Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Christmas in April?!

After seeing so many of my online blogging friends making Christmas cards all year long, I decided to jump on the bandwagon and get my cards done early this year too! It's a great idea to work ahead, so I'm playing along with the Merry Monday challenge #16 sketch and adding my first Christmas card to my stash.


I used Cherry Cobbler card stock and punched the vertical panels using a SU fancy scallop punch, and layered them over some SU! dsp. The sentiment is from the Contempo Christmas set (also from SU!) and stamped in Cherry Cobbler, and matted with Wild Wasabi cardstock. The poinsettias were done with the SB layered poinsettia dies and I used the SU! bird punch to create the gold centers.
Thanks as always, for stopping by. I always appreciate your spending a few minutes of your day to check in with me here! Have a fantastic Tuesday!

Carol

16 comments:

jimlynn said...

Oh Carol, I LOVE it! The poinsettias are just beautiful (I guess I'm going to have to break down and buy the die!) but I dearly love the way you did the Cherry Cobbler panels with that punch! Wonderful card!
Lynn

JD said...

Great Christmas card, Carol, I like the way you used your punch. I should follow your lead and start to make some Christmas cards, I'm never ready when Christmas comes around. Hope you have a great week, Jill

LeAnne said...

So glad you jumped on the bandwagon! What a beautiful card--and I love the way you used the punch to make those strips! Thanks for playing with us at Merry Monday!

Joan Ervin said...

I just love your take on this awesome sketch....love the colors you used and the poinsettias look really pretty!!!!!

Notes by Nina said...

Beautiful card, I love the punch you used for the fancy edges and the Poinsettia's are so pretty.

Sybrina K said...

Carol,

Your card is just so lovely.

Wendy said...

Oh Carol, this is beautiful!!!! I for one love those pretty poinsettia dies (and use them all the time) and your beautiful paper! Looks fabulous with that border punch!
Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays!! :)

Catie Cuddles said...

Oooh a very smart card. Love it!

Sandy said...

This is just so pretty! I love the way you made the panels with the punch. It gives such a pretty effect. The poinsettas are just beautiful and I think the die is just amazing...Well, the card is amazing! It's never too early to tackle Christmas cards!

Shannon White said...

So Pretty Miss Carol! 8-) Love your Wonderful festive dp's and the Terrific poinsettias and Lovely borders too! And look at you already getting a head start on your Christmas cards! I should really be following you lead my friend! 8-)
Hope you are having a Super week! 8-)
Hugs
Shannon

Susan (rainy) said...

Beautiful card, Carol. And good for you. I have gotten a head start on Christmas cards in the past and it really is great to have them done early. You're off to a great start with this beauty.

Denise Marzec said...

Soooooo pretty, Carol!

Lesley said...

What a pretty card with those lacy punched edges Carol!! I love the poinsettia die too and the simplicity of the sentiment is perfect for your awesome design!! So happy you joined in this week at Merry Monday!!!
Smiles,
Lesley

Benzi said...

Wow! It is beautiful, Carol! I love that layout and how you used it. I'll be so sorry that I didn't get an early start. Although, I really don't see any time to make Christmas cards so I'll try not to worry.

Shelia said...

wow this is so pretty. I love how you created the panels by using the border punch!!

Arielle ~ SnappyStamper said...

Carol, your card is gorgeous! LOVE the border punched "lace" very cool! Thank you so much for playing with Merry Monday this week!