I'm behind and it seems like I should add "as usual" to that. So I'm going with a "less is more" theme this year. This card is one of my first efforts at this theme. I used the sketch at Freshly Made Sketches to get me going.
I have add an addendum here because I had big issues with my pictures when I tried to upload. Somehow my files were corrupted and so they wouldn't upload. It took me a couple of days to figure this out. I know it's too late for FMS 264 but I'm going to share this card anyway and maybe I get in on FMS 265!
The pretty piece of Cherry Cobbler Designer Series Paper is from Presents & Pinecones. I wanted a subtle print and this fit the bill. I love Wondrous Wreath and it was so fun to stamp with colors pulled from Presents & Pinecones, Mint Macaron and Emerald Envy. A gold foil "Noel" from the coordinating Framelits, Wonderful Wreath, was added using small strips of Stampin' Dimensionals that I trimmed off with my Paper Snips. You know the edges of the Stampin' Dimensionals are kept for times like this! The Cherry Cobbler Silky Taffeta Ribbon ties up into a gorgeous bow and looks fantastic on the wreath.
Inside the card I used Stampin' Write Markers to color a sentiment from Wonderful Year!
Everything I used started out with "Wonderful" and resulted in a wonderful card that I like so much I made multiples.
While waiting to correct my picture uploading problem I've had time to make multiples of some more Christmas cards. I learned from my friend, Linda Callahan, that it's more fun to make my Christmas cards in small multiples of different cards. That way I don't get bored making a ton of one card and I get to use lots of my stamping supplies! I'll be sharing more cards in the next few days.
Thanks for coming by today. Now you need to get ready for Dec. 1st when Stampin' Up! will be having Year End Close-Out with discounts up to 60%!