Wednesday, January 30, 2013

Tickets, Please {Christmas Wishes}

Pin It Now! I'm so glad I've come across the Merry Monday challenge. A new Christmas card challenge every Monday! Yay, a chance to use all those stamp sets & products I bought for Christmas, but like many of us, didn't have enough time to use during the holidays.

Or, in this case, making Christmas cards out of Spring mini items!

Here's a 4-1/4" square card base from Naturals Composition DSP, with a cluster of tickets and trim, including Flower Trim, Lace Tape, Doily paper, and Linen Thread.

The ticket stamp is a very versatile new set, That's the Ticket.

Only 328 days til Christmas. What are you waiting for? Get a jump on your cards! :)
Click below to visit the challenge.  It's a tic-tac-toe challenge, and I chose the bottom row...DSP, Red/Green, and Ribbon...the linen thread, lace tape, bitty bit of Natural Trim ribbon, and flower trim loosely translated to ribbon!

I've got my dear Gram on my mind today, she would have been 92 today, but lived to see 90 birthdays. She was my biggest fan. I hope you have one of those people in your life, too! What a blessing. Here's a picture of her at a bus station photo booth around 1940. I keep it in the window of my craft room :)

Pretty girl!

Have a blessed & creative day.

STAMPS:  That's The Ticket, More Merry Messages, Lovely As a Tree, Itty Bitties
INK: Raspberry Ripply, Gumball Green, Basic Black
PAPER:  Naturals Composition DSP, Print Poetry DSP, Very Vanilla
EMBELLISHMENTS:  Vanilla 5/8" Flower Trim, Delicate Details Lace Tape, Natural Trim ribbon, Linen Thread, Ticket Duo Punch, Itty Bitty Shapes Punch


  1. What a stunning card. Love those tickets!

  2. What a beautiful card, Erika! Love those tickets, your dsp and the pretty rose trim! Thanks for playing along with us this week over at Merry Mondays! :)

  3. Oh this is beautiful - I love the vintagey feel with all those little details you've added. Great use of the Natural's Composition DSP (I never know how to use it! thanks for the inspiration). Thanks for joining us this week at Merry Monday!

  4. What a fantastic Christmas card, Erica! I love how you've made it out of non-traditional objects! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at Merry Monday!

  5. Just lovely card....I haven't jumped on the "ticket" bandwagon yet, but these sure are pretty with your card! Thanks so much for playing with the Merry Monday challenge this week!

  6. I like how you used non traditional design elements for your card, I must try that more often. Lovely card! Thanks for joining us at Merry Monday.

  7. Lovely card Erica, what fabulous colours. Thank you for joining us for Merry Monday this week.