Friday, August 5, 2011

Christmas in August...

Our family is off to the beach this morning!  A 14-hour drive with 3 kids in the back of a Honda Accord.  We have DVDs, we have snacks, and we have the hope that we'll arrive in VA beach with our sanity intact - ha!  As we leave for a waterfront week, enjoy this Christmas-y creation!  I'm entering it into a challenge over at SimonSaysStamp and also counting it as entry #2 for the lawnscaping challenge.

I used lawn fawn's "cozy christmas" to make this almost-monochromatic card.  I stamped the fireplace surround onto kraft cardstock and did some copic-marker highlighting...  

I then stamped the stockings onto chocolate chip cardstock (SU) and detailed them with my kids' names... you know, Pottery-Barn-style.  (My sister is obsessed with all things monogrammed and personalized... especially PB stuff!)

Here's the entire card, in all of its Christmas glory!  I used a martha stewart punch to create my green garland, and distressed the leaves with some brown ink.  The white mat was stamped with my vintage wallpaper stamp (marketstreet stamps) - doesn't it look like fabric wallpaper?  I also distressed all of the edges.  The sentiment is SU.

Thanks for looking!


  1. this is so beautiful!! love the greenery on the mantle!!

  2. Very clever card. Love the little stockings, just waiting to be filled.

  3. This is lovely! Your highlighting, coloring and distressing are perfect accents. Enjoy the beach

  4. Love the garland, so creative!

  5. Oh this is wonderful! I love this. And the garland is a wonderful addition to the card!!! And I am a huge fan of Pottery Barn so I am digging those stockings! Thanks for playing along with us at Lawnscaping this week. You've got me in the Christmas mood! Time to break out my Cozy Christma too!

  6. I just did a Christmas card today as well. We must all be getting in the mood! Adorable card!

  7. Love your fabulous Christmas card, what a great idea to make a fireplace with stockings
    Thanks for joining us at Simon Says Stamps Challenge.