SOOO simple and came together in under 30 minutes. Gotta love those fast cards!  Hopefully I'll get some more done today!
Stamp Sets: Lovely as a Tree, Snowflake Soiree
Cardstock: Cherry Cobbler Core'dinations, Old Olive, White Glossy
Ink: Certainly Celery, Cherry Cobbler, Gumball Green, Old Olive
Tools: Woodgrain Embossing Folder, Apothecary Accents Framelits, sanding block, baby wipes
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Polka Dot Scalloped Ribbon, Dimensionals


  1. Love your festive card! I've never tried that technique before - love it! Thanks for joining us this month at Stampin' Celebration! Merry Christmas!!

  2. Pretty card! Great idea to use the baby wipe technique with the tree. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Stampin' Celebration!

  3. It's beautiful! I love that you used several shades of green for your ink pad, and how I LOVE any of SU's tree stamps. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year! Thanks for playing at HSS :) Erika

  4. Very Pretty!!! Love the shades of green!!! Love the layout and the added texture!!! Love the pop of cherry cobbler!! Thanks for playing along with HSS and Happy New Year, Diane

  5. Oh I just love this card. The layout is fresh and perfect for highlighting the tree image. The blend of green hues is super yummy too. Thanks for being a part of this week's challenge at Hand Stamped Sentiments. Smiles, Elizabeth