I bet you can guess why I chose this image - can you see the cute kitty at the foot of the mailbox hehe?! I sponged Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink around the edge of the image, rounded the corners, and mounted on white and then brown cardstock.
For the background, I used the awesome December freebie Christmas Patchwork Quilt Paper over at Crafty Secrets Heartwarming Vintage. I sponged Antique Linen Distress Ink all along the seams and outer edge, and then Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink around the edge. I thought the quilt needed some stitching so I used a stitch die. It was barely visible due to the patterns so I decided to stamp a stitched border (Kelly Panacci) all around the quilt and along the seams. Here's how it looked before I assembled the card. I love this vintage paper!
Here are the other products used:
- Dies: Bitty North Pole (Die-Namites), Frostyville Border (Memory Box), Snowflake (Stampendous)
- Crinkle Ribbon: Little Scrap Pieces (won this - thank you, Karen!)
- Embellishments: Mitten Button (second-hand store), Poinsettia and Ho Ho Ho (won in candy - thank you, Jennifer!), Santa and Sleigh (won this - thank you, Colette!); snowman charm, gems, Icicle Stickles (from my stash)
Well, well, well! What do we have here? I guess Eli has quite the sweet tooth! I found him in the candy-cane box this morning, and now there are only 3 left. This was a box of 12! At least now I know where he gets all his energy! With this photo, I am taking the opportunity to link up over at DL.ART's Third Annual Elf Antics Linky! If you have a little elf, you will want to join Eli, Arci, Ron, Daisy, Elizabeth, Loopy, and Hope in their funny elf antics too!
I would also like the join the following challenges: Artistic Inspirations AG Christmas UE; Beccy's Place AG UE; Bunny Zoe's Sparkle UE; Choux Choux Paper Art Christmas Winter UE; Come and Get It AG Christmas 3/3; Connie Can Crop Candy Cane 2/2; Craft Your Passion Always AG 2/3; Craftin Desert Divas Christmas Linky UE; Crafting from the Heart AG 2/3; Crafty Calendar Let it Snow 3/3; Crafty Catz Let it Snow 3/3; Crafty Friends Christmas 3/3; Crafty Hazelnut's Christmas Extra December UE; Crafty Hazelnut's Patterned Paper December UE; Cute Card Thursday Festive Colours UE; Deep Ocean Santa is Coming to Town UE; Die Cut Diva's Warm and Cozy (The little girl is dressed warm and cozy, as is Santa) 4/4; Die Cuttin Divas Tic Tac Toe (I chose Santa, holiday colours, and ribbon) 1/3; DL.ART December Linky UE 1/day; Dragonfly Dreams It's Christmas UE; Fab 'n' Funky Santa is Coming to Town UE; Fan-Tastic Tuesday On the ... Day of Christmas) 1/4; Fresh Brewed AG Christmas 4/5; Gecko Galz Facebook Group Snowy Days UE; Gecko Galz Facebook Group Holiday Greetings (Ho, Ho, Ho) UE; Gecko Galz Facebook Group Anything Goes UE; Glitter N Sparkle AG 3/3; Holly Jolly Christmas AG Christmas 1/3; Inspiration Destination AG UE; Just Keep on Creating December AG UE; Let's Craft and Create Christmas 3/3; Lil Patch of Crafty Friends AG 3/3; Mod Squad Pick at least 3 Ingredients (I chose patterned paper, glitter, faux stitching, ribbon, flower, and die cut) UE; Not Just Cards AG UE; One Stitch at a Time Winter UE; Outside the Box Season's Greetings UE; Papertake Weekly Fun Fun Fun (mailing letters to Santa is fun!) 1/5; Pile It On Christmas/Winter UE; PINspirational I was inspired by the colours, the Ho Ho Ho, and the Christmas theme 1/5; Pinterest Inspired Challenge Photo Inspiration (See below - I was inspired by the colours and stripes) UE: Pixie's Snippet Playground Snippets used for die-cuts 2/3; Robyn's Fetish Christmas Cards 3/3; Scrapbook Blessings Club 3rd Annual Christmas Party UE; Send a Smile 4 Kids Winter Fun 4 Kids 3/3; Simon Says Stamp Monday Holly Jolly Stamping 1/5; Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Let it Snow 3/5; Suzy Bee's Bloomin' Outdoor Scene UE; Sweet Stamps Blog AG UE; The Corrosive Merry Christmas 3/3; The Outlawz Twisted Thursday Winter 1/2; The Paper Girls Christmas 1/3; The Ribbon Girl December Card Challenge UE; The 12 Months of Christmas Link-up Christmas Optional Santa 2/3 (FT); Tuesday Throwdown Snowflakes 1/3; Wags n Whiskers Ribbons
and/or Pearls 1/2; Wednesday's Creative Inspirations AG Option Sketch UE; Word Art Wednesday AG w Uplifting Sentiment 4/5
Thank you for looking at my card! Wishing you a joyful day!