Tuesday, September 8, 2015

Countdown to Create a Smile's September Release

it's release week over at the Create a Smile stamps blog

this release is AWESOME! there are 4 sets being released on Friday!! FOUR! eek!
i created a Christmas card today - i know, i know! it's SO early, but i made all my Christmas cards that i send, and they're all different - so it's nice to get a head start! :)

i did a LOT of distress inking on my card! 

first i stamped that AWESOME little tag all of the card base to create my background, then i used the same ink color to add some shading and blending.

i paper pieced the packages all in different kraft papers that i had in my scrap bin (i have it sorted by color, so it was easy picking the pieces!! 
i added some reindeer to one of the packages, and lots of distress around the edges to the rest! 
i just LOVE that light blue and kraft together! :)

i sprinkled some water over the whole thing, because...well...distress inks! lol!
be sure to head over to the Create a Smile stamps blog to see Yoonsun's card...her card is BREATHTAKING!! wait until you see it! you can also see all 4 of the new sets there, too!



  1. Hi Sam! What unique X-mas card! I love your gift boxies, they're cute!

  2. Such a fun card! Absolutely love your ink blending and fun background!

  3. Awesome card!!! Love the kraft paper presents on the blue background!!


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