Shana Gaff
Independent Stampin' Up! Demonstrator

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Christmas Countdown

I can't believe it is just one week until Christmas!  Here I have been complaining about making Christmas cards, and I only have one week left to make them before it arrives.  I think I will continue to make them all year, just so I can stock up for next year. It has been so nice having all these cards to send out, instead of rushing at the last minute to make a bunch of the same card.  Everyone gets an original!  Today I used this great color combination from Play Date Cafe and sketch from Try Stampin' On Tuesday:

The sketch worked perfectly with three colors for the back panels!  I used Gumball Green, Primrose Petals and Raspberry Ripple to match the colors given in the challenge.
Lacy Brocade has to be my favorite embossing folder ever. I just think it is so elegant!  I started with a large piece of Gumball Green cardstock and adhered the other colors to it, then trimmed it to fit my card and embossed it. This way I was able to get it all embossed as one piece instead of trying to line up the pieces after I embossed them. That would have been a nightmare and I know I would have been annoyed if they didn't line up. :)
Stamp Sets: More Merry Messages, Scentsational Season
Cardstock: Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple, Whisper White
Ink: Chocolate Chip, Gumball Green, Primrose Petals, Raspberry Ripple
Tools: Lacy Brocade Embossing Folder, Holiday Collection Framelits, Apothecary Accents Framelits, Hole Punch
Accessories: Silver Glimmer Paper, Primrose Petals Stitched Satin Ribbon, Dimensionals


  1. What fantastic texture... you really worked the colors well. Your card is lovely, thanks for putting it out there for us to enjoy at The Play Date Cafe this week!

  2. Love it, Shana! The color blocking and all the texture is a great way to combine this week's colors. Love it topped with the sweet sentiment and little tree. Thank you for taking the time during this busy season to join us for this week's Play Date Cafe Challenge! Happy Holidays!