Thursday, December 22, 2011

Last Minute Christmas Preparations with Blockheads Stamps

Hi Everyone,
Wow, seems like I have been super busy getting everything ready for the Holidays!  I have been running around getting gifts, making cake pops, wrapping gifts, delivering gifts, and more...... I have a fun card for you today that illustrates my mood.  I did do lots of house cleaning too.  I know, yes, I did take some time to clean.

This fun image is another winner  from Di at Blockheads Stamps.  The image is from the Harried Housewives Set.  I also used a Background stamp from the Background and Borders Full Sheet.

Materials List:
Harried Housewives stamp set
Background and Borders Full Sheet Stamp Set
Ink: black - Memento
       Cinnamon - VersaColor Pigment 
Copic Markers
CS: Solar White - Neenah
       Pink, Red, Purple
Embossing Powder with glitter
Glitter Dome Embellishments
Purple Ribbon
Flower Punch- Martha Stewart

Stamp the Harried Housewife with Tuxedo Black dye ink and color with Copic Markers.   Layer the stamped image with purple and then pink CS.

Make a card base with Red CS and add a rectangle of purple CS.  To create the sparkly background piece stamp the background stamp twice on a piece of white CS with the pigment ink.  Heat emboss with a powder that has glitter in it.  Trim the embossed piece to the desired size and add to the card front.    Use the trimmed off piece to punch two flowers.    Wrap a piece of purple ribbon around the card and tie in a bow.  Add the Harried Housewife to the card front using Dimensional squares..

Punch a few more flowers from the red and purple CS and add to the card front.  Add the glitter dome embellishments.   I used one of the sentiments from the Harried Housewives set on the inside.

Some fun challenges for my Harried Housewife:
Simon Says Stamp: Bingo- I used ribbon, gems, and glitter
I Copic blog: last minute Holiday projects-My card depicts a last minute holiday project. LOL
Wee Memories: Anything goes
Pile It On: Bling

Hope you are having fun getting ready for Christmas!  I am just about ready.  I have to do some more wrapping and I might make some cookies.  Have a lovely day!!  Love ya.


  1. Hi Karen, Your card is just perfect:) Sandra H

  2. This is such a fan card!! Thanks so much for playing the Wee Memories Challenge

  3. OMGosh! How funny and fun too! I gotta say what a great interpretation with your whole design!! If I am not back before then, a Very Merry Christmas and Happy Healthy New Year to you and yours!!

  4. Hi Karen: This image absolutely made me smile. That's just how I feel (and look) some days. I really like what you've done with this card. Thanks for sharing your beautiful work. I love being inspired by others. I would love to invite you to stop by my blog if you have time this week. I'm having a special give-away, and would LOVE to have you visit. Thanks again for sharing this card. Great job!

  5. ROFL this is such a fun card.
    Karen, I want to wish you and your DH a wonderful festive season and for 2012, a kinder year.
    I sent a card in the mail many weeks ago but starting to wonder if it never arrived at your home.
    Warmest Wishes to you

  6. Thanks for making me giggle! Great card Karen! Love it! Wishing you and yours Happy Holidays!

    She kinda looks like me!

  7. Karen this is such a fun card...wonderful colours. Wishing you and your family a terrific Christmas.

  8. Oh my - this is me!I have been crazy cleaning for the holidays - this is the perfect card for me for sure - just love it. Thanks for sharing it with us at Pile it On, Elizabeth (DT)

  9. How fun is this card, perfect... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  10. I love that housewife stamp it's fab! Great colour combinations too!

  11. This one is hysterical! You definitely captured the harried feeling everyone has when it comes to housework....not my favourite chore at any time of the year LOL!


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