Playing in the Studio

Happy Wednesday! Don't tell Santa, but a "few" recent craft purchases have been piling up on my desk and yesterday I took the liberty of pulling stuff out and just playing for a bit. I didn't plan things out, just wanted to touch and feel all the new goodies!!! And before I knew it, this card had grown into gargantuan proportions! LOL It's okay, though, since a majority of my cards are tucked inside packages or hand delivered, an envelope isn't necessary! :) Weighing in at 4.25" x 7" and just under an ounce, this card is definitely in the heavyweight class! {grin}

I've been eagerly anticipating the arrival of my backordered Vintage Ornaments from Waltzingmouse Stamps, so they were the first thing I pulled out. I stamped the ornament in Wild Wasabi, then again in Cherry Cobbler and cut out just the Oval center to pop up. The snowflake is from the Glad Tidings set, and I embossed it in clear on ivory paper, then brayered Wild Wasabi over it, and accented with a green frosted pearl from Pizzazz Aplenty. The sentiment flag is also from the Glad Tidings set and tucked under the snowflake. The Woodland Walk papers from SU! seemed to match the ornament really well, so I cut a border with the Big Scallop die from TCP, then added a bit of lace and layered over some Holly Jolly My Mind's Eye paper that was embossed with an SU! embossing folder.

Next up, I wanted to add some jingle bells. After discussing the rusty jingle bells at our release party earlier this month, I went directly to Frost it Pink to order some for my very own. I just love the rusty, aged look of them, and decided to tie them around a bit of cherry cobbler seam binding for a fun little accent. And just because I could, I added this extra long pearl accent that was sitting in my stash, to pump up the flair!!!

Hope you enjoyed seeing some of my new toys in action. Thanks so much for stopping by! Have a fabulous rest of your day!

11 comments

  1. Sooo good to hear someone else "tests out" their Christmas pressies before Christmas LOL! I'll cover you if you cover me if Santa gets suspicious, okay??!! ;)

    Love the ornament on the card and all the Julee details. Maureen was the smart one in the crew as Michael's had a craft package this year that was a wreath made of - you got it - rustic coloured bells! I actually had one in my had and put it back as I figured it would take forever to make. That was before the thread and by the time I got back, poof they were gone. Had to settle for silver and hoping the same kit comes back next year LOL!

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  2. oh, wow!!! This is not for the faint of heart!! Yay! The bells came :) I wonder if she's run out of rustic bells after the release party :) hehehe...aren't they fun? love the HUGE ornament and snowflake...this is just total eye candy :)

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  3. This is just gorgeous!!! I only just discovered your blog and there is just so many beautiful creations wow thanks so much for the fabulous inspiration!!!!!

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  4. Whoa, this card is so fun too look at with all the textures, colors and bling. I must say this is the best test sheet I've ever seen...evah!

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  5. Oh, Julee, this is fabulously gorgeous!! I love the colors. The snowflake & sentiment on top of that beautiful ornament are perfect. Love it!

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  6. I really like the Wild Wasabi with the Cherry Cobbler! And I love the bells, they would be wonderful even if they were shiny! Beautiful details and bling! Enjoy all your new stuff...TFS!

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  7. Quite lovely....as usual..! Merry Christmas!

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  8. That is one beautiful card Julee! Everything about it is just so elegant!

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  9. WOW this is absolutely GORGEOUS, Julee! I ADORE it and it's so festively beautiful :)

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  10. This is just GORGEOUS, Julee! Wow! What a masterpiece!

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  11. Wow that is a beautiful Christmas card! I love those little bells on them too! Merry Christmas Julee!

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