Thursday, December 24, 2009

Have yourself a merry little Stamp Simply challenge!

As I write this, kidlets are getting all snuggled up in their beds with visions of... presents and candy running through their heads! The big fat man in a suit is ready to hit chimneys far and wide. YIPPPEE! My daughter told me a cute joke the other day -- What did Santa say to the chimney on Christmas Eve?


You really shouldn't be smoking!! HAHAHAHAHA! Gotta love kid jokes!

Moving on! Christmas comes with a little extra present, a challenge to say thanks! Sharon's Stamp Simply challenge (ssnotime119) is to create some clean and simple Thank You Notes to send out. Any theme goes -- whatever you are in the mood for!

For my card, I chose to make a simple Christmas Thank You. I actually whipped up a bunch yesterday and already sent some out!
This card was so easy to create! I took the Winter Bouquet set from Flourishes, some ribbon, a Martha Stewart Edge Punch, some Flourishes Classic Ivory paper, Fired Brick Distress Ink, a burnt red cardstock (SU) and some Copper Ribbon Slides and... that's all it took!
And above is the finished product! Easy peasy! I think I made all of the cards in the group picture in about 45 minutes. Want to see what the rest of the Stamp Simply team created for their clean and simple thank yous? Just click on over and see......

Michelle Woerner -- our guest designer for December!

And don't forget to check out Sharon's post on how to participate in the challenge and link up to our new Mr. Linky feature! Hope you are enjoying the holidays! Blessings to you and yours!


Curt in Carmel said...

Hey Julie! Just stopped by to wish you and your beautiful family a wonderful Christmas and a very safe, happy, and prosperous New Year. Best to you all! Curt

Robin Kirkpatrick said...

Gorgeous cards, Julie! Hope you're all having a very Merry Christmas!

denise g. said...

These are gorgeous! Merry Christmas!!

Deborah Saaranen said...

Very pretty design Julie! I hope that your Christmas Day was great...enjoy the rest of it!

Leslie Miller said...

Oh, my gosh, these are so gorgeous, Julie! I wondered at first what that awesome background stamp was... Wow! Love these! Just wanted to wish you a merry Christmas. Taking a moment while the gang is snoozing. Hope it was wonderful!

The Rubber Maid said...

What beautiful thank you cards. Looks simple yet so elegant very lovely. Mom

Kay said...

Wow and wow again! These are VERY pretty, and I just love the simplicity! Seems like the PERFECT project after a busy crafty season of the holidays -- I'm inspired! :)

Tammy Hershberger said...

Beautiful cards, Julie! That flowery background is gorgeous, and I LOVE the copper accents! (And your daughter sounds like she takes after your Mom! LOL)

Janine said...

Hey girlfriend!! Love your cards!!!

Lay Hoon aka mescrap said...

Julie, that's such elegance !
Love it !

Merry Christmas , my dear sis.

Jenny Gropp said...

Love the punched edges and the buckles with the ribon -- beautiful!!!!

Sharon (notimetostamp) said...

Gorgeous cards, Julie! Have a great week!!!

Our Little Inspirations said...

I love how you can make C&S perfectly elegant! These cards are just beautiful!!

Darlene (SCS:akronstamperdpk) said...

Your cards are gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the "how to's". Hope you are having a fun filled holiday season! HUGS to you my friend!!

Anonymous said...

These are really beautiful!!! Love what you've done.
Love Beth

Michelle (sf9erfan) said...

Oh WOW! These are very elegant and perfect Christmas thank you cards! Hugs,