Wednesday, September 4, 2013

Warmth & Wonder, MM73 & FFC16




Hello there to you all on this fine Wednesday! It's supposed to be a lovely day here in NY, 80 degrees and not a cloud in the sky. Hopefully the humidity will start to let up a bit. It has been so terribly humid, the insects are out in force, and my daughter and I keep getting eaten up by mosquitoes. I think they like girls better! The men in my house never get bit. Why is that? 

Yes, it's still in the 80's and I'm making Christmas cards! Not that I am wishing snow or anything upon us, but some cooler, drier weather would be quite refreshing. Plus I have a brand new stamp set that needing inking up, Warmth & Wonder. I love this set! The images are very traditional and right up my alley.


Speaking of traditional, check out the challenge at Merry Monday this week! It's a color challenge plus an embellishment:  red, green and kraft plus ribbon, twine or burlap. Love it! Count me in!


Hmm, I wasn't sure if my card would work for the trigger challenge at Festive Friday, to create a project based on the word 'Peace'. I didn't have a sentiment with the word Peace in it that would fit. But the simple tree makes me think of the tree in the Charlie Brown Christmas cartoon, and the little speech that Linus gives about the true meaning of Christmas. And of course the soundtrack by Vince Guaraldi. C'mon, you've all seen it, haven't you? Did you smile and feel all warm and fuzzy and peaceful? Ok, I know I'm stretching a bit... but I love Charlie Brown and his silly tree.


My Charlie Brown tree was stamped in Old Olive ink onto Whisper White Card Stock. The ornaments and sentiment were stamped in Versamark and heat embossed with Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder. Simple.



Stampin' Up Products Used:
Stamp Sets: Warmth & Wonder
Card Stock: Whisper White, Crumb Cake, Cherry Cobbler
Designer Series Paper: Season of Style
Ink Pads: Versamark, Old Olive, Crumb Cake
Tools: Heat Tool
Accessories: Cherry Cobbler Embossing Powder, Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding

Merry Christmas Charlie Brown!






24 comments:

Mel said...

What a cute card. I loved that you called the tree stamp a Charlie Brown. Hehe. Hope the mosquitos stay away!

Granmargaret said...

Lovely Christmas card Sandy.

Brian King said...

A beautiful use of this stamp set, Sandy! You card is so perfectly clean, and that bow adds just the right touch of class.

LeAnne said...

I LOVE Charlie Brown's Christmas tree, and I believe you have caught the spirit of it right here in this cute little card! SO glad you could share it with us this week at Merry Monday!

Lesley said...

Oh no! You've made me want this stamp set! LOL! Love that tree and yes, I think it is perfect for peace! Beautiful card, Sandy! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday!

Katherine said...

So pretty & love the tone on tone snowflake on the Kraft (yes, I noticed!) :)

Ardyth Percy-Robb said...

I got this set - I LOVE that tree, but I haven't inked it up yet, so it's great to see how good it looks! Thanks so much for playing with Festive Friday!

Inkyfingers said...

Such a great design - lovely tree, great bow and I love the little snowflakes on the background.

Loll Thompson said...

Hi Sandy. Fabulous layout and design. I love that tree and have it on my order that I'm placing this week - yay!!! It is so sweet and I love that you've embossed the ornaments to give them some shine. Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday! Loll xx

Marcia said...

I love this card and the tree...such a simple but beautiful card! Well done! :0)

Bonnie said...

This is wonderful, Sandy! I love that paper with this sweet little tree! It says peace to me. Thanks for bringing it over to share at Merry Monday!

KatheD said...

Lovely combination for these challenges, Sandy, very eye-catching!

Notes by Nina said...

Very nice card, your little tree is adorable. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.

the primitive country bug said...

Very nice card! I love the Charley Brown tree.

Donna said...

Sooo Pretty, I love this Sandy! :)

Darnell J Knauss said...

So sweet and crisp for Christmas, Sandy! I love that DP with your layout!!

Martha Herrera said...

Beautiful card, Sandy! And it does look like a Charlie Brown tree! LOL.

Patti said...

Love your card. That tree in its simplicity just catches your eye right away.

Wendy said...

Gorgeous card, Sandy! Love that stamp set & pretty papers! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

Lizy Bartaby said...

This is a lovely crisp and clean card Sandy! Love the tree teamed with that paper! :)
Lizy xx

SchnauzerCrafts Creations said...

Gorgeous card, Sandy! I love the crisp contrast you've created with the patterned paper and the image.

Darnell J Knauss said...

Popping back to congratulate you on the HM honor at MM, Sandy! Yippee!!

Meredith MacRitchie said...

This is lovely! Those colours work together so beautifully. Thank you so much for playing with us at Festive Friday!

Geri said...

Lovely design for both challenges, Sandy! So glad you could enjoy both and come up with this pretty creation! So happy to have it at Festive Friday!