Monday, November 21, 2011

Peace Love Joy

Today I finally pulled out my Christmas paper stash.  For someone who doesn't use much patterned paper, it's a pretty big ol' pile o' stuff!  After much fussing and hemming and hawing I managed to use two different pieces of patterned paper on my card!  (Pausing to receive pats on the back...)  At this rate I might use it all up before I start collecting a pension!  :)  Anyway I used it to create a card for A Passion for Papertrey's Christmas challenge.  I used the Christmas Tree die and a sentiment from Stylish Sentiments: Holidays.  I also broke out my long neglected Distress Inks and used Vintage Photo on the edges of the kraft cardstock and Peeled Paint on the tree.   I really must remember to use them more often... 
Hopefully I'll be back tomorrow with a set of Christmas cards.  I'm working in the morning and puppy sitting in the afternoon so it'll be  busy one!
Supplies Used:
Cardstock:  (Kraft) PTI,  (Pear Pizzazz) Stampin' Up
Patterned Paper:  (Forever Christmas Cards Paper Stack) HOTP
Stamps:  (Sentiment from Stylish Sentiments: Holidays) PTI
Inks:  (Vintage Photo & Peeled Paint Distress Inks) Ranger
Dies:  (Christmas Tree) PTI, (Star from Die-Namics Stacking Stars) MFT
Glitter:  (Goldenrod & Xmas Red Stickles) Ranger     

20 comments:

Jay Gee said...

This is so pretty Jen and yay you for using long neglected supplies :)

Christy Q said...

*giving you cyber pats on the back* Congrats on the use of the patterned papers! I love this card, it immediately jumped out at me in my Reader and I had to navigate over here to check it out. I love the distress ink treatment and that brilliant star. Such a fantastic card! Good luck in whittling down the rest of your stash... :-)

Meg said...

Gorgeous card! You should definitely break out both the patterned paper and the distress inks more often!

Lynn said...

I am giving you HUGE pats on the backs. Way to rock the patterned paper into a gorgeous CAS design. I am with you on the distress inks. I go through phases...use them on everything and then forget to use them for months even when they are right in front of my face. Gorgeous design!

Lindsey said...

Two patterned papers! Good for you -- I find that difficult, too. (Although I did it today, too... must be something in the air or something. :D) This is a beautiful Christmas card!

Chris and Paige Evans said...

I'm so proud of you for using patterned paper :) It's funny how we're all so creatively different - makes for such fun and unique styles!

Karen B. said...

So very earthy and soft looking.

Jenny said...

I'm all for using PP....just wish I could free some of mine up too....lets start a challenge up! Lol (only joking)

Wondeful card Jen, fab paper to use, your surely rattling through those Christmas cards now??
Jenny x

Brandi said...

This is so cute and festive. I love the tree die cut!

Courtney K said...

love the distressing - such a pretty card.

onecraftymama said...

See, you can totally rock patterned paper! Love the glittery star :)

Diane Jaquay said...

Love the colors/pattern you've used on this unique card!!!

lostinpaper said...

Congrats on your DP usage, it may take you a little while to get through that stash! Your Xmas tree is totally fab Jen!

Kirsty, New Zealand said...

that's hilarious, i have a friend who refuses to cut up some of her patterned papers because she loves them too much. at least your collection will get used! totally love this card, what a cool die cut the christmas tree is ... that puppy was way to cute to show polly and it's way to close to her writing her christmas wish list ;)

~Tammy~ said...

Love the patterned paper choices! Fantastic Christmas number!

dahlhouse-designs.com said...

beautiful use of patterned paper! I love the great cas design and the distressed ink.

I have the same case of stockpiled paper!

Ann Schach said...

WOW! I LOVE this! Beautiful paper combined with a great design!

Helen F. said...

Love these patterned papers together, Jen. You really have a beautiful look here...time to un-stash :o)
PS: Advice from the queen of buying books/packages of patterned paper and 'stashing' it away!

Emily Leiphart said...

LOL, finally! :P USE the patterned paper and distress away. You are totally making me regret not getting that tree die!

rockwelldesigns said...

Loving the vintage feel of this card! The gold star is a beautiful addition!