06 December 2012

12 Days of Christmas: Day 6

 Hello Everyone! Welcome to DAY 6 of the Kraft-y Hearts Blog Share. I hope you're enjoying the projects and getting inspired to make your own holiday goodies!

Today's project is the final card that I made using Close To My Heart's Pear & Partridge Card kit.

I changed this card up a little from the instructions in the kit. I'm not a big fan of covering the entire front of a card with single piece of paper. I like the layered look. So I cut the Cocoa cardstock to 5 1/4 x 4 inches to use as the base. I liked the Cranberry cardstock hanging over the edges of the Cocoa base a bit, so it is cut at 5 1/2 x 1 1/2 inches. The pattern paper is cut  at 4 x 2 inches, I believe. The stamp is my favorite part of this card. I love the graphics! (Confession: I initially bought the kit for this stamp!) It's stamped in Cocoa ink and given some extra sparkle with the red gems that are included in the kit. (In fact everything you seen on this card is included in the kit except the ink, acrylic blocks used in stamping and the adhesive. It's a fantastic kit!) I stamped the sentiment again in Cranberry ink and cut out the "A Merry Little" flag and popped it up using dimensional adhesive. Before putting it all together, I inked around the edges of all the paper with a little more Cocoa ink.

Here's a close-up:

So what do you think? Leave me a comment to be entered in my give away that I'll be conducting on 12/12/12. (The winner will receive a Capture the Date stamp set and a Chocolate Exclusive Ink dye ink pad!)

If you haven't been over there yet, you definitely want to go see what my hugely talented friend Lynn is up to at From My Bungalow! Prepare to be inspired!


  1. Beautiful as always Kim! I had to have that stamp too. Love the mix of fonts on it. It was nice to get that kit and whip out some cards quickly. I love it.

  2. Really like your adjustment on the background. Again ... this is one terrific card kit and the stamping trick with " a merry little" is one to keep in our bag of tricks!