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Saturday, November 6, 2010

First Christmas Card for 2010

* ALL pictures can be enlarged by clikking on each one *

Well, well, well my friends...
do you know that there are now LESS than fifty days 'till Christmas?
Holeee makerel, I can hardly believe it!!
Time sure flies faster and faster each season....or so it seems...
What I have for you today, is my very first Christmas card of this year,
and it was actually totally unplanned on my part... :o)
It is the free 'make and take' of the week, at the demo bar of one of my favorite stamping stores where I absolutley HAD to stop on my way home. Did YOU notice the trio of colors on the cards? Green,White & DO know what that means to me...right?
Well, of course...That's Amore! (Italian flag) *wink & smile* :o)

This is the store original version of the card, isnt' pretty? It is a CAS card = Clean And Simple . I have no clue what the stamp is or the name of the beautiful glittery deep red and white snowflaked designer paper. Nor do I know the product I used to color the pretty cardinal,but I know that I am now HOOKED on this new product too! To describe it, it looks like nail polish and comes in similar small containers as well. It is soooo easy to apply and leaves a beautiful smooth, satiny finish to the previously stamped and clear embossed image. Definetly want to add this mistery product to my Christmas wish list! :o)

Next, on the right, is the same card as above but with my own added touch. Not much, as you noticed, just the addition of a thin strip of satiny deep red ribbon and matching tiny bow, plus I added dimentionals too, to pop up the pretty oval image...that's it!   What can I say?    I just LUV ribbons! :o)
Here below you can see a closeup of both cards, flat vs raised...such a crafting dilemma! LOL
Can you see the beautiful sheen to the colored image too?

Ohhhh and I almost forgot to mention too that ,somehow, some of the wonderful stamps from
the store 'fell' into my basket and I just had to 'force' myself to give 'them' a new home...*see below* :o)
Ohhh, we passionate stampers must make such difficult 'sacrifices' from time to time...LOL
Of course ,the fact that it was 'buy one at reg price and the second one at 50% off ' -kind-a-deal-
 really sweetened the pot....oopss I mean my wallet! LOL                 
        ~*~Have a wonderful Sunday ya all!~*~
From left to right: 2 Penny Black, 2 Mo Manning, 1Whipper Snapper, 1set Clear Art Stamps.


April said...

Sweet P ~
Those are beautiful! I love the 'revisions' you made to the card!! woohoo
I think maybe the stuff you love is "Smooch"??

And, btw, love, love, love your new stamps - especially those adorable snowmen from WS~

ivana said...

Ciao paola!!

proprio belli e simpatici questi biglietti natalizi...e la scelta dei colori...proprio causale!!!!HA...Ha...
Quando si hanno delle passioni fai bene a comprare tutto il materiale che ti serve...e che ti ispira nuove creazioni!!!

Buona Domenica anche a te e famiglia!!!

Carol W said...

AWESOME..great Christmas cards...I love them. You have done a wonderful job and you now have a start on your cards...(unlike Awesome purchases as well....Great job my friend....

Anonymous said...

Yeah I found you! I've been running around trying to catch up with everyone's new blogs and I'm here!

I love this card - it's definitely an amazing work of art!

Terry Ladwig said...

Yeah Sweet P! You got a wingpit stamp!!!

Love the cards too...they are so pretty, and I love the added ribbon!!

Fabipasticcio said...

Mi fa piacere che i maccarelli siano diventati santi e trovo stupendi i tuoi biglietti, ma tutto quello che fai con le tue manine è stupendo.
grazie per le belle parole :-*
Un abbraccio

*Susan* said...

Hello my Temptress! I am SO glad I stopped by for a visit today, as you've made cards that combine two of my favorite things - Christmas and birds! These "Italian" beauties are gorgeous! The cardinal image is so beautiful, and I love the mix of textures in the close-up. Gee, I do believe you've inspired me to get started on my holiday cards! {HUGS}

~Paola~ said...

Thank you everyone:o)
You are all too fabs for words:o)