Monday, November 30, 2009

Simple & Elegant Christmas Card




I was playing around the other day with the Spellbinders Nestabilities (Labels Four) and was pleasantly surprised to get them centered perfectly on this piece of cardstock. Such a simple concept yet I seldom emboss without first cutting. Pair the simplicity of embossing with basic stamping and WOW, I have just created a super fast Christmas card that could easily be mass produced!!
I used the same Nestabilitie for the inside where I layered it onto a piece cut with another die label. The Santa, Sentiment & Flourish are all part of the Crafty Secrets "Vintage Christmas" stamp set.
This Martha Stewart Leaf punch has also proven to be very versatile and I am so thankful that Erin (fellow ABC DT member) sent me this one. So far I have used it on Halloween, Autumn & Christmas projects. ABC Toys & Crafts is NOW carrying this particular punch but best of all, IT IS ON SALE!!
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*the beautiful white flower was a gift from Stephanie (click her name to visit her blog. Be sure and tell her I said hello)
.............Supplies I used.............
Stamps: Crafty Secrets (Vintage Christmas)
Ink: Paper Trey Ink (white snow, scarlet jewel)
Paper: Stampin Up (kiwi kiss, always artichoke, white), Paper Trey Ink (white, scarlet jewel)
Tools: Spellbinders (Nestabilities-Labels Four), Martha Stewart (Branch craft punch), Stampin Up (label die by Sizzix)
Misc: Hero Arts (Accent Pearls medium), Paper Trey Ink buttons

14 comments:

Cindy Haffner said...

Very pretty Justine.

Danni said...

Very nice and so creative with the nestie die, I'll have to try that!

Handmade Creations by Stephanie said...

Very Beautiful Justine love it and the embossing is great!!!

Mina said...

wow Justine this really is simple but stunningly elegant...I love it and that green is fabulous
Mina xxx

Stef H (Glitterbabe) said...

hey chica! this is gorgeous!

hope you are well. how was thanksgiving?????

hugs,

Carla said...

This is stunning! It has texture, dimension and beauty!

Pat (mspfd) said...

Wow, Justine! This is amazing. You have really created a superb design with lots of interest. The inside of your card is as perfect as the outside. LOVE the embossing! Now I need to get the Labels 4 set!

Erin Smetak said...

Absolutely gorgeous card, Justine!!!! Love it! And isn't it so nice when things turn out so perfect! It's like a sigh of relief!

Sandy said...

The colors and design of this card are so very elegant....just love the green....wonderful work as always!

Toni said...

just beautiful Justine...and the challenge over at There's Magic In The Air http://theresmagicintheair.blogspot.com/ goes until Sunday evening at 10:00 EST. Hope you will join us! :o)

Toni said...

OK.. That was me,Nina just above, I was signed in under my mom's name uploading for her (Toni)! :O) hate to confuse you! :O)

Jen Tapler said...

Well, you know I love simple and this is just gorgeous!!

How you been? Things are crazy around here. I miss you! Dean's b-day is this weekend, but let's try to talk after that? My MIL is in Italy right now. I wish I could have gone with her! Joel's stepdad is there for work. I think they're in Verona? OK, let's catch up soon!!

Jane Wetzel said...

very very elegant Justine! cute idea! :)

NinaB said...

This is elegant indeed, my friend. I love how you decorated the inside, too.