Friday, November 7, 2008

BC 72 Same but diffferent ~ Cute Set!

While playing with my new stamp set, deck the halls, yesterday ~ I was having a little trouble finding inspiration with this stamp set. I went over to splitcoast and there were only 22 examples of cards people have uploaded. This card ended up being of my 12 cards for $20 stamp a stack last night and out of all the cards we did, the class attendee's seemed to agree that they liked this one the best (probably because it goes together in about 2 minutes flat).
I inked the back of the stamps with a real red and Old Olive marker and stamped them. The ribbon was tied in a knot, then I used a little snail to fasten it to the red layer of cardstock. It doesn't get more simple than this, but how cute is the layout. Sometimes less, really is more. It took me a long time to come to this realization, but it doesnt have to take two hours to make a card. :)
There is a third image in the set, an ornament, that fits this size layering too. So with this particular stamp set, you can use MOST of the images, using the same layout and/or colors, and still have a different card! Totally cool!
Interested in seeing more on the "same but different" topic? Check out my stampin sistahs the bloggers challenge group's blogs for more AWESOME ideas you can be inspired by. They are really wonderful and your comments make them smile!
Happy Friday! Yea! The weekend is here! (well almost)

15 comments:

Kerry D-C said...

These are lovely, Selene! Understated and sophisticated.

Lisa Somerville said...

Cute layout - great way to get more milage from one stamp set.

Lynn Mercurio said...

Oh Selene...such happy Christmas cards. Love your layout. You did an awesome job.

Ida P. Krause said...

Very nice cards. A great layout and a perfect way to showcase a single stamp set.

Kristen said...

Great layout and cards. You did a nice job with this challenge!

Barb Hardeman said...

Wonderful Selene! The the busyness of the holidays coming up, having some quick and easy projects to work on is so necessary. Great job...

Connie Paxman said...

You redefined red with the soft touch of the snowflakes..I have a hard time with reds..Your cards rock.
connie paxman

Kimberly Gajewski said...

Great design Selene! These turned out lovely! You did a wonderful job with this week's challenge! :D

Nikki Bond said...

gorgeous cards! Love the simplicity...very cute! {SMILES}

Lisa Bohler said...

This may be a simple layout but it has so much class and elegance! I can see why it was a customer fave!

Claudia said...

Great cards! I love the clean look!

wendy Groszkiewicz said...

Great Christmas cards! :)

Patti Chesky said...

So cute. I think this is one of the few projects I have seen with this stamp set. It's a shame because they are adorable!!!

Lori said...

Great layout, Selene! Perfect set and layout for making a bunch of nice holiday cards for friends and family.

Robin Merriman said...

Love these, in fact, they will be cased for my 30 card class later this month! Great job, gf!