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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

Merry Monday! Festive Friday! Building my Christmas stash!


                                                   

I love these color combos and think they are terrific for Christmas!  In fact I bought a roll of kraft paper just to wrap gifts and cover it with red twine, ribbons and tags...I think the presents will look so pretty under the tree!  I actually had this piece of kraft already stamped with some branches and pine cones from a set my BFF has...I had pulled it out and also found this strip of red in the same box, so I had mounted it on the side and wasn't sure what I was going to do with it, but then the MERRY MONDAY Challenge came up and voila... and I just realized this would work for the FESTIVE FRIDAY CHALLENGE !  It was craft red and green AND peace.  I pulled out Mistletoe and Holly and die cut my mistletoe with some ripe avocado paper and then stamped the design with simply chartreuse.

 



Paper:  PTI kraft, Authentique collection:  wonder, pure poppy

stamps:  Mistletoe & Holly, Peaceful Pinecones, Love Lives Here:  Holiday
dies:  Mistletoe & Holly
Ink:  versamark, simply chartreuse, MFT  colorbox red hot 
May Arts twine

Thanks for taking a look...almost all the kiddos are back in school today...mom's (and grandma's) can have a breather!!  My BFF is babysitting her two girls...they start tomorrow!  Sadly she won't be crafting with me via Skype today!

12 comments:

  1. Great christmascard Colleen. Here the kids are to school also I miss them but I also like the silence and I'm of crafting.
    I'm also working at my christmasstash today I counted my cards and I already have 68 cards made due to all those great challenges. Keep them coming.

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  2. I love this rustic card, Colleen! I think your idea of wrapping gifts is wonderful and will look so nice. You'll have to take pictures so we can see you tree with all those pretty presents beneath it. Thanks for coming over to share this with us at Merry Monday!

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  3. Wonderful card Colleen, I love the stamped kraft paper. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

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  4. Beautiful classic, homey colours! They've made for a very warm and friendly card! Thanks so much for playing along at Festive Friday!

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  5. I LOVE the stamping on the Kraft. Why do I never think to do that? It's gorgeous! So good to see you again this week Colleen!

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  6. What a pretty card and so fitting for both challenges. Great job!

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  7. Very pretty card. I just hopped over from Lesley's blog and am your newest follower. :)

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  8. What a pretty card, Colleen. The clean look of the stamped background is perfect! Thank you for joining us at the Merry Monday Christmas Card Club Challenge!

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  9. Beautiful card, Colleen! Love everything about it! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

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  10. So peaceful, Colleen, love the stamped background.

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  11. I like the die cut over the stamped background. Pretty card.

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  12. Such a pretty design, Colleen! That subtle background stamping is perfect here! Always great to have you at FF!!!

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