Christmas Cards

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I don't really have a lot to say today so this post will be short especially for me.  First of all the weekend has been surprisingly pleasant with cooler temperatures and gentle breezes throughout the day.  Absolutely perfect for sitting outside and drinking tea or watching my Yorkie-Poo run around chasing birds.  I really do love this time of year, although its not always the best for my allergies...but today all is well and I sit here with my ice tea and my laptop enjoying the beauty God has granted us.

So now to move quickly to the card I have to share with you.  Every year I vouch to make 10-15 cards to either give to others, share at the nursing homes or to sale and this is my latest one.  

I still have more to make but this particular one is ready to be shared because it was quick and easy to make. I found my inspiration on pinterest and I think the lady's name was Cathy, a Stampin Up demonstrator.

I created this card using mostly card-stock in white, green, red and green.  I added some a bit of designer paper from an old Graphic 45 collection called "Christmas Emporium" 

I matted and layered my card-stock and added embossing to the second mat and layer set. The embossing folder was "dots" from Spellbinders (I think that was the name). 

On the next matted layer, I stamped one of the trees that is part of the "Lovely as a Tree" stamp collection from Stampin Up. I'm not sure that you can find this collection because I think it is about 4 or 5 years old.

I've had it for a very long time but I love it and every year I pull it out to make my Christmas cards. There are tons of ideas for this collection on pinterest and Youtube.

I couldn't figure out what to do on the inside so I carried over the Graphic 45 paper with all its hollies. 

Because of all the hollies on the paper I thought it needed something plain but interesting so I added a second iteration of the stamp and layered a mat as a space for a personal message to complete my card. 

I'd like to enter the following challenges:
Sweet Stampin Challenge - Antique Roadshow -use oldest stamp (10/22)
Crazy 4 Challenges - Sketch #308 (10/31)
Catch the Bug - October Bingo Challenge (ribbon, 3 layers, Pearls) (10/24)
52 Christmas Card Throwdown - Wild Woods (10/23)

Okay that's all I had to share for today, except I do need to identify my comment winner so let me do that now.

I do enjoy reading your comments and I know it takes time to read and even more time to comment so occasionly I like to say thank you.  Although I appreciate all of you, I can only give away one gift certificate.  

Selected from the comments 
on my post "Back to Copics
the winner of a 
Mo Manning gift voucher is: 
Dawn Lancaster!
Contact me before Sunday, October 25th at


Lois Wyche said...

This is such a lovely/beautiful card!

Maxine D said...

What a striking card Lesia - and that stamp set is still available the last I asked, only a matter of months ago :-) I love the set myself and have used it a lot.

UTs Hobby Time said...

Elegant Christmas card. The stamped tree looks beautiful. Love the inside too.

Dawn Lancaster said...

Beautiful card & oh my, I see my name as one of your winners!
Off to email you now!
Dawn xx

Treva said...

Beautiful card, pretty paper; card is nicely embellished!

April Cheetham said...

Such a lovely, elegant card. Yep, Lovely as a Tree is still going strong! Thanks for joining us at 52CCT, April x

Sammy said...

I can definitely see why you'd use this stamp every year, because it is simply gorgeous! As is your card, inside and out. Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin' this week. Sammy-x

mixamatoasties said...

Lovely card.

Thanks for sharing at Sweet Stampin'


Deborah Frings said...

What a beautiful layout and so many lovely details. One of my favourite trees too. Thanks so much for playing along with 52CCT this week!


All those lovely layers and traditional colours make this a classically beautiful card!
Thanks for playing Bugaboo BINGO with us at Bugaboo's challenge blog this week.
We would love to see you join us again soon.
Jen L
Bugaboo DT

Kathy said...

This is very beautiful. Love the design and elegant image and papers. Thanks for joining us at Bugaboo.

Papercrafting Princess said...

What a beautiful card!

cebelica said...

Very, very beautiful card. Love it! Hugs! xx

ellyscard creatief said...

This is a beautiful Christmas card.

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