Friday, November 18, 2011

Oh The Joy!!

The joy of getting my holiday cards done before Thanksgiving!!

Hope you all are enjoying my little Echo Park cardmaking series....
if it just inspires a little get your cards started, to realize
cardmaking, is fun, and really very easy once you start, to just
take some time to enjoy a little crafting goodness in your day!

So both of these cards....super simple, and pretty self explanatory...
used the Echo Park Season's Greetings set, the stickers (JOY,
the tree's in both cards, and the postage stamp in card 2), the
border paper (that black dot banner border above), and Distress
Inks....Black Soot for the card above, and Vintage Photo for the
card here:

A simple torn edge on kraft and brown cardstock, a little inking,
and we have trees in the forest. It's funny....I kept looking at this
card....wanting to add more....bling to the trees, snow to the
ground, but I just fell in love with the "picture postcard" simplicity
of it. Hope you enjoy it too!

And remember to stop by again over the weekend, the series is
2 more days....and yes, I do believe I've saved the BEST for last!!

Ok, lastly, you know the drill....if you leave a comment, and
become a follower if you aren't already....I have some great
blog candy goodies in store this week. And guess what.....
I may also have more than one set of blog candy....just say'n.
So make sure you say "hi"!!


  1. Great cards! I have that same paperkit at home (from CC) and am hoping to create some cards this weekend = thanks for the inspiration (I may have to scraplift some of your ideas)

  2. Oh my goodness Laura! I haven't been on CC much lately but popped on this morning to see the thread about your cards. Came here to check it out and I love them! Thanks so much for sharing! Nice work! And you may actually inspire me to get cards made this year too! (And I'm also following your blog now too.)

  3. Just love the tree's in the ground. Not everybody has snow!!! I like the simple..KathyR.

  4. Both cards are great but I do love the one with the trees. Thanks for the inspiration...

  5. These are so beautiful. I love the elegance of the first card. And love how cute the trees are on the second. Great Job!


  6. Love the added stamp on the tree card! So cute!

  7. Totally love the "Joy" card. That background paper on it is fantastic....great color too!

  8. Love both of these. The swirly paper in the first is awesome. The postcard look of the 2nd, beautiful. I will definitely be scraplifting these ideas. Thanks!

  9. ok, i will not share all of the reasons the card on the bottom is calling my name. lol. thanks for all of these great ideas.

  10. Laura, all these cards are beautiful. You have inspired me to finish my cards this weekend!

  11. I love all the cards but the trees, I really love that one!

  12. Beautiful cards! The red and black is just stunning! TFS!

  13. I Love the card with the trees!!! You do such a great job :) I have always made my cards with stamps and a few add ons. You gave me a whole new idea to use my scrappy kits.