Thursday, November 10, 2011

It's Never Too Early...

I know, I know, it's not even Thanksgiving yet and I've already got a Christmas card here, but this week's Pals Paper Arts challenge has got me inspired! I was in the mood for a shaped card and for this one I picked up some pretty patterned paper that picked up the feel of the inspiration photo from the PPA.
Shaped cards are really easy and fun to do with dies, and here I used a simple, yet elegant shape from Spellbinders. The perfect greeting comes from Taylored Expressions's Winter Wonderland set. A bit of ribbon, a button, and embroidery thread to top it off, and I had my first card for the holidays!
(Edit: A sweet commenter asked whether this card opens. Yes, it opens with the fold on top and in order to do this, simply cut two die-cut shapes. Score one along the top and adhere just the tab to the second shape to form your card base!)

Cardstock: Classic Cream (Neenah)
Patterned Paper: Nordic Holiday (BasicGrey)
Rubber Stamps: sentiment from Winter Wonderland set (Taylored Expressions)
Ink: Pure Poppy Hybrid Ink (Papertrey Ink)
Fibers: Riding Hood Red Taffeta ribbon (Stampin’ Up!); Cream embroidery thread (JoAnn Fabrics)
Accents: button (Papertrey Ink)
Dies: Labels Eight Nestabilities (Spellbinders)


Linda Callahan said...

That DSP is perfect with the photo! Beautiful card - love the shape!

Mary Fish said...

Holy patterned paper! You hit the PPA challenge out of the park. What a stunning card! Hugs, Mary

Annette Rodrigues said...

What a beautiful idea. Does your card open?

Ann Schach said...

Oh my gosh! This card is fabulous, Regina! A classic beauty which so perfectly reflects the inspiration photo!

Nina Dee said...

Regina, this is gorgeous! So glad you played along at Pals Paper Arts! :)

Germaine Ferrao -Lenn said...

This is perfectly matched with the challenge, gorgeous card! TFS - Hugs always! G