Saturday, August 29, 2009

Clean and Simple Thank You

Stamps: Papertrey 'Limitless Labels' sentiment. Cardstock: DCWV glitter card base, DCWV Winter stack, SU Bashful Blue Print Patterns. Ink: Night of Navy. Accessories: Marcella K Christmas Snowflakes Page Accent.

OK, I fibbed -- I'll be posting quite a few Christmas cards over the next two months. Scrooges beware! It's all for good reasons, though. First, it's my way of stocking up on holiday thank you notes for the post-holiday season.

On a less self-serving note, I'll also be creating a new card every week to donate to the DRS Designs-sponsored Cards For Heroes Holiday Card Drive. Stay tuned starting September 7th for more posts on that drive and to learn how you can send cards to the troops and earn your chances for prizes, too.

Today's card is inspired by the Fall To sketch #57 from the Clean & Simple Stamping Blog. I have a special fondness for sketches that use the mini squares because they encourage me to break into my hoard of DPs and actually use all these beautiful papers. Plus, using a glittery card base (much more impressive in real life) makes it a quick technique for a true Clean and Simple card. That's a real bonus when I need to create 10 of these babies a month to catch up on my Christmas Card challenge!

Hope you will hang with me through my early holiday celebration; I promise to also sneak in some not-so-snowy cards, too!


  1. Jess, this is so beautiful girl!! I love the pretty blue tones and the layout rocks with the square pattern!! :) I'm gearing up for the card drive too!! You've got a bigger head start than me though!! You go girl!! HUGS

  2. so pretty Jess! Great blue papers and patterns! Wonderful!
    Blessings, Maria

  3. I love seeing holiday and winter cards now. It's time to start getting ready! your card is so pretty! Love all the patterns you chose for paper! They go great together. And the snowflake in the middle is just perfect!

  4. What a beautiful card Jessica,i love the papers and colours.

    Hugs Riet.x

  5. This is beautiful!! Thanks for playing along. :)

  6. Jessica this is a beautiful card!! You are so clever to use the squares to use up designer paper....might have to make a few hundred to use up what I have...hehehe!!

  7. What a pretty combination of patterned papers.


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