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Saturday, December 31, 2011

OCC...Bright and Happy New Year Challenge




This week our hostess is the fabulous Anne Marie Hile and she has a fun color challenge for us. Here is the challenge in her own words:

It's time to ring in 2012! Create a card for a celebration using this color combo. There are so many occasions that call for a celebration ...New Year's, birthdays, congratulations. Have some fun with these bright and happy colors!


These are some really fun colors to work with and a bit intimidating, I first went looking around through my DSP to see what I could match up with these colors. I found something close in the Stampin Up Cheerful Treat paper pack.  So I went with them, I used Melon Mambo, Lucky Limeade, Daffodil Delight and I used two colors of purple, Concord Crush and the retired stampin up pale plum.
I thought after choosing my colors that I could make something with flowers, these colors could all be floral. So after making those decisions I felt better about this color challenge that at first glance could be terrifying.
I pulled out a set that I haven't used in awhile, Flower Fest, I then decided to emboss my flowers onto the colors I choose going mainly with the purple and yellows, since I knew the leaves would be green and I used the Melon mostly on the base. I stamped the flowers several time with versamark onto the daffodil delight, the concord and the plum card stock and used my white embossing powder. I then cut them out and layered them up. I used my aqua painter and some ink to add some more depth to the flowers.
I cut out a circle with white cardstock and the sentiment is from a retired word set that I really like called "Something to Celebrate". I arranged the flowers around the outer edges and then tucked in alot of leaves all around.


I mounted my circle on a piece of embossed Concord Crush, I used the square lattice embossing folder. The flowers are on dimesionals, the white circle is added to the concord crush piece with dimesionals  and the embossed piece is on dimesionals too so this card has alot of depth to it. The DSP is two side of some paper from the paper pack. I added some whisper white satin ribbon and silver pearls to finish it off.

Be sure to check the Our Creative Corner Blog 
to see what the rest of the design team came up with for this fun challenge.
I hope you can find some time to play along and if you do, don't forget to link it up over on the Our Creative Corner Blog so we can all see it!

Thanks for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!

Vicki

Friday, December 30, 2011

SC365.....Hello


Happy Friday Peeps!
Thanks for stopping by,, today I am sharing a card I made using the sketch challenge this week on Splitcoaststampers.
I have a couple of little sneak peeks on here in the way of the DSP, which is from the upcoming SAB and also the sentiment is from another SAB set.
The main image panel is made with the Stampin Up set called "Little Friends".
I stamped this image with black stazon onto some confetti cream card stock. and colored using my aqua painter and ink pads.


Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by and
 HAPPY STAMPING!

Vicki

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Color Challenge......Thank you


Good Morning Peeps!
Today I am sharing a card I made using the color challenge this week on Splitcoaststampers. 
The colors to use are Night of Navy, Bashful Blue and Whisper White.

I used the Stampin Up set "Just Believe" I stamped it with night of navy onto the bashful blue card stock.
I matted that with whisper white and night of navy card stock.
The base of my card is night of navy and then the next layer is whisper white that I embossed with the vintage wall EF.


The DSP is from a retired pack called Petal Prints. 
I added some night of navy satin ribbon and tied a bow across the top.
I added a sentiment flag using the thank you stamp from the same set. 
Finally I finished it off with three silver brads.
Hope you like it.
Thanks for stopping by and
HAPPY STAMPING!

Vicki 

Sunday, December 25, 2011

Christmas Angels


Merry Christmas!
I wanted to pop in here quickly to share with you these cute little Christmas Angels I have been making! They are so fun and easy!!!
 I found the tutorial for them while blog surfing HERE, she has a video tutorial that explains the process, they are really very easy.  They can be embellished to the hilt are left simple, I just used supplies I had on hand, but I want to pick up some feathers and that pretty punch she used to make some more fancy ones, I am thinking of one for each month of the year would be adorable!
The base is half of  a 7-3/4 inch circle and the arms are half of a 4 inch circle. The half circles are curled into a cone shape and glued. I used a small clothespin to hold it together while the glue dried.
 On this one I used some confetti cream card stock and I stamped the image from the Stampin Up "Beautiful Season and colored it before assembling the angel.
The head is a small ornament and is glued to the cone after pushing in the point to make the place for it to sit. 


I had some of this gold laced rick-rack that I got at JoAnns sometime last year and I added it around the bottom and the sleeves of the angel. I embossed her sleeves and wings with the dot embossing folder. the halo is some chenille pipe cleaners, and I wrapped some red string beads around the halo. I added a lace bow made with some SU crochet trim and a bit more of the red string beads. Love how this came out!

You know I had to try some of my favorite paper to make a Country Angel too:


I kept the embellishments to a minimum on this one, so the pretty music sheet paper could shine through :)
I used a polished gold ornament for her head and coffee dyed the chenille pipe cleaner to match her paper. The ribbon is more I had in my stash and matches the "country feel" I was going for on this one. I glittered her wings with some gold dust stickles. 

  
Well, that is all from me for now, I know I will be making more of these cute little angels and I will show them to you as I do. Hope you all have a blessed Christmas and Enjoy it with all the ones you love the most.
HAPPY STAMPING!!
Vicki


Christmas Treats


Merry Christmas All!
Wishing all of you the merriest of Holidays and all the best in the coming year!

Every year since as long as I can remember our family has made candy and cookies to give to neighbors, friends and co-workers. My parents started this tradition when I was small. I remember every Christmas my parents would make all kinds of candy and even as we became adults we continued this tradition. All of us and our spouses and kids would gather at my parents on a Saturday in early December and spend most of the day making all kinds of goodies. It is one of my favorite Holiday memories of my parents.

Since they have been gone I have tried to continue the tradition. Our family is very splintered this year but I have still made alot of goodies and will send to my brothers and some friends and neighbors. I hope it will bring the receivers a bit of Holiday joy, not to mention the calories.....hehehe.


I kept the wrapping very simple as my time has gotten away from me again!
I used the Stampin Up top note die to cut out my tag and simply stamped this vintage Santa on it. I tied them to the trays with some wide ribbon. The back of the tag is left bland and that is where you can write your personal message.


Well, that is all from me for now, thanks to all of you who visit my blog and take the time to comment or send me e-mails, I really enjoy hearing from you! 
Happy Holidays!!!
Vicki

Saturday, December 24, 2011

OCC....Home for the Holidays



Happy Saturday Peeps!!! 
It is time for another Our Creative Corner Challenge. 
This week our hostess is the fabulous Sharon Wheet and she has a fun Christmas challenge for us. Here it is in her own words:

'Home for the Holidays' - use the scenes in your own home for your inspiration.  You can use the decorations on your Christmas tree, a center piece from your dining table, the winter wonderland seen from your front door, or the wreath on your front door.  What ever your inspiration, please share that with us, in your paper craft item.  You can create a card, a layout, a 3-D item, an altered item, whatever your paper crafting heart desires.  The only other requirement - show us some glimmer/sparkle!

Now that I see the challenge theme, I think I forgot the sparkle!  But let's just say my sparkle is the gold pearls. 
I took inspiration for my card from our Christmas tree. Each year our tree is a bit different, we like to change it up and do themes occasionally. This year we used burlap to make garland and added pine cones and red wood bead garland along with other rustic decorations of stars, sleds, snowmen and bells.
I thought I would incorporate some of the burlap that was left over from the homemade garland. I like the rustic feel of this card. 

The base of the card is Early Espresso and then I used some crumb cake and the DSP is from the Letters to Santa paper pack. I added the strip of burlap down the side and then some cherry cobbler seam binding on top of it. I made a double loop bow and added a antique brad to the center.
The main image is from my favorite Christmas set this year, the Stampin Up Beautiful Season. I stamped this image onto some confetti cream card stock and colored with my aqua painter and ink pads. the sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set. 
I added the panel to the card on a slight angle with some dimesionals. 

Be sure to check the Our Creative Corner Blog 
to see what the rest of the design team came up with for this fun challenge.
I hope you can find some time to play along and if you do, don't forget to link it up over on the Our Creative Corner Blog so we can all see it!

Thanks for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!

Vicki
Edited to add: My card is so very similar to THIS card by the fabulously talented Tenaele Williams, I don't recall seeing her card before making mine but I might have and it sunk into my sub-conscious, either way, Thanks so much Tenaele for sharing your beautiful work and inspiring so many!

Friday, December 23, 2011

Birthday Wishes

 

Another quick drive by, wanted to share with you this card I made last week for a neighbor who requested a birthday card for her daughter. The birthday isn't until early next month but I wanted to get it done and I wanted to break open the pretty SAB DSP paper pack and it is a nice break from all the Christmas cards I have been doing lately.
I used the Build a Blossom punch to make my flower. It is punched with calypso coral and embossed with the houndstooth EF, I sponged the petals with whisper white craft ink. The brad in the center is also a SAB item.


The sentiment is from the Petite Pairs stamp set and stamped with black stazon onto some confetti cream card stock. I then used the oval and scallop oval punch. 
The leaves are made with Lucky Limeade card stock, I embossed them as well. The flower is added to the card with some dimesionals. 
Well, gotta run HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki

Thursday, December 22, 2011

Merry Christmas


Happy Thursday Peeps! 
So sorry for the lack of posts this week, it is a busy time here and I m afraid the ol blog is being a bit neglected.
I do have a card to share with you today, this card is made with a favorite stamp set, a new one this year in the Stampi' Up catalog called  "Beautiful Season". I colored up a few of these images for Christmas cards and this is one of them. I used the Stampin Up DSP called "Letters to Santa" love the papers in this package and I really don't have much of it left at all. 
I used early esporesso card stock for the base and then I followed that up with some confetti cream card stock and then the DSP. 


The image is stamped onto the cream card stock with black stazon ink. I used my aqua painter and ink pads to color the image. the sentiment is from the Teeny Tiny Wishes stamp set. I added some very vanilla satin ribbon and tied a pretty bow. 
The image is die cut with my oval nesties and then mounted onto some old olive card stock that I embossed with the square lattice EF.  I rounded the corners and matted with more early espresso card stock.
Well, that is all from me for today, I do have another card to share with you tomorrow and of course on Saturday I will be here with my OCC challenge card. 
Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki

Sunday, December 18, 2011

SSSC148...Merry Christmas Penguins



Good Morning Peeps!!!
It is Sunday which means it's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

Here is the SWEET sketch Karen has for us this week:


I am again using the fun set from Stampin Up called Polar Party, this time I did use the penguins, they are after all why I bought this set to begin with.......they are toooo stinkin' cute, don'tcha think?
I also used my favorite Christmas paper this year the "Letters to Santa"
The base of the card is Riding Hood Red card stock. and the DSP is matted with Crumb Cake card stock.
The card is a 5 x 5 inch square.The main image piece is cut with my circle and scallop circle nesties. I embossed the white with a snowflake EF.
I used a bit of silver glimmer to create some snowy slopes and then I added the penguins to the circle piece with some dimesionals.
The trees are added directly to the white piece with some mono glue. I did piece the tree trunks together to make them tall enough, the pieces are hooked together behind the penguins arms.


The Kraft piece across the bottom is embossed with the square lattice EF. the snow flake is cut from the Northern Frost die strip and is mounted with a dimesional and I added a rhinestone to the middle. The sentiment is from the Stampin Up "Four the Holidays" stamp set. I added three rhinestones to the upper left corner and called it done.
The sweet Sunday Stampers are taking next week off for the Holiday but will be back in the new Year with more sweet sketches, we are going to be on a every two week schedule instead of weekly.

I hope you can find some time to play along with us this week, I would love to see what you come up with, create a card or scrapbook page with this sketch and then go to Karen's blog and link up your project for all of us to see.

OK, let's see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Sketch Team has in store for us this week:







Well, thank you for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki

Saturday, December 17, 2011

OCC...Holiday Color Combo Challenge



Happy Saturday Peeps!!! 
It is time for another Our Creative Corner Challenge. 
This week our hostess is the fabulous Anne Marie Hile and her challenge for us is a Holiday Color Combo Challenge:


Light Blue, Light Pink, Red and White and it has to have some SPARKLE!

I decide to use some Pool Party Card stock for my light blue. I also wanted to use the Snow men in the Stampin Up "Snow Much Fun" stamp set. I love both of these guys and my only problem is when I use them together I end up with a larger than normal card. This one is a 5 x 5-1/2 inches. But that's OK, this card will be hand delivered, so no extra postage required. 
The snowmen are stamped with black stazon onto some white card stock and I used my aqua painter and ink pads to color. I matted the main image with pool party and pretty in pink. I then used two peices of a top not die cut in real red at the top and bottom of the panel.

I used some of the Stampin Up Silver Glimmer paper to make my 'snowy' hills that the snow men are standing on.

I used some dazzling details on the snowmen and the snowman's snowball, but it is not showing in the picture.
The sentiment is from the same set and is stamped onto the white card stock and punched out with the modern label punch and then I used another punch  in pretty in pink to mat it. I added two little pearls to the sentiment piece.
I  then added some real red satin ribbon and tied a bow. 
The base of the card is embossed with a  non SU embossing folder.
I made this card into a gift card holder by adding a piece of card stock to the decorated inside sealed on three sides to create the holder for the gift card.

Wednesday, December 14, 2011

A Merry Christmas


Happy hump Day Peeps!!

Today I am sharing another card I made using this week's Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge
On this one I used some retired Stampin' Up DSP, this is from last year and is called Deck the Halls, I believe.  I used Crumb Cake card stock for my base and Cherry Cobbler card stock for matting the DSP. I cut out a tag using the two tags die and I embossed it with the snow burst EF. 
I cut it in half and trimmed it down to fit my image and the sketch.


the image is from the Stampin Up Bells & Boughs stamp set. I stamped it onto some confetti cream card stock and colored it with my aqua painter and ink pads.
The sentiment is from the same set and is tamped with black stazon ink. 
I added some very vanilla satin ribbon and silver pearls.

That is all from me today, thanks for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki

Monday, December 12, 2011

Noel


Hello Peeps!
This is a mondo combo challenge card. I combined three, yes three challenges with this card, I don't think I have ever been able to do that before. I first used the The Paper Players Color Challenge, then I used a challenge I have not ever played before the CASE Study Challenge, and finally the Beauty of Winter Challenge on the Bring Back Beautiful Blog.

The colors to use are Very Vanilla, Cherry Cobbler and Gold. I sneaked a bit of always artichoke for the leaves of my poinsettia, the gold is Stampin Up's Brushed Gold card stock and I used it for the fern-y looking foliage around the flower, which is a MS punch.

The CASE card is a beauty by Amy Sheffer. I love her style and I have been a huge fan of hers for a long time! I loved all the layers and embossing on her card and I duplicated what I could with the supplies I have. I used the SU Vintage Wall and Polka
 Dot EF. I made my poinsettia using my Build a Blossom Punch using the Cherry Cobbler card stock and sponged the edges a bit with Early Espresso ink. 
The sentiment is from the SU's Many Merry Messages stamp set. I used the Petal Cone Die to make the sentiment piece.   
I added a few pearls to the center that I colored yellow with a permanent marker and a rhinestone to the edges of the second layer.


The Bring Back Beautiful Challenge is the Beauty of Winter and is open to Holiday or Winter themed creations, I think the poinsettia definitely qualifies as Holiday and Winter. I hope you like this multi-challenge combo card.   

I also made a version of this card using white on white:




Thanks for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki

Sunday, December 11, 2011

SSSC147.....Christmas Cheer



Good Morning Peeps!!!
It is Sunday which means it's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

Here is the SWEET sketch Karen has for us this week:


I have been anxious to play with this new set I got awhile back. It is the Stampin' Up Polar Party. I got it because it has a couple of adorable penguins in it, funny I didn't use them on this card! LOL!!
I do love the polar bear and cute little trees too and that is what I pulled out. I stamped the trees first and colored them in with old olive and real red using my aqua painter. The star is daffodil delight and the tree trunk is soft suede. I stamped the polar bear on a separate piece of white and colored it with some more old olive, real red and the mittens are marina mist. I then cut him out and added him in front of the trees with some dimesionals. I then cut some white paper and added in some "snow hills" and they got a nice healthy dose of dazzling details. I added some crystal effects to the ornaments on the trees and some more dazzling details to the stars and the bears hat band and pom pom. I think it turned out very cute!


The base of the card is Crumb Cake card stock and the DSP I used is from the Stampin Up "Letters to Santa" paper pack. I matted the first layer with Marian Mist card stock and then the next two layers are matted with Crumb Cake card stock. I embossed some Marina Mist card stock with a snow flake EF. I added some pretty Marina Mist satin ribbon and few rhinestones. The sentiment is from the same set, I just used a portion of it and made a curled panel.

I hope you can find some time to play along with us this week, I would love to see what you come up with, create a card or scrapbook page with this sketch and then go to Karen's blog and link up your project for all of us to see.

OK, let's see what the rest of the Sweet Sunday Sketch Team has in store for us this week:







Well, thank you for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki

Saturday, December 10, 2011

OCC...All Ruffled Up


Happy Saturday Peeps!!! 
It is time for another Our Creative Corner Challenge. 

This week our hostess is the fabulous Anne Marie Hile and her challenge for us is
 "All Ruffled Up"~~Create a project showcasing ruffles. Whether it is ruffled ribbon, lace, paper, fabric, or ruffled embellishments.....get all ruffled up and show us what you can create. She also provided us a inspirational photo:
I thought about this "ruffled" challenge for a long time and kicked around several ideas and even made a "ruffled" card but in the end I decided to go with these fun ornaments.

I used some Candy Cane Christmas Designer Fabric from Stampin Up. I cut a long strip and folded it in half and hand stitched a running stitch down the length of the fabric stitch and gathered it by pulling the thread up.
I used my glue gun to attach this gathered strip of fabric to a scallop circle that I punched with the 2-3/8 inch scallop circle punch. I punched one with baja breeze and one with real red card stock. IO embossed both of these scallop circles with my square lattice EF. 


I did the same thing with some white tulle as I did the fabric and attached with my glue gun. I used some white bakers twnie to make a loop for hanging and glued that to the back I punched another scallop circle and glued that to the bag of the ornament to cover the fabric and to give it a finished look.
To decorate the front I used the Northern Frost Sizzlits Stip Die and die cut a large snowflake using my Big Shot.
I added the snowflake to the front of the ornament with a small dimesional and added a rhinestone to the center. I then added a small bow to the top using some whisper white taffeta ribbon.



Be sure to check the Our Creative Corner Blog 
to see what the rest of the design team came up with for this fun  challenge.
I hope you can find some time to play along and if you do, don't forget to link it up over on the Our Creative Corner Blog so we can all see it!

Thanks for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!

Vicki

Friday, December 9, 2011

Paper Crafters Sampler



Good Morning Peeps! 

The Paper Crafters Sampler December issue, Adorned Holidays, will be available soon and is chalked full of awesome holiday projects and cards.
 You will also find three holiday templates that we have made available to all December subscribers early so you can get a jump start on your projects as an INSTANT DOWNLOAD.
 Check out samples of these templates HERE, which is a Blog Hop so you can visit several different blogs to see these templates in action.
 You will fall in love with these projects and want to start creating them right now!!

Here is a little sneak peek of my project I created for this month:


Have a great day and Thanks for stopping by!

HAPPY STAMPING
Vicki

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

CC352.....Merry Christmas


Happy Hump Day Peeps
So sorry for the late post, I had this schedule to go live this morning and it didn't and since I was busy with other things today I did not notice.

This is a card I made using the Color Challenge on Splitcoaststampers and the Paper Players Challenge to create a Christmas card using non traditional  colors are non holiday stamps. I used the Stampin Up Array of Sunshine stamp set to create my Christmas roses. 
Altho the flowers look pink I assure you they are stamped with my real red ink pad. The lighter flower is just made by stamping the flower stamp again with out re-inking.
I made the holly leaves with my oval and slit punches. I know what you are thinking, holly does not have flowers, it has berries, but I think the holly leaves look nice and give the card a winter/Christmas feel.
The DSP is from the Holly Berry Bouquet pack and I added a pretty bow, of course. The sentiment on here is from the Contempo Christmas stamp set

Just wanted to give you a heads up to check out this post at Vintage Paper Designs where she has featured my tree ornaments in her Vintage Paper Holiday Inspiration. What an honor, and she was so sweet to contact me about them. There is some really cute ideas in her post and I am thrilled to be included!!

Well, that is all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by and 
HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Season's Greetings


Happy Tuesday Peeps!
Today I am sharing a card I made last week with Wendy's Sketch from the Our Creative Corner challenge this week. I ended up not using this card on Saturday in favor of another one I made but I still like this one. Of course I would it has my favorite little Christmas girl from the Stampin Up Greeting Card Kids stamp set.

I used the circle element on the sketch to make another ornament. This time attached to the card but it could  be removed. I used Cherry Cobbler card stock for the base and followed that with some Confetti Cream card stock and the DSP is from the Holly Berry Bouquet Specialty pack.


The sentiment I used is from the "Many Merry Messages" stamp set. I stamped with black stazon ink onto the confetti crream card stock. I matted this layer with more cherry cobbler card stock that I used the lace edge punch along the bottom. I added some basic rhinestones and a couple of snowflakes from the Norther Flurries Sizzlets Die strip. I put some of the cherry cobbler bakers twine through the top of the ornament for a hanger.
Well, that is all from me today, thanks so much for stopping by and HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki

Monday, December 5, 2011

A Few More Ornaments


Good Monday Morning Peeps
Thought I would show you a few more ornaments a made a  couple of weeks back. These were made with tha same die and paper but I didn't distress these as much.
I used some of the Stampin Up Chunky glass glitter in silver and added some silver and red beads!


These are really addictive when you start making them and there is oodles of ways to embellish them! 
I have some more ornaments in the works and will be showing them to you soon, so stay tuned you will be wanting to make some of them too!!!.

Thanks for stopping by and 
HAPPY STAMPING!!!

Vicki

Sunday, December 4, 2011

SSSC146.....Merry



Good Morning Peeps!!!
It is Sunday which means it's time for another Sweet Sunday Sketch Challenge.

Here is the SWEET sketch Karen has for us this week:


Another great sketch! I loved this one and will file it away to use again!
I started the card with a base of  Riding Hood Red card stock. I followed that up with some crumb cake card stock and the DSP I used is from the Stampin Up "Letters to Santa" paper pack.

I had a totally different idea in mind when I sat down to make this card. I had a different stamp set out and stamped a completely different image than the one I ended up with, but the other just didn't  work and you gotta know when to just let it go and change to something you know works!  I know I have used this image alot this season but it is a fave and makes really nice cards.
I stamped the image which is from the Stampin Up "Beautiful Season" stamp set onto some confetti cream card stock with black stazon and colored with my aqua painter and ink pads. I used old olive, basic gray, riding hood red, so saffron, soft suede and bashful blue.


I added some very vanilla satin ribbon on the side and tied a bow. The little sentiment tag is from the "Tiny Tags stamp set. I added a couple of basic pearls and it is done.

Saturday, December 3, 2011

OCC...It's Time To Decorate Challenge


Happy Saturday Peeps!!! 
It is time for another Our Creative Corner Challenge. 

This week our hostess is the fabulous Wendy Jansen and she has another fun challenge for us.
This is her challenge for us this week:

Haul out the Holly...It's time to Decorate! Challenge.  
The challenge this week is to take this very basic sketch, use it, and "decorate" it!


You all know I LOVE a sketch challenge and this one is so fun!
I wanted to make some more of the little poinsettias, like the one I did earlier on one of my Blog Hop Projects. I used the Build A Blossom punch to make the poinsettias, using the smallest leaf on the punch. I punched out twelve for each flower and used 6 on the bottom and 6 on the top.
The sentiment on here comes from the Beautiful Season stamp set.  I stamped it with black stazon onto some Confetti Cream card stock. I used my circle and scallop circle nesties to cut out the main panel.


The base of the card is Cherry Cobbler card stock and then the next layer is Crumb Cake card stock that I embossed with the Petals a Plenty EF. The layer across the bottom is some DSP from the Well Worn paper pack. I matted that with more cherry cobbler card stock that I used the scallop edge punch across the bottom. I tied on some very vanilla seam binding ribbon and tied a pretty bow. I added a few basic rhinestones to the top corners and under the sentiment.  The center of the poinsettias are made with some of the small basic pearls that I colored with a yellow  permanent  marker. 
I always want to finish the inside too:

Be sure to check the Our Creative Corner Blog 
to see what the rest of the design team came up with for this fun  challenge.
I hope you can find some time to play along and if you do, don't forget to link it up over on the Our Creative Corner Blog so we can all see it!

Thanks for stopping by today and HAPPY STAMPING!!!!

Vicki