I was on Pinterest and saw a card created by Lou Kutzelman that gave me the inspiration for today's card. The Eastern Medallions Thinlits are probably the most versatile thinlits I have ever seen. You can do so many different combinations with the dies with a different look each time. I used four of the dies to create the ornaments for this card. The stamp set I used is the More Merry Messages, but it is retired. When I made this card, forgot to share it with you earlier, it was before the new Holiday catalog had come out. I wanted a beautiful Merry Christmas to go with the elegance of this card, but didn't have any that were current. I remembered this stamp set and brought it out and it was exactly what I wanted. You could use the Merry Christmas in the Star of Light stamp set that is in the annual catalog.
To make this card you will need the following products:
Real Red Cardstock #102482
- cut at 4 1/4" x 11" score at 5 1/2"
- cut at 4" x 5 1/4"
Gold Foil Sheet #132622
- cut at 3 1/2" x 3 7/8"
Whisper White Cardstock # 100730
- cut at 4" x 5 1/4" this is for inside the card
The Merry Christmas is stamped with Versa Mark ink and then heat embossed with the Gold Embossing Powder. I popped up the top layer of Real Red cardstock because of the ribbon and piece of Gold Foil paper behind it. It added a little bit of depth to the card.
For the finishing touch I used the 1/8" Gold Ribbon for the string and bows on each of the ornaments. There is something so classic looking about red and gold for Christmas.
Over the weekend we went to Michigan to take Erica the rest of her things and help her finish getting things settled in her room at my neice's apartment. When she went up to Traverse City 6 weeks ago, she just took what she could fit in her car, which wasn't much. When we walked into her room, it was just that, a room. She didn't have any curtains up or pictures, nothing to make it her own. By the time we got finished with it, it looks like a cozy room that is perfect for her. Just adding curtains and pictures and some decorations made a world of difference.
While we were there we ate at some wonderful restaurants. One of the places we went was a place on the bay called Harringtons By The Bay. Oh, my goodness! It was delicious! My mom and sister had taken the girls and I there when we were in there in June. I knew Mark would love it, because of all the seafood. Here is a picture of the smoked whitefish pâté and my smoked whitefish. They were both amazing and what's even more surprising, is I am not a big fish eater. I loved all of it!
While shopping at Wal-Mart for things Mark decided he need to be a little silly. I just can't take him anywhere. LOL
We also went to Sleder's, which is the oldest restaurant in the whole state of Michigan. It was built in 1882 and is still the same decor as it was when it was built. We have to go there every time we go back home.
Mark and Erica went hiking on Saturday while I got to spend some time with my mom. I totally forgot to take a picture of us. I even told her the day before that I wanted to get a new picture. Grr. Here is a picture that Mark and Erica took while on their hike.
Look how blue the sky was. It was beautiful on Friday and Saturday, just a little chilly. I didn't care because we were spending time with Erica.
Stampin' Up! has a new Host Promotion from September 1 - October 31 and I can't wait to share it with you! During that time if you host a workshop (at my home, a book party or a Facebook virtual party) and your sales are $300 or above, you will get the Merry Patterns stamp set for FREE! Below is a video that shows you all the wonderful stamps in this set and great projects you can create. Click on the image below to start the video. Let me know when you would to book your party!
Thank you for stopping by today! Don't forget to stop in on Friday for my next Fall Friday project! Have a wonderful Wednesday!
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