Thursday, August 11, 2011

Season's Greetings

I'm happy to be creating and planning for some card making fun at my house this weekend.  It's never too early to begin preparing for the Holidays so we'll be focusing on Christmas cards ... which I hope everyone will enjoy.  Although the colors in this project are not traditional, the patterned paper is so beautiful I had to stop hoarding and bring it out to share.  Our special this month is "Buy 3 Designer Series Papers get 1 FREE" (click here to see more).  So today I present ... Paisley Petals.  The colors are rich, regal, and so warm.  I paired this paper collection with the frame from Notably Ornate stamped in Bravo Burgundy Classic Ink.  The sentiment is from Welcome Christmas .. a wonderful set with vintage silhouettes and more.  A bit of lace is always a good thing ...   

Seam binding dyed in blue with a sweet burgundy flower below....

And simple white buttons lined up in a row ...

I love getting ready for Christmas.  Enjoy your day!


  1. This is stunning ... I love the non traditional colours here ... a lovely sentiment to ... your recipients will be delighted! have a wonderful weekend

  2. Beautiful card, Joanne. I love the colors and I must get that stamp set that contains your greeting. It was on my wish list last year and didn't get it then. I love how you turned the frame on the side with the lines running vertical rather than horizontal. And your seam binding bow looks delicious! Have fun this weekend.

  3. Oh wow, this is fantastic. What a gorgeous Christmas card and so innovative too. Would never have thought of using that paper for Christmas.

  4. WOW.. Your card is so beautiful.. I just love every detail you put into your cards.. The buttons here look wonderful..

    Hugs, Linda

  5. This is breathtaking; I already added this gem to my favorites folder. I love the non traditional colors.
    Your card is dripping with elegance, perfect papers and I love that frame and the sentiment... wow!

    Thanks for sharing another handmade beauty by you! Have a great weekend!

  6. That is so pretty, the best part is, I love it's non-traditional colors, wonderful holiday card!!!!

  7. This is just beautiful. I adore the colours you've used and the burgundy flower against the aqua ribbon - really pops!! Just lovely!