Hugs and Gifts - The Stamp Market

Hello Lovelies!! MERRY CHRISTMAS!!
I hope you've had a wonderful day so far and that you're enjoying the festivities with ones you love, good food and lots of laughter and joy. 

I'm so excited to share a little duo I just whipped up. It's part Valentine's, part Christmas, and totally fun to make. It's a teensy somber time of year, to say goodbye to Christmas in the craftroom, but it does feel like this a pretty good transition :)

I started off this duo with one of my favorite cards of the year! I'm not sure what it is about this little number (although, I think it may have something to do with that pretty peony), but it makes me smile.

It's a super simple design, yet so perfect for heaps of occasions. 
I started off with a white base, stamping a sentiment along the bottom and adding a bit of peachy cardstock. Atop that, I added holly leaves and berries, and some little hearts. 

It felt super cute as it was, but for something a little extra special, I added in one of the Small Peonies and it took this card from cute to SUPER cute! 

I also added a hugs die-cut, and some Nuvo drops to finish things off. 

Can we just pause for a moment and admire this little mailbox? And can we perhaps give it the best-die-of-the-year award? It's such a cute, CUTE die, and I've loved using it! I also think it's back in stock now, so if you didn't catch it the first time, you can find it here.

To dress my little post box, I used the holly and berry bits which come as part of the set, and I added a little stenciled accent to the top. I finished things off with a sentiment tuck and a hugs die-cut.

What a fun switch up on a traditional card! I'm not putting this one away anytime soon ;)

Wishing you all the Merriest Christmas and all the joy of the Season. Much love!

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  1. Merry Christmas to you, Ivana! Beautiful card, and I am just in love with that pretty mailbox!

    1. Thank you so much, Denise! I hope you've had a wonderful Holiday Season so far! Sending big hugs! xo

  2. Totally delightful, Ivana! I absolutely love the stenciled top! May end up getting the mailbox one of these days--it is so clever! Happy Holidays, my friend!

    1. Thank you so much, sweet friend! I love this little mailbox! Wishing you the Happiest of Holidays, as well! xo

  3. I'm over the moon for that sweet polka dotty layered bloom! And who wouldn't want to mail a card in a mailbox as pretty as this one? A belated Merry Christmas Ivana and a Happy New Year too!

    1. Isn't that mailbox darling, Lisa??! I'm quite smitten with it! I hope your Holidays have been delightful so far - wishing you and yours all the very best in the New Year! xo


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