Festive Friday!

I am so glad I set this goal for myself this year… but I am more glad that I decided to do it as a weekly post on my blog – by doing so, it has forced me to create my cards and tags each week, rather than put them aside and procrastinate. If I hadn’t committed to this weekly feature, I’d be about 3 weeks behind already!

Here are this week’s tags:

I tend to keep my tags fairly simple, because I stick to a red and white colour theme with my gifts, and using only 2 colours tends to keep me in a bit of a CAS mindset. These ones were more fussy than the last few I have put together, but I think it works!

Now, this part of my post is dedicated to my sweet friend Mona… you all know how much I admire Mona and her wonderful creations. One of the details that makes her cards so beautiful is the stitching she adds to every one she creates. Forever ago, I mentioned to her that I hadn’t yet been brave enough to bring out the sewing machine, and she has ever encouraged me to just take the plunge and try it…

I created another card with the machine before this one… a card for a very special occasion (more details on that later!), and one that I made with Mona in mind specifically (again, you’ll have to stay tuned to learn more)… because of that, I knew I had no choice but to sew. Once I did it, I was absolutely HOOKED… and so came this week’s Christmas card:

I just ADORE how this came out! I will now be adding stitching to absolutely everything I touch, I am sure. To this point, I had 2 major addictions: Alphas and DP… I can see that I will quickly add stitching to that list!

And how gorgeous is that Melissa Frances paper (on the left)? The is one of only 2 sheets I have, since it is next to impossible to find her delicious goodies around here. *LOVE*

Well, that’s it for me… I am off to Seattle for the weekend to celebrate my anniversary with my hubby. I am sooooo looking forward to a break from my kiddos. I love them to bits, but I can’t wait for a few adult oriented meals, and full nights of sleep!

Have a wonderful weekend, and don’t forget to pop back on Sunday for the next CR84FN Colour Challenge!
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Paper: Spring Rain from PTI, Melissa Frances
Stamps: Waltzingmouse Stamps
Ink: Stampin’ Up
Other: Spellbinders Die Cuts

4 Comments

  • Debgem
    February 4, 2011 11:13 pm

    Super Christmas tags! The Christmas card is wonderful – so vintage!! I love the stitched detail.

  • Mona L. Pendleton
    February 5, 2011 6:43 pm

    Oh my Meredith! What a sweet post! Thank you so much for the HUGE shout out! Your stitching looks fabulous on your card! I warned you it was very addicting and it will save you $ on adhesive so you can buy more stamps! 🙂 LOL Love the tags too! Waltzingmouse Stamps has a Christmas challenge going on right now! You should enter!!!

  • Carol’s Ink Spot
    February 5, 2011 10:02 pm

    Congratulations for keeping up with your goal! Your card is Beautiful! Wonderful paper and stitching.

  • Heather Jensen
    February 6, 2011 1:19 am

    These are darling! I love stitching on my cards too. They look naked without it. I was so upset when my machine decided to give me issues for a few days. Now we are on good terms again. LOL
    Hugs~

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