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Wednesday, October 4, 2017

Merry Christmas!

Don't look at me like that! When I created this card last week, it was exactly THREE months to BOXING DAY! That means that in three months from today, it'll already be NEW YEARS!

Have you started your Christmas Cards yet? That's one bonus of being a Stampin' UP! Demonstrator...since I'm planning for classes, I get a jump start on my Christmas Cards each year...and you're just gonna LOVE this year's line up!

Anyway...this week at the Paper Craft Crew we were tasked with a Tic-Tac-Toe Board:

And just to change it up a bit, I actually used a whole know...instead of jumping around all over the place - LOL!

I chose the top row: vintage, baker's twine and something new. Now, I realize that the two stamp sets I used aren't exactly *new* since they've been available since September 1st (August 1st for Demonstrators), but up until last week, I'd been so busy that they hadn't even seen ink! I know! CRAZY!!

Here's the card I came up with:

I actually started off with the Merry Music Specialty Designer Series Paper as my jumping off point this time and went from there. I've always thought of sheet music as "vintage" (maybe because I'm getting old and took piano lessons as a child? Who knows!), but the sheets in this DSP package are white and white is NOT vintage (IMO). So...since I had some Soft Suede Ink on the table, I went to town with my sponge...then I went nuts with my scissors distressing the edges of the DSP and even tore a piece off - GASP! I just LOVE the way it turned out!

I stamped the tree from Ready for Christmas in Always Artichoke and cut that out using the accompanying dies and my Big Shot. And that got some ink around the edges too.

Then I cut out a strip of Very Vanilla Cardstock for my sentiment. And that got some ink around the edges too. :) Do you see a theme here??

I attached the DSP to the Soft Suede Cardstock and wrapped my Very Vanilla Bakers Twine around it before attaching it to my Always Artichoke base.

Don't forget to check out what the rest of the crew have been up to HERE.

What do you think?

STAMPS: Ready for Christmas, Merry Cafe
INK: Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Soft Suede
PAPERS: Very Vanilla, Soft Suede and Always Artichoke Cardstock; Merry Music Specialty DSP
ACCESSORIES: Big Shot, Dies, Baker's Twine, Basic Rhinestones, Sponges, Stampin' Dimensionals

Happy Stampin'!

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