Monday, December 10, 2012

We Wish You A Merry Christmas with The Stampsmith

Hi Dreamers!
Hope you had a great weekend!  Guess What??  I addressed my Christmas Cards and have them ready to go out!  I will have to do a few more, of course.  I always think of a few more people I want to send to.

Funny Story about addressing cards: I had three cards in the envelopes all addressed and sealed up when I realized I had not written anything in the inside!!  Not even signed my name!!  Duh!!!  LOL.  Well, I am glad I caught it after wrecking only three envelopes.  Of course they were larger sized more expensive ones!!  Oh, boy!  I need a vacation!  Do you have a funny story?? I promise to laugh with you not at you!

Today, I have another Christmas card idea for you today.  This photo stamp is called "Banjo Singers" and is from The Stampsmith

The Banjo Singers are stamped on Glossy White CS with black dye ink layered onto black CS.  A strip of piping (form my sewing stuff) and ribbon are glued to the under side.  I wanted the colors to peek out from the edge.

The decorative paper has the lyrics to "we wish you a  Merry Christmas" and is from My Mind's Eye.  I added a printed ribbon and some glitter balls for a touch of red.

This was a really fun card to make.  The photo stamps pair so well with a piece of beautiful decorative paper.   And, results in a lovely one of a kind Holiday card that goes together quickly.  I love challenging myself to use non-holiday stamps to make holiday cards.  Makes your stamp dollars go a lot further too.

I hope you are not getting tired of Christmas cards.  LOL.
Tomorrow I will change it up with a set of mini note cards--not Christmas.  I also have  a wedding card to post on Wednesday.  So, a few non holiday projects for you.  See you then!  Love ya.


  1. Hi Karen, Just love these images and your christmas ribbon is fab x

  2. The banjo singers look brilliant against the musical background - perfect! So sorry to hear about your envelope mishap - though at least you didn't get as far as posting anonymous cards to people - though with your amazing style, they might have guessed who it was from!
    Alison xx

  3. Luv this ! I can just see these girls playing christmas tunes !!!


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