Thursday, November 5, 2009

Holiday Card No. 5

I hadn't given much thought to today's card until late this evening when I glanced over at a Dunkin Donuts coffee cozy sitting on my desk (I indulged in a pumpkin spice latte the other day--sooo, sooo yummy!). A few snips with the scissors, and voila! letters for the card. I've had this wide printed snowflake ribbon sitting in my stash for at least two years now. I think I used some of it on some gift wrapping, but still had some leftover. It turned out to be a great background to glue my letters. I stitched the ribbon to the kraft cardstock, then zig-zag stitched the Kraft to some red, applied some rub-ons, mounted the whole thing on a white card base and called it done.

This one would not be too hard to mass-produce, but that would be an awful lot of coffee to drink between now and December!

{Sorry for the poor quality of this photo, but I wanted to stay on track and get it posted tonight. I'll reshoot it in the morning.}


  1. Very cute card! Great texture and layering!

  2. Beautiful layout! So classy, love all the textures and patterns in papers, cloth and stitching!

  3. Another GREAT one Michelle!
    I absolutely love the combo Kraft & red! such a classic!
    and you know, I'm a fan for anything one can recycle and recreate so your letters are just the BEST! I was thinking one could recreate the same effect with a crinkler from Firskars? The zig-zag is the perfect "cherry on top"! Bravo! You did it again!!

  4. This is a great idea for a card!!! I'm going to have to try this one! TFS your talent!!! I really appreciate the great ideas you have!

    Lisa Sturgill

  5. Oh and I was about to add that I was wondering if I could get the same effect from the crimper for the letters! LOL Thanks Alexandra! :)

  6. I second the thoughts about the coolness of recycling in art and I agree with you that pumpkin spice lattes are a fab indulgence! I cannot decide if pumpkin spice or eggnog lattes are my holiday favorite so I choose to indulge in both! I love the zig-zag stitch too.


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