Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Christmas Countdown-6 days

I don't know about your kids, but my kids are SOOOO excited for Christmas.  It's getting more fun for us too, the older they get.  This year their Santa gifts are actually things they asked for so we cannot wait to see the looks on their faces!  Most of the stuff from us is "boring" stuff, like clothes (which I LOVE to get! lol), so I hope they REALLY enjoy their Santa gifts! :)

Fab Friday has another fabulous color combination that I think is just perfect for a Christmas card and I paired it with a great sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday.

I sure have been getting a lot of use out of my In Colors lately!  Every one of them looks fantastic on a Christmas card, in my opinion.  I sure will miss Pool Party when it retires this summer...or will it?  Maybe they will decide to find a place for it in the Subtles collection.  I wouldn't mind replacing one of the light blues in there with it. :)
My favorite part of this card is all of the texture. I am OBSESSED with embossing folders. I honestly don't know how I lived without them!  I am working on a card for the Creative Crew over on Splitcoaststampers using ONLY stamps, ink and paper and it is TOUGH!  I am spoiled by all of these cool tools and accessories we have now!  The Jumbo Eyelet is retired but I couldn't help but keep some on hand for my tags.  I don't know why in the world these ever retired. :(  I don't keep many things once they retire, but this is one of my must-haves for tags!
Stamp Set: More Merry Messages
Cardstock: Gumball Green, Pool Party, Primrose Petals, Real Red, Whisper White
Ink: Gumball Green
Tools: Circle Punch, Holiday Ornament Framelits, Square Lattice, Perfect Polka Dots and Chevron Embossing Folders, Crop-a-dile (oops, another retiree!), Square Punch
Accessories: Jumbo Eyelet (retired), Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals


  1. What a beautiful sentiment!!! I LOVE the way you've added it to an ornament! Thanks for joining us at TSOT this week! I hope you come and join me at Technique Tuesday for our Faux Tile challenge this month, too! Happy holidays! :)

  2. Great texture on this card! And your colours work very well together. Thanks for playing at Try Stampin'.

  3. I love all the texture too! Very cool to use the Christmas ornament as the circle element in the sketch! Thanks for sharing with us at Fab Friday!

  4. Wow Lots of colour and punch. Thanks for sharing your talent with us this week at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

  5. I'm with you Shana - I have heaps of embossing folders. They add so much to a card. I really love your card and the colours look fab. Thanks for joining us at Try Stampin on Tuesday.

  6. Your card is gorgeous. I forget to use my embossing folders. I might just have to get them out & play now. Thanks for playing along with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday

  7. Shana, Totally love what you have done with the colour combo and sketch ... AWESOME! Colours are right up my alley and they work perfectly with the sketch. Cheers,

  8. Love all the different textures! Such a pretty card. Thanks so much for playing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday!

  9. Love what you did with the sketch, alot of fun textures going on that work well togethr. The color combo is wonderful as well. Thanks for sharing with us at Try Stampin' on Tuesday.