I recently got a couple of new pads of Christmas paper from My Mind's Eye. Well, new to me. They'd been released a couple of years ago but I think were just recently made into 6x6 pads. And I found this gorgeous paper in one of them and thought that with a sentiment it would make a quick, easy, yet still gorgeous card. So I stamped the sentiment in red ink, added some rhinestones and matted the papers. Voila! I love that this is extremely mail-able and won't require any extra postage.
I also made a card using the new Clearly Sentimental Label Die-namics. This label is sized perfectly for all of the Clearly Sentimental sets - genius! Because I had my heart set upon using this sentiment, I cut the edges off and matted it on a second label so it wouldn't get lost in the middle. I just love the font - the way the "L" is turned into a heart is gorgeous. And funny enough, when I see the bird above it, I sometimes read it as "Dove". The mind plays funny tricks! I thought the bird from Die-namics Contempo Cage set could pass for a dove if done in white and I think I was right. I also cut a Leafy Flourish and lopped the end off for my olive branch and used the Scallop Ribbon Border as my vertical element. This layout is this week's Wednesday sketch challenge - I wanted to give it another go.
For the inside I used the new Crown Border die as well as the rest of my Leafy Flourish and another sentiment from the set.
Here are the details about the upcoming release on November 1 at 10 PM EST:
- You can attend the New Release Party on November 1st from 8-10 PM EST HERE in the MFT forum, where you can enjoy fun, games, and PRIZES!
- The MFT release, including all new stamp sets and Die-namics, is on November 1 at 10 PM EST. You'll find all the newest products HERE at release time.
- The guest designer contest is ON! Check out the forum for details on how YOU can win $200 in stamp sets and Die-namics, and play along with the MFT Design Team for a month.
- If you'd like to see all the teasers for today, please click on over to the MFT Blog NOW. Be sure to leave comments as you go for the chance to win one of 2, $10 gift certificates given away daily. The winners will be posted on November 1 just before the release party, on the MFT blog.
Love the great use of the patterned paper on your first card Kerry. LOL on the Dove, I actually thought the same thing when I first read it!
Gorgeous cards, Kerry!! Love how you used the Contempo Cage bird as a dove. And yes, I thought the word Love looks like Dove too. Hehe..
LMAO! No... I saw Love and I did NOT see a heart, just a scrolly "L" ... tee hee... see why YOU are the creative one and not me!???!!! LOL
BUT... that "Dove" card is SUPER Cute, but I gotta say, Santa looks a BIT scary to me, he looks SO super scary but the card (other than scary santa) is SUPER awesome, !!!!! <3 ya
beautiful, both cards are beautiful!
yep....looks like "Dove" to me. lol
really nice cards !
Love how you use the crown border and the leafy flourish die for the inside of your card....
These are FABULOUS Kerry! That paper is just PERFECT with the sentiment, and I ADORE your card with the bird!!
Love the way you used the sentiment on the pattern paper :)
Both cards are a fabulous example of the CAS look. And yay, to the no extra postage!!
It looks like a dove to me too, but also reminds me of a heart.
both cards are great!
Both are CRAZY stunning Kerry!! Loveeeeeeee that Santa card!!
Wow! So pretty! The Santa is just stunning!
Both so pretty.
Fabulous use of your papers, Kerry! And I love the bird die cut!
I love the simplicity of the top card, yet it looks like you spent so much time stamping, colouring....
Thanks for pointing out the heart in the sentiment in the second one - I never noticed! Both lovely cards. TFS.
Such cool ideas, thanks for the inspiration
Wow...gorgeous cards...love the vintage look!!
WOW your first card is stunning!! That paper is beautiful. Great cards!!!
Love the paper you chose! Fabulous cards!:)
Lovely cards. Love the Santa paper and the little bird.
LOVE LOVE LOVE IT!!!!!! TFS!!!
wow this is so beautiful
So lovely, way to use that paper!
What can I say? BEAUTIFUL!
I didn't even realize the heart, I just thought it was a cool font, lol. Great use of dp.
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