Sunday, September 2, 2012

Fab Friday - Christmas Lodge

Mindy Backes and her awesome design team kicked off the 

Here's the fun sketch for the very first challenge:

and here is my take on it...

I just luuuv the Christmas Lodge stamp set!  After stamping the image it seemed to be missing something...too much white er should I say vanilla space in the top corners.  One of the more low cost ways to add that little something to a project is paper piercing.  I think those little areas finish that part of the card quite nicely.

Stamps:  Christmas Lodge and Open Sleigh
Inks:  Soft Suede Classic Ink
Papers:  Early Espresso, Soft Suede and Very Vanilla
Card Stock and Festival of Prints DSP Stack
Accessories:  Paper-Piercing Tool, Stampin' Pierce Mat, 
Essentials Paper-Piercing Pack, Dotted Scallop Ribbon 
Border Punch, Antique Brads

Thanks for stopping by and Happy Stamping!!!


  1. Nancy! What a great job using the peircing tool! I also love love love the roll at the end of the flag! This is a simple but elegant card! Thanks for playing with us at Fab Friday!

  2. Hi Nancy! This card is just beautiful! I love the non-traditional colors you used for your Christmas card and the paper piercing is perfect for giving it a little something special. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab Friday!

  3. The paper piercing is great! It just draws the eyes to the main image! The DSP you chose is great too with the Christmas Lodge image. Thanks for playing along with us at Fab Friday!

  4. Very the subtle colors!

  5. This is just lovely! The piercing is a perfect touch!

  6. The neutrals are so soft and elegant. Love your card! The rolled banner is a great vintage touch.

  7. Very pretty and elegant! The piercing was a great idea! This is simple and beautiful and simply beautiful! Thanks for playing at Fab Friday!

  8. I would never have thought to use that DSP with the Christmas Lodge set, but you have made it work beautifully.