It’s Beginning to Look A Lot . . .

. . . like Christmas.  Yep that’s right.  You have to start somewhere right?

Today I’m sharing a cute little Christmas card to get me in the (cardmaking) spirit and thinking about how I’m going to tackle the task of accumulating enough cards for this season.  I didn’t get to send Christmas cards last year because we weren’t home with that unexpected trip – you can just bet this is a little task I will be absolutely savoring this year!!  My card uses one of the new Christmas sets from JustRite Stampers called Whimsical Christmas.  I thought the bird was adorable so I have it perched on Spellbinders Lacey Squares and Spellbinders Lacey Circles, turned on point.  My sentiment, placed on Spellbinders Tags Five comes from the Christmas Nested Sentiments and Verse.  Underneath it all I have a pair of Spellbinders Jumbo Scalloped Petite borders.

These images color up in a jiffy , so in no time flat I have the first card for my batch :-)  JustRite Stampers is releasing a batch of  new Christmas Sets in August including two Christmas Sentiment sets that have all the variety  you’ll need to finish off the insides of your cards or simply hang a tag like I did on my card today.  You can see all the new Christmas sets HERE.

Card Recipe:
Stamps:  JustRite Stampers JB-09795 Whimsical Christmas, JB-09255 Christmas Nested Sentiments and Verse
Paper:  K&Company, The Paper Company – Classic Red, Bazzill Simply Smooth Ivory
Ink:  Adirondack Pitch Black, Colorbox Pigment – Cranberry
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Lacey Circles, Spellbinders™ Lacey Squares, Spellbinders Tags Five, Spellbinders Jumbo Scalloped Petite, Zva Creative Pearls, Ribbon

Thanks for stopping by!!

  • Traci S.August 11, 2010 - 7:44 am

    Hi Becca~

    This is such a fun Christmas Card! I love how you colored the image. (Thanks for the close up shot!) The thing that really drew my attention was how you layered underneath the image. It is really beautiful!

    Thanks so much for sharing!

    He IS Able,
    Traci S.ReplyCancel

  • Kelly MassmanAugust 11, 2010 - 7:46 am

    How cute!ReplyCancel

  • Donna RAugust 11, 2010 - 7:48 am

    That little bird is just precious. Love your colors. Christmas will be here before you know it.ReplyCancel

  • Margaret PeltierAugust 11, 2010 - 7:51 am

    Too cute! Love the Just Rite stamps!!!ReplyCancel

  • Michel EAugust 11, 2010 - 7:56 am

    Love the Christmas card. So cute.ReplyCancel

  • Stampin PamAugust 11, 2010 - 7:58 am

    Total adorableness!!! (is there such a word??) Love it.ReplyCancel

  • RubyAugust 11, 2010 - 7:59 am

    So cuteeee! The JustRite stamps are so versatile and you layered it so well. I’m looking forward to getting my new SP die-cuts.ReplyCancel

  • EarlineAugust 11, 2010 - 7:59 am

    How cute how cute how cute just love it.ReplyCancel

  • chrisdAugust 11, 2010 - 8:22 am

    Adorable and so many small details. I got to see some of your actual cards in person in the ODBD booth in Novi,MI at the Heirloom Show over the weekend. All I could say was WOW!ReplyCancel

  • Gloria WestermanAugust 11, 2010 - 8:23 am

    Awe…..I love this…..ReplyCancel

  • Pat GarvinAugust 11, 2010 - 8:38 am

    That is so pretty. Love the colors .ReplyCancel

  • Becky BowmanAugust 11, 2010 - 8:40 am

    Christmas, yikes – yes it is time to design the card for Christmas, maybe this year instead of just designing it, I’ll start making them now… Great cardReplyCancel

  • MarcieAugust 11, 2010 - 9:02 am

    Cute cute card!!! I just love Christmas but somehow I always drag my feet untill it gets a little closer and I am actually in the Christmas spirit. Then I am rushing around like a chicken on fire trying to get it all done. Maybe this year I can get a jump on it????!!!!?????

  • SuziAugust 11, 2010 - 9:07 am

    Just too cute! TFS!ReplyCancel

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  • KarenAugust 11, 2010 - 9:34 am

    I Love that card!ReplyCancel

  • paulaAugust 11, 2010 - 9:36 am

    wow Becca = this is so cute (as always) – i’d love to be on your Christmas card list LOL

    Paula x x xReplyCancel

  • Debbie OlsonAugust 11, 2010 - 9:51 am

    Beautifully colored, Becca!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy H.August 11, 2010 - 9:56 am

    So lovely and adorable at the same time!! tfsReplyCancel

  • RebekkaAugust 11, 2010 - 10:39 am

    This is so adorable, love the layout and all those pearls..ReplyCancel

  • emilyAugust 11, 2010 - 10:57 am

    Your Christmas card is so cute! Love the colours.
    Thanks for sharing! :o)ReplyCancel

  • Neva CAugust 11, 2010 - 11:30 am

    Yup, got my stuff ready. I was just waiting for you to get going so I’d have some inspiration! Merry Christmas!ReplyCancel

  • lois skiathitisAugust 11, 2010 - 12:46 pm

    This is so sweet Becca, I love all of the new Just-Rite images this year. I’m planning on using them on my holiday projects. I like the composition and your coloring is superb. As always Becca, TFS!!! :-DReplyCancel

  • BarbaraAugust 11, 2010 - 12:57 pm

    Delightful card!! The red and white works perfect with this image and gives it a cheery feeling. TFS
    I haven’t even thought about Christmas cards, let alone started them!ReplyCancel

  • janeyAugust 11, 2010 - 12:57 pm

    What fun! I love the little bird and the lacey circle and squares. I think the tiny pearls all around the square is the perfect touch to give the card some depth.


  • ColoradoAugust 11, 2010 - 1:00 pm

    I love that little bird!! What a great card to get you started. I’m sure I’ll be “last minute” again this year on all of mine, but still hoping to do better!ReplyCancel

  • JanAugust 11, 2010 - 2:43 pm

    Very cute card – love the layering with the pearls. I have been noticing that you make square cards a lot. Why? and how big are they? and do you also make envelopes for them?ReplyCancel

  • Chris OlsenAugust 11, 2010 - 2:55 pm

    Beautiful Becca and so cute!! Love your coloring and design!! The layering and details are perfect!

  • Heidi BlankenshipAugust 11, 2010 - 2:56 pm

    Becca, your Christmas card is Adorable!! The little bird is so cute and you did a fabulous job with the Copics. Love the K & Company paper!ReplyCancel

  • LindaAugust 11, 2010 - 3:29 pm

    Simply beautiful card! You must have the patience of Job to arrange all of those pearls so painstakingly. Coupled w/ all the SB’s, absolutely gorgeous!!! TFS! :-)ReplyCancel

  • AndreaAAugust 11, 2010 - 3:30 pm

    How cute!!!
    I love this little bird!!!ReplyCancel

  • CandiAugust 11, 2010 - 4:58 pm

    Love it Going to have to buy more stuff!ReplyCancel

  • Deborah HooperAugust 11, 2010 - 5:52 pm

    I really like the background paper. You do such perfect work. Thanks for sharing.ReplyCancel

  • julieAugust 11, 2010 - 5:53 pm

    wow gorgeous card love the look of those lacy squares and circles.ReplyCancel

  • bluemoonAugust 11, 2010 - 5:55 pm

    Wonderful card! What a treat for the receiver of this beauty. What did you colour the bird with? thx.ReplyCancel

  • MickieAugust 11, 2010 - 6:24 pm

    Becca that is just adorable. The little bird is precious and love those spellbinder dies.ReplyCancel

  • DeniseAugust 11, 2010 - 9:47 pm

    Hello Becca, I just recently found your site & I am so glad I did. Everything you make is just beautiful & you sure do have a lot of talent. How do you come up with your ideas for your cards? I have only been making cards for less than 2 years. I have a terrible time coming up with an idea for the card. Once I get the idea, then it takes me forever on what to decide about the materials that go together. Why is it so hard for me Becca, I really do enjoy making cards.ReplyCancel

  • neeseyAugust 11, 2010 - 10:36 pm

    What a cute card. Love the colors. I do wish I had both sets of those nesties. They are on my long wish list.ReplyCancel

  • JenCAugust 12, 2010 - 8:25 am

    I already have the Circle Nestabilities. And I just received the Lacy Circle set today! I Love the way the two work together so nicely.ReplyCancel

  • ConniecrafterAugust 12, 2010 - 9:32 am

    such a darling image and love your combo of dies, they look great together!ReplyCancel

  • SheilaAugust 12, 2010 - 11:51 am

    Beautiful card! Was wondering if Nellie Snellen Multi Frames are smaller than the Spellbinder’s Frames????

    Thanks for helping out.


  • AnnAugust 12, 2010 - 2:53 pm

    Darling card Becca! I have not even thought about Christmas yet. Waiting for the kiddo’s to get back into school.ReplyCancel

  • LisaAugust 14, 2010 - 1:52 pm

    Ooooo, I want to be on your christmas list. Soooo sweet!ReplyCancel