Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Case of a Case!

I've been soooo bizzzzy my head is spinning. Do you know that tonight I just finished up close to my 95th Christmas card! YUP! I do 45 for myself, about 30 for my mom and 20 for Mark to give out at work! I'm freaking exhausted! Mine are ALMOST done (just a couple more to do), Mom's are done and I think she has got them in the mail already and this past Sunday I needed to get going on Mark's. Needless to say I wanted them to be simple, yet striking. So I decided a CASE was in order and sifted through all my past received handmade xmas cards (yes, I've kept all hand made cards that I've day eventually I will start to purge them because I don't hoard things, but for now, I still have them all).

I came across a card that I have ALWAYS loved that Paulineabella sent me a couple years ago which I think may have been inspired by a Michelle Zindorf card. So I took Pauline's card and simplified it just a bit to make construction easier and came up with this. I LOVE IT! And by golly, I whipped up 20 of them in no time!

The trees come from a Stamping up retired set called Trees Three (one of my alltime fav SU sets), the sentiment is Verve and those little cardinals, well, I borrowed them from Pauline! I think they are also SU. I used my pan pastels to shade below the trees and that embossed border on the left is a cuttlebug embossing border edge. Like Paula, I also have a Sizzix Vagabond and whipping these thru that electric machine was a snap! And oh so much easier on the old wrist of mine!

Thanks Michelle and Pauline for the inspiration!

Tomorrow, more trees, Bella style!



petra,s cards said...

wauw its gorgeous!!!!
xx petra

Karen Motz said...

This is STUNNING Linda!!! I have that SU set...makes me wanna dust it off and give it some love. Those little cardinals are super sweet too!!

Becky said...

This is stunning. I love it! I love this retired SU set. Wish they did not retire it because I have been trying to find it for 2 years. :)

stamping bella said...

Its gorgeous. Are those cardinals stamps? I love how you assembled it.. Stunning my sistah

dpkennedy said...

This is stunning Linda! I have always loved that stamp but never got my hands on it. I even tried eBay to no avail! I might have to start searching again after seeing this! Gorgeous!!

Pauline said...

Gorgeous Linda!! I love how you did the embossing along the edge, very nice touch!

Betty said...

Love that...I might have CASE your CASE to finish up my cards! I HOPE to get them out this weekend. MAYBE.


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