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Monday, December 29, 2014

Celebrate the Season

Happy Monday!! I hope you had a very happy Christmas!! And I hope Santa brought you everything on your wish list!! Any fun new craft supplies??!! I'm sorry I haven't been around to visit this weekend...we had a family celebration and I took an "unplugged" break all weekend, so this is a scheduled post :) I hope to be able to stop by your blogs sometime this week. It's my turn to post on the My Craft Spot blog and I have some last Christmas cards to share with you :)


For these cards, I wanted the texture to be the focal point, so I used embossing folders from Sizzix and Cuttlebug. I lightly sprayed the heavyweight cardstock before I embossed it for maximum effect. The poinsettia is a Spellbinders die and I added berries from Hobby Lobby to the inside. The tag is a Tiny Tags die and the layers were adhered with foam tape. The sentiment is from the Tiny Tags Christmas stamp set. It was heat embossed with red embossing powder.


The cards are secured with a belly band that slips off so you can open the card to reveal...


...the beautiful sentiment from the Christmas Chalkboard stamp set. It was also heat embossed with red embossing powder.

I am entering these in the following challeges:

Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Loves Rubberstamps Challenge - Anything Goes

Thanks so much for stopping by!! I hope you have a very Happy New Year and that 2015 brings you much love, happiness and many, many blessings :)

78 comments:

KT Fit Kitty said...

These are beautiful, Lisa! I love the elegant look of white on white with the pop of red, and what gorgeous texture! Question for you... when you say you sprayed the cardstock, what do you spray it with? Nice that you've taken an unplugged break - I'm going to be spending less time on the computer in 2015, one of my goals. Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and I would like to wish you a Happy New Year!

Lori Kobular said...

Love the white on white, so very elegant!! The red berries and red sentiment really stand out against the white! Wishing you a very Happy, Healthy and Crafty New Year!!

Radhika said...

WoW!! Gorgeous white on white cards..love the white poinsettia with red pollens.. :)

Alice (scrAPpamondo) said...

Wow!How many embossing! Love this white card and the little touch on red is very elegant!

paperpapier said...

such an elegant card! The embossed details on white colour themed make this card awesome!

snappy scrappy said...

Gorgeous, love all the beautiful texture!!

Melissa said...

Gorgeous, love how you coordinated the embossing folders, so much texture and the red ink really makes it pop, gr8t job!

Creations by Shirl said...

Pretty white on white, love the embossing, the reds just pops it off. Beautiful Lisa!

katieo said...

These are gorgeous. The embossing really stands out. The poinsettia looks so pretty-I think I need that die. Have a great day.

scraphappenswithrhonda said...

this card is so beautiful and even more because I get to look at it everyday thank you so much dear friend I just love your cards. hugs

VanessaB said...

gorgeous! love the all white with little splash of red. you did it beautifully! merry Christmas to you! hope your holiday was wonderful and happy! :)

DIANA L. said...

Absolutely elegant and beautiful as you and your heart Have Happy New Year my "friend" Have a Blessed day, DIANA L.
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DIANA L. said...

Ps I think I need that flower die to what is the # on it?

Beebeebabs said...

Wow absolutely stunning - love the embossing and the flower is absolutely beautiful thanks for sharing. Hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas!!!

Scrapper69 said...

Hi Lisa! Your cards are beautiful! I LOVE the belly bands.. those flowers look amazing! :)

Sukie said...

Beautiful cards. All of the white looks so elegant and the pop of red is just perfect. The embossed textures are amazing! Hope you had a wonderful Christmas!

Sherrie K. said...

I absolutely love all the texture! Wow, the embossing is just beautiful and then the choice of white on white....perfect my friend! The poinsettia is gorgeous and the sentiment couldn't be more perfect! Amazing cards!!
Hope you had a nice Christmas and enjoyed your small break from blogging~you gotta do that from time to time to! I use to have a hard time doing that but now it's just the way it is~life catches up with us and at times things become a little more important, ha?!
We all had a great Christmas and have enjoyed time off with our children! We have been able to take in a lot of fun things to! Little Arya had her first time at the ice skating rink and had a ball~her other Grandparents gave her these adorable pink hockey skates for Christmas...they were so cute! She was amazing and cruised right along~:) Fun times!
Have a great week and Happy New Year! hope you are doing something fun:)
Sherrie K

Tanya~Studio 5380 said...

Oh my - your white on white collection is absolutely stunning Lisa! The different embossing folders you used add so much texture and depth to your cards - the effect is just lovely. And, then that fabulous POP of red - gorgeous!
An "unplugged" weekend is much needed every once in a while. I'm so happy that you had time to spend with your family. My computer crashed shortly before Christmas so I'm counting my new computer as my Christmas "crafty goodie". I'm still trying to learn the ins and outs of this one, but I'm getting there!

McCrafty's Cards said...

Wow Lisa so beautiful I love all the embossing and the elegant design
Kevin xx

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

These are beautiful, love the white on white. Thanks for playing with us over at Loves Rubberstamps!!!

Mona Pendleton said...

Gorgeous ensemble Lisa! Love all the beautiful embossed layers with a pop of red! I hope you and your family have a Happy and healthy New Year!

Dr Sonia S V said...

WOW white on white and so much of texture too. Awesome my friend
Wish you and family a Happy and Fantastic New Year 2015
Dr Sonia
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Joan Smith said...

OMG your cards are Gorgeous....WOW I love the embossing....and the flower and ~~~~~~I could go on all day.....you get the picture (LOL) You unplugged for a bit.....and that was a great thing to do I did the same thing for a few days......after all family does come first.....and glad you had a great Family Christmas......Loved seeing what you created you did outstanding magnificent creative jobs and super glad you had an awesome Christmas you asked if we did and the answer is OH YES!!! YOU ROCK!!

Hussena said...

What an absolutely gorgeous card Lisa ..That embossing looks just superb and is indeed the star of your project :)..Thank you so much for sharing the tip about water spritzing i will definitely give it a try for my next project :)

Heather said...

A beautiful card Lisa, I love the white on white and gorgeous embossed panels.......I love your stunning poinsettia with the splash of red!!!

Thanks so much for joining us at Simon Says Stamp Wednesday Challenge
hugs
Heather xx

christi said...

wow, love this. classic. may have to borrow the idea for future cards.

aussie aNNie said...

Lovely WOW Lisa, just adore these cards they always look elegantly classy....xx
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Desire Fourie said...

Oh wow Lisa, the embossing is awesome on these very elegant white Christmas creations. The hint of red just lifts them beautifully.
Hugs
Desíre
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Donna Ellis said...

How beautiful and EXQUISITE, Lisa! Gorgeous! Love the bright red contrast! hugs, de

Miranda said...

Gorgeous!!!!!

Donna K said...

Nothing more stunning than WHITE with a pop of color! These are absolutely fantastic, Lisa. I'm glad to know you're "unplugged" for a bit over the holidays. You certainly deserve it. Happy New Year to you...may your 2015 be filled with good friends, good health and lots of time to create. xx ~Donna K

Leslee said...

Love all the white with a touch of red! Love the texture too!

jessica said...

WOW WOW WOW Lisa!!! These are so beautiful! LOVE the white on white with the hint of red!
Absolutely gorgeous my friend!!!!!
Wishing you a very Happy New Year!!! Looking forward to what 2015 brings!
Hugs!

Indy's Designs said...

Striking! These are absolutely beautiful! The embossing and the touch of red!
Happy New Year!
Debbie

Joni Andaya said...

Beautiful card Lisa!!! Have a BLESSED New year :)

lisa808 said...

Beautiful--love the white-on-white layers and pop of red. Happy New Year!

Shelly said...

This is so pretty Lisa!! The layers of embossing are GORGEOUS!! Prefect touch of red for an absolute perfect card!

Hope you have a WONDERFUL New year and I'm so happy you have taken a little break - good for you! We are going to do a two day unplug the 31st and 1st - No media - wish me luck :)
Shelly

Cathy said...

Your card is very pretty Lisa, I love the white on white and the embossing really adds to it, Happy New Year my friend
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Ellibelle said...

Such beautiful creations Lisa! The embossing and all white make these so elegant! Love the pop of red you added to the band.
Wishing you all the best for 2015!

Nikki said...

Gorgeous creations. Love the white with a touch of red. Thanks for playing along at Loves Rubberstamps.

Nikki

Rhonda Miller said...

These are so pretty. I love all the embossing and the gorgeous poinsettias.

Pam said...

These cards are just beautiful Lisa! You did a wonderful job, I just love the embossing!
Pam
scrap-n-sewgranny.blogspot.com

Tracy said...

Ohhh these cards are so so pretty.
I love the embossing on your cards.

Norma said...

WOW! these cards are super gorgeous my friend and I'm so glad to hear you unplugged to spend some time with your family for the celebration! Wishing you a Very Happy New Year!! Cheers to 2015.
Hugs,
Norma

Jo Williams Independent Stampin' Up Demonstrator said...

OH Lisa these cards are gorgeous!! I love the tone on tone with a tiny splash of red! The texture from the different embossing folders are just gorgeous! I love these cards, so simple yet so elegant!
I hope you and the family had a beautiful Christmas! I did get a few new crafty items, a few Tim Holtz trinkets, some paper and a few other little goodies that I cannot wait to play with. I hope you have a safe, happy and healthy new year my friend!!! 2015 here we come!!!
Hugs,
Jo
xox

Dee Burns said...

Hi Lisa! These cards are extraordinarily beautiful. Every time I visit your Blog and tell you how beautiful a card is while thinking it can't get any better...you out do yourself. These cards are proof of that. Love the Embossing....my favorite techniques. Red and Black are two of the more challenging (uhhhmmmmm!) colors to use...for me anyway.
Wishing you a very Happy New Year!
Dee B

Brenda said...

Beautiful white on white cards Lisa! I love all the texture with the embossing folders and I love the belly bands. I love the pops of red on these cards. Happy New Year Lisa!! Hugs, Brenda

Migdalia said...

I love the Simplicity and Beauty of the FABULOUS cards!! I love how elegant the embossing looks!
The poinsettias are Gorgeous!!! Awesome idea on the belly bands.
Wishing you & your family a very happy & blessed 2015 & sending you extra love & hugs,
M'
*Crafting With Creative M*

Lady E said...

Lisa these are absolutely beautiful!!! Beautiful flowers! Have a wonderful New Year! Lots of love, happiness and crafty days:)

Stamping With Bibiana said...

lovely cards so elegant in white. happy new year 2015
warm hello from california
bibiana

alexandra s.m. said...

Your cards are so beautiful and elegant!
Thank You for sharing and Happy new Year to you!!

MaryH said...

Gorgeous & lovely textures on the beautiful folds of this WoW - the splash of red berries was stunning. Glad you too a little holiday break to enjoy your loved ones. Just popped in to wish you a wonderful 2015, filled with all the blessings that you may need. Thanks for all your support, visits & sweet comments in 2014. Looking forward to seeing all your wonderful projects in the coming year. TFS & Big hugs.

jimlynn said...

White on white and TOTALLY BEAUTIFUL! WOW! Lisa, these are stunning cards! Just the right amount of red on them and so very pretty.
Happy New Year and hope you have a happy and healthy year!
Lynn

Beebeebabs said...

Happy New Year!!!

cebelica said...

Oh my girl, these cards are stunning. I love all the texture! I think the all white cards always look so elgant and that splash of red you added to yours makes them every more beautiful. I love, love, love them!

Have a wonderful 2015, filled with laughter, joy, sparkles and lots of magical moments.
Hugs! xx

Nana said...

Love white on white card. The embossing is for sure the focal point. Love, love, love them all my friend.
Have a creative day.
Hugs Nana
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DIANA L. said...

Happy new year! Lisa, may you truly be blessed. Hugs DIANA L.

abusybee - DoubleClick Connections said...

Happy New Year Lisa! I hope you have a wonderful 2015! Love your mono set of cards! Carri~Abusybee
Skittles!

Karen said...

My sweetest friend, your cards are exquisite! Wow! All of that texture is truly spectacular and you certainly maximized the effect. :o) The layers upon layers of embossing is so beautiful and I love that you centered the belly bands with a festive poinsettia. :o) The heat-embossed sentiments are gorgeous, inside and out. What a year of creations from your crafty heart, Lisa! I'm excited to see all you have in store for us in the new year. :o)

Hugs and blessings,
Karen

UTs Hobby Time said...

Happy New Year Lisa!

Those are lovely set of cards. Very elegant creation. The embossed band looks very beautiful.



Diane said...

GORGEOUS cards Lisa...wow....these are stunning....now I think you could do these in Valentines too...so beautiful!! A nice feeling to be "unplugged" isn't it...I know I haven't been around too much either....but I am back and ready to get busy. Hope this new year brings you nothing but happiness, health and all you wish for!!! Thanks for being
my friend", I treasure it!!!

L.B. said...

Stunning embossing work. love.

I'm a Little Teapot said...

So gorgeous! Love the white and the textures!
Hope you had a great Christmas and I wish you nothing but the best in 2015!

Donna said...

Gorgeous card, love the whites with a touch of red! Thanks for your sweet comments on my blog.

Brenda in IN said...

Stunning is the first word I thought of when I saw this card. I love the embossing and that pop of red with the flower and the red embossing powder. The belly band is gorgeous too. I'm wishing you and yours a very happy, healthy new year.

scrappinC said...

Happy New Year my dear friend. Love all of your project and the elf on the shelf is adorable. Hope you are having a wonderful time with your family and the weather isn't too cold.
Hugs,
Cindy Lou

vic said...

These are beautiful Lisa love the embossing the cards are so elegant :)
Hugs
Vic x

Gerda said...

Happy New Year Lisa!! Wishing you and your family a fabulous 2015!!!!
What a beautiful card as always!!! Love the embossing!!!
Hugs Gerda

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Jessica

Darnell said...

Positively stunning, Lisa! And impeccably made!! Happy New Year!! Hugs, Darnell

Tracey said...

Happy New Year Lisa....wishing you are wonderful 2015. Really beautiful cards, I love the white on white with a touch of red...perfect!

Anne Temple said...

These look amazing!! Love the textures and your designs.

MiamiKel said...

WOW! Positively gorgeous!! This is an amazing set and so much detail - wonderful! Happy 2015 to you and many blessings the year ahead! ♥

Kathy Salido said...

These are absolutely gorgeous Lisa. I love the crisp clean white with a touch of red, very elegant!!
Hope you had a fabulous holiday and looking forward to more fabulous projects in 2015!!

Mayras Designs said...

These are so beautiful !!!!! Elegant and stunning !!!! I hope you had a wonderful Holiday Season !!! Wishing you and your family a wonderful New Year !!
Hugs,
Mayra

Tina H said...

Wow these are just beautiful! I love all the white! The textures are wonderful and you could do these cards with so many themes besides Christmas using different embossing folders! I hope you had a wonderful holiday! I'm looking forward to all the projects you will share this new year :)

Samra said...

WOW! What a wonderful set this is!! I have never tried to spray cardstock with water before embossing, what a good idea! I wish I did not have to go to work in a few, I would love to make some Christmas cards instead!

Fikreta said...

great card

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