Over the River and Through the Woods

Over the river and through the woods to grandmother's house we go.
That's what this card reminds me of.
This was a card I received in a swap Friday night from Maxine.
I love how she coordinated different products together.
Can't you just imagine yourself "back in the day" riding in a horse drawn sleigh
on your way to your grandparents for a fabulous holiday meal.
Maxine SwapThe base of the card is Real Red cardstock.
Maxine used a retired embossing folder — Perfect Polka Dots(oops) but you could easily switch it out — maybe the Decorative Dots instead.
Then she added a layer of the Home for Christmas designer paper (red diagonal stripe).  She used the Hearth & Home Thinlits for the window.
Maxine used another piece of the Home for Christmas designer paper — one with houses all over it and layered this behind the window.
She used the Sleigh Ride Thinlit to cut out the horse and sleigh from Early Espresso cardstock and layered that between the window and the houses designer paper.

Nice job Maxine.  This card is so cute.

The Stockings Were Hung

Friday night my sister, Tina, and I held an event for other demonstrators.
At the event they can sign up to participate in a card swap.
There were some great cards that I will share with you over the next few days.
This is the card that I made for the swap.
Peggy SwapI used the Festive Fireplace stamp set, Festive Fireside Framelits & the Hearth & Home Framelits.  These are all great new items.
The base of the card is Pear Pizzazz with a layer of Mossy Meadow.
The next layer is Real Red that was heat embossed with White embossing powder.
The words are from the Versatile Christmas stamp set.
I stamped the fireplace, mantel, logs & flames and stockings all with VersaMark ink on Whisper White cardstock – then heat embossed with White embossing powder.
The fireplace is trimmed by hand.  I used the Hearth & Home Framelits to cut out the mantel.  The Festive Fireside Framelits cut out the stockings and the logs & flames.
I used Pear Pizzazz, Mossy Meadow, Crumb Cake and Real Red markers to color the  stockings, logs & flames.  I used Crumb Cake ink to sponge the fireplace and mantel.
This card was so much fun to make and has some great details.
It will impress those that receive it.

Santa’s Peeking On You

I love this card. The Hearth & Home Thinlit is awesome.
Santa PeakingI cut the cute Santa from the Home for Christmas designer paper and glued it to the back of the window. I stamped the trees from Happy Scenes with Garden Green ink.
The Real Red cardstock was embossed with the Brick Wall embossing folder.