19 July 2012

Christmas in July

I love to play along with challenge blogs. They're great for inspiring ideas and stretching my creativity. One of my new favorites is the Heart 2 Heart Challenge blog. (It's not new, I'm new to it.) There are some seriously talented folks over there!

Here's this weeks challenge sketch:

I like it--simple, but effective.

Here's my take on it:

The craft cardstock base is by Paper Source. I used olive cardstock and B&T Duo paper from the Elemental paper pack. I added a pewter badge button to the ribbon for a little accent. (The design on the button reminded me of a snowflake!) The sentiment and trees are from the Tag the Occasion stamp set. (This is one valuable little stamp set! I use it all the time.)

Here are a couple of close-ups:

For a finishing touch, I like to line my envelopes to match the cards. Here it is with its envelope:

Hope you are inspired to play along!


  1. Wow, so much inspiration here! Love how you used the Elemental papers for a Christmas theme. The bow w/the pewter badge is adorable and so creative!

  2. What a delightful card! Thank you for playing along at H2H. :)

  3. So pretty! Thanks for playing along at h2h challenge! :0)

  4. Great card, love the envelope. Thanks for joining us on H2H challenge.

  5. Wow! Your card is beautiful. Thanks for taking the H2H sketch challenge!

  6. You really brought alot of elements together to create this beauty ... right down to the envelope! LOVE this Kim!!!