Saturday, August 15, 2009

Christmas in August!

christmas, dasher, stampin' up, demonstrator, riley, dancerriley Happy Saturday everyone! I hope you are having a great weekend!

Today's challenge over at Our Creative Corner is to make a Christmas card! My philosophy is you can never start too early on those Christmas cards! I will crank some out during the summer and I'm STILL rushed when it comes to mailing them out to everyone!

I just purchased this great stamp from Stampin' Up called Dasher (#116816). It's located in the very back of the Stampin' Up 2010 Idea Book & Catalog, page 208 to be exact! The best part is this wonderful stamp is only $8.95! So, if you are looking for a great holiday stamp and aren't sure you want to spend the money on a full set, I highly recommend this one! It's soooo versatile!

My mom got the Christmas Scrappin' kit from last year and had some left over paper, so I thought I would pull it out and use it for this card. I really like this paper and wish you could still buy it! Oh well, there are some great new holiday papers out right now, I just haven't bought them yet! I keep telling myself that I need to use what I have first... haha!

I also used some of the now-retired snow flurries to jazz up my card! I bought these last year and didn't use as many as I thought I would!

The ribbon is the new, very cute 3/4'' Real Red Polka Dotted Ribbon (#115608)! It's just the right size for this card!

Card Details:
Paper: Certainly Celery (#105125), Real Red (#102482), Whisper White (#100730), Christmas Simply Scrappin' Kit (retired)
Stamps: Dasher (#116816)
Ink: Chocolate Chip (#100908), Old Olive for sponging around image (#102277)
Accessories: 3/4'' Real Red Grosgrain Polka Dotted Ribbon (#115608), Felt Flurries (retired), Adhesive Rhinestone (non-su), Sponge Daubers (#102892)

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  1. Riley, this is a stunning Christmas card!!! I just ordered that reindeer, so I really appreciate your inspiration!

  2. I saved this card to my favs I believe when I saw it at Split coast and I LOVED it. I have never made my own Christmas cards but really want to this year and would love to make a few of these for family members. This card is just BEAUTIFUL!!! Could you possibly email me at and tell me where you got your rhinestones in the sntlers? Thanks for the inspiration to make my own cards this year.

  3. This card is so pretty. I love the colors and the patterned paper you chose is great!

  4. Gorgeous! The rhinestones look amazing throughout the antlers! What a cool idea.