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Friday, August 27, 2010

Christmas with Sugar Nellies

I LOVE the Christmas season and I could make Christmas cards ALL YEAR long - how about you? What is YOUR favorite holiday?
Today, I decided to make a card for the Sugar Bowl Challenge which was just posted this week. There is quite a wonderful prize sponsored by Funky Kits. I DO LOVE Sugar Nellies!! So, I chose one of my newest ones that I hadn't colored yet. When I saw these cuties I just HAD to have it.
It SO reminds me of my dear husband - who is a real cuddler! I chose Early Espresso (one of the new Stampin' Up Colors for my base and then added the NEW Holiday Designer Paper that will be out Sept 1st. I decided to color my Sugar Nellies with colors that would coordinate with the designer paper. The colors that coordinate with this paper are Always Artichoke, Cherry Cobbler, Early Espresson, Crumb Cake, Very Vanilla and Soft Suede. So, starting from there I colored my image and matted it on Always Artichoke. I then added the very vanilla satin ribbon and for the extra challenge, added some of the new pearls. On the inside I added another piece of the DP.
This designer paper pack has some beautiful papers that it is hard to cut them apart. However, I found this one that worked perfectly for what I wanted to do and the rest of the paper is still very usable on another project. I added the sentiment from the Bells and Boughs Stamp set - another set that will be available on Sept 1. I decided at the last minute to add one more pearl and it finished off the card just right. It is a simple - very quick to do card - but just right for the holidays.

I hope you have enjoyed my little project for today - will be working in the paper spa most of the day (hopefully) making birthday cards for special people in my life.



Paula said...

just catching up - love these colours, just different. Love the way you put the pearls on the ribbon too.
Paula (PEP)

Elaine said...

Lovely Christmas card Paula.
Those papers look fab!
Great idea adding the pearls to the ribbon.
Thank you for joining in the Sugar Bowl Challenge.
Love Elaine xx

Fluffles said...

Beautiful card, love the image too & the papers are beautiful. Great colour choices. Jx

Lilian said...

Beautiful card and beautiful take on the sketch! Thanks for joining the Sugar Bowl Challenge! Have a wonderful day!