Friday, December 10, 2010

Day 10

Hi there dear friends!!! It's hard to believe that we are only 15 days away from Christmas!!!! My hubby and I are going to go out tonight and do a little shopping tonight, so I thought I would bring back one last blast from the past!!

Use Your Scraps

Like me, I imagine that you have lots of Christmasy patterned paper laying around your scraproom that you just can't bear to throw away...well I have great news for you!! I have an easy card pattern that will use up those scraps and it will make a great Thank You card as well!! I used some Merry Mint papers from American Crafts that I had laying on my scrap table and they were perfect for this project!!!

This card starts with a standard 4 1/4" x 5 1/2" base. Add a 2 x 5 1/2" strip over the fold and you have the start of a cute little card. Stamp some cute images on your base and add some embellies and you have the perfect Thank You Card for after the holidays!!!

I stamped some basic snowflakes from the PTI Holiday Tree Set and a PTI Signature Greetings sentiment on the Kraft Card Base.

I stamped the sentiment on some scrap paper and I cut it out to use as a mask. I adhered the mask to the card base with removable adhesive.

I stamped the tree images over the masked sentiment with Versamark ink and some transparent, glittered embossing powder and used the heat gun to set it.

Then I peeled off the mask and added all the embellishments and it looks like it took you hours to make a special thank you note for your friends and loved ones!! Only you will be all the wiser!!

Supplies Used:
Cardstock: PTI Kraft and Rustic White
Patterned Paper: American Crafts
Stamps: Tim Holtz Trees; PTI Holiday Tree and Signature Greetings
Versamark Ink
Embossing Powder: Stampendous Stardust Transparent Embossing Powder
Memento Ink: Tuxedo Black
Tim Holtz Distress Ink Brushed Corduroy
PTI Button and Button Twine
Martha Stewart Punch
Kaiser Craft Pearls
Thanks for stopping by!!!
See you tomorrow for day 11 of the 12 days of Christmas!!!!
Have a wonderful evening!!


Kristen said...

Very cute, simple but so elegant! Thanks for inspiring me

Belinda said...

So elegant and lovely!

Suzanne said...

I'm in desperate need for a couple of thank you cards this weekend. I'm SOOOOO glad I checked out your blog. Thanks for sharing!

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Lori said...

kristii these are just beautiful!!

Elle said...

I love this card. It is so classy! Such a beautiful card!

Heather said...


That is so cute and definitely looks like you took WAY longer than you did. Thanks for sharing!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is GORGEOUS Kristii! I love love love love those trees! :):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):):)

Leslee said...

So love this card, Kirsti. It is a classy card and I have that stamp that I needed some inspiration for.


BethieJ said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!! Just BEAUTIFUL Kristii!! ( I see we both use SNOWFLAKES, and Thank you cards for our shares! LOL!)
Hope you had FUN shopping!! :)
THANKS for playing along!!!

Chris said...

That is gorgeous! I love the mint with the Kraft!

Stephanie said...

Just gorgeous!!! Thanks for the idea to use scraps!!! I love all of the glitter!