Seasons Greetings

Hi there blog friends!  Are we snug and cozy, warm and toasty during this chill spell?  I think it’s cold almost everywhere, I even had to pull out the old parka, lol!!  Rev up the hot cocoa, I love this season and created another Christmas card; it’s a hybrid.  Well, what I mean is I reached right over and printed some yummy digital paper – yep, except for the solids, every bit of this card was popped out of my little printer.  I simply right clicked and the windows picture printer (Windows 7) popped up and I asked me to pick from a couple of sizes and voila.  Now don’t get me wrong, I do a lot of editing in Photoshop, but just printing out paper is fairly simple and the size didn’t have to be precise because I knew I’d be cutting it.  My sweet friends at Crafty Secrets simply made me swoon over their Creating with Vintage Christmas CD.  I simply had to have it because rest assured, it will still be in style next Christmas – gotta love vintage!   

From the nice polka dot print, I simply cut a nice embossed square from Spellbinders™ Grand Squares.  Knowing I wanted to use the post card, I cut the largest motif from Spellbinders™ Holly Motifs, snipped it in half and hooked it over the edge of the card.  On top of each Holly Accent I nestled half of a Spellbinders™ Picot Edged Circle.  A couple of embellishments later and I have a hybrid card.  I always get so excited when I do this because I’m reminded that I can simply print and the storage takes no space in my craft room!!

Paper: The Paper Company – Cream White, Crafty Secrets – Creating with Vintage Christmas CD
Ink: Brushed Corduroy Distress Ink
Accessories:  Spellbinders™ Grand Squares, Spellbinders™ Holly Motifs,  Spellbinders™ Picot Edged CircleHug Snug Seam Binding (oatmeal), Pearl Brads, Recollections Flat Gems, Lace

Stay warm sweet friends!!

  • lizDecember 22, 2012 - 4:24 am

    You always have the most stunning cards. Hope you have a wonderful Holiday can’t wait to see what you have in store for us in 2013ReplyCancel

  • kathy/NorthCarolinaDecember 22, 2012 - 5:51 am

    This is the most beautiful card. I love all your layering, and the lace is exquisite. I’m a huge fan of all things Crafty Secrets! I haven’t purchased this CD yet, but it’s on my wish list. Everything they do is so beautiful. Stay warm, Becca! Hugs!ReplyCancel

  • MaryannDecember 22, 2012 - 6:05 am

    Another stunning creation here from you Becca. So gorgeous work, I always love all your layerings and this is sooooo gorgeous too. Love the colorful image too, so all is just awesome here. really gorgeous work as always hun.
    Hope you´ll have a wonderful Holiday with family and good friends around all the time. Enjoy it and have a wonderful time hun, you so deserve it.ReplyCancel

  • Paper ProfusionDecember 22, 2012 - 6:24 am

    You make such beautiful cards Becca. Have a wonderful Christmas. Nicola xReplyCancel

  • VenusDecember 22, 2012 - 6:43 am

    Merry Christmas Becca.
    Sending you warm wishes!

    Waving “Hi” from Zamboanga City

  • EileenDecember 22, 2012 - 6:48 am

    Thank you Becca for another year of beautiful,no, stunning cards. I have never seen any that are nicer than yours are. Have a lovely Christmas.
    LOL EileenReplyCancel

  • Selma StevensonDecember 22, 2012 - 7:01 am

    Another gorgeous card Becca. Love to see all your works of art. I want to wish you a very Merry Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Ann RobbinsDecember 22, 2012 - 7:32 am

    Everday is a day of anticipation. Will there be a “gem” from Becca. This is absolutely beautiful. Love how you did the holly. That was one I had to have. How addicting this hobby of ours is?????
    Becca, I hope you have an incredible Christmas! You bring such joy to so many of us. Bless you and your family on this most holy Season!!!!!!!

  • Becky GreenDecember 22, 2012 - 7:53 am

    SWOOOOONING!!!!!!!!!!!! :) Whoops! Just fell over in a snow-bank! :) MERRY CHRISTMAS BECCA!!!!!!!! :)ReplyCancel

  • Teresa B.December 22, 2012 - 8:18 am

    Oh Becca, as always this is so beautiful. I want to retire and have more time to play with cards. I keep telling myself by the time I’ m there I’ ll be too old. Have a blessed Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • Vicky SchmidtDecember 22, 2012 - 8:18 am

    What a wonderful card. I never think about cutting a spellbinders piece in half. Thanks Merry Christmas

  • Mary H.December 22, 2012 - 8:48 am

    Love all the pretties on this card. Gotta check out that CD. If you like it, I know I would too! Hope things are back to normal at your house, you are feeling great and that your loved ones will be with you for the holidays ahead. God Bless and thank you for all the wonderful loveliness you have shared this past year. HugsReplyCancel

  • Georgia LindseyDecember 22, 2012 - 8:59 am

    This is a beautiful card. Thank you for sharing it with us. I hope you have a blessed Christmas and that God keeps you healthy and safe in the coming year.ReplyCancel

  • RamaDecember 22, 2012 - 9:03 am

    Becca, have a wonderful Christmas, stay warm can’t wait to see what you have for us in the new year. Your cards are breathtaking and something to look forward to. You are an inspiration. RamaReplyCancel

  • Gloria C.December 22, 2012 - 10:14 am

    Becca, your card is just beautiful. You made me buy the Creating with Vintage Christmas CD. This is what I am telling my Hubby..LOL
    Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.ReplyCancel

  • Mary SchmidtDecember 22, 2012 - 11:08 am

    Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Becca. I envy your talent! You make such beautiful cards. You give me such inspiration.ReplyCancel

  • colleen hDecember 22, 2012 - 11:59 am

    very pretty card. I do not do much digital crafting but you would never be able to tell with the card.ReplyCancel

  • ChelseaDecember 22, 2012 - 12:56 pm

    Beautiful! That card captures the warmth and beauty of the season perfectly! Who cares if there isn’t the stamping you’d like to do – the recipient will be thrilled with such a cheery warm greeting. Thank you for sharing it with us!ReplyCancel

  • Kelly LDecember 22, 2012 - 3:41 pm

    Awesome digital papers, and I love the little birds (?chickadees) with the Season’s Greetings sentiment. Lovely job as always, Becca! :) Hugs, Kelly xoxoReplyCancel

  • Barb GhigliottyDecember 22, 2012 - 4:00 pm

    Absolutely STUNNING card, Becca! Thank you so much for sharing your gorgeous creations with us throughout the year…Merry Christmas to you and your family!!!ReplyCancel

  • Carol SDecember 22, 2012 - 4:23 pm

    Beautiful vintage Christmas card. I hope you have a relaxing Christmas and enjoy some down time. Looking forward to the new year and your wonderful creations. Merry Christmas to you.ReplyCancel

  • Francie in MontrealDecember 22, 2012 - 8:21 pm

    Another lovely card to delight us. Thank you again. Hope you have a Merry Christmas.ReplyCancel

  • deniceDecember 22, 2012 - 8:57 pm

    Absolutly stunning card Becca, what talant …… Merry Christ mas everyone…. God bless us all for the upcoming year….. Denice : )ReplyCancel

  • Kathy BDecember 22, 2012 - 9:47 pm

    Such a festive card!! I absolutely love Crafty Secrets images, and your Spellbinders elements work so well on this card. Thank you so much for sharing your talent with us, and again, have a Merry Christmas!!ReplyCancel

  • LindaDecember 22, 2012 - 9:58 pm

    Becca athe card is beautiful.How can we not assocate beautiful card and a beautiful YOU. Grace just flows from you. Merry Christmas and a blessed new year from one of yousimple but loving fan. God Bless you greatly.ReplyCancel

  • Marilyn in E-TownDecember 22, 2012 - 11:22 pm

    Beautiful card. Love the trim you added with the red jewels, lovely touch! Becca it’s so nice to have postings from you again!ReplyCancel

  • Betty NevilleDecember 23, 2012 - 2:28 pm

    Really beautiful, Becca! Merry, Merry Christmas to you and yours!!ReplyCancel

  • BethEDecember 24, 2012 - 9:16 am

    What a lovely Christmas card, Becca! I love snowflakes too and like to decorate with them through out the winter months. Now I have just one more set if dies & stamps to add to me Wish List! You always inspire. Many Christmas Blessings and Hugs to you and your family.ReplyCancel

  • BobbiDecember 24, 2012 - 10:08 am

    Becca, have a Blessed Christmas, and a healthy New Year.ReplyCancel

  • Sandy RedburnJanuary 8, 2013 - 12:54 pm

    Hi Becca, your card is stunning with all the layers you added and that Spellbinders die goes perfectly. Thanks for creating such awesome samples and using our papers and images!

    Wishing you a fabulous year!
    Hugs from SandyReplyCancel