Monday, September 1, 2008

A Contemporary Christmas

Hi all! Happy Labor Day! I thought holiday and thought -- let's think Christmas instead! When I saw THESE trees, I saw a contemporary card floating in my head with a fun geometric look...
This design is super duper simple! It's just decorative paper, rhinestones and some shapes cut out with my circle Nesties! I inked up the large and small swirl tree with olive Vivid! ink and then cut them out. The largest tree was then popped up with some foam tape. That's it!! I wish I knew what kind of dp this was but honestly, it was just from my scrap pile!

Well, in honor of Labor Day - I will be laboring today. We have some home improvement projects to wrap up with a bow.... so... that's what I'll be doing! I do have some wise advice to pass along that I "learned on the job" this weekend. If your husband's idea of a job well done is, "That looks alright." and your's is not - well, maybe you shouldn't be doing home improvement projects together. :-)
p.s. You have until 9pm Eastern Standard Time tonight to head on over on the JUST RITE blog. The top five projects in their Stampin' Champion Contest are being voted on---- by you! I was so excited to see my sewing kit chosen and my good bud Barb Schram has a darling card in the running as well! YIPPEE! Wish us luck!

13 comments:

Scrapping Donna said...

Great card! I hear you about the doing home improvement project with DH!

Have a great day!

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

LOL...too funny about the home improvement projects! In this household, it's ALWAYS a job well done, no matter how bad it looks! I always tell him, well ya know we can hire this done! That gets him looking through a different pair of glasses! Bwahaaa!

LOVE your card! Perfect...and I thank you for the JUST RITE mention!

"Jany" said...

Love the look of this card! I felt like Christmas! lol.

DeniseLynn said...

Finally getting time to peek in and say hello. This card is soooo fun ... love those trees. After reading Saturday's post too: cute kids and just look at those happy smiles! So glad it went well. i'm tearing up again; after all tomorrow is OUR big day and I am so excited yet sad too. I'm certain that the 2 year old is going to love the one on one but he might even miss big brother too. *ahhh it's all good!*

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Great card -- I love it!!! RED HOT JULIE STYLE!!!

Curt in Carmel said...

Gorgeous Christmas card! Love the colors on these! And the trees are super! Best, Curt

Kelly Jo said...

this is lovely! And, I might have an idea for my Christmas cards this year :)

Ethel Amutan said...

You've given me yet another great idea for Christmas cards, this year. I love the sketch/design for your contemporary card. I may just have to try this, too! Don't "labor" too hard today. Enjoy some of it!

Shirley said...

What a great card, Julie! I have these stamps and can't wait to use them after seeing your beautiful card!!TFS

WELCOME to my blog, Explore. Dream. Discover. said...

Hey Julie! I wanted to let you know I put up the award you gave me on my blog! Thanks again!

Hope said...

great card! I love all the shapes in it so cute!

mochamama said...

I love the look you gave with the circle nestabilities. I cut mine out and I think wow, those are just way too big1 you make them look so elegant, and I love the trees!

Janine said...

Well well!! I am so late in commenting today.. My day was just NUTS!!! Trying to reconcile 2 years worth of bank statements at work. My eyes will never be the same.
Beautiful card Julie!! I love the trees... very simple but truly beautiful!!