Monday, December 7, 2009

Old Country Christmas

Happy Monday!
Today I have a quick card to share. When I am thinking of some ideas for cards or just have a creative block, I often check out some of my favorite sites for a good challenge to get the juices flowing. I came across the Christmas in the Old Country challenge on the Moxie Fab blog and just had to give it a try. Here is what I came up with:I created a traditional old country "charm" card...using colors that I thought evoked a feeling of earlier times (cranberry tart, fresh asparagus) . I kept the design very simple because, to me, old country=simplicity.
I cut the tree shapes out of cardstock and inked the edges before attaching them to the card. I used a Martha Stewart punch for the heart and added a button with a hemp bow. The sentiment (from Warm & Cozy Christmas) is embossed on the red cardstock. A strip of Basic Grey doilies cardstock and some machine stitching complete the design.

Sometimes the perfect start to the week is a GREAT challenge!

Materials used: Stamps-sentiment-Warm & Cozy Christmas (Gina K Designs); white embossing powder, versamark, heat tool; cardstock-cranberry tart, fresh asparagus, kraft, white (Gina K Designs); button (Gina K Designs); hemp; heart punch (Martha Stewart); sewing machine.

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29 comments:

Judi said...

Very pretty card. Love these colors.

Tina Gilliland said...

Cute cute!! Love that stitching. Great excuse not to go straight! I CAN DO THAT!! LOL

Alli Miles said...

I haven't left a message on your blog for WAY TOO LONG...but have to say this card speaks to my heart. LOVE LOVE LOVE it!

scrappingnana said...

Love your card. It does look like a warm and cozy card,
JoAnn

Tracey said...

This is fabulous Cammie! Love this! xx

Susan G said...

Great card--love the cranberry color.

Stamp Talk with Tosh said...

Super duper charming Cam!! LOVE the old country feel!! Darling!

Lynette said...

This is so awesome, Cammie - I truly love it!

Elaine A said...

Hi Cammie -

I love this darling card. There is something so homespun about using kraft paper. And of course your color choices really lend themselves to that Country Charm.

Elaine Allen

Emma-Jayne said...

O christmas tree o christmas tree, this card is lovely. Love the stitching xx

Donna said...

Cute card, Cammie! Love the colors and it definitely has that old country charm! Have agreat week!

Maren said...

ADorable! HOw is it that I haven't ordered any of this paper....love love love the colors! :) Thank you for the inpsiration! :)

Anita C said...

Cute card! You are getting pretty handy with the sewing machine :0) I love the stitching, nice touch!!

Joanne (jojot) said...

so sweet and a toss back to simpler times....tfs

Amy Sheffer said...

Love the simplicity of this, Cammie! Just perfect!!

Sylvia/Georgia said...

Love the card! Thanks for sharing.

Cheryl Nelson said...

cute, cute, cute!

Debby said...

lovely card Cammie!
Thank for the nice comment on my blog;)

Starla said...

I think you've captured the old Christmas charm perfectly!

Cath said...

Hey Carolyn! Thanks for entering the Christmas in the Old Country Challenge in the Moxie Fab World! :)

theneon said...

A delightful rendition of old country Christmas and it also exhibits exactly how charming simplicity can be. Thanks for sharing.

Chris Olsen, Glowbug said...

This is gorgeous Cammie!! Love your colors and the layout!! The sewing is a perfect touch!! It has a country feel to it!

Elena said...

Lovely card, Cammie! I love the colors and cute layout! Sewing looks so neat!

specialcraftmom4 said...

So pretty. Love the country feel.

Brandi said...

Great card! Love the country theme!
Brandi

Vicki (basement stamper) said...

HI Cammie!! WOW!! So gorgeous!! I love the country feel of it!! So sweet! HUGS

Connie M. said...

Oh so pretty, Cammie!! Very country and very fun!!

Alex said...

So cute Cammie!! Gosh, I have missed stopping by!! I love the country Christmas charm this has - such a pretty card! *STAMPIN HUGS* Alex

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