This card idea was based on a card that was shown on stage at Convention when Stampin’ Up! introduced the Holiday Mini catalog to us.  I have two versions of the card – one was the first one I made – the simple version.

The card base is Cherry Cobbler.  The front has a strip of Wild Wasabi and on either end a strip of Whisper White with a scalloped edge.  I also stamped the Merry Christmas greeting on there – it is from the Many Merry Messages stamp set.  I stamped one of the stockings from Stitched Stockings on Whisper White card stock using Wild Wasabi ink and punched it out with the Stocking Builder punch.  I used my paper piercer to poke a tiny hole to one side of the stocking and threaded a piece of the Cherry Cobbler Seam Binding through and tied on one of the mini jingle bells.  I love those little jingle bells.

But then I go a few more items from the Holiday Mini catalog and decided that I wanted to “step up” my card just a little bit.  So here is version two –

The first thing I added was the embossing on the top portion of the Wild Wasabi piece – Snow Burst Textured Embossing Folder is what I used.  Then I switched out the border punch.  Finally I punched out the stocking pieces from the Silver Glimmer Paper.  Added those pieces to the stamped/punched stocking to give it just a little bling.  Looking at it now I should have added a rhinestone to the center of the little snowflake.

Here is the activity for the day –

Dec. 14th – Visit Santa Claus and take pictures.  As a mom you always remember taking your babies to see Santa and them screaming their heads off – I think Kyle was the worst of my three.  He screamed when he saw Santa, he screamed when he saw the Easter Bunny, he even screamed at the doctors office the second they called his name – we weren’t even in the office yet.  Tyler on the other hand would get a shot and not even shed a tear.  They were at each end of the spectrum and Ryan always fell somewhere in between.  And gosh now Kyle is 20, Tyler 18, and Ryan 15 – where did the time go.

and let me go ahead and post the next one too –

Dec. 15th – Stamp Christmas cards and mail them.  I have some stamped cards and some that I made in My Digital Studio – most of those are going to our family since it includes pictures and memories of what we did all year.  I’ll be posting it on my blog some time soon.  Connie at the post office that I use said next Monday will be the busiest day for mailing but she has been busy all this week too.

One more thing to mention – mostly for me to keep track and I won’t do this every day.  Today is Day 1 of radiation for Greg’s mom.  And now there are 32 more to go.  Tomorrow we go again.