Sunday, November 30, 2014

We Wish You a Merry Christmas card {PS SPARKS}

Happy Sunday friends!

I hope that you are having a lovely holiday weekend.  My No{work}vember is sadly coming to a close, and I head back to the office on tomorrow, but it's been wonderful having some time off for a Walt Disney World vacation with the family and another week to recover from the vacation because let's face it, WDW with two girls is not really a vacation.  

Whilst recovering, I found some time to make a simple, but colorful Christmas card for this week's Paper Smooches SPARKS challenge.   Since there are 5 Sundays in November, we have a bonus Anything Goes challenge this month and here's my card: 

On a white card stock panel, I stamped the evergreen boughs from the Holly Jolly stamp set in Mint Julep (Hero Arts), Limeade Ice (PTI) , and Emerald City (SC) ink.  

Next, I added the berry clusters with Sweet Gelato (W+9) ink. To make the berry branches, I stamped a few of the twigs and stems from the Botanicals 1 stamp set in Cranberry Crush ink (W+9) and added the berries with one of the small circles included in the Holly Jolly stamp set. 

I added a few green dots with Emerald City ink and a couple yellow stars with Sunny Days (SC) ink to balance it out a bit before stamping the greeting with black ink.  The greeting and the small stars both came from A Holy Holiday stamp set.   I matted the stamped panel on black card stock and attached it to a white card stock base. 

Are you ready to play along?  Link up your take on this week's challenge to the Paper Smooches SPARKS blog by Saturday, December 6 at 11:59 p.m. PST.  In order to be eligible for prizes and recognitions, Paper Smooches stamps and dies should be the main focus of your project. As always, the challenge winner will receive a $30.00 gift certificate to the Paper Smooches store!  

Please be sure to check out the Anything Goes creations of the PS SPARKS team playing along with this week's challenge:

Well, that's all for me today!  Thanks so much for stopping by!


  1. Boo to having to go back to work tomorrow! I'm right there with you after 5 days off. Love your card...your stamping is gorgeous Katie.

  2. I agree about go back to work, but atleast I'll feel like I'm back on schedule ~ until Christmas Break starts which is only 21 days away!! AHAHAHAHAH!! Christmas is coming WAY to FAST!! I LOVE your card and the BEAUTIFUL Stamped Border!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEK!! =)

  3. Wow, this is so clean, crisp and gorgeous!! Love everything about this, Katie! Hope you and family are having a great Thanksgiving weekend! Isn't it magical to visit DW? Gosh, I miss that happiest place on earth!

  4. This is gorgeous, Katie! Love it! Glad to hear you enjoyed Disney World!...(You were in my neck of the woods!) ;) And I know what you mean about work, though in my case it's getting the kids to school. ;) Enjoy your day!

  5. I love the colors of this, Katie! What a fun card--- love the sentiment in the center and the stamping.... MUST get some of that mint/aqua ink! And the cranberry color! WOW! YOU ROCK!

    ps... sorry I'm a bit late in stopping by!

  6. I love this card, Katie! It makes me so happy. I saw it on Kara's inspiration file pinterest board and had to CASE it. Hope you have a wonderful new year!


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