Welcome to my blog! I had started a new blog to encompass my husband's and my journeys, but did not like the platform we were using, so I have reactivated this blog. I am currently pursuing my Master's of Education, so I will not be posting much, but will display the few crafts I have been able to complete. Thank you so much for stopping by. I hope you find something to inspire you!


Sunday, August 14, 2011

Christmas Card

I love to make Christmas cards...mainly because I love everything about Christmas.  To make the poinsettia for my card I stamped and embossed with CTMH white embossing powder two different leaves several times.  Next, I cut each leaf and using a sponge dauber lightly went over each leaf with CTMH Clover Meadow.  One of the leaves is from the CTMH Rose Garden stamp set and the other from the CTMH Fall Leaves.  The card base is from The Paper Studio, Greetings from the Season.  The leaves are arranged with adhesive on the first layer and foam tape on the second layer.  To finish, white adhesive backed pearls are placed in the center of the flower.  The sentiment and butterfly are from CTMH stamp sets and were embossed with CTMH red embossing powder.  The sentiment is cut out with a Spellbinder's nestabilities die set.

This card will be entered in:

Fashionable Stamping Challenges - Handmade Flowers
Christmas Stampin' All Year Long - Photo Inspiration
A I Factory Challenges - August Anything Goes
Aud Sentiment Challenge Blog - Merry Christmas on Front
Craft Us Crazy - Anything Goes
Fab 'n' Funky Challenges - Christmas
Flutterby Wednesdays - Open
Make It Monday  - Anything Goes


  1. Very lovely!!! The flower is beautiful and I love the butterfly. TFS


  2. What a beautiful Christmas card. I love the embossing. Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments.

  3. This is a beautiful xmas card!!!
    The embossing and inking looks brilliant. The one who received this card will be very lucky indeed. Thanks for joining us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.
    Dot x

  4. Oh this is so pretty Stephenie!
    Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week!
    Hugs Heidy

  5. Saw this on MIM Stephanie, it looked different so I thought I would have a closer look.....By the way my name is Susan from NZ.... and I am so impressed by your colour choice, I have seen Poinsettias in this muted palette and it does work, it makes a change from the reds, it is a beautiful Christmas card.

  6. Fab card. Thanks for joining fab'n'funky this week!

  7. You can see the love that went into making this Christmas card Stephenie whoever receives it will treasure it.

    Thanks for sharing with us at Fashionable Stamping Challenges.

    Hugs Shirley x x

  8. whata gorgeous poinsettia
    Thanks for joining us at Make it Monday this week
    Lisa x

  9. Thanks for joining us for our "cake inspiration" challenge this week at Christmas Stampin' All Year Long!

  10. Very Creative! Thanks for joining us at Aud Sentiments

  11. Great job. Thanks for joining the Aud Sentiments challenge.

  12. Stunning card! Love that you put a butterfly on a Christmas card! Thanks for sharing with us at Flutter By Wed.

  13. Gorgeous christmas card...

    Thanks for sharing your creation with Make It Monday.
    Don't forget......... if you leave a comment on another entry, mention that you saw their card on "Make It Monday" for a chance at second prize. The more entries you comment on the more chance you have of winning second prize.

  14. So precious! I love the pearls as centers for flowers.
    Truly lovely.