Dear Santa on A Blog Named Hero!

My friends! I’m still here, I promise. Something very special finally pursuaded me to get down to business and organize my office and sit down at my desk to make something. FINALLY. It’s been two months since I’ve made a card, and I’m feeling a bit rusty.

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My first Christmas card of the year! It’s a nontraditional color scheme for Christmas, but I really wanted to highlight this awesome World Ornament stamp as the centerpiece of the card. I knew I had to have it because it’s a world stamp that doesn’t, for once, focus on the Americas! I love traveling and I love that this stamp shows a world view that is a little different than what we, in this half of the planet, are used to seeing.

I’m so honored to be participating in the Dear Santa event over on A Blog Named Hero this month. This is my first post for them this month; I’ll have another coming up in a couple weeks. Thanks for having me along for the fun, ABNH! Make sure to check out their awesome blog for daily editions of fun and inspiring projects related to the upcoming holiday season. Check out today’s post here.

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Here’s a better look at that card. I created a nice tone-on-tone background pattern using Lawn Fawn’s Teeny Tiny Backdrops and Soft Sand Shadow Ink on kraft cardstock, then spelled out my sentiment using Lawn Fawn’s newest alphabet, Milo’s ABCs.

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I tied everything together (literally… ha!) with my favorite favorite favorite twine, the Gold Sparkle Lawn Trimmings hemp wrapped around the right side of the card and added as a bow to tie on the ornament. Seriously, I need to buy three back-ups of this twine just in case I ever get a little too twine-happy. Eep!

Supplies used on this project: Click below to see where you can find the products used on this project. Click on “Simon” for the product at Simon Says Stamp and “Ellen” for the product at Ellen Hutson. I only link to products and shops that I know and love. Thank you for your support!

Thanks so much for stopping by today and continuing to send me so much love via the blog, instagram, twitter and facebook. Big things have been happening in my life, and I’m excited to tell you more about them soon. I’m mostly just very excited to have broken the ice of uninspiration again. Watch out craft desk, here I come!



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5 Responses to Dear Santa on A Blog Named Hero!

  1. Dixie

    Your card is terrific! I always enjoy seeing nontraditional colors on a Christmas card…something I can’t seem to accomplish.

  2. Great card, hun, and it’s so nice to see you again!

  3. It’s great to see a post from you, Britta…and your card is amazing! I love how you paired your stamps and the color combo is fab!

    I hope all is well with you ~ Sending Hugs!

  4. What ink did you use to stamp this? thanks!

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