Friday, December 11, 2009

Stamp Simply #117 - Wonderful Counselor, Prince of Peace


We have another fun Stamp Simply challenge today from Sharon Johnson! Today's challenge is quite different... alter a store-bought card! If you don't have your Christmas cards done yet, this might be a good option for getting them done. Use a store bought card and add a family photo, some embellishments, or a stamped image. Or take an old card and cut out some portions from it that you like to create a new card. The possibilities are endless!

I don't save my Christmas cards from year-to-year so I was totally at a loss for what to do with this challenge. Of course, since it's the Christmas season my only thoughts were of Christmas cards, but you can of course make a card for any occasion. I found an old box of store-bought cards that I sent out years ago (before I was a stamper!) and had a few cards left in the box. So I cut off the top portion of the card, the part that has the most important part... the part that declares the true meaning of the season! I added a ribbon across the bottom of this panel, layered it on a piece of gold cardstock, and then on a piece of hunter green cardstock. I also used a Quickie glue pen and some chunky gold glitter on a few of the holly berries, and I'm totally happy with how this turned out!
My Stamp Simply Sisters have some great inspiration for you, so be sure and stop by their blogs!

Michelle Woerner, December Guest Designer

Please give this challenge a try! I promise, you'll have fun!

TGIF!!! Have a great day, and thanks for stopping by my blog!

11 comments:

AJ said...

Glad to hear I am not the only one who does NOT save Christmas cards year to year!! It's Fabulous!
:)

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Tammy, this card is wonderful! I can see why you are pleased with it -- lots of eye appeal! GREAT way to produce a quick card -- love what you did!!!

Barb Schram said...

Perfecto, Tammy! LOVE this design, the glitter adds just the right touch! I STILL send store bought cards (shame on me) but I just do not get enough handmade ones completed! BUT, now I will at least embellish to make them more handmade like!!!

LeAnne said...

What a cool idea.....I do have a few of these laying around! Nice way to jazz them up a bit!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Beautiful red bow to dress things up! The glimmer is pretty fab as well!

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

WOW! This is just stunning. Great job transforming this girlie!!

The Rubber Maid said...

I think you did a beautiful recreation job. Turned into a lovely card. Pat

Barbara said...

I guess you should like it--it's gorgeous!!!

Cathy Indelicato said...

Very pretty Tammy - great job with the challenge!

Jenny Gropp said...

This is wonderful! Great results with this challenge!!!

Anita said...

Cool idea!