Saturday, January 4, 2014

rustic greetings.

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What's that?

Yes, I know this is a Christmas Card.


In an attempt to have a less stressful November, I'm going to be hitting up the Christmas Challenge blogs!

So, this card uses The Craft's Meow, Rustic Greetings.  I'm so sad that TCM closed but totally understand, family first.  I bought it in December and didn't get a chance to ink it up for the 2013 Christmas cards.  


See that smidge of cork?  Can you see the white snowflake that is stamped on it?  I bought the circles at Daiso, the Japanese dollar store.   They are actually for furniture feet, kwim? 

The paper is vintage Pink Paislee.  It looks like it is Circa 2010, perhaps released at the Winter CHA show?

Well, I just found my stash of it while organizing and decided to dig into it.

Perfect for the Jingle Belles challenge



something old:  Pink Paislee Queen Bee
something new:  The Craft's Meow Rustic Greeings

I was also inspired by:



and

Crazyhazelnuts Christmas Challenge




Let's see how consistent I can be on the Christmas Cards!

36 comments:

Lynn said...

Way to get started rocking the Christmas cards...love the touch of cork!

joy said...

I'm impressed. I usually just put away all things related to Christmas and worry about it later. I love that cork piece, too - very clever, Amy!

Jackie said...

Really handsome Christmas card and a good idea to get some made ahead of time!

Lynnda said...

Gorgeous Chrissy card!!! Loving the cock touch on your card, SO YOU sista!.... HUgs...x

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

This is gorgeous!! I loveeeeeeee that deer and that pink paislee paper you used!!

Laurel said...

Amy this is wonderful! Love the bit of cork with the snowflake and that deer stamp!

jessica said...

Super LOVE this card Amy!!!!!
Awesome stamp and color combo!!!

Hazel said...

Thanks for entering this lovely card for my CHNC challenge extra for January - hope to see you again soon x

Renate said...

Wat een leuke kerstkaart. Ik vind je rendier erg leuk met die stempel. Bedankt voor je deelname bij CHCC2.

Groetjes, Renate

keren said...

So inspiring! I love it- I want to do it too- I was woeful with my Christmas cards. The cork circles are a brilliant idea- thankyou!

sandi said...

Wow! This just grabs my heart......love this one to bits!

sandi said...

Wow! This just grabs my heart......love this one to bits!

Niki G said...

Love the rustic feel of the card and the cork...too funny cause I got a bunch of those to practice stamping on before I use the pricey cork sheets!

Julia Aston said...

what a great holiday card Amy! love that stag on the tag! and what a fun find with the cork! so clever - I started my cards right in Jan last year and it was SO nice not to have to think about making them all in December!

Miriam Prantner said...

Very rustic but a real elegance too. Love this!

Riet said...

So gorgeous Amy.

Hugs Riet.xx

Barbara Murphy said...

beautiful card. i love the cork tag topper.

Shannon J said...

Not only are you totally talented, but you are super smart too! Smart #1: starting your Christmas cards...now!! And Smart #2, using the cork floor protectors for embellishments - seriously brilliant!!!!! LOVE the card too - I'm totally a rustic girl at heart...so this one totally got me!!!

Ashley Horton said...

Never too soon to get a head start!! Love the snowflake stamped on the cork piece!!

SchnauzerCrafts Creations/Christy Q said...

Gorgeous, Amy!! Pick love the cork accent - who would have thought to use furniture pads? You are genius!!

wendipooh13 said...

SUPER cute and love the deer!!!

Joni nina Andaya said...

Beautiful!!!

Julie E said...

What a great mix Amy! LOL to the cork, creative as always :>)

cm said...

Rustically elegant, brilliant, wonderful card, Amy! Love the cork, the papers, the image and the 'early start' on Christmas cards! Simply fabulous all around!!
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Sherry Eckblad said...

I am totally doing the same thing this year Amy! I didn't have enough this past year.
Love your card! Especially the deer head.

SmilynStef said...

Clever Cork for sure ... fabulous holiday design ... so very glad you joined us as we celebrate the old & the new at Jingle Belles.

Aimes said...

Bravo to you for getting just about the earliest start you can for your Christmas cards! Love the cork! :)

Lindsey said...

I super love this card...like a million times. I think I'm going to do the same thing....I'm still loving the Christmas spirit, so I figure I might as well use that as motivation to get a really big head start for next year. :) I'm so glad you've enjoyed your time off. :)

Rose said...

way to get a start on the christmas cards my friend :)
so glad you linked up with us on CHNC with this awesome creation :)

Jinny Newlin said...

This is one of my all-time favorite sets from TCM, and you've totally made them shine. LOVE those fabulous papers!

Marlena M. said...

LOVE THAT DEER Amy~great idea to start early on Christmas cards!

lauren bergold said...

oh how i *LOVE* this gorgeous card... and the cork circle is AMAZING, not to mention a perfectly awesome re-purposing of a common object! you are a genius! <3

ps: how HaaaaPPpPPpPpppeeeeee am i that you are gonna rock the xmas cards throughout the year?! JINGLE BELLES + amy t= AWESOME!!! :) :) :)

Lisa said...

stunning! what a simply gorgeously simple but beautiful card. love it

Erin (Homemade Cards by Erin) said...

Love the spot of cork.

Sue said...

LOVE it! I use non-craft items for craft purposes all the time, so I'm glad to see a kindred soul out there :) Perfect card for a manly man, too (although ANYone would love it)!

Lorraine said...

I like how you put it "a smidge of cork". Love those colors together.