Sunday, October 26, 2014

Home for the Holidays

Ah, my first Christmas card of the season.  This one was inspired by CASology Home as well as some challenge that I don't recall now where you were to create a holiday card for someone special.  I intend to send this to my sister at the holidays.  Back when my mom was with us, we would all gather at her house for the holidays.  Now we're lucky to see each other every year or so and haven't spent the holidays with each other in way too long. I miss all of my siblings but especially at the holidays.

The card was super easy to work up.  I taped down the stencil, blocking off the bottom half of the houses.  I then sponged them using Distress Ink.  I really like all the detail the stencil provides.  Next I stamped the sentiment; I thought about using red or perhaps a gold ink but classic black won out.  Finally I used a stencil and embossing paste for the snow.

The Details:  Distress Ink Festive Berries and Mowed Lawn, Recollections white 110 lb cardstock, Ranger Claudine Hellmuth Studio Our Town stencil, PTI Mixed Messages sentiment, Simon Says Falling Snow stencil, Dreamweaver Embossing Paste, Memento Tuxedo Black

I'm entering this in CASology #118 Home, CAS on Sunday #45 OLC, Christmas Card Challenge #48 Anything Goes, Addicted to Stamps & More #118 Holiday


  1. Love your snowy background with these sweet little houses! Gorgeous card, Toni!
    Thanks so much for playing along with us at ATSM this week!

  2. My card for the Addicted to Stamps challenge was my first Xmas card too!! This is such a sweet card, especially the story behind it. Xmas is such an emotional time of year, lots of happiness and sadness. I hope you get to spend holidays with them all again soon!

  3. How stylish and sweet this how the red and green contrast against the pristine white
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  4. super sweet card! Love the colors and the embossing paste. Finally picked up the recollections 110!

  5. Your choice for the sentiment was excellent! Black sentiment makes your home images pop out of the snowy background. Thanks so much for playing along with CASology and hope to see you again.

  6. Yay!! LOVE this card Toni, sweet Christmas perfection!!! Thanks for joining us at CASology!!! ANd thanks for coming by my blog too, you are so sweet!!!

  7. it! So glad you joined us at CASology this week!

  8. This is those sweet little houses! So happy you could join us at ATS&M!

  9. How sweet and just perfect for all those Christmas cards we send to places far away! Thanks for joining us this week at Addicted to Stamps and More!

  10. Love the cute little houses in the snow. Great cards to send to someone close to you. Thanks for joining us at ATSM this week. Monika

  11. May I tell you Toni as I see this card I know it will be the winner
    then I checked too at CASology and yes you are on HM position
    yeah this card is cool I love that simon says falling snow template add great texture on your card...I love the house you put too..this is really CAS card and I ADORE this teamy...
    I will subscribe your Blog by Following by Email also I will always up to date if you put a new post LOL...see you on my blog teamy..hugs, Monika

  12. Love your card, really beautiful!
    Thank you for joining our challenge at CAS on Sunday!!


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