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October 6, 2009

Holiday Card Swap


I was recently in a Holiday Mini card swap and all of the ladies have received theirs by now, so I thought I would share mine.  I'm sorry if you don't like CAS because that's what the bulk of my cards are.  I venture into more layered/embellished card-making realms every now and then, but as you'll see, this one is not too fancy.  I really like it and could easily make it as my Christmas cards as it was pretty easy to duplicate quickly 10 times for the swap.  That's the beauty of the new Ornament punch and the Big Shot (for the Top Note die layers).


Stamps:  Delightful Decorations (Holiday Mini Catalog), Teeny Tiny Wishes
Paper:  Kraft and Whisper White CS, Christmas Cocoa Specialty DSP (Holiday Mini Catalog)
Ink:  Real Red classic ink
Accessories:  Ornament Punch (Holiday Mini Catalog), SU! Top Note Bigz Die, Big Shot, Silver Elastic Cord (Holiday Mini Catalog), 1/4" Whisper White Grosgrain ribbon, Stampin' Dimensionals

Delightful Decorations

Delightful Decorations   #116517   $21.95

Make the holidays a little brighter with cards, gifts, tags and decorations made with the Delightful Decorations stamp set! No matter what you want to make, this set can help you make it.





  1. This is a classy Christmas card. I like it.

  2. Oh Marie, I *love* clean and simple cards--and this one's great!

    Sometimes it's fun to do a 'fancy-dancy' card, but think of how much more joy we can share when we spend our precious stampin' time doing wonderful CAS cards like this. Don't apologize for CAS--CAS lets us send a lot more 'hugs in an envelope', as I like to call our cards. . . . .

  3. I really like this!!! Hope you're doing okay!

  4. There's absolutely nothing wrong with CAS cards as far as I'm concerned! Simple, elegant, and classy.

  5. Love CAS and love this card! Super cute swap card! I'm sure the other gals loved to receive it.

  6. CAS cards ROCK!!! Thanks for the great inspiration. You make me want to bust out some SU.

    It's a good life!
    Terri E.

  7. love a great CAS!
    iwould love to get this card in a swap.

  8. Marie,
    This card is simply lovely! I would have loved to receive it in a swap. I'm inspired to go play with this set today and see what I can come up with.

  9. Very pretty! I love how you did the ribbon and the cord.

  10. Wowza!! This is stunning! My favorite card I've seen with the ornament punch!

  11. Wow, this is really nice! I love that ornament punch. Need to find some time to get some Christmas cards done! Thanks for sharing.


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Marie :)