Heartfelt Wishes

Popping in quickly today to share a card I created for TCM. 
I was feeling a little bit sad to pack away my Christmas stamps for the year...Feeling as though I hadn't quite used them as much as I had wanted to this holiday season.

And then I thought, "Why do I have to make holiday cards with holiday stamps? Can't I simply use them whenever I please?"
It seems like such a simple thought, but it is something that I rarely remember to do!

So while packing away many Christmas items, I set aside one of my favorite holiday stamp sets from TCM, and started creating :)

Happy to report that I think this little realization has resulted in a happy ending and will yield to many more outside-the-box crafting from yours truly.

I used the Season's Greetings set, stamping with both the frame and the sentiment.

I used a polka-dotted paper from Prima and a yellow print from Teresa Collins ( Vintage Finds collection). 

I stamped button images onto two die-cut chipboard buttons, using PTI's Button Boutique stamp set and dies. In between the buttons, I added one of my hand made clay buttons, with another button layered on top.

The three white lacey points were punched out using this Martha Stewart heart punch, which I cut and positioned together to enhance the shape of the card. 

To finish the card, I added a little bit of shabby yellow ribbon, some die-cut stars and hearts, and a pretty rolled rose using this Die-namics die

I hope this will inspire you to dig out your stamps and other crafty goods, and give them a new life by thinking outside the box, or in this case, outside the season! 

Happy Crafting!!


1 comment

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