Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Melon Mambo Christmas

Hey there! Another late night post for me. I have so many projects I want to do, and challenges I want to play, but there's just not enough time in the day to do it all! Bummer. After debating on what to make tonight, I ended up making a Christmas card. I was particularly inspired to play with the Patterned Pines Hostess Set from the Mini catalog. I have been drawn to this set ever since I saw it in the Holiday Mini, so I just had to earn it! As far as inspiration goes, I've seen a lot of cards using non-traditional Christmas colors that have peaked my interest, so I thought I'd try it out and do a Melon Mambo Christmas. It's a very soft and girly look for the holiday season, I think. Paired with the Petals-a-Plenty embossing folder, the Sherbet buttons, and Blush Blossom cardstock {that's pretty much the recipe for you!), I think I'm pretty happy with this combo! You can decide for yourself - here's a view of the full card: Thoughts? I like the simple, craftsy look of this card, personally. Maybe it's just a style that's caught my eye lately. I am really digging this Patterned Pines hostess set, so I'm looking forward to playing with it a little more and seeing what other color schemes I can come up with. Here's a look at this cute Level 1 Hostess set that you, too, can earn by having a workshop or placing an order for $150 or more. And, here's the card recipe:
{Melon Mambo Christmas}
*Stamp Set: Patterned Pines Hostess Set, All Holidays
*Cardstock: Blush Blossom, Whisper White
*Ink: Melon Mambo Classic Ink Pad
*Accessories: Petals-a-plenty embossing folder, Sherbet Buttons, Hemp Twine, Whisper White Taffeta ribbon
If you're wondering about the pattern for the snowy slope, I actually drew it in freehand on the reverse side and then cut it out.

Thanks for visiting! Have a great day :)

ETA: In my blurfing on Thurs morning, I thought this card would fit the PALS Paper Arts challenge 8: KISS - Keep It Simple Sweetie, so I got to create a card and submit it to a challenge afterall - yippee! (I know, I'm a challenge junkie!)


25 comments:

~amy~ said...

Gorgeous...I absolutely LOVE it!!!

Ruth Norton said...

I love those colors! They're fantastic and make such a pretty Christmas card!

Shiozaki Beach girls said...

I love this! I have to case it..very cute, love the buttons!

for2nately said...

Hi Rose!
Had to stop in to comment cuz this is so stinkin cute! Great job!
Hugs,
Elizabeth

Patty Bennett said...

this is just WAY to fun!! LOVE IT!! thanks for all your wonderful projects!! Hi From Utah! :) Patty

Denise said...

Oh my! This is SO cute! I love the Blush Blossom background - a color that is seriously neglected! Patterned Pines is perfection - great job, Rosemarie! Thanks for playing at PPA!

Patti MacLeith said...

I really like how you used the embossing as your snowy hills! And those tree colors--fantastic!

Kim said...

Love this color combo for a non-traditional card! Love your embossed snowy hill! Very pretty

Anonymous said...

Rose,
This card is so beautiful! I love the Petals-a-Plenty snowy slope!
I have never considered using non-traditional Christmas colors, but I have now broadened my thinking!
Thank you for the inspiration!
Kris

Winter said...

WOW! This is BEAUTIFUL! I love the colors! :)

Ann Schach said...

Love the colors, Rose! I just love this stamp set, too. The embossing is a perfect touch! Thanks for playing the PPA KISS challenge!

....Linda.... said...

Love the flowery snow!

A Stamper's Journey said...

Such a beautiful card! I just got that stamp set. I may have to try to make this. Really cute!!!

Maureen

LeAnne said...

Very pretty.....I so want this stamp set!!! Just gorgeous with the snow and ribbon!

Margaret Moody said...

I absolutely LOVE your card, Rose! I love the unusual color combo, the buttons, the embossing, the trees! I love it all! So simple but so pretty! Love your style!

Allison said...

Gorgeous...love the color palette! (P.S. If you didn't know it, this was a featured SCS tweet!)

travelingmama said...

This is so sweet! I love how you embossed the snow- what a great touch!

Cam said...

I am amazed at what you come up with in this project. Thank you so much for the inspiration.

Maile Belles said...

This is fabulous!!! I love it!

Priscilla said...

Wow I love the color combo! This card is beautiful, TFS! :o)

~*Priscilla Aguilar*~
http://faeriedreamsandpaperwishes.blogspot.com

Bluemoon said...

Ohhh I totally luv this card. Very smart looking! How did you cut your curvy snow so smoothly?

Pals Paper Arts said...

On behalf of the Pals Paper Arts design team, thank you for playing @ PPA!

Be sure to join us for our next challenge on Thursday, September 24, 2009.

Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

this is totally fabulous...wow!

enjoy *~*

Dawn said...

Love that snowy hill! Too cute, beautiful work as always. Really love the balance on this one.

Jo Ann said...

love love love this card. aaaaand ... i would love to know how you cut your curvy line. i am thinking i am missed some crafty item in my stash of stuff!!! thanks for any help you can give me!