Monday, August 6, 2012

Avonlea Christmas Card

I know I've been a little lacking on the sharing of creativeness, lately.

Honestly, I haven't had much time to even stamp lately.

Ahhh, summer... it's just a busy time of year.

Ours lasts for such a little time, that we need to enjoy it while we can.

Yet I find I haven't really been out to enjoy any of all this hot weather we've been having this year.

But I told Lee I was going to have a relaxing day at home today, to bask in the sun, and do whatever I want to do.  ;)

Anyways, back to my share...

I made the above Christmas card using the new Avonlea paper packet.

The tree image is from Christmas Love, and the sentiment is from the upcoming October SOTM - Very Merry Christmas.  On the tree, I added a few dots of Silver Glitz Glitter Gel for a little extra pizzaz.

You will also notice I used the new Slate Satin Polka-Dot ribbon.

Here's a quick how-to on how I added that ribbon to my card:

I simply ran a strip of 1/2" wide ScorTape across the card front where I wanted my ribbon to be.

Then I placed my ribbon across the ScorTape, making the two loops as shown above.

Then I added two strips of ScorTape to the outer sides of the loops.

Those will help hold the loopy parts a little flatter once the stamped cardstock piece is added.

Easy peasy, just the way I like it to be.  :)

Oh, and another quick tip on the ribbon before I go, do you know the easy way on how to cut the ends like that???

Simply fold your ribbon in half (lengthwise) and cut off your angle.  Ha!

Happy creating!  :)

Supplies used all CTMH (unless otherwise noted):
Paper:  Avonlea paper packet; Colonial White, Whisper CS
Stamps:  Christmas Love, Very Merry Christmas - Oct. SOTM
Inks:  Olive, Juniper, Chocolate
Embellishments:  Silver Satin Polka-dot ribbon, Licorice Opaques, Silver Glitz Glitter Gel
Other:  Corner rounder, 3D foam tape, Micro-tip scissors, ScorTape (ScorPal)

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Casandra Bennett said...

I love how you stamped the tree. Lovely card!

Karen Day said...

Just beautiful, Vicki!

Crafty Texan said...

This is absolutely beautiful! Thanks for the ribbon tip too. :)

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Stampin n da Hood said...

Darling! Who'd a thunk Christmas with those papers?!

Karen said...

Pretty card! Thanks for sharing how you created the pretty ribbon!

Jean Johnson said...

love the card, and thanks for the how to on the ribbon!

Lynn said...

Another gorgeous card! I love how you created that bow with the ribbon/score tape. Thanks for sharing the how-to on that!


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