Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Warm Christmas Wishes

This my first Christmas project for the year. It is hard to believe it is already September. You can feel fall in the air here today. We even got a little rain last night. With colder weather in mind, I made a Christmas card with a pocket for a gift card to a favorite coffee place. I find having a few little gifts can come in handy when the season gets busy!

My sketch for this card is this week's challenge at Get Sketchy. Great ideas and inspiration over there! The layout is perfect for a card that opens from the middle. The cute cup is from Stamping Bella. I colored with my copics and added small red rhinestones to the berries on the cup. I covered the panels with paper from Memory Box that I recently purchased at Cat's Craft Cupboard. I did a little sewing, added lace to the bottom, and used a SU paper punch to cut a slit to run my ribbon through.

On the inside I made a pocket for the gift card, added a little more sewing and a MS border punch.

Thanks for looking,
Melody

15 comments :

  1. This card is great! Sometimes I forget that the inside is just as important. I like how this card just gives a warm feeling all over...perfect for Christmas! TFS!

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  2. Wowzers!! What a super fantastic card!!!

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  3. Very elegant card and I love your great idea of the coffee place! Thanks for playing with GET Sketchy!

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  4. love this Christmas card! its so warm and inviting. It makes it feel like Christmas in September =)

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  5. Wow that is stunning.

    Thanks for playing with us at GETSKETCHY!

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  6. I love this Bella image,......not sure why I don't own it ! Your card is just perfect ! Even though I like to step outside of the box, you just can't beat traditional colours for Christmas cards.:o) Tracy

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  7. so beautiful..! love the red rhinestone cherries.. :)

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  8. OMGoodness...I LOVE this....that tea cup is perfect and your choice of papers and colors is fantabulous! Thanks for playing with us over at Get Sketchy!

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  9. I'm truly in love with this card!

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  10. Ack!! Love how you did the lace trim and the pocket inside!! This is stunning Melody!

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  11. Oh, oh, once again I am so impresssed! I adore this card. Love the inside too!
    Thanks for joining us this week at GS.
    Lisette

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  12. This is beautiful! That bella stamp has been on my wish list forever. Maybe now I'll finally get it!

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