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Oh my goodness! 12 more days until Christmas! Thankfully my checklist of things to get done before Christmas is getting shorter.

This is one of the Christmas cards that I made especially for easy mailing. I am having issues with the colors in my photos again. The bakers twine in the photo looks pink but IRL it is red. The cardinal is embossed on a shimmery background.

I am trying to use up this old Stampin’ Up DP. I used up all the papers that I really loved out the collection and now want to use up the next. I think this I the 4th year using it. The stamp set is also pretty old and had never been used. I am so glad I finally inked it up.

I was inspired by 2 gorgeous cards by Lucy’s Cards. I CASE’d the design from this card and, although it doesn’t show up well in this photo, I CASE’d the shimmer background from this card.

Thank you for stopping by!


  • Stamps: Inkadinkado Winter Trails, Papertrey Tree Trimming Trio
  • Inks: Versa Mark, Stampin’ Up Real Red, Memento Tuxedo Black
  • Papers: Papertrey kraft CS, Stampin’ Up Real Red CS, Stampin’ Up….. DP
  • Tools: Sewing machine, Heat tool,
  • Embellishments: xxx Shimmer Mist, Embossing powder, The Twinery baker’s twine, misc. vintage button



downrightcrafty said…
what a gorgeous choice of a little creature, and beautiful creation, thank you for sharing your lovely work with us at the Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge
Hugs Kate xx
woow Cheryl is so beautiful!!!!I like it!! and thanks for sharing hugs Adriana
PD: Thanks for your comments in my blog I apreciate!
Holly said…
Lovely card Cheryl. I love the stitching you did. Thanks for playing along in Squigglefly's last challenge of the year!
WencheP said…
It's beautiful! Love it! Very elegant. Thanks for joining us at Do You Stack Up.

Pauline said…
How beautiful, a stunning image paired so beautifully with the bakers twine and Kraft card!
xiumaiyuki said…
Wow! Stunningly gorgeous!! Love how you stamped that beautiful bird image on Kraft.
Stunning card - so elegant.
Thanks for joining us at DYSU this week xx
Silvia(Barnie) said…
That's a wonderful card, love the image and the color combination
jimlynn said…
A perfect card for the holidays! Easy mailing and beautiful. Love the image and your stitching is wonderful.
Fiona said…
wow...beautiful card. The stitching is so precise and neat, and the stamp is gorgeous.

Thanks for joining us this week at Sweet Stampin.

Benzi said…
Oh my gosh, this is just beautiful. Of course, I love birds, but even if not, I would love this card. Beautiful stitching.

Thanks for joining Tuesday Throwdown this week.
Anita said…
A beautiful CAS card Cheryl. I also have trouble with my reds in photos.
Heather said…
Pretty card- I like the red and the stictching.

Thanks for joining Squigglefly's last challenge for 2011!
Annette said…
wow what a stunning image...your card is so beautiful..
Sara I. said…
This is so amazing Cheryl - so classy and elegant with the design yet I love the fun-ness with the twine!! Awesome image and lovin' the sentiment! ~hugs
whoistracy said…
Ohhh this is gorgeous! So elegant in its simplicity. Love the twine, too. I still have to write out my cards and pop them in the mail. Think my list is actually growing longer instead of getting shorter. LOL
Heidi said…
I know you play over at ABC Toys alot so thought I would invite you to join the blog candy in time for christmas.
Tracy said…
Well for leftovers they made one gorgeous card Cheryl! Beautiful design and that cardinal stamp is just wonderful. :-) Hugs!
julieprice3 said…
Delightful card
Hugs Julie P
Pat said…
Wow stunning card and very elegant!
Love it.
Hugs xx
Kirsty Vittetoe said…
Beautiful image and beautiful colors!!!
Beautiful creation, love the image its stunning!

Thank you for sharing with us at MAWTT this week, good luck!
Hugs Shell xx
Indira Tanwar said…
Hi Cheryl,

Glad to have come across your blog.
Your card is very elegant and the stamp is very pretty.

Indira from Mumbai, India
Nikbee said…
A very elegant card. I love the image. Thank you for joining us at Creative Craft.
Nikki x
Tammy said…
Beautiful card! I love that Cardinal image!!
Natali said…
Wow!! This is absolutely lovely card.
Thank you for joining us at Sweet Stampin` “Things with Wings” challenge and we hope to see you again soon.
K 'n K Designs said…
This is beautiful, I love the cardinal on the kraft paper like that! :) My mom just got us some of our first baker's twine the other day - I still need to try it out! It looks great on your cards!!
Pat (mspfd) said…
This is gorgeous! Love that image!!!
Kitika said…
a beautiful card!
Riet said…
Ohhh wowww Cheryl,what a wonderful card.

Hugs Riet.xx
Kathy said…
Cheryl, this is very pretty. Simple yet elegant. Love that it is flat for mailing, too.
jonim52 said…
What a fabulous card. Thanks for joining us at OCS.
Gorgeous 'almost' one layer card!!!! The stitching along with it is fabulous!!!!!!!!!

Karin said…
I love your stampy card! Perfect for sending out at the holidays and the stitching just bumps it up a notch from the ordinary!
Kim said…
Such a pretty card! xxx
Mandy said…
Beautiful elegant card,love the stitching....Thanks for sharing with us at Hooked on Craft....
Mandy x
Cathy said…
Beautiful card. Thank you for joining in the Sweet Stampin' challenge this time.
Cathy x
Curlybear said…
Oh wow what an out of this world creation I love the image and the design , layout and colour theme its just perfect for our challenge this week

Thank You so much for taking part at Secret Crafter Saturday Challenge: 164 All Creatures Great and Small , I hope you join us again next week,

Have a lovely day,
Good luck with the challenge,
Hugs Bridget :0) x.
Deanna said…
How beautiful. Love the colors and papers. Thanks for playing along with us at Scrappy Frogs.
Audrey Pettit said…
So very elegant and pretty! Love that cardinal image. And love the simple design and the striped paper. Perfect for mailing! :)
Carrie's Corner said…
So elegent yet so simple! Just stunning! Thanks for joining us at Dream Valley Challenges.

Shari said…
Love your CAS card!! Thanks for playing with us at One Crazy Stamper.
Sue said…
What a gorgeous card. Thanks for joining us at One Crazy Stamper.


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