Monday, November 8, 2010

holiday dasher

Happy Monday and thanks for taking the time to visit the charmed life blog. I spent my day crafting. Although I didn't get very far. Only 1 card made and photos of some that I did on Saturday when my friend Linda came to stamp.

I did make 10 Christmas cards then. I am making a dent into the 80 that I usually make. I am going to mass produce some of them.

That is something that I don't usually do either. I make 4 or 5 of one design and then move to something else.

So maybe even as I am saying mass produce I mean 10 max of one design. They will be sent to friends or family that don't really appreciate all that it takes to make a handmade card. Yes, I have an A, B & C list for my Christmas card recipients.

So my card for today is for 3 challenges:

1.  The free for all challenge on splitcoaststampers on Friday had us making a card with something that has a tail. I chose to make a Christmas card with my Dasher stamp. After all, deers have tails!! The layout for this card came from one that I had seen on Becky Jensen's blog.

2.  The 2nd challenge is from the raise the bar blog. They wanted to see curves on your project. My top note die has curves. And my background paper has curves as well.

3.  The stamps r us blog was challenging us to use buttons and bows. 

I made my first card using white card stock as my base. Then my husband suggested I try a gray base since I used gray ribbon. There is a touch of gray in the background paper I used. i really like this paper. It's from Stampin-Up one of their retired collections "holiday lounge". Teal is the main color in this collection. I like using that color for Christmas cards. So needless to say I was pleased with how this one turned out.

I only made 4 of these cards, but I may make a few more.

Well, that's it for this post. God Bless!! Check out the color challenge on splitcoaststampers tomorrow. It's another great one. I have my sample all set to go. I will post tonite when the challenge goes live.

card recipe:
stamps: dasher (stampin-up)
paper: su ww, teal, basic gray, holiday loung dsp
ink: taken with teal
accessories: top not die, satin ribbon, sakura gel pen, rhinestones


  1. Very pretty, Mary! I do love the colors you used and Dasher is as handsome as ever. The button/bow was the perfect finishing touch. Fantastic Christmas card!!

  2. Beautiful holiday card! I know what you mean about mass producing!! If I do five I have accomplished something!

  3. So pretty Mary! And this is just one of my all time favorite images.
    (I thought I was the only one that had that A, B, C, list! LOL)

  4. This card has such a great design, Mary. I love how you used just a portion of the top note die cut!! Super job and great colors. Speaking of colors, I can't wait to see your sample for the color challenge tomorrow!!

  5. Mary this is so cute! Love the nice clean look of your card!

  6. Lovely, Mary! Love this image and your wonderful design! Such pretty colors!

  7. Very pretty! Love your design and the colors. Great background paper.

  8. Beautiful, Mary! The colors are gorgeous and your detailing fabulous! Wonderful Christmas card!

  9. Cute card Mary - was just thinking of making some 'Dasher' cards, thanks for the inspiration! Love the 3/4 Top Note look!!

  10. This is lovely Mary! I like your colour choices & layout & I've always liked that image.
    Thanks for joining us at Stamps R Us!

  11. Fabulous card...I need to case that layout! Thanks for sharing at Raise the Bar this week.



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